SAUNDZ uses innovative leading-edge technologies to deliver a feature-rich American English educational software application that is simple, easy to use and effective.
SAUNDZ, your online pronunciation teacher, combines audio and visual components to help you perfect your American English pronunciation. Not only do you hear a particular sound or word, but you also see how it is created, by tracking the facial movements of your virtual animated pronunciation teacher - Simone.
38 chapters comprised of 162 lessons that teach you how to pronounce the 16 vowel and 24 consonant sounds of American English.
More than 400 words with pictures, dictionary definitions and sample sentences.
4 professionally recorded native American English speakers [a male and a female teenager; and a male and a female adult]
Virtual animated pronunciation teacher that uses movie-quality hi-def video animations to demonstrate how to pronounce each sound and word. As Simone guides you step by step, you will see exactly how to move your vocal organs to generate the particular sound or word you are practicing.
Building block approach – SAUNDZ teaches you, one-by-one each, of the 40 sounds of American English. As you learn new vowel and consonant sounds, they are combined to form words with the sounds that you have been previously taught.
Minimal pairs – SAUNDZ introduces groups of words that differ in just a single sound, providing the opportunity to practice and master the subtle differences between particular sounds.
No installation required - SAUNDZ runs within a browser [Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari] on Internet connected desktop and laptop computers using Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.