One of the joys (or frustrations) or working in an International School is the melting pot of accents that you experience. In our school we have lots of Asians (Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani, Malaysian, Singaporean, Chinese, Vietnamese & Filipino0) then we have the Americans and Canadians, and then we have the Aussie (that's me). Challenging for the kids I'm sure, but it gets very annoying very quickly when Canadians try to do what they consider an Aussie accent (which we don't have anyway!!!). I think I'll ignore the perpetrator next time he does it until he speaks to me normally? Lord, grant me patience, please, but do it quickly!!!