Pronunciation Wizard is an interactive and easy to use
English pronunciation tutoring system for Windows. It puts all of the best techniques of a master pronunciation tutor right on your
Pronunciation Wizard combines Professor Leonard Balazer's years of
successful English pronunciation tutoring experience with state of the art
Windows PC multimedia. The result is an unmatched teacher of
clear, understandable English.
Forty carefully designed English pronunciation lessons include more than 700 videos
many of which use automatic still image
Automatic still images allow detailed study of the mouth, tongue and teeth
required for good English pronunciation. It works by showing still
images of the key points in a pronunciation
video, and then highlighting each still at exactly the correct point in time
during the video playback. An example is shown in the picture below. Watch
live examples in action in demonstrations
Pronunciation Wizard is works like a real live
pronunciation tutor. For example, you may choose to listen to any of the
, read to you slowly and clearly by
Professor Balazer. As you listen to the audio, the matching text
is highlighted on your screen. Using your mouse, you are in
full control of what text will be read. It's easy to move to any part of any lesson,
to pause, or to repeat
exactly whatever you want. And remember, this is NOT a
computer generated voice
, it is the voice of Professor Balazer
himself, with all the clarity and detail of correct English pronunciation
that his voice provides. Watch examples in
Of course even the best multimedia tutoring software is only as good as the
tutor himself. Fortunately, Pronunciation Wizard provides you with one
of the best. Leonard Balazer brings to you his many
years of successful English pronunciation tutoring
experience, deep knowledge of language, sound, and voice,
as well as a real passion for understandable English pronunciation.
Leonard Balazer is a native speaker of American English with degrees in
physics and engineering. It's his combination of tutoring experience
and knowledge of language, sound and voice sciences that inspired the
powerful techniques taught in Pronunciation Wizard. His techniques
include many that are not understood by
other teachers, such as
the value of proper airstream techniques and that many
teachers speak English too quickly for students to understand.
Pronunciation Wizard emphasizes airstream techniques, and ALL
of the dialog is spoken slowly and clearly. Some of the science that
inspired his techniques is complex, but the techniques themselves are easy
to understand. Learn more about Mr. Balazer's insights and techniques in
Also see more about his background in About Us.
All registered owners of Pronunciation Wizard will receive two free
written English pronunciation evaluations from Professor Balazer.
These evaluations are performed personally by Professor Balazer based on the
student's recording of a carefully designed evaluation script.
Professor Balazer's extensive background in teaching English Pronunciation
to native Japanese speakers inspired him to create a special version of
Pronunciation Wizard designed especially for Japanese speakers.
Pronunciation Wizard: English for Japanese Speakers is
customized throughout every lesson to specifically address the special
challenges native Japanese speakers face in pronouncing clear,
understandable English. Learn more in Products.
and as often as you like.
Since all of the software and lesson materials are stored on your computer, text, images,
audio and videos are displayed instantly without any delays
This advantage is part of what makes Pronunciation Wizard such an
interactive, responsive system. Learn more in
Pronunciation Wizard is delivered to you on CD, ready for very easy
any Windows PC (Windows XP or later). Besides all of the advantages
has over simple video tape systems, it has many advantages over
Internet-based systems as well. Pronunciation Wizard does NOT
require an Internet connection. All of the lesson materials
(more than 400MB) are stored on your own computer(s) for use at any time