SayLish is a quite-new website to help you listen to English words and phrases – as part of presentations and conversations posted on YouTube. PLUS – you can record your own voice, to compare your pronunciation with the video.
Voice recording support has been added just recently on iPhone/iPad with Safari, and we’ll give an example with that. It also works with Android phones/tablets, and desktop computers.
For example, if you search for videos with the word “infrequently“, you will see part of a YouTube video that contains your chosen word. After you listen to this, you can pause and …
Repeat this to hear it again
Go to the next video that contains this word
or press the “Speaking” button to switch to the screen where you can record your voice
After you listen, press the microphone to record, and try to pronounce the words you hear. Then press Stop () when you finish
Then you can …
Compare your pronunciation with the speaker in the video
Go to the next part of the SAME video
Go to the next video that contains your search word
Saylish has additional features which we will cover in another posting.
It requires LOTS of practice, and sacrifice (you would often rather be doing something different)
There are difficult moments along the way, and probably times when you think about giving up
It feels easier if you can find ways to enjoy it, such as having other people to support you and do it with you
It takes a long time to reach your goal, but when you do, you get a great sense of pride and achievement
Even after you finish, you can always continue to improve
Congratulations to the runners of the 2018 Boston Marathon, including Framingham Adult ESL student Cristina, who finished her 16th Boston Marathon! And also special congratulations with much gratitude to Michelle Gibson, who dedicated this marathon to raising money for our school.