A new website, Pronunciator,allows users to learn a languages from home, without needing any kind of new software or tools.
Afterwards, users are taken to the home screen for that language, where language lessons are broken down into progressively harder lesson categories:
Level 1: Core Vocabulary
In each level, there are multiple lessons on a variety of subjects for users to go through, using different methods of training that the user can pick: Listening Mode, Playback Mode, and Speech Recognition Mode. The Playback and Speech Recognition Modes take advantage of speech recognition software, where the computer listens to see if you pronounce the words correctly.
The great thing about this learning tool is that it is completely user-directed. The user can do one lesson one day, and then go back another day and either choose the same lesson again to review, or choose a different lesson for that language. The organization of the language lessons allows users to skip ahead if they are intermediate speakers of that language and don’t want to go through the rudimentary lessons.
The website offers over 3 million lessons, in over 60 different languages, so there is plenty of opportunity for the user to learn as much they want.
Although the lessons are somewhat basic in nature, based on visual cues and repetition, it is still a very helpful tool to help someone learn a new language. Best of all, it is 100% free.