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5 Best Pronunciation Apps for Language Learners

Pronunciation is an important of being understood. Learning to pronounce words correctly takes drilling and constant practice. Students need to know how words are pronounced and the way to pronounce them.

Pronunciation is an important skill for ESL students to master.  The below pronunciation apps will test students’ pronunciation skills and listening accuracy, too.

Do you have difficulty with the sounds and pronunciation of the English language, or with understanding the symbols of the phonemic alphabet?

Below is a list of 5 apps we recommend for language learners to improve their pronunciation.

Sounds: The Pronunciation App is the most comprehensive English pronunciation tool, for both students and teachers. The app is created by Macmillan Education, one of the leading publishers for English learning materials, and will allow users to study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever they are. 

howjsay English Pronunciation

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Howjsay is a talking dictionary of English pronunciation. You can learn to pronounce new words correctly with the world's leading English dictionary : howjsay Pronunciation Dictionary. It is good for students to simply check how words sound without learning any phonemic symbols.The app also has better functionality with over 150,000 words and is user-friendly.

LearnEnglish Sounds Right

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

LearnEnglish Sounds Right is the British Council’s free pronunciation chart for learners and teachers of English worldwide. With LearnEnglish Sounds Right installed on your class set of devices, or your students’ own devices, you can teach the individual sounds and symbols easily.

With LearnEnglish Sounds right on your phone or tablet you can practise anywhere and anytime. Just tap a sound and you will hear it. Tap the downward arrow sign and listen to three example words with that sound.

Improve your English pronunciation today with Say It! Hear the Oxford English model, see the soundwave, then record and compare your pronunciation. Comes with 100 free British English words, 4 tests and 12 sounds, taken from the best-selling English File course and Oxford's dictionaries. It's quick, effective and fun to use.

English Pronunciation IPA

( iPhone, iPad )

This app of English pronunciation IPA (Pronunciation Chart) will give you plenty of important topics of how to speak English properly, such as Short vowels, long vowels, consonants, mouth and tongue positions when pronouncing sounds. You can listen to the pronunciation of a certain word with many examples about it. You can tap on a certain word in practice box to listen to the correct pronunciation of that word. You can learn pronunciation Rules for English Words. There are videos about pronunciation with phonetics letters that helps you to pronounce a word exactly.