Hi, I'm Simone your personal virtual teacher.
My job is to guide you through the process of learning correct American English pronunciation and to make this process as simple as possible.
From our planned curriculum, which utilizes a building-block approach, I will introduce you to the 40 sounds of American English. We will combine them to learn more than 400 words, paying special attention to the most problematic vowels as well as to the consonants and consonant groups that you may find difficult to pronounce.
My advantage over human teachers is that I can actually show you how my vocal organs move when I pronounce a particular sound. Yes, SAUNDZ technology actually enables you to view the whole anatomy of speech production. These visual cues in combination with auditory instruction will make it easier for you to understand correct phonetic pronunciation.
SAUNDZ technology will allow you to record the words from a particular lesson and compare them against the pronunciation of native speakers. In addition, you can store and compare up to 3 recorded versions of each word.
I promise I won't be too hard on you. The only thing I expect from you is that you do your best and complete all the lessons. If you do this, I am confident I can help you to improve your pronunciation – one of the most important language skills.
I hope you'll enjoy learning American English pronunciation with SAUNDZ!