I’m currently enrolled in a Japanese class in my university. While attending a question session, the teacher called on me to help with another student’s question on pronunciation. In turn, she ended up correcting me a lot (we were talking about long versus short vowels like kata vs katta). I’m a little embarrassed that she had to stop me so much, especially when I’ve been studying by myself for so long.
So, a question to all the other learners: How did you improve your accent? When did you first realize that your accent was not the best?