Automatic Foreign Language Pronunciation Training
Learning a foreign language is not only a question of getting the words and syntax right. You can’t be understood until you can pronounce it well! Fluency is designed to let you speak, then give you feedback as to how you did – what to correct and how to correct it. Using state-of-the-art speech recognition technology, SPHINX from Carnegie Mellon University, this interactive software allows you to speak, to get corrections, to listen to yourself and a native speaker and try again, over and over, as many times as you want. Fluency is patient and can be customized to do what you want. Practice in the privacy of your PC and then speak to others when you’re ready!
Fluency runs on a PC using Windows 98® or Windows NT®. It detects phonetic and duration errors in speech. It can be used for English as a Second Language and will soon be adapted for other languages. The user can make it harder or easier to succeed. Other user-adaptive options also exist. The software can be used alone or in conjunction with language classes.
FLUENCY is a project of the Language Technologies Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. It is the subject of scientific publications, such as this one from the StiLL98 workshop STiLL98 For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.