Comparison of language learning systems utilizing speech recognition

Source Product Platform Available since Retail price Hardware included Speech recognition Oral reading assistance Pronunciation scoring by phrase Detailed pronunciation diagnostics Accent and dialect adaptive Target audience
ReadSay Literacy PROnounce English Handheld 2004 $499 400 MHz PDA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Grade 1-4 reading and Adult ESL
Auralog Tell Me More PC 2000 $195 Mic headset Yes Yes Yes Yes No Adult language learners
Carnegie Mellon Project LISTEN PC 1998 N/A N/A Yes Yes; synthetic speech No No No Grade 1-3 readers
Carnegie Speech Native Accent PC 2001 Varies Optional Yes No No Yes No Adult ESL
Digital Publishing Language Learning PC 2002 $40 Mic headset Yes Yes No Yes No Adult language learners
DynEd English CDROMs PC 95-99 $80 Mic headset Yes No Limited No No K-12 English learners
Ectaco CrystalClear Handheld 2003 $39 None Yes No Pass/fail only No No Travelers
Fairfield Language Rosetta Stone PC 1997 $40 Mic headset Limited No Yes; fixed cadence No No Foreign language learners
IBM Watch Me Read PC 1996 N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes No No Grade 2-3 readers
Mindstech Language Server Web 1998 N/A N/A Yes No Yes No Yes Japanese English learners
Ordinate PhonePass testing Telephone 2000 Fee per test N/A Yes No No No No Human resources and school admissions
PLATO Learning Focus Reading PC 2003 $1,499 (qty. 1) Mic headset Yes Yes Yes No No K-3 reading
Riverdeep Let's Go Read PC 1998 $180 Mic headset Yes Yes Yes No No PreK-grade 1 reading
Soliloquy Learning Reading Assistant PC 2002 $229 Mic headset Yes Yes Aggregated No No Grade 2-4 readers
Speak ESL Speak / Dialogo PC 2004 $150 Mic headset Yes Yes Yes Limited No Adult ESL
Teaching Machine SpeaKIT Suite PC 2004 >$1200 Mic headset Yes Yes Yes No No Beginning English readers and ESL
Transparent LanguageNow PC 1997 $39 Mic headset Limited Some Yes; fixed cadence Yes No Foreign language learners

// FILE ARCHIVED ON 2005-03-09