AI Tools for Learning English

Artificial Intelligence might sound scary or like science fiction, but the truth is that AI is changing the world and the ways English is taught and learned.
AI Tools Can Help Improve Your Pronunciation and More, and Many of Them Are Free!
Google Docs Voice Typing
Google Assistant

Recently, Google Docs added a voice typing feature. Voice Typing types what you say and also follows commands.

Google Assistant is also a great pronunciation test. You really can't have a lengthy conversation with her, but you can ask her

But, Google Docs only types what you say and follows your commands if it understands you. This afternoon I tried voice typing with correct pronunciation, pronunciation that was a little incorrect, and really bad pronunciation. When my pronunciation was a little incorrect, Google Docs knew what I was saying and typed it correctly. However, when my pronunciation was really off, Google Docs typed something different from what I was trying to say. So, Google Docs Voice Typing is a good test of your pronunciation, but it doesn't tell you how to improve. To use voice typing on an Android phone or iPhone, you need to install the GBoard keyboard. GBoard also recognizes the following commands for punctuation: Period, Comma, Exclamation point, Question mark, New line, and New paragraph.

questions. If she answers the question you asked her, then she understood you. Assistant can also give you great practice in asking all kinds of questions. What will the weather be like tomorrow in Paris, France? What is the difference between arepas in Venezuela and Colombia? In what month does the school year start in New York? How long is the flight from Mexico City to Washington, DC? What day is it in Beijing?

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