Pronunciation coach NOMINATED FOR ELTONS 2012 AWARD
Very exciting news!
Pronunciation Coach has been shortlisted for the ELTons 2012 in the category: Macmillan Education Award for Innovative Writing.
The ELTons, and run by the British Council (sponsored by Cambridge ESOL and Macmillan Education), are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate the leaders in innovation in English language teaching (ELT).
We are excited to have been shortlisted for such an prestigious prize!
The awards ceremony will be held in London on 23rd May.
See you there.
MICRO-phonics: Pronunciation coach
- Demonstrates real pronunciation of letters, sounds and
- Blending of phonemes to "sound out" words ( Synthetic
- Animations of letter forms and Image cues aid word and
- Recording + playback of user audio/video
- Packaged and delivered as a software service
- Accessible via any browser
- Integrates with standard Virtual Learning Environments
- Highly interactive, student-paced, auto-assessing and adapting
A self paced tool that augments and enhances
curriculum with minimal staff training or disruption and
significant gains in ESOL teaching productivity
MICRO-phonics Pronunciation Coach is an e-learning tool that significantly increases the productivity of ESOL teachers. It is web-delivered multi-media course-ware that employs video clips of voice trained professionals to coach students in English language pronunciation and comprehension. It can be accessed through any web browser device such as a computer, tablet, even a smart-phone.
Our customers are ESOL schools. We solve the major problem that regardless of their level or experience, student's spoken and listening skills often poorly correlate with their written skills, resulting in highly unpredictable demands on teachers to provide one-to-one tuition specifically for pronunciation and oral comprehension. Studies indicate our software is approximately equivalent to, and in some cases even better than, one-on-one time with a qualified ESOL teacher. Moreover Pronunciation Coach will measure student performance, generate detailed reports for staff, and automatically adapt lesson content to suit students' individual needs.
Our patent protected software was developed in close cooperation with the English Language dept. of a major university who independently applied full academic rigor to ensure the efficacy of the product. That relationship continues, plus we have extensively piloted the software at a large ESOL campus in Scotland and have positive feedback from teachers and students alike. Students say they enjoy using the software, and teachers recognise they have a resource that frees up huge amounts of their time.
Our value-add is based on the productivity gains that
your ESOL school makes. Studies indicate, that for a
school with 600 students, deploying Micro-Phonics
Pronunciation Coach is equivalent to hiring more than 10
additional qualified teachers, so the ESOL school gains
all that extra teaching capacity at a small
fraction of the equivalent staff cost. If you have
any questions or comments please contact us.