How many different English accents are there?

How many different English accents are there?

How many different English accents are there? English is the most common official language in the world, with recognised status in over 50 countries. There is a wide variety of English accents across the globe. English has developed, and suddenly you can’t understand a single word someone is saying! It can be hugely disappointing, can’t it? Many ELLs (English language learners) want to learn American, British, Australian, or Canadian English; lo and behold, they suddenly find themselves confused! There are almost 160 different English accents that exist all over the world. We cannot touch on all 160 different accents on this blog, so here are some of the most distinctive accents to listen out for.