Innovation Hub Published by Innovation Hub Learning a Second Language to Speak a First Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/726399/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Apparently, being a native speaker may not have the benefits you’d think. Spencer Hazel explains why ESL is sometimes more useful than plain old English.