Map your Voice is a great website for English language learners. It allows its users to have access to a plethora of English accents. Mastering English pronunciation is one of the most difficult things about learning this language. I have been teaching English for eight years and I know exactly how hard it is for students to decode vocal messages uttered by native speakers particularly from countries such as Scotland or Australia. With Map your Voice you can give your learners a chance to learn the different accent of English in such an easy way.
How does Map your Voice work ?
It is very easy to use and does not require any sign up or software installation. All you need to do is to head over to Map your Voice page and there you will see a map with red and green dots all over it. These dots indicate a recording and Google map is your navigational tool. The red dot indicates someone reading a list of six words while the green dot indicates someone reading a childerm's story labelled "Mr Tickel ". Hover your mouse over any dot and you will be able to read the details about the recording like the country where it is recorded etc. Just click on any dot and the recording will instantly get started. There is a smal audio player on the site's right pane that will play these recordings.
What is even awesome about this website is the fact that you too can add your own voice recording with your accent and specifiy which part of the world you are from. Your dot will be availabe and visible on Google map for others to listen to.