Teaching English phonetic sounds and pronunciation has never been easier until computer technology comes to help. As the technology evolves, the education world has made use of it as teaching aid.
In the past, teaching phonetics symbol was done by giving direct examples by the teacher to the students. Now, with the appearance of android, Mcmillan established a pronunciation apps which we educators can use in our classroom to teach English pronunciation.
There are learning mode and practice mode. You can tap on the individual phonetic sounds and you will hear the sound and the example words. In the practice mode you are trained to use the phonetics for writing the pronunciation of the words.
This pronunciation app is very useful and effective to bring into classroom. Students, especially EFL or ESL learners, can improve their English pronunciation skills significantly.
The free version is enough for learning purposes. However, if you desire the premium version, you can upgrade it at anytime you want.
For teaching purpose, this free version is more than enough for me. I encourage my students install this app into their android phones. This app is also available for IOS users. Just go to appstore and search with keyword “pronunciation”.
Providing students with knowledge on phonetic transcription is very essential especially when they check the pronunciation of a word in printed dictionary.
So, teachers.. want to use this pronunciation app in your classroom or share it with your students?
Get it from Playstore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.macmillan.app.soundsfree