The Spoken Language Instructional Content development System will allow anyone with a microphone and Flash-enabled web browser, Android, Apple, or OLPC device to easily use and create new pronunciation assessment and reading tutoring systems utilizing speech recognition for any language-
As reading or spoken language learners attempt to read phrases out loud to work through their assignments, their speech and associated pronunciation fluency will be measured by phonemes, diphones, words, phrases and aggregated phrase scores to track and chart their progress. The entire system will be published as open source and made available for free using a freemium web hosting model, initially for the world's English language learners. The most important immediate benefit will be that instructors (including teachers, parents, and self studying adults) will be able to use any text with any vocabulary as the basis of a self-contained reading and pronunciation practice assessment exercise. For example, professors will be able to use text with the jargon specific to their field of research in order to train second language learning students in the field they are working in. Likewise, parents and grade school teachers will be able to select texts with a student's most troubling vocabulary for practicing reading and pronunciation, and observe the score progress as the student repeats attempts to correctly read and pronounce that vocabulary.
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Spoken Language Instructional Content development System trunk series is the current focus of development