The (American) English Pronunciation Tutor features clear, engaging instruction and four types of interactive exercises to help you learn key aspects of English pronunciation:
• Pronunciation of vowel and consonant sounds
• Accuracy and awareness of grammatical endings
• Word-level stress
• Sentence-level stress and rhythm
It is a fun, easy-to-use mobile app for developing clear, confident speech. Try out the free version now!
Level: High beginner - Advanced
We are committed to creating the most enjoyable, interactive and effective pronunciation app on the market. We think we have succeeded.
For each of the 10 units, the Pronunciation Tutor guides you through an interactive introduction to the target pronunciation topic. You then complete a series of fun, active exercises that systematically improve your pronunciation, fluency and grammatical awareness.
In the “Practice” exercise, you will listen to a series of words and short sentences and then record yourself as you repeat them. You can then compare your pronunciation with the model. The super-intuitive exercise design makes this task easy, fun and incredibly effective.
In the “Contrasts” exercise, you will listen to and repeat pairs of words with similar sounds that are often trouble spots for many students. This “minimal pairs”-type exercise develops phonetic awareness needed for accurate pronunciation of vowel and consonant sounds.
In the “Listening Quiz” exercise, you are quizzed on the contrasts from the previous exercise. You hear a word or a sentence and then must identify which word/sentence you heard. Was it “feet” or “fit”? Was it “wait” or “wet”? This exercise gives you instant feedback on whether you can hear the sounds of American English accurately.
Finally, in the “Speech Recognition” exercise, you can test your progress in real pronunciation by choosing and saying a word from the “word wheel.” If the word is recognized correctly, you will know you have achieved clarity and comprehensibility! If not, you can adjust your pronunciation and try again. This exercise will push you to make the necessary changes to improve your articulation and clarity.
EASY, BEAUTIFUL and FUN! We have put tremendous effort into the design and intuitiveness of this app. It is an amazingly complete yet easy to follow program. It is fun, motivational and effective. Try the app (for free!) and see for yourself!
Unit 1: The Front Vowels
Unit 2: The Central Vowels
Unit 3: The Back Vowels
Unit 4: Combination Vowels
Unit 5: The Schwa
Unit 6: Consonants: “Stops”
Unit 7: Consonants: “Continuants”
Unit 8: Grammatical Endings
Unit 9: Word Stress
Unit 10: Sentence Stress
* Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Fun, Clear, Comprehensive App!
All four core exercises are intuitive and effective. The culminating "Speech Recognition" exercise is especially motivational and helpful. The app covers all the bases - vowel and consonant sounds, grammatical endings and word and sentence stress - for a very reasonable $5.99. It's a great app for self-study or classroom use. Kudos to the developer Language Arts Press. I look forward to seeing what they do next. I have a master's degree in TESOL and am in the classroom full time, so when I discover new, quality products, it's exciting!
The app focuses on key pronunciation aspects.
You can record yourself and compare with the lesson recording.
The app reviews tongue place and mouth shape for each sound.
The speech recognition evaluates your word pronunciation. This is very important to gauge progress but this part is bugged. It often says 'error recording' and keeps repeating the error until you exit and re-try. It makes you sound the word 5 times before you can get the true result. This feature needs to be debugged and improved, then this app would be 4 or 5 stars.
Having your own personal pronunciation tutor!
This app is fun, comprehensive, well organized, and solid in its presentation of the various sounds in American English.
The illustrations are crystal clear and very helpful, as are the explanations.
There are contrasting sounds and opportunities for the students to record and compare their
pronunciation to the model.
Great for individual and group practice.
Excellent for teacher reference.
There are numerous pronunciation apps out there, but you can count on this one to be 100% accurate. Based on solid linguistic knowledge.
- Language Arts Press, LLC
- 111.1 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Language Arts Press, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Upgrade to Full Version $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.