K-12 FAQ

Pronunciator for K-12

Pronunciator’s building-block approach to language instruction makes it appropriate for all ages and all levels. Elementary, middle, and high school students use Pronunciator to both reinforce and extend classroom learning; and teachers use it to create immersive online language courses for their students, along with online quizzes and exercises.

 

FAQ for K-12

How many languages do you offer?

80, and growing. We also have ESL for 50 non-English languages.

Uniquely, we also offer the ability to learn any language in any other language — making for 4,000 possible course combinations.

 

 

How much do you cost?

We recommend that your students use their public library cards to access Pronunciator, but if your local library doesn’t subscribe, and you’d like your school to have full access to Pronunciator, call us at 800-328-1776 for a quote on the spot. Our quotes are all-inclusive.

Do you offer remote access?

Yes. Your students and teachers can use Pronunciator wherever they are.

Do you have ESL?

Yes, for 50 non-English languages, to meet the ESL needs of the majority of international students.

Do you offer advanced content?

Yes. Each Pronunciator language course has up to 10,000 phrases in the curriculum, with the most advanced phrases geared at language majors in their junior or senior years of college.

Do you have scored quizzes?

Yes, over 2,000 per course. Detailed reports are available for each student, showing scores on every quiz. You can even group students by language studied.

Can your courses be customized?

Yes. Our Course Designer, free with your subscription, allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses that leverage our content and functionality.

Do you have apps?

Yes, full-featured, native apps for all Android and Apple device types.

Do you have movies?

Yes. Feature-length films can be viewed in our ProFlix feature!

Do you have music?

Yes. Our ProRadio and ProTunes services teaches language through song!

Do you provide usage reports?

Yes. You have password-protected access to detailed usage reports down to the student level. You can view registrations and logins, test activity, most popular languages, and more, for any date range. You can also download the data to any spreadsheet or database program.

How does authentication work?

We authenticate by any of the following, based on your preference: email address; library card; or student ID. We also have full support for EZProxy.

How do you compare to...?

We offer more content and more functionality than any other vendor.

How much content do you have?

We provide up to 10,000 phrases to learn per language; 3,000,000 vocabulary words across the languages; up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons per course; 2,000 downloadable PDF phrasebooks; and 20,000 photos and custom illustrations to complement learning. Nobody else offers anything close to this amount of organized content.

What type of support can we expect?

We provide same-day, 7-day-a-week support for school staff and students.

We also send you innovative promotional material by the boxful, with free refills, to help you spread the word.

How long have you been around?

We began development in 2009, and launched in 2011.

What is your methodology?

Pronunciator uses a combination of newfangled interactive techniques (e.g. virtual coaching, pronunciation analysis), and proven old-school methods (e.g. audio lessons, scored quizzes), in a structured learning approach that focuses on the intensive reinforcement of what is learned.

Is it easy to implement on our web site?

Yes, it’s just a matter of placing a link on your web page.

Do students need an e-mail address to register?

No. An e-mail address is optional, but is helpful in case the student’s user name and password are misplaced.

What are the minimum technical requirements for the browser-based player?

A web browser that has Flash installed, and JavaScript enabled.

Speakers or headphones are needed to hear the audio content.

A computer microphone is needed for interactive activities, such as pronunciation analysis.

Do you use humans for translations and voice?

Yes, native speakers are used for both translation and voice-over work. No machine translation or computer voices are used.

Is there any content that is not included in a subscription?

No. All subscriptions provide full-access to all Pronunciator content for an unlimited number of concurrent users.

Are there download limits?

Yes. Each student can download up to 90 MP3 audio lessons per month (about 60 hours of content); and up to 10 e-Phrasebooks per month. The following month, the cap is lifted, and they can resume streaming or downloading. This limit is student-specific, and has no effect on the downloading or streaming of other patrons in your library.

How do I get a trial for my school?

Phone 800-328-1776 or fill out the form in the sidebar of this page.

How do I schedule a webinar?

Phone 800-328-1776 or fill out the form in the sidebar of this page. We offer 30-minute live (as well as pre-recorded) webinars that cover all aspects of the service.

Where is your company based?

In scenic Shepherdstown, WV, along the banks of the Potomac River.

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