Forvo is a multilingual user generated pronunciation dictionary.
You can search and find the pronunciation of words from a vast range of languages.
Forvo.com was first envisioned in 2007, and came to fruition in 2008.
All sound clips on Forvo.com are created by the users, who also have the power to vote on each clip, positively or negatively, in an effort to ensure that the highest quality sound clips have priority in the site's listings.
You can also add wordsyourself and record the pronunciation or add words that you need the pronunciation for and wait for someone to record the word for you.
This table should give you a range of results with words and phrases containing your keyword.To listen to how the word is pronounced, simply click on the small blue arrow. If you clickon the actual word you will more information about the person who recorded the pronunciation.
By using forvo,
You can get students to research pronunciation of words they need to know.
Students can add words that they want to know how to pronounce and you could add the pronunciation or wait for a visitor to the site to add the pronunciation.
You could use this site in class to demonstrate the pronunciation on new words.
I think this tool could be problematic in that students may become worried about their pronunciaton because they see themselves weaker after experiencing this site.
May be it could take a long time during a lesson to demonstrate all the words in forvo. It can be timse consuming.
To overcome the second problem, I suggest that teachers use this site where it is really necessary to hear the right pronunciation of the words.
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