One of the most popular questions we are asked is: “How can I improve my pronunciation?”. Pronunciation is an integral part of language, it plays a big role in communication, building empathy with your interlocutor, as well as creating a virtuous, motivational circle: native speakers’ being surprised at the way you pronounce their language can be an enormous boost of motivation and confidence, which will help you to keep improving your language skills.
That’s why today we’ve invited Olle Linge, the author of Hacking Chinese, onto the show, he’s currently enrolled on a master’s program for teaching Chinese as a second language, in Taipei.
Olle’s obsession with mastering foreign language pronunciation has led him on his journey to find the best methods for improving the way we pronounce foreign languages.
In this episode of the podcast we discuss:
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Links:Olle’s Blog: http://www.hackingchinese.com/ Olle on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HackingChinese Olle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HackingChinese
What do YOU do to improve your PRONUNCIATION?