Thursday, December 08, 2011

EnglishCentral.com: Personalized Language Immersion or how to improve pronunciation through authentic video

One of the most difficult (and disappointing!) issue in teaching English to young students in Primary or High schools is pronunciation.

Here you are a very interesting website where you can find lots of real videos for practicing pronunciation and other language skills.

What is the main advantage of EnglishCentral?  In this website you can watch all the videos with subtitles and, what it is more interesting, record your own voice reading the subtitles, so the application can evaluate the quality of your pronunciation.

The topics of the available videos are quite varied: culture, science, cinema, society, sports, etc. They are also classified by levels, which will enable you to plan activities for your students to be progressing gradually.

The application allows the students to listen the recording as many times as necessary so that they can compare with the original version.

Students can study this speech and "speak" it on EnglishCentral. Also use in class - has the subtitles in context...
On the other hand, if you are a registered user, you can scroll your progression from "novice" to "expert" and even "compete" with others, since, depending on the quality of your speech, the application will assign a specific score.

EnglishCentral is all about immersion in authentic English language and personalized tracking of your interaction with every word you encounter. Such tracking also involves continuous evaluation of your speech, diagnosis of your sound challenges and suggestions for further study and practice. This unique approach makes EnglishCentral a powerful and engaging way to improve your English skills.”




Why don't you make a try?

2 comments:

  1. On this website you can find a variety of tools that can help you prepare English language exercises within minutes. And its all FREE! COPY/PASTE or write the text you want to use in to our generators. Tools for english language

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  2. Thank you for your comment! I'm sure I will use them for preparing "extra motivating" activities. (Tools for English coming soon in my blog!)

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