Attention Language teachers – Check out new updated Speechace: The speech recognition moodle plugin #Moodle

Are you a language teacher using Moodle for online teaching? How you are helping your learners in improving their pronunciation and lowering their accent. Speechace – The speech recognition Moodle plugin is now revamped after taking feedback from hundreds of Moodle users and months of development effort since its first release in January last year.

In a recent news, Ahmed El-Shimi – Co-Founder of Speechace, announced the release of the new revamped version of the Speechace Moodle plugin. The Moodle plugin is a question type plugin with following features:

  • Realtime feedback at a word, syllable and phoneme level pinpointing mistakes in pronunciation
  • Automatic speech scoring against a native speaker model
  • Automatic generation of reference audio using state of the art text to speech software
  • Allows recording of your own audio to instruct students
  • Allows creation of custom pronunciation material using ever-expanding 100,000 word dictionary
  • Supports all question behaviors
  • Simple click and install with no external dependencies.
  • Works across Moodle 2.7-3.2
  • Is fast and responsive and works across all browsers and mobile phones. No app required for Android phones.
  • Supports native HTML5 audio or Adobe Flash if HTML5 not available

PS – Speechace is a commercial Moodle plugin and MoodleWorld is not affiliated to Speechace through any means.

Demo, Pricing and Trial:

Here is a small introductory video about Speechace:

 
Speechace offers packages from as low as 25 users for $199/year. You can give it a try through your browser here. You can also check out the Speechace functioning by signing up for a free trial. Click here to start your free trial and see the pricing details. For more details, check out the official speechace website here.

What are the other plugins or services which you are using in your language courses? Let us know in the comments below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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