Our Professor is British

By JOY
Philippines
June 13, 2017 10:40pm CST
Classes just resumed yesterday and it is a completely new semester to look forward to. I am actually a third year college student taking up Accountancy. I have this Marketing course and it was my first subject yesterday. And I was surprised as I entered the room because I saw an unfamiliar face sitting at the teacher's chair. So, the class started and our professor introduced himself. He is British. I really love British accents and it started from my fascination to the Harry Potter series. Since, I am not a native English speaker I am really having a hard time deciphering every bit of what he says. I could get his points actually but I could not completely figure out every word he speaks. These times I'm actually looking forward to developing my spoken English, I mean I can understand and write in English but I am not that fluent when it comes to speaking it. Maybe this is the answer to my great concern now. Hopefully, I will be get used to listening to English with the accent and this perhaps be my step to be fluent in the language.
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@jstory07 (69903)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jun 17
I hope it helps you speak English to.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 17
I really hope it would.
@hereandthere (32778)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
i don't think i've ever had a foreigner as a teacher, the most "exotic" would be someone with spanish ancestry. but then that was decades ago. is your college/university an international one?
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• Philippines
14 Jun 17
No, it isn't international. Well, I'll just take this as a challenge though.(It's really a challenge, actually)lol
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
Lucky you. I'm pretty sure you'll improve considering that you have a professor you can interact with. Is he old? is he good looking? That would be a plus if he is.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 17
Lol. Yeah, I really like to have a conversation with native speakers actually, it would be a great chance to improve my English speaking skills.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
19 Jun 17
@YouKnowWho Surely. I was fortunate to be exposed to native speakers.I used to converse with every single day. Just today my my son told me how excited he is for his World History class since their teacher is a foreigner. He's not sure if it's American or European but he's white. I think they will meet him tomorrow. So for sure, I'd be hearing a lot of stories about that teacher tomorrow.
@josie_ (7745)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
The English we speak in the Philippines is American English. Which is why we have a hard time understanding the British English especially their accent. But if he is from the east end of London, you would be completely lost with the cockney accent.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 17
Well, I think he's from there particularly.lol
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
It is nice that he got a working permit in our country.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 17
He surely got one.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
17 Jun 17
@YouKnowWho Nice to hear that.
@shaggin (37753)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I have a hard time understanding accents. I do love the Harry Potter movies and books! I hope you do well in your classes this year. My kids just got out of school for the summer!
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• Philippines
17 Jun 17
Thank you and I hope too. A very fun summer for your kids!
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
14 Jun 17
Hope you will get used to his accent soon. If the classes are interesting, you will definitely get the interest
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• Philippines
17 Jun 17
Well, it's a great chance of progress for my speaking and listening skills.
@Shiva49 (13972)
• Singapore
14 Jun 17
I understand as accent can be confusing and varies from country to country - siva
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• Philippines
17 Jun 17
Yeah, well we try to understand him and I hope he'll do too.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Jun 17
@YouKnowWho , I hope it will be easier to understand him the more you attend his classes. I also enjoyed the Harry Potter movies. :)
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