How Chilango is Your English? Take the Quiz

George Baker, also an instructor on the Advanced English Workshop for Chilangos, challenges you to take his quiz — How Chilango is Your English?

Questions 1-8 point to characteristics of usage or pronunciation of a native Spanish speaker of English (and not only Chilangos from Mexico City). When taking the quiz, you should choose the answer that sounds natural to your ears and mouth.

Questions 9 and 10 require you you to select the correct answer.

If your score of correct answers is:

  • 10 than you are a Six-Sigma Chilango
  • 8-9 than you are an Outlier Chilango
  • 5-7 than you are an Outstanding Chilango
  • 3-4 than you are a Commendable Chilango
  • 1-2 than you are an Above-Average Chilango
  • 0 than you are a Normal Chilango

Click Here to Take the Quiz!

To verify your answers, ask a native English speaker or send an email to with “Answers” in the subject head. Consult also our three reports: “Overcoming the Mexican Accent in English” (2012‐13).

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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.