EnglishCentral.com - a great place to practice listening and pronunciation

Submitted by Zhou Zhou on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 11:38pm.
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This is a great website to learn foreign languages, where the teacher can write transcription for videos and insert stop points for each sentence. The student then can watch the video, choose to stop at the preset stop points, and practice listening and pronunciation. The student can even record their pronunciation with the Flash application and compare with the original video. Currently I only see English videos. But I imagine it can be used for other languages as well.

I remember when we initially designed Critter, we had a scenario for second language learning. Critter can do similar things with the survey tool implemented, for which we may consult the design of EnglishCentral.com.

BTW, the discovery of this great site is attributed to my wife.

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