Currency converter in the shopping cart

We added a currency converter to the shopping cart. Now when you buy a pronunciation course or a subscription, you will be able to see the price in your local currency. Note that you will still be charged in Canadian dollars.

Captcha removed, daily limits introduced in phonetic translators

We have a good news and a bad news. The good news is that we removed captcha from all nine phonetic transcription translators.

The bad news is that now there’s a daily limit on the text that you can convert.

I guess, most of you noticed this ugly message at the top of our site. Yes, creating a website is THAT expensive. You may think that the limits are too low. We carefully checked the daily statistics before setting up these limits. And it seems that 80% of our users will not be affected by this change.

We hope this measure will help us recover financially. We also hope to get more feedback from the most active users. We want to spend money wisely, implementing updates that YOU need most.

Your settings in phonetic translators are now saved

From now on we will use cookies to save the settings in IPA phonetic transcription translators. For example, the default dialect in English phonetic translator is set to “American English.” From now on if you choose “British English” and submit your text, this setting will be kept in your browser’s cookie. Next time you will open the page, the dialect will be set to “British English.”

We hope this will improve your experience on our site.

Online survey for people who want to improve their pronunciation in French

If you are learning French, we invite you to take part in our survey. Our goal is to improve your experience on the site. The survey has mostly open-ended questions, such as, “Why are you learning French?” The survey is completed online and will take 10-15 minutes of your time.

Everyone who completes the survey will have their account status upgraded to “Frequent User.”

To qualify for this survey, you must meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Your native language is English
  2. You want to improve your French pronunciation
  3. You haven’t tried Pronunciation Player yet

If you are interested, please contact us and we will send you the link to the survey.

When you fill out the contact form, please enter the email address you used to sign up on (we will use it to upgrade your account).