If you plan to travel abroad, if you’re new to the United States, or if you just want to increase your language fluency, the Ocean County Library creates a bridge for diversity with Pronunciator, the world’s largest digital, fully integrated language-learning service.
Any one of Pronunciator’s 80 languages can be the starting point to learn any other language in its database. ESL instruction is offered in 50 languages. Pronunciator stores more than 30,000 useful words in each language, equal to a four-year education.
It can be accessed via laptops, desktops and mobile devices. It follows structured and unstructured formats, to suit a student’s purposes. Progress is bookmarked and synced to all devices. Lessons can be downloaded for offline study, and quizzes and scores can be exported.
“Pro Live” allows interaction with qualified instructors in hundreds of workshops each week, with personalized attention. “Pro Tour” offers visual cultural context for each language. “Pro Citizen” prepares new arrivals to the U.S. for citizenship exams, and “FreeTran” translates valuable documents such as immigration records and transcripts.
Specially marked sections introduce children as young as 3 years to the adventure of new languages.
Pronunciator offers closed captioning and accommodations for those with hearing and sight impairments.
Ocean County Library cardholders have free access to Pronunciator. Register for a card at any of the library’s branches, or visit theoceancountylibrary.org.
Reposted from The Sandpaper