A nonprofit project to empower ESL teachers with apps grounded in psycholinguistic research.
Vocabulary: Linguatorium Lexis
A low-prep vocabulary learning tool that triples long-term retention of new words
Custom word lists
Teachers spend mere seconds choosing words and example sentences appropriate to any textbook or curriculum for their students to review.
Lexis models each student's and word's "forgetting curve" to identify an optimal review schedule.
Lexis generates auto-graded vocab review activities that students are assigned to do for just 10 minutes a day.
In a double-blind experiment, students gained +195% in long-term vocabulary retention relative to non-Lexis users.
Pronunciation: Linguatorium Auris
The best-available method for learning second-language sounds, now in an app
Best learning method
According to research consensus, High-Variability Phonetic Training (HVPT) is the best way to learn second-language sounds.
Auris diagnoses each student's individual pronunciation challenges and creates a personalized training program.
Auris generates auto-graded listening activities that students are assigned to do for just 10 minutes a day.
In a controlled study, students attained 36% accuracy gains in less than 2.5 hours of using Auris (in 10-minute sessions over several weeks).
Helping English language learners sharpen their listening abilities and shape their pronunciation is a challenging task. The most difficult part for the students is learning the differences between phonemes that sound similar to them. Linguatorium Auris does a great job at that. It lets my students quickly identify individual sounds they have trouble distinguishing, and then delivers targeted and effective practice.
Shunzhu Liao Department of English Guangdong University of Technology (China)