Language-learning tools

Reference Vowels - the basic skill of learning any vowel-sound in any language

Parrot - indispensable free pronunciation tool. Records you speaking a short phrase, and plays it back to you. Shows you what you really sound like - in any language!

Vowel Chart Maker - vowel chart drawing utility

Language descriptions

LANGUAGECONTENTDOCUMENTS
AlbanianNouns Description
ArabicVerb Morphology Description
CantonesePhonetic Symbols Symbols
DutchPronunciation Description
Consonants
Monophthongs
Diphthongs
DutchPhrases Phrase-list
EnglishPronunciation Description
Audio
Consonants
Vowels
EnglishPronunciation of Suffixes Description
EnglishCockney Description
EnglishWest-of-England Accent Description
Audio
Vowels
FrenchPronunciation Description
Audio
Consonants
Vowels
FrenchPhrases Phrase-list
FrenchMorphology Description
FrenchNoun Syntax Description
General AmericanPhonetic Symbols Symbols (display)
Symbols (.pdf)
General AmericanVowels Demonstration
GermanPhrases Phrase-list
GreekPronunciation Description
Audio
Consonants
Vowels
GreekVerblist List
GreekVerbs Description
Lewis GaelicOverview Overview
Lewis GaelicPronunciation Description
Audio
Consonants
Vowels
MandarinPronunciation Description
Scottish EnglishVowels Demonstration
Scottish EnglishPhonetic Symbols Symbols
SpanishPronunciation Description
SpanishMorphology Description
TagalogPhrases Phrase-list

Discussion documents

Language Learner's Guide
Short Guide
Basic Vocabulary
Phonetic Transcription for Language-learning Textbooks
Rational Language Learning
Rigour in Language Learning
The Linguistics of Speech - summary of William A. Kretzschmar's book