I'm a non-native English teacher and I work for an Italian military school, where I also develop Web-based learning units in SCORM.
Right now, I'm doing research into e-learning applied to language teaching and, recently, I was given the task of preparing some presentations for colleagues who may be interested in this field.
A few days ago I was told to prepare my presentation in Italian but, when I found that in the audience there were some attendees who did not understand my native language, I decided to give it in English.
I have uploaded the video of my presentation to YouTube and you can watch it through the following link:
In an effort to improve myself, there are a few questions I would like to ask the members of usingenglish.com who are English/American/Canadian/Australian etc. native speakers and who cannot speak Italian:
(1) Are you able to understand everything I say or does my Italian accent/pronunciation prevent you from grasping some of my sentences? In the latter case, to what percentage is what I say unclear?
(2) What expressions used in my presentation would you definitely change to make it easier to follow?
(3) If you found my English unclear, what advice would you give me to improve my accent/pronunciation/diction and/or vocabulary?
Thanks in advance.