MattNeilsen wrote:I was just reading an old thread today about how to improve pronunciation. The method was described by a guy named Olle Kjellin - you can read the PDF here. Essentially, it's using Audacity to chop up a small set of sentences and then chorusing them to the point of obliteration
He makes an interesting point, however, that learners should be more focused on "prosody-acquisition" than "pronunciation-acquisition". To be honest, I don't know if it's relevant at your current level, but I figured I'd link it in case it's helpful.
This seems very useful, thanks!
I think it is relevant at my level because my pronunciation is good, but my accent needs work. When I speak relatively slowly people tell me I have a Mexican accent (with obvious signs that I'm not a native speaker). Even earlier on I've had people tell me that my accent and pronunciation was good enough that they couldn't tell what country I was from. When I speak really fast, my accent deteriorates (even though in my head I think I sound more fluent and think I have a better accent when I speak fast).
I'll give that a read and see if I can use his technique. Thanks again!