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Is there software that can listen to a sample of my German speech and give feedback on my accent and pronunciation?

I wish to have an impartial party listen to my speech, so that I can determine whether I would pass for a German/Swiss person or whether it would be obvious to a native that I was foreign.

I wish to have a machine do this, since I would be querying it far too many times to be constantly asking humans. I would use this tool to carefully tune the way I pronounce phonetic syllables. I am early in the learning process of this language (not even level A1.1 yet) but I am particularly concerned about pronunciation more than anything. I believe this will help me to attain a neutral German accent in the future as per this answer.

There is no doubt in my mind that the technical capability exists to create such software given all of Google's data, but I was not able to find such software myself.

(I would love if this software also taught the phonetic alphabet at the same time!)


Similar question in the context of learning English, and which was never answered: Is there software that can determine whether I speak with a neutral accent?.

  • The question is perfectly on topic on this site, so why should it be migrated? – Christophe Strobbe Apr 7 '18 at 17:16
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    [...] give feedback on my accent and pronunciation [...] so that I can determine whether I would pass for a German/Swiss person. How's your rate on gender errors? Less than one out of thousand nouns spoken? Congrats, you pass as a native speaker, regardless of your pronounciation. You may even roll your Rs, and people would simply assume your mother is from Austria or Sudeten. German Dialects differ that much pronounciation isn't a reliable marker for native speakers. Get the noun genders right, even professional second-language speakers usually make one gender error every few senten – Janka Jun 28 '18 at 9:13
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    @Janka Please do not use answers for commenting on questions. – Christophe Strobbe Jun 28 '18 at 10:32
  • The reason I did not use a comment was it is now truncated. – Janka Jun 28 '18 at 11:48
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Pronunciation coach. Cost about 35 US and you can dl a free trial. I have tested with my own American English accent and German natives and it is reliable. http://www.rose-medical.com/pronunciation-coach.html

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    Welcome to Language Learning Stack Exchange. Please be aware that this is not a forum (take the tour and read How do I write a good answer?), so answers need to be on topic. A question asking for software should not be answered by recommending a coach. – Christophe Strobbe Jan 11 at 14:56
  • Welcome. Are you affiliated with the website in question? It is okay to share such links if you disclose your affiliation or lack thereof. Also, a few more words about what the software actually does would improve this answer significantly. – Tommi Brander Jan 12 at 9:36
  • Good suggestion however I find it completely useless with German. I have a high quality microphone, I say "heruntergeladen" almost flawlessly, and it thinks I say "das IAE" or "A lagen" or "ja die Laden" etc. I will say something exactly the same way several times and the speech intelligibility score it assigns is seemingly random. It seems to rely on the text-to-speech and speech recognition packages that ship with Windows. The "Model Pronunciation" tab is also non-functional in German for me, apart from playing a synthesised voice. – Myridium Jan 25 at 3:29

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