Speech GraphicsSpeech Graphics creates world’s first high fidelity animation of human speech organs » Speech Graphics Oct 14 '13 Author: Speech Graphics Posted in: Press Specialist audio animation studio, Speech Graphics, announced today the launch of the world's first high fidelity animation of the human speech organs. Using technology they originally developed for the video games industry, Speech Graphics has created 'Simone', a fully computer animated language teacher, seen for the first time on language learning site, Saundz.com. Communication in today's global economy is critical and for the approximately 2 billion people learning English as a second language, accent and pronunciation are two of the most difficult aspects to master. Gregor Hofer of Speech Graphics explains: "A strong accent can be a major barrier to effective communication. Revealing a hidden world never seen so clearly before, Simone is a fully functioning cutaway of the inside of the mouth, nose and throat. Viewed from the front, Simone's face moves in perfect synchrony with audio recordings of sounds and words.
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TOEFL® Listening : free practice exercises from Exam English Academic Listening Skills The Listening section measures test takers’ ability to understand spoken English from North America and other English-speaking countries. In academic environments students need to listen to lectures and conversations. Below are three possible purposes for academic listening. Listening purposes include Listening for basic comprehension Listening for pragmatic understanding Connecting and synthesizing information Listening Section Format Listening materials in the new test include academic lectures and long conversations in which the speech sounds very natural. ETS®, TOEFL®, TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL Junior® are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). 2014 © Exam English Ltd.
BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips Immunizations Making Peace | Listen & Read | Spotlight 09 March, 2014 Afghani child being vaccinated on a National Immunization Day. Photo Credit: Gates Foundation, via Flickr Voice 1 Thank you for joining us for Spotlight. Voice 2 And I’m Joshua Leo. It was 1994. For seven days there was peace in warring Afghanistan. Can giving vaccines help a country find peace, even in the middle of a conflict? You may have heard other Spotlight programs about vaccines. In the past, vaccines have helped to stop horrible diseases like smallpox. One answer to this problem is a Mass Immunization Campaign. However, it is difficult to organize a Mass Immunization Campaign in a war area. During an MIC, governments, international health groups, and other concerned people organize temporary breaks in fighting. Organizers of the MIC’s clearly explain that they plan to vaccinate people from all communities. Fighting sides must agree that health workers will be able to travel safely through the country. Then, MICs need a way to provide the vaccines to the people.
BRICKS –rivista 11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever. From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students, the benefits of using technology in and for the classroom are plentiful. However, it is also important to remember that access issues and outdated technology can create issues when integrating it in lessons. During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, teachers voiced their concerns with using tech in the classroom. Letting students teach the teacher or other students how to use programs and apps is one of the great, unintended benefits of using technology in the classroom. Download the free, printable 11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom graphic (Color) (Black & White) for inspiration about how you can bring technology to your lessons and your students.
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