ELSA

A virtual pronunciation coach

#2 Product of the DayJune 19, 2016
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This is simply amazing, they have a feature to write any word and practice it. The app tells you in which parts of the word you are doing good or not. A lot of speech processing tech in it!
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@daquinons I'm Vu Van - founder & CEO of ELSA. Thank you so much for the positive review !! Yes, we built our proprietary speech recognition that specifically focus on pinpointing the exact errors our learners make. I'm so glad you like it
This is cool:
@daquinons add this video in app page on play store.
@rrhoover Ryan, it's Vu - founder & CEO of ELSA. We feel so honored that you commented and shared this. Made our day!! :).
@keyul @daquinons will do that. thanks for the feedback!!
Here's the main problem, you need a diagram of the tongue to make this viable. Cadence can be taught by a coach. Tongue positioning requires specific diagrams. I can modulate between Indian, Jamaican, and American English accents solely by changing tongue positioning on a total of 5 letters. If I nail the breathing cadence of a language, I am then closer to proper pronunciation. You have to solve this tongue positioning issue to properly train voice.
@datarade Hi Kumar, I'm Vu Van - founder & CEO of ELSA. thanks a lot for the feedback. We are indeed working on the visual diagram of the tongue so users can get a better picture as well. If you have specific suggestions, I'd love to pick your brain!!
@elsa_now kumarovsk (gmail)
@datarade i tried to email you but it doesn't seem to be able to reach you...
I've had an accent for 10 years of my life, but, after using Elsa, my accent is gone. I was at a VC investor pitch meeting, spoke perfect fluent English, and at the end of the meeting, the investor asked me where I was from. When I told him I was from Beijing, he was shocked because "you have perfect English". I have no accent anymore and it's all thanks to Elsa.
Amazing product!
@ami90s thanks so much!!! please let me know any feedback you have!