Sound English

 

     

 

Developed and co-published with Publishing & Data

Sound English books meet the need to provide adults who are new to Australian English with suitable reading material.

Using many learning strategies, the Sound English software allows students to hear and practise the sounds, rhythms and flow of Australian English.

 

This software presents the text and pictures of the books, along with questions, activities and spelling exercises*. The computer can speak every word and sentence in human voices. Students can also write their own version of the story, hear it read by the computer and print it. 
If required, each student’s progress can be tracked at every stage.

*The Preliminary pack does not include spelling activities.

What does each package include?

Each level offers Reading, Questions, Activities and Writing. Level 1 packages also include Spelling.

 

Reading

 

 

 

 

  

 

Each word is underlined while it is spoken by a human voice. 
Students may click on any word to hear that word and see the sound highlighted. In Level 1 the phoneme being introduced in each book is coloured wherever it is used, just as in the printed version. Students can listen to sentences and/or word over and over, as many times as they wish.

 

Questions

 

 

 

 

 

Every book has a set of questions that focus on helping the student understand the content. Images and text from the book are used wherever appropriate.

 

Activities

 

 

 

 

There is a set of activities for each book, each aimed at practising a particular aspect of the reading process. Instructions are spoken. Students can click on any word or sound to hear it again.

 

Writing

 

 

 

  

Students can gain confidence from writing their own version of a book, then hearing the computer read their text. (Text-to-speech facilities need to be enabled in the computer's operating system to read the text aloud.)
If a printer is available their work can then be printed.

 

Spelling

 

  

 

 

Students are offered a variety of spelling activities using the words in each book. Clues and assistance are offered when appropriate.

 

 

Record-keeping facilities for the teacher

Teachers have protected access to comprehensive options, control panels and a record-keeping system for each student.


 

Platforms

Package includes CD suitable for both Windows and Macintosh. This software is suitable for use with Mac OS X and Windows 7 64-bit.

Sound English is also available for iPhone and iPad from Apple's App Store. This version only includes the Reading activity.

 

 

Online Shopping

Please use this facility only if you want delivery within Australia, where the freight and tax charges are fixed. You don't need a PayPal account, just a credit card.
If you want delivery outside Australia, or you are an educational institution and prefer to be invoiced, just email us your order and we'll contact you for payment and shipping details.

 

Sound English - Single User

$99.00 (inc GST) 

Books

 

Sound English - Site Licence

$198.00 (inc GST) 

Books
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