Log On And Learn A Language

Speech recognition is improving, so these programs can perfect your parlez-vous

The computer asks for the German word for "excuse." I say "Die Entschuldigung" into the microphone. "Korrekt," responds a brisk Teutonic voice. This is not the language lab of my youth. Instead, it's Learn to Speak German, an imaginative, if flawed, use of speech-recognition technology.

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