People from which countries are considered native English-speakers?

English is the most widely spoken language worldwide, with 1.5 billion speakers. As it helps the world connect, English has assumed a position of the dominant language of global communication, notably on the internet. In Vietnam, there is a big demand for learning English create many opportunities for foreigners who are English speakers to come to Vietnam and find a good job. But you must know there is a big difference between native English speaker and non native english speaker

Native speaker
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Defining Native and Non-Native.

A native English speaker is someone who has learned English as the first language in childhood. That means being a native speaker of a language is a developmental fact which cannot be changed afterward in life through training or learning (Cook, 1999). This also implies that nobody can ever become a native speaker of another language than the first one learned. Nevertheless, people can be native speakers of two or more languages when they have acquired both languages early in childhood. Those people are called bilinguals, but I will not go any deeper into this concept within this paper. Non-native speakers of a language, on the other hand, are people who have learned this particular language as a second or third language, but have a different language as native language. Even with lifelong practice a language can never become one’s native language.

People from which countries are considered native English-speakers?

Moving to Vietnam to teach English is a good option if you are native English speaker. But you must understand that there is a gap between a native speakers and non-native speakers. If you are a native speaker you can get higher salary and even hunted by many company or english center. Native speakers’ voices appear fuller and deeper – standard voice as people think. The reason is simple, native speakers generally have much more emotional access to English, since they heard it their whole life. In contrast most non-native speakers only start learning English at the age of five or later. So they learn the words but they don’t consciously learn the same emotional connection to the language. The spoken word sounds more intellectual, less emotional, and is based on a weaker foundation. Under stress this difference becomes obvious. How do you know if you are native speaker or not. This is the answer:
As a reference, the United Kingdom government classifies the following countries as the majority of native English speaking. 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada*
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

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