Global Accent Archive: The Worldwide Accent Project

Li Yang, using his Crazy English technique to teach a huge stadium filled with people eager to learn English anyway they can

The Worldwide Accent Project

This project is a collection of accents from around the world.

If you’d like to take part, please do so!

Just don’t forget to add your video as a video response, and if you can, get your friends/parents etc to take part too! =)

There are NO rules for this thing, anyone can take part.

If you feel that your accent doesn’t fit into a particular category, don’t worry, simply say how you think your accent might have been influenced.

Also, please still take part even if someone else has submitted one for your region already; the more the merrier! 😀

This video will be updated when the project has finished – so if you’re reading this it’s still on! 😀

The passage:

See above those clouds, near where the blue sky appears to fold? Some say it is the entrance to the floating isles where pirates still rule the air and dragons choose to live. Only the most skilled pilots can sail their craft close enough to even glimpse the light coming from within. You can’t find those who know the way; they find you. Rather, you four lazy tourists must learn from your books and be ready, so that you may not miss an opportunity to travel to that mysterious place. It would be an adventure that you would never forget. Now, I think that’s enough with this pleasurable story telling. Go home and join your aunt – she’s cooking fine food!

How to name your video and what to put into the description:

After you’ve made your video, name it “Worldwide Accent Project – [your accent location]” (for example, I would name mine “Worldwide Accent Project – Keswick, Cumbria, England”, and include the following text in the description…. “This is my contribution to the Worldwide Accent Project, which is a collaboration project made by YouTubers from around the world, with the intention of creating a global accent archive. Anybody can participate, even if English is not your first language.

Join the Facebook group!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkMH9buOxoE&feature=related

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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