This app is the most beautiful learning tool designed for those who are learning the pronunciations of the English language. It is developed with interactive models of oral visualization and the up-to-date knowledge of the instructional theory on English listening.
The app offers simple explanations based on the knowledge of the English phonetics, most of which has been only known to the experts.
In addition, it provides users with speech sounds recorded by native speakers, along with the visual models of the oral movements and the breath flow uniquely developed with our computer graphics and speech processing techniques.
This application is designed for students, teachers, and those who are learning English to study abroad or for business purposes.
Read the following explanations for the main functions of the app.
1. You can play 41 different phonemes observed in American English by touching the 3D simulation model of the oral structure on the screen.
Along with the model, you can find step-by-step explanations on how to pronounce each phoneme on the bottom of the
You can switch the male speaker to the female speaker for the recording of speech sounds.
2. You can also play 500 frequent English words selected from one-billion-words text data.
Along with the speech sounds by native English speakers, the interactive 3D model offers you with the intuitive visual images of 'the movement of the tongue', 'the flow of the air in the mouth', and where to pay attention to during the pronunciation.
The app is also equipped with the functions such as 'play in slow motion' and 'play by the phonemes', which can be useful for beginners.
3. It presents 48 pairs of similar sounds and pronunciations such as 'the difference between R and L'.
4. It describes 44 pronunciation techniques often observed in native speakers' speech, based on the articulatory mechanism of the oral structure.
It is a most useful tool for those who wish to learn the basics of the English pronunciations and move on to the next step.
Warning: As of October 2020 this app does not work on iOS 14.—Previous review (still relevant)This is a fantastic classroom tool for teachers to help their students enhance their English pronunciation. Unfortunately the usefulness of this tool is severely limited because it has been constructed for portrait mode. Also, the sounds do not play if the iPad is connected to external display using HDMI. Teachers using this app in the classroom will be projecting it on to an external display and thus a landscape mode is needed. This will help us help our students. Please update the app with landscape mode added as well allowing the sounds to be played over HDMI.
This is a fantastic classroom tool for teachers to help their students enhance their English pronunciation. Unfortunately the usefulness of this tool is severely limited because...There is no support for landscape mode. The sounds do not play if the iPad is connected to an external display using HDMI. Teachers using this app in the classroom will be projecting it on to an external display and thus a landscape mode is needed, and sound output while connected to an external display will make sure sure students can hear the sounds being explored during class.Please update the app with landscape mode as well allowing the sounds to be played over HDMI.