Quizlet provides 18 different languages of text-to-speech audio — which means our learners can hear what they're studying. This is helpful for learning correct pronunciation, developing auditory cues, and studying hands and eyes-free (think setting your Flashcards to autoplay with audio on the app while running or driving). But if you'd like to hear something else on your set, Voice Recording is the feature for you.
Check out a few creative ways others on Quizlet are leveraging this feature to record their own audio (just click on the sound icon from the set page):
For those just beginning to learn a new language, Quizlet's provided audio might be too fast. In this set, a teacher has recorded slower audio, so students can easily hear the pronunciation. In this set, the sentence has been recorded more colloquially, and then more slowly.
Learning vocabulary is better in context. In this example, a teacher has turned her study set into a listening activity with the answer revealed — and spelled out — on the definition side of her cards. And in another set, this educator has recorded an example sentence over the image, to provide a clearer distinction between homophones.
Call identification and sound effects:
People study all sorts of things on Quizlet. This student is learning how to identify bird calls, so they've recorded these sounds as their definitions. In this festive set, familiar spooky sounds have been recorded over images for a Halloween activity. To do this, simply play the sound on your computer (in another browser window) or from your phone, then hit record on your study set.
- More detailed explanations:
In this example, a teacher has recorded richer explanations of each term or concept his students are learning. This means students can benefit from more concise definitions when using Quizlet's study modes, but listen to more detailed (and entertaining) audio descriptions.
More generally, Voice Recording can be helpful for recording your own accent or languages not yet supported by Quizlet's audio — and sometimes students just prefer listening to their teacher's voice. Learn more about the advanced engagement and customization tools provided by Quizlet Plus and Quizlet Teacher here.
What are your suggestions and ideas for using this feature? Let us know in the comments below. 👇