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Pronunciator: Language Learning Online

Overview of language learning available from Pronunciator through the State Library.

Types of Learning

Guided Learning

Follow curated lessons in a guided format. Pronunciator provides several guided learning options:

  • Leveled Learning: beginner, high beginner, low intermediate, high intermediate, advanced
  • Special Topics: grammar reference, travel prep, healthcare, COVID-19 (available for over 100 languages)

Self-Guided Learning

For a more self-paced option, explore self-guided learning. Pronunciator provides the following options:

  • Daily Lessons (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Core Vocabulary
  • Essential Verbs
  • Creating Sentences
  • Powerful Phrases
  • Conversation
  • Workplace
  • Poetry, Plays, and Film (select languages)

Personalized Learning

Create your own lessons by topic or occupation that matches your learning needs. Pronunciator will guide you through the process by asking you about your preferences for your skill level, age range, learning frequency, content types, audiovisual options, and learning goals.

  • Topics: focus your personalized language learning based on 5 or more topics from a provided list (see below)
  • Occupation: focus your personalized language learning based on an occupation from a provided list (see below)

Topics

Options for personalized learning based on topic may include:

Animals
Appointments
Arts
Business
Celebrations
Colors
Communication
Daily Life
Directions
Drink
Earth
Education
Environment
Family
Film
Finance
Food
For Women
Friends
Grammar
Health
History
Hobbies
Hotels
House and Home
Industry
Just for Kids
Justice
Leisure
Media
Mind and Body
Music
Numbers
People
Personal Care
Pets
Politics
Recreation
Relationships
Safety
School
Self
Shopping
Spirituality
Sports
Style
Technology
Time
Transportation
Travel
TV
Vehicles
Weather
Work

Occupations

Options for personalized learning based on occupation may include:

Accountant
Airport
Architect
Barber/Stylist
Bartender
Baseball Player
Bookkeeper
Bus Driver
Carpenter
Cashier
Childcare
Coach
Construction
Corrections Officer
Customer Service
Dental Office
Dishwasher
Doctor Office
Electrician
Financial Advisor
Firefighter
Food Service
Home Health Aide
Homeless
Hospital
Hospitality
Human Resources
Janitor
Landscaper
Law Office
Librarian
Maid
Manager
Manufacturing
Material Mover
Mechanic
Military
Nursing
Paramedic
Pharmacist
Police
Postal Worker
Preschool Teacher
Psychologist
Realtor
Receptionist
Retail
Retiree
Rideshare Driver
Salesperson
Secretary
Security Guard
Stock Clerk
Student
Teacher
Teller
Truck Driver
Veterinarian
Waiter

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