Overcoming the Fear of Sounding Inept: Your Accent is a Sign of Bravery
Welcome, aspiring polyglot! Learning languages is intimidating enough without having to take into consideration the way that you are going to sound. Even without an accent, the amount of mistakes you will inevitably make is enough to get most people to give up before they start. Fortunately, there are language learning patterns you can use to improve your speaking.
Aside from basic phrase patterns, there are patterns within the very alphabet that can make the biggest difference. Once you understand how different languages interact, having an accent is suddenly far less of an issue. Besides, an accent is nothing more than a sign of bravery. That said, of course the end goal is always to sound like a native speaker and with enough effort you can make that happen.