Posted by generalzod
March 14, 2008 in the Group General Discussion
Just an idea for an upper intermediate (?) podcast: accents. When I say "accents" I mean the Mandarin accents of native speakers. Since probably 70% of Chinese don't really speak "standard" Mandarin, it would be helpful to showcase the regional differences in accent and pronunciation. In the real world, most Chinese don't speak CCTV Mandarin -- just as people in Boston or Mississippi don't speak CNN English. Maybe you could have three different speakers with different accents read the same text, etc.