Hi there listeners,
You’re regularly exposed to native speakers and conversations in our lessons. But do you actively practice pronunciation and the proper accent?
If not, now’s the time to start. How would you do it?
Simply listening and repeating speakers isn’t enough. You need to hear how you actually sound as opposed to how you think you sound .
So, naturally, recording and comparing yourself is one of the best ways of knowing how close your language is to that of a native speaker.
In fact, you can start doing this with your lessons on any of our 101 language sites.
We’ve upgraded & re-added the Voice Recording Tool into your lesson pages. If you’re a Premium member, you’ll find the Voice Recorder in the Line-by-Line Audio under “Lesson Materials.”
For each and every lesson, you can use the Voice Recording Tool in conjunction with the Line-by-Line Audio to…
(sample screenshot taken from JapanesePod101.com)
To Access The Voice Recorder, visit any lesson and click on (2) Lesson Materials. In the Line-by-Line Audio Tab, you’ll see a microphone by each individual line of the conversation.
(sample screenshot taken from JapanesePod101.com))
Click on the microphone icon to load the Voice Recorder for that specific line to hear the native speaker. Then, press the record button to record yourself. Once you’re done, you can either listen to the native version, then your version to compare, OR play both simultaneously to see just how close you are to the native speaker.
So, listeners, test this feature out and let us know what you think! For all bugs, errors and suggestions, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For iOS Users: Please note that the Voice Recording Tool requires Flash to work. However, we are working on a non-flash (HTML5) version of the Voice Recording Tool. Stay tuned for future updates.
To your fluency,
Team Innovative Language
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