Pronunciator is a language learning database that provides personalized language learning for over 160 languages, including the top 15 languages spoken in Oregon (per the 2019 American Community Survey). It also offers language learning for American Sign Language and Mexican Sign Language. You can follow guided courses or create your own personalized learning based on interests or occupation. You can also download audio lessons or phrasebooks for listening or reading offline.
The State Library's subscription to Pronunciator originated as a one-year pilot (September 2021 - August 2022) to learn more about state employees’ language learning needs and how library databases may support them. Funding for the project came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.