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Saundz (Review)

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  • Mo Chen (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The Saundz curriculum-based education software program was developed by the Saundz Company in 2012. Users can access the Saundz website on their computers or download the Saundz app to their smartphones and tablets via Apple’s iOS or the Android operating system. The cost for access to the full course on the website and through the app is $19.99 USD. Saundz is intended to offer computer-assisted pronunciation training (CAPT) to English-as-a-foreign- language (EFL) students. The developers of Saundz promise that the software will help non- native English speakers to “1) learn in a step-by-step manner each of 40 sounds of American English, 2) practice their pronunciation at any time via the internet, and 3) quickly improve their pronunciation skills and reduce their accent” (Saundz, 2016). This review will focus on the Saundz app. The review will begin with an overview of the main features of the app, and it will then evaluate the app using the CALL evaluation framework developed by Chapelle (2001).

How to Cite:

Chen, M., (2016) “Saundz (Review)”, Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Proceedings 8(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2017
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