Pronunciation Practice for One

Becoming truly proficient in speaking a new language is about more than vocabulary, conjugations and grammar. It’s easy to memorize words and rules while working alone—but if an expert isn’t around to offer feedback, how do you know you’re pronouncing your phrases correctly?

When students hone their pronunciation, it takes a different type of learning resource. Ohio State’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese identified this need, and made a toolset to help their students practice pronunciation outside of the classroom. Spanish 3404 instructors won an Impact Grant from ODEE to develop Carmen quizzes, podcasts and an online pronunciation practice system, all available in anytime, any-place formats.

See what instructors and a student had to say about the pronunciation practice toolset in our feature video.