Easy Pronunciation App Demonstration

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Power point presentation for T4T the Technology for Teachers Conference, TESL Toronto January 18, 2014. 'Teacher Judy's Sound Dictionary' for Android and Apple devices is a $1.99 solution to North American pronunciation. The app goes both ways. People who read English can look up how to pronounce words and people who have heard words can look up how to spell them.

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Easy Pronunciation App Demonstration

  1. 1. Judy Thompson
  2. 2. Walk through the theory/lesson the app is supposed to teach 2. Look at the Pronunciation App 3. Ask for help to improve the app 1.
  3. 3. Where you can get this page:  English is Stupid, Students are Not pg 55  Free download from website thompsonlanguagecenter.com  Speaking Made Simple Course Curriculum  It’s the brainchild behind Grass is Black the world’s first dictionary by sound
  4. 4.     a) English spelling doesn’t make sense. Spelling is only for reading not speaking. b) English is stress-based - only one syllable is most important in any word c) English vowel sounds are found in the names of 16 colors. d) Remember pronunciation by the color of the main vowel of any word in English. Every Word in English is a color
  5. 5. to, few, through, glue, who…  go, sew, throw, beau, toe… Silent consonants:  knee, two, walk, thumb,… Invisible consonants:  few, one, Europe, lion, uniform  fyew, wone, yEurope, liyon, yuniform… 
  6. 6.    Basketti Spasghetti Spaghetti Only one syllable is most important in any word and it dictates the comprehensibility of the word
  7. 7.   Blue: to, few, through, clue, who, shoe… Gold: go, sew, throw, beau, toe, note… Gray, Black, Green, Red, White, Pink, Gold, Olive, Blue, Mustard Wood, Turquoise, Brown Purple, Charcoal, Orange
  8. 8.  What color is your name?  1,350 names if you click on a slider @ www.ThompsonLanguageCenter.com  The two most critical features of pronunciation are both accessed through the vowel chart How do we make this an app?
  9. 9. iTunes: http://bit.ly/LrVTu3 Googleplay: http://bit.ly/1dCJy1F
  10. 10. For speaking you enter the word you know how to spell and it shows how to pronounce it  For spelling click the Color tab for the main vowel sound and check the alphabetical list 
  11. 11.      Price Title Design Keywords Explanation… Teacher Judy Sound Dictionary App I want you to buy the app, hate it and tell me what I can fix.
  12. 12. Judy Thompson judy@thompsonlanguagecenter.com or www.EnglishisStupid.com www.RadicalEnglish.com

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