Thursday, January 29, 2009


The 27th annual Expolangues, an international language fair, was held January 14th to 17th in Paris. 25,200 visitors attended, representing 20 countries and 60 languages – and Language Routes was right there in the middle of all the action.

Some of the questions people often ask are about the voices on the audio learning guides. Are they native speakers? Do they speak at a normal speed or more slowly?

The answers are yes and both.

In order to have the most accurate and clear pronunciation and intonation, only native speaker voices are used on the audio learning guides. That way what you get is absolutely authentic.

But sometimes you need a warm-up to tune your ear to be able to understand language that is absolutely authentic. For this reason, you’ll find a mix of both slowed down speech in the listen and repeat exercises and normal speech rhythms in the conversational dialogues. It’s the best of both worlds.

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