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How to improve your English accent

posted on April 11th, 2013

If English is your second language, then it is possible that you may be speaking English with an accent.

An accent is the way in which a language is pronounced.  Everybody has an accent. It is the result of contact with different people at different times in our lives.  A person’s accent depends on many factors, but can classified as regional or foreign.   Having an accent is natural for speakers of second or third languages.

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How to become a doctor in Australia

posted on April 11th, 2013

 

Overseas trained doctors have become an important part of the Australian medical workforce and there are a set of processes which have been developed to assess and recognise the skills and qualifications of overseas trained medical professionals.  A part of this process includes meeting English language proficiency requirements.  It is therefore essential  that doctors and other medical professionals  improve English communication skills to ensure effective patient care.

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How to improve communication in medical environments

posted on April 11th, 2013

Overseas-trained medical professionals are valued in Australia and enrich our multicultural society.  They play an important role in meeting a skills shortage and in fact, in many rural and remote areas in particular, the local population are heavily dependent on overseas-trained doctors.  However, many overseas trained doctors may from time-to-time, experience difficulties in communicating with their patients due to the considerable variation of their backgrounds.  Communication skills training is vital in these cases.

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Accent reduction tips for Chinese speakers

posted on April 11th, 2013

 

The Chinese language has its own particular sounds and patterns for pronunciation. When a Chinese speaker learns English, these speech patterns may act as a barrier to the pronunciation of English.  This results in an accented English, such as the “Chinese accent”.

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How do accents affect communication?

posted on April 11th, 2013

 

An accent is a reflection of the unique background of each individual and many people take pride in their individual accent and style.  However, having an accent may cause some difficulties in communicating with other native English speakers, both at work and in social situations.

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