Tuesday, May 15, 2012

EasyWay Language Center

Here's a nice use of the speech recognition technology that's built into Chrome.  EasyWay Language Language center (and their Brazilian agency Loducca) created a simple browser based game/tool for students to practice their English pronunciation using Google's speech recognition technology.

Visitors to the site are presented with silly cartoons that ask the user to repeat a word.  If Google recognizes the word when you speak it, you move onto the next level.  If not, try again.  As it says on the site 'If Google can understand you, anyone can.'

Just a fantastic idea.  Check out the video below or experience it yourself here.

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