This app teaches the most difficult pronunciation points for Japanese learners of English. It includes over 45 minutes of videos that teach all the sounds of English that are difficult for Japanese learners, and even includes a special quiz with 60 audio files to practice listening with.
What is Smart Smart? (www.smartsmart.org)
Hi, my name James Rogers. I’m a university professor with over 10 years teaching experience in Japan. I’m also a PhD candidate who does corpus linguistics research, the president of Kyoto JALT, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Kyoto JALT Review, and also the founder and head of a 27 member linguistics research team. With the resources on this site, I hope to achieve my life goal of making learning more efficient. I consider myself to be a linguistics researcher and a language teacher rather than a businessman. My research team has made some major breakthroughs in our research in the last few years, and thus the materials on this site should prove to be very valuable to learners.
Smart Smart has apps for language learners of all ages, and even native English speakers. We have a VERY powerful children’s (ages 2-10) language learning app available in 7 languages. We also have a major, very advanced app for learning English vocabulary/phrases which includes over 10,000 phrases and example sentences, with all contents translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. We also have pronunciation apps for these three learner groups. Smart Smart even has a VERY engaging textbook to learn English via modern music for these three groups as well. Finally, we even have a textbook for native English speakers to learn everything about modern music as well (best suited for young teenage music fans or even adult music fans). So, basically, there’s something for nearly everyone!
The materials on this site are all based on the most serious and advanced linguistics research. I have published, alone and with my research team, a large number of articles in blind peer-reviewed international linguistics journals, and spoken at countless events on language related research. Thus, there are no gimmicks in our materials whatsoever. We have developed true ways to make you learn more efficiently, and as long as you are motivated to study, you WILL learn quicker using our materials…guaranteed.