Site Search:
 

Banner

Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index Teacher Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

any really accurate pronunciation software?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Software
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
willj



Joined: 29 Mar 2006
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: any really accurate pronunciation software? Reply with quote

I've tried auralog, myet, instant immersion, an old copy of Syracuse software, and eyespeak looking for software that does a really good job of analysing when students say a word incorrectly. Some of these (not auralog or instant immersion) break the speech down into phonemes and show when a students says each phoneme correctly or not.

Most of them do a pretty good job when a student says a word correctly.

The problem I'm having is finding software that does a good job catching errors when they occur. Most of the software I've looked at will give a high or perfect score if the student says "ice cream" instead of "by train" or if the student says "horse" or "curse" instead of "course."

Does anyone know of software that can really pinpoint the correct/incorrect aspects of pronunciation?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pronunci



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 23
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Try Pronunciation Patterns. Reply with quote

Hi, try Pronunciation Patterns at www.PronunciationPatterns.com/download.html which actually breaks sound files anyway you want to break them so that students can follow not just the whole sound but also each phoneme.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
wmcmanus



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:16 am    Post subject: works? Reply with quote

Sorry to resurrect this thread--but I'm really interested in how these software based pronunciation programs work.

does anybody here have a technical understanding of what's going on? Does anybody just have hands on experience with them? Are they effective?

Probably more cost effective than having a real live teaching...that is assuming that they actually work and aren't just a gimmick.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
longshikong



Joined: 26 Oct 2009
Posts: 87

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Six years later, it seems they're not much better because the software compares your pronunciation not to a range of native speakers but to a single recorded sample of a single indiviidual. Even that person would struggle to get 100%. Furthermore, such software programmers neglect the fact that pronunciation is not fixed but varies according to speed and context.

Ignore the results data and go by what you hear.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matematic



Joined: 07 Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know only one app, but I do not think it is the best. It calls Knowledge Quest. English game for students year 7 and 8.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Software All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Teachers College, Columbia University: Train to Teach English Here or Abroad
SIT

This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group