What foreign languages sounds like to non-native speakers

Scandinavians are often great with languages, but this girl takes it to a whole other level. She isn´t speaking any real foreign tongue in this video! She has simply made up the words, but studied the intonation and phonology of the different languages. Even though I don´t speak most of these languages myself, it would say that it sounds completely native like and quite impressive!

Perhaps something to use in class to illustrate the importance of pronunciation, intonation and phonology when speaking a foreign language?

Watch the video here and be AMAZED!

(Source: http://goo.gl/2o6DtS)

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3 thoughts on “What foreign languages sounds like to non-native speakers

  1. This is just so impressive! It is very illustrative in order to explain the importance of pronunciation and intonation in the classroom. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is just funny. I love the idea of using the clip as a point of departure to discuss the importance of pronunciation and intonation. Talking about pronunciation can be a touchy topic, where the students may feel exposed and confronted. Using this clip might be a softer and more motivational approach 🙂

    • Thanks for the feedback, Heidi! I agree with you that pronunciation can be a touchy topic for some learners, so thanks for pointing out that this might be a softer and more motivating approach 🙂

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