Technology Review: The Perfect Accent App

  • Zoe Zawadzki (Iowa State University)


Automated speech recognition (ASR) is a feature of computer-assisted pronunciation training (CAPT) that can provide many benefits such as individualized instruction, a safe environment for pronunciation practice, and increased motivation and engagement (McCrocklin, 2019). Perfect Accent is a language-learning mobile application created by Virtual Immersive Educational Worlds, Inc. that is designed to improve a user’s accent at the individual sound level using sentences from different contexts. Users can choose from over forty different categories, including everyday tasks, various English for Specific Purposes contexts, and TOEFL. The creators claim that using the app improves the users’ pronunciation which can in turn help them get a better job, develop better social relationships, and be more clearly understood.

How to Cite: Zawadzki, Z. (2022). Technology review: The Perfect Accent App. In J. Levis & A. Guskaroska (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, held June 2021 virtually at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. 

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Published on
16 Sep 2022
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