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 is subscribing to Pronunciator for a one-year pilot to learn more about state employees’ language learning needs and how library databases may be able to support them. Funding for this project came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
As part of the pilot project, the State Library will evaluate how well the use of Pronunciator supports Oregon state employees' language learning needs. We'd like to include state employees' experiences and feedback, including the development of an evaluation tool, through a focus group.
If you'd like more information about the focus group, please share your name and email address below. This form is only for requesting information; filling out the form will not automatically sign anyone up to join the focus group. Instead, we'll ask for interest in joining the focus group after sharing more information about expectations and anticipated timelines. We'll be gathering contact information for about a month and send an email in late October or early November with more information.