22 Jan 2016

Pronunciation - apps

Below a list of a few useful pronunciation/accents-related apps. Download them onto your phone/tablet/phablet/laptop/PC and use to master your pronunciation & accent wherever you are. :)

Android/i-Pad/i-Phone (great for self-study and classroom use):
Sounds: The Pronunciation App
http://www.macmillaneducationapps.com/soundspron/

How to speak English
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kaplan.pronunciation

The Accent Kit
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theaccentkit.theaccentkit
English Dialects
http://www.englishdialectapp.com/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.uk_regional
Pronuntia looks promising! :)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pronuntiapp

English Pronunciation
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.study.english.pronunciation
Cool Speech
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cool-speech/id501050883

Phonetics builder by Pronunciation Club
https://pronunciation.club/phonetics-builder/
Speaking Pal
http://www.speakingpal.com/

Sounds of Speech: the sounds of American English
http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/

Pronunciation Power
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.englishlearning.propower
Pronunciation Tutor by Phil Hubbard
http://www.pronunciationtutor.me/

English File Pron Demo
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oup.efdemo

British Radios - all the British radios at hand and lots of accents to listen to
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appsoft.RadiosUK

Also, go to DJ Kaiser's blog to read his reviews of pronunciation apps:
https://djkaiserphd.wordpress.com/


Web-based apps (create your own pron tasks):
Memrise
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.memrise.android.memrisecompanion&hl=pl
http://www.memrise.com/user/UnPolish/courses/learning/  (my exercises)
Quizlet
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quizlet.quizletandroid&hl=pl
https://quizlet.com/UnPolish/folders/pron (my exercises)

Online readers (they read for you in any computer-generated accent):
Ivona
https://www.ivona.com/
Natural Readers (almost like Ivona)
https://www.naturalreaders.com/index.html

SR-based tools (see how they understand what you are saying):
Online Dictation (sound to txt, loving its precision!)
https://dictation.io/

Pronounce Live (record and compare your pronunciation against a computer-generated voice)
https://www.pronouncelive.com/


Book-based digital tools (for individual and classroom practice):
Say it Right (explanations in Polish) -  CD-ROM + book
https://www.supermemo.pl/say-it-right

English Pronunciation in Use - Elementary CD-ROM 
http://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeenglish/catalog/grammar-vocabulary-and-pronunciation/english-pronunciation-use-elementary/english-pronunciation-use-elementary-cd-rom-windows-and-mac-single-user?format=CM
English Pronunciation in Use - Intermediate CD-ROM 
http://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeenglish/catalog/grammar-vocabulary-and-pronunciation/english-pronunciation-use-intermediate-2nd-edition/english-pronunciation-use-intermediate-2nd-edition-answers-audio-cds-4-and-cd-rom
English Pronunciation in Use - Advanced CD-ROM 
http://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeenglish/catalog/grammar-vocabulary-and-pronunciation/english-pronunciation-use-advanced/english-pronunciation-use-advanced-book-answers-5-audio-cds-and-cd-rom

     


Speaking/pronunciation-related projects for teachers:
Fluency Tutor for Google
https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/fluencytutor.aspx


SpeakApps Project
http://www.speakapps.eu/pl

2 comments:

  1. I found this app is best for learning phonetics:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stavira.ipaphonetics&hl=en

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