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.
While many countries want their English teachers to have a degree, there are still plenty of countries where you can find work. If you don’t have a degree, don’t let that stop you from teaching English abroad! Many countries that will require a degree from their teachers can also overlook this if you have a British Council, internationally recognised and accepted TEFL certificate. The Trinity CertTESOL awarded by Trinity College London has been around since 1872, and that’s a good 150 years of reputation behind their certificate.
I want to do the Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid in the summer. The Online Trinity CertTESOL course runs from 3-7 pm, Monday to Friday. So that tells you, yes, come to Madrid, do the online course and enjoy your summer. Many Madrid loving trainees were in their online CertTESOL class from 3-7 pm. They did the homework and assignments right after class from 7- 9 pm or 10 pm. In Spain, especially in the summer, dinner is not until 9:30 or 10 pm. Clubs and discos don’t open until midnight and stay open till the wee hours of the morning!
What does TGIF stand for? The slang abbreviation TGIF can be used in many conversation examples with coworkers at the end of a working week when people are excited about some rest days. Therefore, the initials of the famous phrase are frequently touted at the end of the workweek.
Madrid is the city that never sleeps. Madrid is not like many European cities. I think it’s more like NYC because it’s the European city that never sleeps. I’m having a great time here. It’s not my first time in Europe, I went to Scotland, England and Ireland some years ago with my parents, so I know a little bit about the differences between the USA and Europe. I’m originally from West Palm Beach in Florida. Madrid never seems to sleep. The bars, terraces, restaurants and streets are always crowded. You can walk from one neighbourhood to the other, it doesn’t take long. I’ve got used to this walking, and I have lost a few pounds because of that.