Cat Got Your Tongue? Try the Pronunciator!

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 11:15 am

News_Post_PronunciatorLearn a new language, brush up on one you already know, or discover essential phrases for your next travel adventure.  Spokane County Library District now offers Pronunicator, a language learning program to help you do all that, and more. Pronunciator includes learning modules for 80 of the world’s most popular languages, and English as a Second Language courses for 50 non-English languages. If you like, you can learn them all!

Focused on quickly building conversational skills through interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks, Pronunciator offers a variety of learning levels for each language, covering vocabulary, verbs, simple sentences, and conversation.

Along with computer access both in the library, and at home, you can access the full features of Pronunciator right from your tablet or smartphone with free apps for iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, and Android.

Pronunciator is for both children and adults, and has been designed to meet the language-learning needs of the entire community. In addition, a free Course Designer lets any educator create and deploy their own language courses using Pronunciator content and technology.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get Pronunciat-ing! Click here to get started.

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  • http://iPad Katherine Kelley

    Not sure what is meant by “website”. Is the reference to device, such as “iPad”?

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Katherine, Pronunciator is a language-learning website that also has apps that can be used on iOS and Android devices.

      • Christine Clark

        Thanks for a wonderful pronouncing software service: The Pronunciator

        Last of the Depression Babies , learrning a large vocabulary without opportunity to speak all of the words, many times I felt embarrased mis-pronouncing words!

        A family member with dyslexia will also appreciate this service!

        • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

          Hi Christine, we are glad you are enjoying the service.

  • Nicolette

    Does this work for Windows Surface products?

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Nicolette, although there is not a Windows app for Pronunciator, you can use it with a web browser. Click the Pronunciator link in the Digital Library.

  • Karen Wright

    it appears that you need to buy a subscription to Pronunciation, right?

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Karen, this resource is available for free to library card members who live in Spokane county. Once you create an account, click Launch Pronunciator near the middle of the page. A new window with the language-learning modules will open. If you still have questions, call your library, and they will be happy to walk you through accessing Pronunciator.

  • Lily

    Is this accessible to city library card holders?

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Lily, Pronunciator is available to Spokane County residents only. You may contact Spokane Public Library directly if you are interested in having this service in the city. However, we do offer a non-resident family card for $105 a year if you would like access to our digital resources.