An effective tool that will help your students improve their listening comprehension and pronunciation skills
What is it?
A supplementary computer-assisted pronunciation training (CAPT) system
How does it work?
No setup is needed — just upload your class roster and it is ready to go.
Auris automatically identifies phonemes (contrastive sounds) that students have trouble distinguishing.
Auris creates a training program personalized for each student's individual needs.
Students do Auris activities only 10 minutes per day.
Because of the way activities are generated, students quickly learn to discriminate and identify challenging sounds.
Teachers view reports on students' progress.
How effective is it?
+36% learning gains (in a controlled experiment; see publications)
What's under the hood?
Main principle: Adaptive high-variability phonetic training (HVPT)
An adaptive tutoring algorithm based on learner models
High-quality speech synthesis
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)