Speak English confidently and clearly!
ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant) is an English Learning app that helps you with pronunciation and vocabulary to speak English confidently and clearly.
Over 10 MILLION+ students & working professionals from over 130+ countries have used ELSA’s award winning, artificially intelligent speech-recognition technology to learn English Speaking.
> ELSA can help you:
- Study English for IELTS exams, TOEFL, TOEIC exams and even for your ESL classes.
- Learn essential English conversations and phrases before you plan to travel or take a trip.
- Practice English related to your professional field to advance your career and speak fluent English.
> Discover Your Speaking Proficiency and Score!
- Take a speech test that’s written by world-class experts and receive a detailed report of your pronunciation strengths and weaknesses. Learning a new language is easy if you know what to focus on.
- Learn how to pronounce all English sounds effectively.
> Become Bilingual Quickly
- Learn English fast with an AI speech coach. Our AI will select the best bite-sized lessons to help you sound like a native speaker and help you with your English accent.
- Practice from over 1,600 lessons covering all English sounds and over 40 topics ranging from travel tips to job interviews for you to explore.
- Use ELSA’s English Dictionary to look up words and practice speaking them. You’ll be able to see how you compare to a native speaker and receive feedback to improve.
> Games & Speaking Challenges!
- Practice English conversations with fun language games that cover core English skills like pronunciation, grammar, word stress, rhythm, intonation, listening, and conversation.
- After you speak a phrase, within seconds you’ll be able to:
1) Compare your voice to a native speaker and their English accent
2) Receive instruction on how to correct yourself
3) Feedback on other sounds via IPA through the Advanced Feedback feature
4) Watch a video that shows you how to produce those challenging sounds.
- The secret to being bilingual is practicing in bite-sized amounts and receiving meaningful feedback along the way.
> Trusted by English Learners and Industry Experts
- Honorable Mention in the AI and Data category of Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards
- Top 100 Influencers in State of EdTech Report by EdTech Digest 2020
- Grand Winner at SXSWEdu Launch 2016
- Gold Winner for “The Best Digital Learning App” by Reimagine Education 2016
- #1 Education App on ProductHunt 2016
- Mentioned by TechCrunch, Forbes, Mashable, VentureBeat, Yahoo, Salma Hayek, and more
> ELSA Pro Subscription
Subscribe to ELSA Pro for premium lessons and features! ELSA Pro comes with great benefits such as:
- Access to 1,600+ bite-sized lessons and 40+ essential topics such as: American Culture, Travel 101, Job Interviews, Everyday English Conversations, Basic English Phrases and much more!
- Customized training to improve your pronunciation.
- Tracking tools to help you see your progress in all essential speaking skills.
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled 24 hours prior to the end of your current subscription. To cancel your subscription, manage auto-renewal settings in your iTunes account.
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Ratings and Reviews
Please add British English
I came across an idea recently, that accent makes you sound uneducated. It was a revelation. I have a PhD, but in non-academic circles people may be patronising at times. For no obvious reason. But here is the reason!
The app is amazing for someone with moderate/heavy non-English accent like me. People reviewing this app and saying that they are native speakers/or have no-accent pronunciation - this app is not for you, haha, don’t review it.
For us, whose accent is easily detectable (people always ask you ‘Your English is so good/Your accent is very sweet. Where are you from?’) it is great.
The problem is… I live in the UK. And I am not that keen on the difference in how ‘A’ sounds in ‘bad’, ‘thanks’ etc.
What is hopeful is that with an American accent I may still sound more educated than with what I currently have, haha.
Idea is good but not diverse
I tried this app out before I introduced it to my partner (who is an L2 English speaker and asked me to have a look at it; I’m L1 English speaker from Australia/UK). I see the point of it and it is good for L2 speakers living in the US/Canada, it’s useless if you live in any other English speaking country or do not want an American accent. It’s especially awful for non-rhotic accents - it kept correcting my my Australian/UK pronunciations and highlighted them as erroneous and suggested American alternatives. I did find it quite funny that the videos to demonstrate ‘native’ examples of how words would be said included people who did not speak English natively with heavy accents and Australian speakers! Seems a bit odd…
However, I did enjoy that it was able to accurately highlight the phonemes using the IPA. But that was about where the usefulness ended, because my partner doesn’t want to sound like an American living in the UK. I hope in the future there is an option to select a particular variety of English’s pronunciation.
It doesn’t have the British English accent
I’ve been in the U.K. for quite a long time now so my accent is going more towards the direction of BE in which the ‘r’-s are non-rhotic and it’s not pronounced in the end of the words. This app cannot distinguish between accents and focuses too much on the American pronunciation. I don’t know based on what the app deems someone as a proficient ‘native speaker’. Does it follow the phonetic rules of Standard American which is spoken by a very little portion of the English speaking population? Not to mention in England there are also many dialects and variations of English, would they be sensed as ‘intermediate’ accents? I like the concept of it but it’s far from accurate and it will never be accurate due to the fact that there are numerous accents. Sometimes English speakers have difficulties to understand each other. What I’m trying to say is that when it comes to pronunciation it’s not clear which ones belong to the so called ‘native speaker’ pronunciation.
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- 165.5 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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