2. Using Pronounce Live
Pronounce Live allows anyone to improve their pronunciation and spoken skills with the help of a text-to-speech pronunciation model. Learners of all levels will benefit from the chance to receive immediate and detailed feedback.
How do I log in?
Open Google Chrome and go to the Pronounce Live Web site.
Note: Pronounce Live requires the Google Chrome browser
If you have an account, click Login at the top right corner and enter your user name and password.
If you do not have an account yet, click the Get Free Trial button to create an account for yourself.
Enter your information. This gives you access to a two week free trial after which you can choose whether you want to continue with a subscription.
How to practice?
Paste or type text into the text field and select a language, or open an exercise.
For the text you have typed or copied, you can click the gear icon on the left to save it as an exercise on Pronounce Live.
+ Listen to the model pronunciation by a text-to-speech voice.
+ Repeat after the model. The recording will stop automatically after a short time, but you can also click the button again to stop.
+ Replay to listen to your own pronunciation and compare with the original.
After each recording you can see your score, what the application heard you say and results for individual words.
When you are satisfied with your result you can move on to the next phrase.
Resetting your password
If you have lost your Pronounce Live password, you can easily reset it through a link on the Login page. Just follow the instructions below.
Go to https://www.pronouncelive.com/ and click Login in the upper right corner.
Click the Forgot password link.
Enter your email address to the form in all lower case letters and click Send Password Reset Link. You will next receive a password reset email to your email address.
Click the Reset Password link in the email. This will take you to the following page where you can enter a new password for yourself.
Enter your email address again using lower case letters. Enter and then re-enter a new password and click Reset Password to confirm the changes.
After this your password has been reset and you can login with your new information. Please note that you are not logged in automatically after resetting the password, but need to click the Login button.
Score, History and Report
Score: After each recording you can see your score, what the application heard you say and results for individual words.
The colors below the phrase numbers also indicate your best result for each one.
Result history: Click the chart icon on the lower right corner to view the results history for the active phrase.
Report: Click the Report button to open a results history for the entire exercise. You can also save or print the exercise report for record keeping.
Types of users inside Pronounce Live
Individual Users are users who have a personal subscription to Pronounce Live and are not in a school group.
Pronounce Live groups include two different user roles:
+ Editors are users in a group who are able to manage the group information, user accounts and exercises.
+ Basic Users are users in a group who are able to practice with Pronounce Live, either with their own material or with the shared Group exercises, but are not able to edit group information or exercises.
Different types of users will have different features available in Pronounce Live as following:
|Editors||Basic Users||Individual Users|
|Copy or type in text||✓||✓||✓|
|Open and save personal exercises||✓||✓||✓|
|Open group exercises||✓||✓|
|Create and manage group exercises||✓|
|Practice with Pronounce Live||✓||✓||✓|
|Manage group settings||✓|
|Edit user roles||✓|
|Create and remove users||✓|
Pronounce Live Group edition
Pronounce Live Group edition offers schools and other user groups additional features for sharing exercises and user management. These features make it easy to use Pronounce Live to complement the language curriculum in schools. Students will be able to complete pronunciation exercises on any topic to support classroom learning and to perfect their spoken skills.
Logging in and viewing group info
During the purchasing process you will have been sent your original login details to the system via an email. If you are unsure of this login then please contact [email protected] and we will gladly send you your login details.
Browse to www.pronouncelive.com and click the Login icon. Enter the original login email and password that you received from Sanako.
You will then see the login screen, part of which is shown below. Enter the original login email and password that you received from Sanako.
Click on the drop-down menu next to your name in the top right part of the application. Select Group Settings from the menu.
This allows you to see the group name, number of licenses, group license token and the users who have joined the group.
Your group name will have already been entered by Sanako but you can change this at any time.
The license information is also shown. This shows the total number of available and used licenses along with the expiry date of your subscription.
The group token is used by students when registering to join the group.
You may decide to regenerate the token at the end of say an academic year, semester or course. This will prevent any users from joining the group with the old token.
Inviting others to join the group
You can invite other users to your Pronounce Live group by sending them an email invitation. This is done under the Group Settings in Pronounce Live.
The function for inviting other users to your group is under the group token information. Click the down arrow.
You can type in the email addresses of the students you want to join the group. Click Send Invitation and an automated email will be sent to each listed email address with the joining instructions.
When students browse to the web page they click Register.
They are then prompted to enter the group token first and then their personal details as shown below.
Changing user role between Basic User and Editor
All new members of a group join as a Basic User. If you want to promote any user to that of an Editor then this will allow them to create and share exercises to the whole group. This is recommended for fellow teaching staff only. To change the role via the Group Settings option click Change Role for that user.
You will then be asked to confirm this action as shown below.
Creating and managing exercises as an Editor
You can create your own exercises on any topic you like and make them available to everyone in your group.
Open the Pronounce Live menu and select Exercises.
You can create new exercises at the bottom of the exercises list under Create new exercise.
Fill in the exercise information and content.
For the content, you can type in or copy and paste the exercise text. A full stop followed by a capital letter is used to indicate a new pronunciation item/sentence. (ex. a pronunciation exercise with individual words would look like this: Dog. Cat. Mouse. etc.)
Click Save new exercise. The created exercise is then available for everyone in your group in the Group Exercises list at next login.
As an editor, you can Edit or Delete exercises belonging to the group.
Pronounce Live App for Android and iOS
Sanako Pronounce Live App allows you to practice pronunciation on your Android or iOS mobile phone or tablet virtually anywhere.
For individual users Pronounce Live App offers is an easy way to improve spoken skills with all the simplicity of a mobile application that is always available.
In school environments the mobile App allows teachers to share group exercises providing students with a possibility to complement classroom learning with individual practice.
Please note that the selection of available languages depends on your device.
For Android devices, Pronounce Live App requires that Google Text-to-speech is installed on your device. You can find Google Text-to-speech at the Google Play store. The selection of available text-to-speech languages depends on your device.
For iOS, Pronounce Live App requires iOS 10 or higher operating system.
Where do I get it?
To use the app you need to register for a free trial at the Pronounce Live Web site. You can sign up for a two week free trial with no automatic subscription.
Start the Pronounce Live App on your phone or tablet and then enter your user name and password.
Pronounce Live opens with the Exercises view. You can either select to view My Exercises or Group Exercises.
My Exercises are exercises that you have created and saved yourself.
Group Exercises are exercises that have been added to your study group when Pronounce Live is used within a school or institution. This view also includes some example exercises to get started with.
Creating an exercise
To create a new exercise, tap the + button at bottom right of your screen.
- Give a Name for the exercise.
- Select a Language.
- Copy and paste or type in the text you want to practice with into the Content field.
- Tap Save New Exercise. The exercise is now added to your personal exercise list in My Exercises.
Pronounce Live will automatically divide the text into phrases. A full stop followed by a capital letter is used to indicate a new pronunciation item/sentence. (ex. a pronunciation exercise with individual words would look like this: Dog. Cat. Mouse. etc.)
Editing an exercise
To later edit an exercise, open it and then tap the tool icon at top right of your screen.
All users are able to edit their personal exercises in My Exercises.
If you have an Editor account, you can also manage and edit the shared exercises in Group Exercises.