English Central: A fun way of dealing with pronunciation.

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/en/videos

First of all, I must thank Maria from EOI Santa Brígida for the tip. English Central is a new attemp to make English Learning fun and effective. The idea is to watch a video, record your own voice repeating  the lines on the screen, then their speech recognition technology will analyze yours and give inmediate feedback. The aim is to help ESL students with their   pronuntiation by comparing their speech with that of a native. If you are a group of students who enjoy on-line gaming, you can also set a challange for your group and compete to see who is the best.  There are more features to this brilliant site, but I’d rather let you discover them by yourself. 

>Fame Star

>Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the stuff I’ve been posting here. Today, I would like you to become celebrities yourselves. You may be wondering how you are going to do it if you do not sing, act or have any special abilities, apart from driving your English teacher mad, no bitterness, and the answer is my famestar. It is a website where you can create your a celeb personality of your own and they do the rest. It is real fun! Below, you will find an example I have made up myself. I wwould like you to do one and send it to me so we can show it in the classroom and practise the autobiography. Hope to hear your stories soon.

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>Vokis from Classmates

>One of your classmates in basic2 has sent a voki for you. Can you tell me what his name is and where he is from? There is some more information but I think we all will need to ask his designer. I hope he posts a comment with the rest of the information. Looking forward to reading your comments.
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>VOKI, a way of practicing your speech.

>Hello, once more I’ve been browsing the Internet and came across this fantastic gadget which, I think, may help you with your speech competence. It is called VOKI and allows you to give your voice to a kind of cartoon character which you can “model” your way. Here you have an example I have created. Why don’t you try to create one and send it to me by email. I will publish it here and assess it. Looking forward to hearing your vokis.

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