Automated Pronunciation Assessment API
What is LCAT?
We automate the teaching and testing of spoken English via our LCAT technology. LCAT is available via API and can plug-in to any online platform. LCAT increases your students' learning, engagement and improves the overall user experience. Here is some of the value LCAT provides:
LCAT’s AI provides automated pronunciation assessment. It provides a score for whole sentences, individual words and individual sounds (phonemes). The score is how easily you would be understood by a native speaker; the higher the score, the better your pronunciation.
LCAT is being used by students as young as 6 years old. We built an SDK to allow adjustment of scoring difficulty so LCAT can cater for all demographics.
Closed End Assessment
Ask learners to speak specified words, phrases, or sentences, or ask them to supply their own text. Language Confidence then evaluates speech against the supplied text.
Open End Assessment
Learners can speak freely and receive a pronunciation score. Language Confidence is accurate for the 10,000 most common words in English, and any combination thereof. You can use LCAT for open-ended, free-flowing speech assessment. Ask us how!
Support for Accents
We currently offer a US-biased accent assessment. We are retraining our AI to allow for a general accent and a UK-biased accent.
There are many use-cases for our LCAT AI, but the creation of personalised learning and reports for stakeholders, are among the most popular uses for the data produced. The AI is able to decipher which sounds are missing, which sounds are wrong, and if so, what sounds they were replaced with.