Version 2.0 of our Sanako Pronounce software was released in May, with new features for personalizing and enhancing the learning experience even more than before.
To accompany the launch we shot a new video where students at Leeds Metropolitan University are trying out Pronounce. Watch the video for their reactions!
Pronounce & new features
Sanako Pronounce allows you to easily transform text material into spoken audio for pronunciation and speech practice, making it a perfect tool for improving oral skills in a foreign language.
Pronounce works with users listening to a phrase and then recording themselves saying the same phrase to compare with the model. Using voice recognition software with an accuracy meter, Pronounce gives an excellent indication of how close your pronunciation was to the original. This makes it great for autonomous learning, but also a great tool for the classroom, as teachers can save the recordings and track the progress of students throughout the year.
Added features for an even more personalized learning experience
The new version 2.0, launched in May 2014, offers the possibility to enhance and individualize the learning experience by adjusting the challenge level to meet your personal capabilities. An input quality indicator tells you if you need to adjust your hardware settings for optimal performance. Improved result matching means the feedback you receive is more accurate and beneficial.
New in the version 2.0. is also the improved user experience with Visual Sentence Navigator that allows you to jump between sentences with a single mouse click. You can easily see the status of each sentence as Pronounce also keeps the last recordings and scores.
In the Pronounce version 2.0, it is also possible to save the practice file and continuing to work with it later. Students can save their results as Practicing report.
Added features with the new Pronounce with Editor
The new extended version of Pronounce, the Pronounce Editor, offers exercise authoring that allow the teacher to create “listen and repeat” exercises from any text material, using the age/level and subject vocabulary. The Pronounce Editor can also work as an inspiring tool for students for combining text and audio into one exercise/lesson. With the Editor it’s possible to create template files that can be utilized with both Pronounce and Pronounce with Editor. The text can be imported from a Microsoft Word document, or you can copy and paste the text from anywhere. Basic text editing functions help you to modify the text in Pronounce. You can also listen to the selected text and preview the phonetic notation of expected pronunciation.