- #1 Using speech-to-text apps to summarize and paraphrase
- #2 Using speech-to-text apps to practice pronunciation and enunciation
Why not put your students’ smartphones to work in your classroom? Free speech-to-text apps such as Dragon Dictation (iOS), Dragon Mobile Assistant (Android) or ListNote (Android) can aid your students’ ability to write summaries and paraphrases and help them practice pronunciation and enunciation. Additionally, students with iPhones can use Siri's dictation capabilities for the same purpose.
DVD movies and online video clips are great resources that students can use as models for correct pronunciation. The film needs to contain English subtitles or closed captioning. Alternately, students could have additional listening practice by transcribing their own scripts. This method would also allow students to annotate their scripts with intonation markings.
Students can use two methods:
Above is a video I created to model these methods to students.