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Is Your Accent Holding You Back?

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The Art of Learning a New Language

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The King's Speech

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Downtown Abbey

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Bridgerton

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The Crown

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Mr Selfridge

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Sherlock Holmes

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James Bond

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Call the Midwife

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Paddington

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Downtown Abbey - A New Era

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Paddington 2

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The Duchess

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Articles on Accents

ACCENTS & PREJUDICE

Accent discrimination is alive and kicking in England, study suggests (2022)

Angela Rayner, I am also a gobby Northern lass who didn’t go to a posh school. But that’s no excuse for bad grammar (2022)

The regional accentism that secretly affects job prospects (2022)

Is Accentism the Last Taboo in Recruiting? (2021)

How accent prejudice reproduces inequalities (2021)

“You Were Hot Until You Opened Your Mouth”: Accent Bias In Dating (2020)

There’s still a hierarchy of accents in Britain and why talking with the ‘wrong’ one might hold you back (2020)

British people still think some accents are smarter than others (2019)

British people still judge how smart others are by their accents (2019)

Definition and Examples of Accent Prejudice or Accentism (2018)

Teachers with Northern accents are being told to ‘posh up’, here’s why (2018)

Accent Bias: How Can We Minimize Discrimination In The Workplace? (2018)

Here’s Why Your Accent Keeps Changing Depending Who You’re With (2016)

Why Do Customers Hate Your Offshore Call Center So Much? (2014)

Does a regional accent hold you back? (2014)

Our great posh pretence: One in five people change their accent to sound more posh to get a job or chat someone up (2013)

Bilinguals and Accents – Most bilinguals have an accent in one of their languages (2011)

What Does Your Accent Say About You?

VOTES

The English have the world’s sexiest accent (2018)

The Brits Claim The World’s Most Dateable Accent (2015)

ITV: What’s the most attractive accent?

DATING

A Third of People Get The ‘Ick’ When Dating due to Their Date’s Voice (2021)

“You Were Hot Until You Opened Your Mouth”: Accent Bias In Dating (2020)

CELEB’S Go Dating’s Lee Ryan left viewers cringing with his dodgy accents and terrible flirting in tonight’s show (2019)

Why American Women love British Men (2018)

Which Accent Is The Biggest Turn On? (2017)

American women are going a Brit crazy over English accents … especially posh ones (2010)

SKILLS TO HAVE

11 Social Skills Worksheets for Seamless Social Interactions (2022)

Nonverbal Communication Skills: 19 Types, Theories and Findings (2021)

What Is Self-Awareness and Why Is It Important? (2020)

8 Mindsets That Will Set You on the Path to Success (2016)

RESOURCES

British Accents and Dialects (2019)

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