Hello, eh! Native English speaking Canadians may have the best pronunciation amongst ESL Teachers worldwide. Whether or not you agree, Canadians do have a crisp, clear way of speaking and can often be good listeners, a skill ever so important in conversation.
So how does an aspiring student of English learn to speak like a Canadian?
- Seek out a Canadian conversation tutor who you can spend time talking with, picking up their style of speech, idiomatic expressions and pronunciation.
- Listen to CBC Radio Podcasts on your mp3 player when walking through town or riding the bus. Try to imitate how they’re speaking. They have quite a selection of available podcasts, but the Radio 1 is my favourite.
- Watch Canadian films and TV programs – yes, we make movies and TV shows, too.
- Find a pen pal that you can have Skype conversations with! If you’re interested in this opportunity, please let me know.