I was listening to this podcast while walking to play football today.https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-bunker/id1496246490?i=1000551234508
It is an interesting and informative discussion about accents and how they relate to perceptions of people. It mainly focuses on English but some references are made to other languages.
There are some key points that are relevant for students of L101, in particular.
1 Accents are not neutral.
2 There is nothing intrinsically good or bad about any sound or any accent. However, they do have social implications.
3 RP is a rare accent.
4 There are accents for most (perhaps all?) languages. They are not unique to English.