No. Maybe in Cologne or thereabouts, but that's not standard pronunciation.
You should aim to keep Kirche (church) and Kirsche (cherry) distinct, and this also means not making ich sound like isch.
Just like a "huge human" in English should not sound like a "shooj shooman" -- the "hy-" sound at the beginning of those words does not sound "exactly like" a "sh" sound, but for many speakers it does sound rather similar to the German ch sound in ich.
Decades ago, I was told it's an egregious Americanism to say "Ich bin Anna" instead of "Ich heisse Anna". May I know what part of the German speaking world "Ich bin Anna" is the acceptable form?
Coming from the North I can say that either version is acceptable, just like either version of "I am Anna" or "I am called Anna" is fine :-) I guess it depends on the question though which one you would use: If asked, what is your name, you are more likely to respond with "Ich heisse Anna", while if asked who are you, you would probably respond with "Ich bin Anna" :-)
Cheaters, firts all time "ich bin eine..." And then twisted with "ich bin Anna". :P pouf!!
The word "Anna" is difficult to understand as it's spoken (to American ears). It sounds like the words Ein or Und and Er, which are also used during the lesson.
I'm concerned that it counted me wrong for listening, and typing "Ana" rather than "Anna" :(
Hey could the grading algorithm take into account the different spellings of "anna"