(AN ADVANCED READING LESSON)
As all of you know (better than anyone!) English is increasingly a global language. As the power of influence grows, the power of native English speakers seems to grow, too. However, the opposite is also true: as English spreads, it also changes and starts to belong to everyone who uses it.
We may assume that Native English speakers are the best communicators in their mother tongue, but it that really the case? This lesson is based on an article by the BBC, which argues the opposite. Read the article here: “Are native English speakers the world’s worst communicators?”
I hope this lesson interests you, and gives you a reason to rethink the relationship between native and non-native speakers, and the true meaning of what it means to be a good communicator.
That is, I hope it gives you a reason to feel prouder of yourself and your communication skills, and stop thinking that native English speakers are ‘better’ communicators than you. Spoiler alert: they’re not!
Have a great week!