I read some of the links provided but I didn't work how to transfer the knowledge in straightforwards steps that I actively take.
It's not just my accent that's wack but my pronunciation as well. I'll know the word but I don't remember the pronunciation so I just vomit out a weird approximation. It's not so bad if I'm reading from a text but when I'm having a conversation, every now and again my pronunciation just goes out of the window.
I thought of trying to upload clips of me speaking French on a regular basis. But I would get demotivated by how awful it sounded and how in every other sentence there was something that either doesn't pronounced right or correctly or naturally or something. On one hand, I appreciated the detailed feedback but it would feel like I'm just been learning French wrong all this time. Uploading those clips felt like I was trying to drain the sea using a tea spoon.
I pronounce correctly the sounds/letters in isolation after hearing someone say it. But in a conversation, it just flies out of the window. Maybe I need to reinforce it more. I had a tutor that was really useful and helping me a lot of my major issues. But because of exams
I'm going to resuming 2-3 Italki lessons each week soon. I plan on devoting at least one lesson to just sorting out my pronunciation/reduce my accent.
But I can't rely on just Italki lessons once a week.
I have 'Phonétique Progressive du Français (débutant)' from Clé International that I should probably finish before I start my Italki lessons.
I don't know what else to do besides it.
Should I also go through 'The FSI French Introduction to Phonology' as well?
I am also trying to go through this video to improving my pronunciation.
I keep saying that I'll practice shadowing of 1-2 minutes of French dialogue. But I never get around to doing it. How useful is shadowing in reducing one's accent and improving one's pronunciation.
Should I just bite the bullet and get back to uploading more clips of me speaking French asking for detailed feedback? I still have a bunch of clips of me speaking French that I never posted anywhere.
I would appreciate practical steps I could take e.g. go through a three lessons of Phonétique Progressive du Français each day and record yourself repeating the sounds/words/phrases and upload it on Lingora.