Language learning with Azure AI Speech
The Azure AI service for Speech platform is a comprehensive collection of technologies and services aimed at accelerating the incorporation of speech into applications. Azure AI services for Speech can be used to learn languages.
The Pronunciation Assessment feature is designed to provide instant feedback to users on the accuracy, fluency, and prosody of their speech when learning a new language, so that they can speak and present in a new language with confidence. For information about availability of pronunciation assessment, see supported languages and available regions.
The Pronunciation Assessment feature offers several benefits for educators, service providers, and students.
- For educators, it provides instant feedback, eliminates the need for time-consuming oral language assessments, and offers consistent and comprehensive assessments.
- For service providers, it offers high real-time capabilities, worldwide Azure AI Speech and supports growing global business.
- For students and learners, it provides a convenient way to practice and receive feedback, authoritative scoring to compare with native pronunciation and helps to follow the exact text order for long sentences or full documents.
Speech to text
Azure Speech to text supports real-time language identification for multilingual language learning scenarios, help human-human interaction with better understanding and readable context.
Text to speech
Text to speech prebuilt neural voices can read out learning materials natively and empower self-served learning. A broad portfolio of languages and voices are supported for AI teacher, content read aloud capabilities, and more. Microsoft is continuously working on bringing new languages to the world.
Custom Neural Voice is available for you to create a customized synthetic voice for your applications. Education companies are using this technology to personalize language learning, by creating unique characters with distinct voices that match the culture and background of their target audience.