I finally finished a project that is about 7 weeks in the making. Actually, my students did their share of the work, and then I dilly-dallied not being happy enough with how Windows Movie Maker was working. So I spent several hours this weekend, on CyberLink PowerDirector finally completing the following video:
My inspiration is the Hungarian language. With its rules and additional letters, beyond what exist in English, I had a challenging time first learning students’ names. I didn’t want to have to pronounce student names with an “English accent.” I wanted to be able to pronounce them the way they were meant to be spoken. So please enjoy this video. Close to 35% of my students will show you how to say their names correctly. You will first see a freeze-frame for 2 seconds, with the student’s name visible in two places (see the example below), then they will pronounce it for you. Let’s consider this a test.
The quality should be high enough to watch in fullscreen.
How well did you do? Well, unless you already speak Hungarian, I imagine you mispronounced several. Back in September, I had the hardest time with Klaudia and Laura, as my students will attest to.
Please share this video with anyone you wish. It took a lot of work. Maybe you can play it at your next family gathering or party and see who does the best. And we would all love to see your comments.