I have posted this question on the welsh forum as well. I am finding that by doing the Spanish course simultaneously with the Welsh I am doing better with both where in the past trying to do one was impossible and I ended up quitting.
So my question involves accent.
It seems to me, and perhaps I am very wrong, that when speakes of other languages learn english as a second language they donot give a great deal of care to the english accent. One can tell by the accent if one’s first language is Spanish by the way they accent the english. Does this work in reverse? It has seemed to me that when native english speakers learn second languages they DO give greater detail to the accent. Perhaps I am wrong. My son in law is Russian and even though is his English is very good the fact that his first language is Russian is obvious. Are native Spanish speakers likewise able to know native english speakers by the accent even if the spanish is good?
And so, how important is it to be able to produce a strong spanish accent when learning it as a second language?