I am trying to figure out a good way for a non native English speaker to become proficient in pronunciations.

Google Translator on Chrome seems like a good option. It lets a person read out and it would process the speech and add text to the textbox.

I was looking for a logical extension to it. Is there an app which presents a text to read. As long as you read and pronounce correctly, it'll keep updating the completed status and wait on a particular word if you don't pronounce it correctly?

If this place is not the right place to ask this question, I apologize.

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Are you looking for an app sort of like this?

Sounds: The Pronunciation App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sounds-pronunciation-app-free/id428243918?mt=8


Duolingo, though not exclusively focused on pronounciation, dedicate a part of each lesson to pronounce short phrases after hearing them, and validate the step only if pronounced correctly.


Auralog's Tell Me More is great for learning to pronounce correctly: after pronouncing a word or sentence it compares the soundwave with a perfect pronunciation, gives a score based on it and allows you to play back your pronounced words so that you can hear the difference. It supports many languages, including US and UK English.

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Personally I use the voice recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which forces me to train everyday ;-)

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