My English Voice is an online school for users of International English with a focus on speaking and listening. It is a community for people who use English to communicate with speakers of other first languages – which is the biggest group of English speakers in the world.
There are around 1,200 million ‘non-native speakers’ of English, and only around 400 million ‘native speakers’.* But most coursebooks still use British or American accents in their audio recordings. Where are the millions of other voices?
Find your voice and connect with other speakers of International English with My English Voice:
Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Listen to speakers with different accents and get tips to communicate more clearly.
Download our free worksheets with vocabulary exercises and listening comprehension questions. Subscribe to our newsletter to get weekly updates about new lessons.
Join the one-month My English Voice online course. See the About the course page.
Join the weekly ‘drop-in’ lessons using YouTube live broadcast and Skype, for the cost of a cup of coffee!
Share your own tips and experiences on our Facebook page.
Source: Walker, R. (2010). Teaching the pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca. Oxford: OUP. (Data from Crystal, D. (2003) English as a Global Language (2nd edn). Cambridge: CUP.)