Although my language acquisition has always been slow, my accents have always been very good. I find it curious that in the two Duolingo programs I am doing, it is better for voice recognition to repeat the sentence back very slowly, without the music of the language. It sounds a little like the halting word-for-word audio option that is offered as an alternative for listening. Do I just have a bad microphone? Does it help us to learn an accent when we speak this way? I don't mean to complain......this is a good program and a great idea. I'm just curious about the voice recognition aspect.