Practice Your Pronunciation Anxiety-Free with EveryVoice Posted by Transparent Language on Dec 4, 2013 in For Educators, For Learners, For Libraries, Learning Feature Updates
Speaking an unfamiliar language can be terrifying, but learners who avoid it never succeed at achieving proficiency. That’s why Transparent Language’s EveryVoice™ speech analysis technology relieves the tension by providing our users with a judgment-free environment in which to make otherwise life-endingly bad mistakes. So go ahead, stammer your way those foreign words until you get it right. Nobody’s around!
Practice your pronunciation in private!
The Pronunciation Practice activity is the meat and potatoes of EveryVoice. It’s designed to give you a straightforward, good-to-god-awful rating for each recording by matching your speech to that of a native speaker. EveryVoice is nice enough to prompt you to try it one more time when you need to. When it’s do or die, you can listen to a slowed down version of the words, allowing you to pick ‘em apart easier. When you get it right, you move on completely unscathed. This simple process will rapidly accelerate your speaking ability in a new language. So keep it up, and don’t worry about what’s coming out of your mouth (unless it’s moving)!
Impress yourself with voice-enabled multiple choice!
It’s like an episode of CSI, where you talk to your computer and it does cool things with the waveform. Multiple Choice with EveryVoice lets you select the right foreign language translation by speaking it out loud. Confidently fold your arms and sit back while you dazzle yourself with the ability to command your computer in another language! As you boss around your computer, you’ll improve your speaking skills and enhance your memory, so the words will be there when you want to boss around a real person!
Teachers, let your students mangle your content!
Let your students panic over speaking from the comfort of their own homes, so they’ll be fearless when it comes time for class. EveryVoice works with all content, including words and phrases authored and recorded by instructors. With Transparent Language for Education or the CL-150 (for government organizations), instructors can create assignments and EveryVoice will automatically let students practice pronunciation against the included recordings. Have confidence that your students have practiced speaking before they come to class!
Works with any language!
Speaking can be intimidating in any language, so we want to prepare learners for every possibility! EveryVoice sports unprecedented flexibility that lets it work with almost any of the 7000 spoken languages in the world. Whether you’re interested in learning a language on your own or you want to offer new languages to your students, patrons, or employees, the benefits of EveryVoice will come along with it.
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Wow-you don’t have Castillian Spanish?!
@Melanie Murrish Hi Melanie! We offer Castilian Spanish in Byki, but not yet in Transparent Language Online. Byki does include pronunciation activities, though unfortunately it does not include our EveryVoice technology. You can check it out here: http://www.byki.com/personal/byki.html