I tried out the new Google Docs Voice Typing feature today, and was very impressed with its accuracy. I’ve embedded below both a video and the short test I tried out.
Its accuracy got me wondering if it could be a useful tool for English Language Learners to use and practice their pronunciation. Obviously, a site like English Central that actually grades pronunciation accuracy is more engaging. But it seems to me that having students speak and see if the Google Docs software can understand them might be worth trying now and then.
What do you think?
I’m adding this post to The Best Websites For Practicing English Pronunciation.