This experimental study deals with the perception of regionally coloured accents of English in Ireland, Great Britain, and the United States. The 3 standards were chosen after a preliminary survey had taken place where students showed a higher knowledge of the culture of these 3 different groups over the Australasian variety. 14 different recordings were selected from the International Dialects of English Archives and played to students of English as a Foreign language (EFL) at the University level. To pursuit this goal, a questionnaire was devised on-line so that a mixed groups of students could express their opinion on a three-layer approach towards the perception of the audio files: personality identification and preference, perceived linguistic divergence, and geographic identifiably. The study is done in the context of EFL in Spain.