Recording yourself as a source of comprehensible input

altec   Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:05 pm GMT
There is a lot of audio material available for English, and to a certain extent for other major languages like Spanish, French, and German. But material beyond basic courses for languages like Hebrew, Hungarian, Greek, etc., are pretty rare. And sometimes there is written material even in a major language that one may like that has no audio component.

My question is this: Once your accent is acceptable in a language you're studying, is it possible to record yourself, and use the recording (along with the written text you're reading from) as a source of comprehensible input? Can this work?

There is a ton of written material available, but, as mentioned, often without audio. (And I'm assuming one has no native speaker available to help you record.) Reading is good, but not as powerful as reading in conjunction with audio.

Has anyone tried this?
Guest   Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:41 am GMT
I've wondered about this, too. Any opinions?
K. T.   Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:00 am GMT
I think it will work if you are an auditory learner. Barry Farber suggests making your own tapes.