Cake: Cake is an app that relies on short videos from YouTube and other video hosting services to allow you to practice and improve your pronunciation. This would be particularly helpful for students who feel like their pronunciation is still lacking and want to spend time on their own outside of class working to improve pronunciation to sound more like a native speaker. You may never eliminate the accent of your mother tongue, but Cake could help you to be better understood when interacting with native English speakers.
HelloTalk – Talk to the World: HelloTalk is a chat app unlike most other chat apps, in that it includes tools for translation, pronunciation, transliteration, and corrections to help you improve your English as you chat with native English speakers around the world via text, voice recordings, voice calls, video calls, and even doodles!
Tandem: Tandem is another application similar to HelloTalk that helps you improve your English chatting with native English speakers around the world. Having trouble with native speaker accents from India or Australia or Wales? Not to worry with Tandem because you can find someone in those parts of the world to help you improve your understanding of those accents.
A Tour of U.S. Accents: Take a tour of common North American accents, specifically those from the United States, in this entertaining linguistic tour of your neighbor to the north. You’ll hear about how accents came to be associated with different areas, as well as how regional accents have changed over time. Have fun!
10 Pronunciation Mistakes Spanish Speakers Make: This is a YouTube video with a supporting web site that helps native Spanish speakers learning English overcome the 10 most common pronunciation mistakes made by Spanish speakers. As a teacher in the classroom, I focus on these mistakes a lot. However, in online learning you can use this as a resource to improve your pronunciation.