Pronunciator is a robust, web-based language learning program that is available through the New Jersey State Library for authorized users (New Jersey state employees and students/staff of Thomas Edison State University). It offers courses in 87 languages, which can be learned in any of 50 native languages.
It offers different learning modes, from structured Learning Guides designed to take you through the beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses to an unstructured and customizable format, allowing the user to explore the language through Postcards, film, poetry, and more. You can also customize your learning course based on a specific topic (food, politics, finance) or your occupation (childcare, secretary, or teacher).
Interactive pronunciation drills and voice comparison analysis allow the user to perfect their speech and study the language in a deeper context. Grammar guides are available as well. Additionally, some languages offer an 8-week travel prep course that will teach you essential words and phrases for traveling abroad.
You can access Pronunciator from our Database List; you will need to enter your library barcode number first and then create a free account using any email address you wish. For a copy of the powerpoint, please visit https://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Exploring-Languages-Pronunciator.pdf.