TASA (Text And Synchronised Audio)
TASA is a Microsoft WORD computer based App for synchronising short segments of text to audio. Once synchronized, you can click on a segment of text and thus cause the audio for that segment to be played, repeat played or played at a reduced speed. This enables the student to emulate the native speaker in short, manageable chunks. You can also view a translation of the text into another language.
This seems a very promising tool for foreign language learners - maybe especially for IT savvy users and teachers who can modify their chosen pieces of text for use in group situations. We are therefore liaising with the developer, David Mitchell, with a view to making the tool freely available via froggyspeak.
As a first step we need feedback.
Have a look at the project on YouTube by clicking here
and also at the segmentation example of "Le médecin généraliste" story by clicking here
and let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
After viewing the video, if you wish to download and test TASA, please click here
Questions and feedback are welcome, please send a mail to: email@example.com