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Is your accent acceptable?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Shedman, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Mrsmumbles, bevdex, colpee and 4 others like this.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Ah good another stupid idea indicating someone who should be out of a job.
    bevdex, drek, slingshotsally and 3 others like this.
  3. Jamvic

    Jamvic Senior commenter

    ‘People tend to make judgements – it's about being perceived as working class," he said.’

    God forbid anyone’s perceived as working class. How absolutely awful for them. (Insert sarcasm emoji here).
    Shedman, drek and slingshotsally like this.
  4. tonymars

    tonymars Occasional commenter

    Would anyone from thr Dfe like to post their thoughts?
  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Well let's all speak Brummie?
    Shedman likes this.
  6. peter12171

    peter12171 Lead commenter

    Accent isn't important (although I'll admit I prefer some to others, and thoroughly dislike one or two).

    What matters is clarity.
  7. Ellakits

    Ellakits Established commenter

    I was turned down for a job once on the basis that my accent ‘wasn’t suitable for the area’.

    I was told I sounded too posh.*

    Seems like you can’t win either way.

    * I’m not posh, by the way, I just pronounce the letter h at the start of words. Yes, that was the issue.
    Shedman and Oscillatingass like this.
  8. David Getling

    David Getling Senior commenter

    I'm told I speak with received pronunciation. While I can't say whether most UK school children would find this easier to understand, I can most certainly report that many students whose mother tongue is not English have told be that they find my accent much more intelligible than that of many others teachers.
    Shedman likes this.
  9. what? what is that for?
  10. AlwaysAdaptable

    AlwaysAdaptable New commenter

    This Dr Baratta says pupils like their teachers to retain their accents; not from my experience. I have come across some very nice overseas trained supply teachers who would not set foot in my school after being treated so badly by some pupils (primary school). The children were OK with regional accents regardless of who taught them.
    Some of these linguists make me laugh. Aren't they the ones who brought us the front loaded, upside down, sideways. which ever way adverbials?
    Shedman and slingshotsally like this.
  11. peter12171

    peter12171 Lead commenter

    That was ***** Wonka when talking about the Great Glass Elevator ;)
    Shedman likes this.
  12. palmtree100

    palmtree100 Lead commenter

    Unlikely that they suggested teaching and testing them in primary school. I think that was Mr. Gove.
  13. palmtree100

    palmtree100 Lead commenter

    Standard English is a dialect and can be spoken with any accent. As long as the children can understand it I don't see a problem.
    Shedman likes this.
  14. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    I am from the DfE and I believe that all Cockney scummers should be fired.

    Starting with me.
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  15. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Clear off back to Surrey.

    We don't need your type around ere. Giving our kids aspiration an all that...
    Shedman likes this.
  16. peter12171

    peter12171 Lead commenter

    Just seen that a classic of children's literature has been edited! :oops:
  17. Ellakits

    Ellakits Established commenter

    I say my man, get me a gin double quick, what what...
  18. AlwaysAdaptable

    AlwaysAdaptable New commenter

    Gove didn't have to implement it. Any idea floated and these education secretaries jump on the bandwagon.
    Shedman likes this.
  19. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    There are 15,500 more teachers in classrooms than there were in 2010. Teaching remains an attractive ..........er, sorry, wrong script.
    primenumbers and Pomza like this.
  20. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Moy accint's joost foyn thank yow.

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