ENGLISH LANGUAGE MATERIALS
Books (with Audio CDs, DVDs)
Pronunciation Power 1
Pronunciation Power 1 helps beginning to intermediate learners improve their pronunciation of the sounds of standard North American English, with exercises for 18 vowel sounds, 23 consonant sounds, and 11 consonant cluster sounds.
Pronunciation Power 2
Pronunciation Power 2 is designed for intermediate to advanced English learners of all ages and contains hundreds of hours of instruction and practice.
Commonalities of Pronunciation Power 1 and Pronunciation Power 2
These programs are excellent tools that aid students in practicing and improving their pronunciation skills through self-study. The programs can complement a teacher’s classroom learning environment; the teacher can direct the students to the lessons that would be best for them to study.
8-in-1 English Dictionary
The 8-in-1 English Dictionary, for beginner to intermediate learners of English, is included in Pronunciation Power 1 and is also available as a stand-alone product. Students use this dictionary to improve their pronunciation through various detailed searches of words. This dictionary is a self-study tool and is best used after the teacher has shown students all of the variety of uses of the tool. In Pronunciation Power 1 every word is hot linked to the Dictionary simply by clicking on the word.
Introductory English Grammar and Vocabulary
Introductory English Grammar and Vocabulary with Color Key is a grammar and vocabulary program for beginner English learners. Different colors denote the following sentence elements: noun, verb, pronoun, article, adverb, preposition, adjective.
Pronunciation Power Idioms
Pronunciation Power Idioms presents 10 idiom stems in each of three sets of exercises. For some items, students choose an explanation of an idiom in context; for others, students choose an idiom to replace a phrase in a sentence. Students can test their knowledge of idioms in the Exercise and Quiz sections.
Students record the words in the vocabulary list to test their pronunciation and to determine which of the sounds of English they need to improve. Once they have recorded several words a "suggested sound practice" list will appear suggesting which sounds to practice. After recording, they will see green if they have mastered a sound. An evaluation of 100% green indicates the mastery of all 52 sounds!
Students record sentences into a microphone, and their pronunciation is analyzed by speech recognition technology. The computerized assessment gives an overall score. For each of the 52 sounds (vowels, consonants, and consonant clusters), the assessment indicates whether the sound has been mastered, needs more practice, or is especially difficult. From the Speech Test Results page, students can click to hear each sound, as well as take note of which lessons to study. The Speech Test is available only in the online eEnglish program.
Site Licenses, Individual Installations, and Online Subscriptions
All of the programs described above are included in the online web-based eEnglish program, which can be purchased for subscriptions of one, three, six, and 12 months.
All of the programs described above, with the exception of the Vocabulary Builder and the Speech Test, are available for installation (Mac and Win) and site licensing, separately or in combination.