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Online Listening Quizzes for French and Russian

I created online listening quizzes so you could practice your listening skills and learn International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols at the same time. They are fully compatible with mobile devices.



Russian language podcast launched


My name is Tatiana. I am Timur's wife.

We've launched a new project: Russian language podcast.

Each five to seven minute audio contains a short explanation of meaning for three pairs of words (antonyms) and some examples of their use. A full transcript in PDF format is available for each episode.

As for the choice of words, the great inspiration for me was a book by E. R. Laskareva called "Прогулки по русской лексике".

In our audio files you can hear the fragments of the following musical compositions:

  • Marceau "Boogy Doggy"
  • Olga Scotland "Coffee Morning"
  • Scott Holmes "Giving Logo".

We really need your comments and suggestions to make this podcast more useful for you!

Thank you for your attention!



The site was moved to another hosting

I moved the site recently to another hosting. The server is faster so I hope it will improve your experience.



French pronunciation course for beginners released

I am very glad to announce the release of the video course French pronunciation for beginners.



Follow me on Google+

From now on, I will announce small updates concerning the phonetic transcription translators on my Google+ page.



A new article on language learning

I published a new article on language learning. The main topic I am covering is how computer games can help you learn a foreign language.



Updates in Chinese pinyin translator

There was a lot of updates in Chinese pinyin translator: support for Cantonese pronunciations, hand-writing worksheet generator, integrated Chinese-English dictionary.



An open-source project spanish-pronunciation-rules-php launched

I would like to localize the Spanish phonetic converter for different Spanish dialects. This task requires a lot of time, effort and a good understanding of the subject. So I need the help of the community. Therefore, I decided to publish a part of the code of my converter under GNU General Public License. The project is available on GitHub:


From now on everybody who wants to contribute to the converter's algorithm is free to do so. More information here.


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