English CourseTutor is a unique and free software from Abheda Foundation on Windows and Android platforms that enables students and professionals to learn Spoken English by grasping English syllabus contents (by students), mastering common English conversations (by all) and getting equipped to face interview questions (by professionals).
Students can learn by listening, pronouncing and getting to know the meanings of the chapters pertaining to their English syllabus. To begin with, we have included the English syllabus of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) and Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE). So Bengali medium students can now learn spoken English through their syllabus contents, apart from learning conversations.
For professionals, it is important to communicate in English satisfactorily, and so this app includes conversations in interesting scenarios in daily life such as asking the direction of a specific address or getting to know the nearest ATM or learning to negotiate in a deal. Besides, the app covers common interview questions which have Do's and Dont's and sample answers associated with them. Mastering them will make the job seekers grow their confidence in facing interviews.
For teachers looking for jobs, the app provides a complete guide on how to handle skill-related questions in interviews, apart from the above conversations and other interview questions. For a would-be teacher and also for a teacher teaching in a school or at a coaching centre, there are contents on teacher-student and teacher-parent conversations to benefit from. On top of these, this app is a good aid to teaching English syllabus in a school or at a coaching centre.
A language is best learned by reading, listening and speaking. And when a syllabus chapter familiar to you is read out for you (Text-to-Speech), when you speak, record listen and check your own pronunciations of a chapter text already known to you, when the meanings of its words are already explained by the software, then you are learning English better through your own syllabus. Hear English text, read English text, speak English text, know the text meanings and so this is how you learn English.
Spoken English is easier now. Speak English easily now. Learn common English conversations among friends and with the public. Know how to face interview questions. Read them and now that you know the meaning of the sentences, just practise again and again speaking your versions, keep recording them and go on comparing with the software pronunciation carefully time and again (Speech-to-Text). Learn to pronounce English sentences this way. Now try to speak the whole chapter/conversations/interview answers with a teacher or a friend or before a mirror. Once you are comfortable, try out an English sentence that is outside what you have learnt. You will find that your confidence in English speaking is growing. Your spoken English will improve definitely.
We suggest that if you are weak in Spoken English, just set the Magnify mode on with zoom, make the reading speed slow, and listen to your preferred text many times. This will make the app read out the text word by word and quite slowly for you to comprehend it and get accustomed. Additionally, you may download the free English-Bengali or English-Hindi dictionary from INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE on Google Play Store and keep it open while running English CourseTutor. This will automatically show you offline the Bengali meaning of an English word that you copy in Magnify mode of English CourseTutor.
A Windows version is also available at Abheda Foundation's website. Remaining on this page, you may scroll below to download from there.
Also learn written English (from Bengali and Hindi) through Abheda English, another unique free Android app from Abheda Foundation.
To register yourself for a certificate course Communicative English, just sign up and log into abhedafoundation.org (links located at top right)
If you have feedback to give or a question to ask, please feel free to write to us at EnglishCourseTutor@gmail.com.
· Download any chapter for the class you study in or any conversation or interview question that you may be asked as a professional
· Listen to the contents of a downloaded chapter/conversation/interview answer as the text is pronounced by the software (Text-to-Speech)
· Change the speed of pronunciation (slow, normal, fast)
· Magnify a word being pronounced (small to big)
· Speak, record and listen to your own pronunciation of a text
· Speak and compare your version with that of the software (Speech-to-Text)
· Know the meaning of a word in English (offline dictionary attached)
· Translate any word in the text into Bengali (online dictionary attached)
· Get notified when a new chapter is added/modified or a new version is released (useful for syllabus changes)
· Remain offline (no internet needed) once a chapter is downloaded
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