The International Phonetic Alphabet is
helpful to more accurately represent sounds in languages. As a teacher of ESL, Iíve met many students who are very
motivated to both better understand and accurately reproduce English sounds. As a tutor,
Iíve met many students who have problems with the often confusing spelling of English. Hence, my motivation to produce this IPA tool. (Also accessable under IPA Sounds menu.)
What is the IPA and what is its use?
What: International Phonetic Alphabet
Use: as a uniform, non-culturally specific way of transcribing sounds.
For authentic learning, time and repetition are essential factors. Youíre
encouraged to visit "Tutorpal" often.
The IPA section may also be useful to university linguistics students.