University of Iowa - Phonetics

The Iowa “Sounds of Speech” website contains animated libraries of the phonetic sounds of English and other languages. App versions for Android & iOS are also available under the name Sounds of Speech. On both the website and in the app, for each English consonant and vowel, you’ll find an animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context. The animated side view of the mouth is particularly helpful for tongue placement and to see the difference between nasal and non-nasal sounds, e.g. /l/ and /n/.This site illustrates with audio, animation, and video how the many sounds of the English are spoken.  Students really like this site after a little orientation and practice.

Skills: 
listening
pronunciation
Level: 
ESL Beginning
ESL Intermediate
Topics: 
esl
english
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