For years, VocabularySpellingCity has been popular in Australia and New Zealand.
Despite the heavy usage and rave reviews for VocabularySpellingCity from Down Under, there has been some annoyance regarding our accent. The fact is that our 50,000 sentences were all spoken with a distinctly American accent. Fine for the movies and music, not so great for schools and education.
We are pleased to announce that as of January 2018, we have learned to speak in an Australian or a British accent! It’s users choice and activating it is an easy setting adjustment, just 1, 2, 3!
This update complements VocabularySpellingCity’s built-in ability to support multiple spellings of words. Here’s some background information on VocabularySpellingCity’s support of British spellings.
Hundreds of schools and thousands of teachers in Australia and New Zealand have relied on VocabularySpellingCity for years for help with spelling practice and tests. Starting in January 2018, you can count on us supporting your accent.
The new accent is especially useful in our phonics activities. For ideas on great phonics lessons, check out our pages on consonant blends, vowels, digraphs, and more.
The Australian and British voices are synthetic. When teachers create their own sentences or add words, they will be automatically spoken with the selected accent. Additionally, if the student writes in either sentence or paragraph writing practice and asks to listen to it, it will be spoken with the selected regional accent.
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In additional news, there were five new games just launched and which are free to all users for January of 2018: