Who is a
native speaker? This question seems to confuse – and even upset – a lot of people. Being a native speaker does not mean you come from a particular country, like Canada or somewhere in the UK. Being a native speaker has to do with geography, your familiarity with local cultural references and idioms, and other factors. In this video, I hope to answer this question and clear up some of the confusion. Then you can decide whether speaking “like a native speaker” of a particular place is something you want to set as a goal for yourself or not.