It has recently occurred to me that I could work on my accent in French. For a long time I’ve brushed off this thought because my accent is pretty good and I didn’t see much reason to work on it, or really believe that “working on it” was possible. Plus, why exactly should I try to lose it?
I guess I’ve changed my mind recently. I’m not sure why—it probably has something to do with thinking about staying, and the number of cours particuliers I’m giving now where we work intensively on individual problems.
The problem is, at this point, I don’t really know what pronunciation problems are consistent for me. And I don’t think it would necessarily help to get just any old French person to tutor me—I think I’d need someone who knows something about teaching French pronunciation or pronunciation in general.
So, here’s my question. I know a number of my readers are advanced speakers of French or of some other foreign language. What do you do to work on your accent or your language in general?