Software Aids Non-Native Speakers' English Pronunciation
The Chauncey Group International and AmEnglish.com have collaborated in the development of Pronunciation in American English, a dynamic and practical language-learning CD-ROM that is part of the Tools for T'EIC series. The interactive multimedia program improves pronunciation skills for non-native speakers of English at the intermediate level and above. It can be used by individual learners, in classroom training environments, and can be adapted for distance learning courses. The program provides learners with both visual and oral simulations for help with the Test of English for International Communication (T'EIC). In addition, the pronunciation and other language exercises portrayed in the program are set in a meaningful workplace context, allowing learners to practice and improve their communication skills in a realistic way. The product focuses on the key areas of stress, intonation and rhythm. The Chauncey Group International, Princeton, NJ, (609) 720-6500, www.chauncey.com.
This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.