SALE – January 16th – 18th 2012.
We wanted to wish you a Happy New Year from all of us here at the Macmillan Apps team. And what better way to celebrate the new year (and all those shiny new smartphones and tablets that Santa left under the tree) than with a sale!
For three days only next week we’re dropping the price of the Premium version of Sounds: The Pronunciation App, for both Apple and Android users. It will be just £1.49/$1.99 (usual price £3.99/$5.99). So if you haven’t picked up your copy yet this is the perfect time to. And if you have any friends who may be interested, why not forward this email to them too.
As an ESL and ESP teacher interested in integrating students’ fix on technology in the “autonomie” thing, I’m sorry but I just can’t understand why methods complicate the phonetic, spelling and, most importantly, speech process with a completely new code to learn. What is the fixation on the phonetic alphabet when the majority of our students don’t intend to become linguists? How many native speakers know or use the phonetic alphabet? If I may, I would suggest building up the word list and just offer pronunciation- UK, US, Indian, AU and, why not, some other possible accents that global speakers will hear. Thanks anyway Macmillan!Posted by mmassat on January 12th, 2012