Improve your articulation and pronunciation skills
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Pronunciation Coach is an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the production of speech. It can be used by speech and language therapists or by their patients wishing to practice between sessions. It can also be used as an aid to learning the English language.
Using Text to Speech technology, Pronunciation Coach shows you how to accurately pronounce sounds, words and sentences. Simply type in any sound, word or sentence (or use the built-in dictionary) to create a pronunciation model.
Each model provides an interactive view of the speech production process and contains:
- Audio, for listening to the pronunciation.
- A video of the mouth and lips.
- A video of the speech anatomy.
- A video showing tongue contact with the roof of the mouth.
- Phonetic symbols, to identify the individual speech sounds.
- Waveforms, for viewing timing, pitch and speech intensity (loudness).
Recording your pronunciation
Once you've studied the pronunciation model, you can make recordings of your pronunciation. Recordings allow you to compare your pronunciation with the model and help to highlight any differences.
Each recording contains:
- Audio, for listening to your pronunciation.
- A video of your mouth and lips (this option requires a webcam).
- Waveforms, for viewing your timing, pitch and speech intensity (loudness).
- Speech recognition result.
The speech recognizer tells you if it recognized your pronunciation correctly. It also provides a score, on a scale from 1 to 10, of how well you pronounced the word or sentence.
The built-in dictionary lets you quickly create pronunciation models from over 21,000 words and sounds. The dictionary is arranged in alphabetical, vowel and consonant order, so you can easily locate the words or sounds you want to practise. If you can't find the word you're looking for, simply add it to the custom dictionary.
The pronunciation dictionary also provides the phonetic spelling for each word and a short description of how to produce the individual sounds.
|Operating Systems||Windows 8, 7 and Vista|
|CPU||Minimum 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent|
|Memory||Minimum 1 GB of RAM|
|Storage||100 MB of free hard disk space
|Microphone||Any PC compatible microphone (USB headset recommended)|
|Webcam (optional)||Any USB Windows compatible webcam|
30-day risk free money back guarantee
When you purchase Pronunciation Coach, you will be covered by our 30-day money back guarantee. If, for any reason, you're not entirely happy with your purchase, simply contact us and we will cheerfully issue a full refund.
Frequently asked questions
What's the difference between articulation and pronunciation?
Articulation refers to the physical production of particular speech sounds.
Pronunciation refers to the accepted standard of sound and rhythm for words in a given language.
What languages does Pronunciation Coach support?
Pronunciation Coach currently supports only English. We're in the process of adding more languages, so please contact us if you have a specific language requirement.
Does Pronunciation Coach contain male and female voices?
Pronunciation Coach uses your computers default Text to Speech voice. The default voice is determined by your operating system:
|Windows XP||US English||Male||Microsoft Sam|
|Windows Vista||US English||Female||Microsoft Anna|
|Windows 7||US English||Female||Microsoft Anna|
|Windows 8||US English||Male||Microsoft David|
|Windows 8||US English||Female||Microsoft Zira|
|Windows 8||UK English||Female||Microsoft Hazel|
You can upgrade the default voice to a number of higher quality natural voices. Listen to available voices.
Can you recommend a microphone?
For accurate speech recognition results, we recommend using a USB compatible headset microphone with built-in noise cancelation. View our list of recommended microphones.
Can you recommend a webcam?
Pronunciation Coach will work with most built-in or USB compatible webcams. View our list of recommended webcams.