WaiChinese is a Chinese intonation visualizer, designed to help students speak better Chinese. Record your spoken Chinese and see the shape of your spoken tone in real-time.
Replay your recording and compare with a native speaker. Then submit your recordings to a teacher for human evaluation of your tones and pronunciation. Receive corrections and learn Chinese speaking fast.
Students can submit lessons to their own teacher or have the submissions evaluated by one of WaiChinese's expert teachers. WaiChinese teachers will respond with a grade and comment within 24 hours of submission.
Notes on UI clean up:
- Play recorded audio by tapping the tone graph.
- Your gradebook is now in the user-menu, connected to your profile picture in top right corner. The gradebook will appear there after a particular
lesson has been graded by your teacher.
Silence detection. Recording ends automatically once you stop speaking.
Unlimited recording length. Speak for as long as you like!
Improved UI and graphics
Ratings and Reviews
The ability to see, as well as hear the accuracy of your pronunciation is a fantastic idea and I’m sure the additional feedback would be helpful for people like me who struggle with tonal precision. However, after submitting my test assessment I didn’t receive the promised feedback in 24 hrs, 48hrs or 72 hrs. Email to Waichinese (tutor and founder) simply bounced back. Unable to get any further lessons or feedback I cancelled my subscription. A real shame!!!
Promising but needs work
The service is promising, however the app and interface need work. Have to press buttons multiple times to get a response, not intuitive and can be difficult to navigate.
Hoping to nail my Chinese pronunciation with it!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.