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American Speechsounds

By English Talk Shop

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Designed for use by organizations or individuals who depend on clear, understandable spoken communication between employees and with customers. Our clients using American Speechsounds Professional version include:

Colleges and universities
Adult education centers
Trainers and teachers
Individual professionals
Our Professional Version includes an authoring function that allows administrators to create totally customized exercises: professional terms, names, places, jargon, slang, and dialogs — anything you need.

This comprehensive software covers all the challenging areas of spoken English: consonant sounds, vowel sounds, stress, intonation, linking, word endings, casual speech, and more!

Video clips, diagrams, instructions, explanations of common problems, and spelling examples are included for every sound.

Scored listening exercises recommend when to go on to recording. Record sounds, words, phrases, and sentences.

Practice independently, progress at your own pace.

This version has the option to display International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols.

8000+ American English words and expressions
Guides users from 50 language backgrounds: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and more
Teaches consonant and vowel sounds with video and audio instructions
Presents Endings, Intonation, Linking, Shortcuts, Stress exercises
Includes (Alphabet Letters), Days, Months, See the Sea (Homonyms), Shh! (Silent Consonants)
Contains a Locator to help you find every word
Features authoring — create totally customized exercises using professional terms, names, places, slang, jargon, dialogs
Offers the option to display International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols

What's New in Version 1.3.6

Included Authoring Feature!
Users can now enter Access codes and learn from materials created by ETS Authors!
Several Bug Fixes.
Improved Stability.
Improved Account Management.


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Customer Reviews

This goes beyond consonants and vowels, but is that enough at this price?

Speechsounds provides six different programs that require a paid subscription to access dozens of exercises that focus primarily on listening discrimination and provide listen-and-repeat style practice. Text-based “pronunciation tips” provide additional advice. While this app goes beyond the traditional practice with consonants and vowels, practice is limited to words, phrases, and single sentences. This app appears to have more practice than most other English pronunciation apps but the graphic user interface is fairly basic compared to other apps. This app shows some great promise, but for the high subscription price I would expect a more appealing graphic user interface, the use of more app affordances, and the inclusion of extended discourse. DJ Kaiser, PhD. [See the blog “Today’s English in the World” for the complete posting.]

does not let me create an account

“valid email must be specified error”. Useless.

American Speechsounds
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.6
  • Size: 41.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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