The tool has been carefully designed for simplicity and user-friendliness. The graphical user interface provides different options that are suitable for different age groups (children and adults) and learning preferences. In addition, the tool’s design enables both independent use by an individual, but also together with a language teacher, speech and language therapist or researcher.
“SpeakGreek” provides training on the perception and production of sounds, stress, intonation and rhythm of Greek. It is the first free online biofeedback speech training tool for Greek. The tool is anticipated to benefit different social groups, e.g. growing number of people learning Greek as a foreign/second language in Greece and abroad, children with speech or hearing disorders in mainstream and special schools. In addition, its development is based on large-scale research, which is anticipated to add to the current knowledge-base on Greek phonetics.