At the end of my last post, I said I might have a go at recording a 12seconds.tv clip of me speaking Catalan.
I did try using 12seconds.tv - at school, it was blocked (not very surprised really!). Then I tried at home. Having been distracted by talking about my favourite concert ever for 12 seconds, I tried introducing myself in Catalan but found that 12 seconds wasn't long enough. this was pleasing as it meant I had more to say than I thought ;o)
So I went back to Seesmic and, after countless attempts, I recorded and saved a version which I can just about accept. Why is it that you never sound as good as you do in your head when you talk? And the faces I pull - em sap greu - please forgive me!!
Any comments are more than welcome - but please be that 'sympathetic native speaker' that we're always promising our pupils!
Lisa intenta a xerrar es catalá / mallorquíTrying to introduce myself in Catalan after many years of not speaking it. Apologies to any Catalan speakers for the mistakes - please be kind if you want to correct me;o)
If you're interested, check out Mark's progress on his blog - he's doing so much better than me - but I will not be intimidated!
En Mark es força més bon estudiant de ses llenguas que jo.
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