Sounding like a native.
The Vaughan video and more comments at my blog.http://blog.thelinguist.com/sounding-like-a-nativeCan we learn to sound like a native speaker in the language we are learning, in other words to be taken for a native by a native speaker? The answer in my view is unlikely, extremely unlikely. Is it a worthwhile goal? Only in the sense of something we strive for but know we will not achieve. Language learning is about discovering a new language and culture, and communicating with people. It is not a performance sport.