Defense Language Institute

Accents Library

The Accent Library is a handy collection of accent samples that illustrate regional speech variations of standard language. You can listen to passages covering a variety of topics. These passages will help you practice understanding language.

Search results will appear with one original and ten accent versions. You may listen to the original and compare it with the regional accent versions.

You can select the passage by:

  • 1.- Language
  • 2.- Level
  • 3.- Topic
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