"Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language." --H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Take a break and congratulate yourself! According to Forbes magazines, only 18% of Americans can speak a second language!
By Sean McGrath from Saint John, NB, Canada (Prom) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
People in Michigan speak with a Midwestern accent which is the General American accent that you hear newscasters use. If you learn to speak American English with a Midwestern accent, you will be understood anywhere in the United States.