Anyone can use WorkAudioBook to simply listen and enjoy an MP3 audio book, but this full-featured audio player is actually an excellent tool to improve your foreign-language lessons. This is because it allows you to display synchronized text in the form of subtitles stored in an HTML, TXT, or SRT file. Besides, it comes with extra learning tools that will help you practice and improve your vocabulary.
Actually, synchronized text and audio is not only useful to those learning or practising a foreign language – it has proved to be of great use for those with a visual impairment, dyslexia, or other print disabilities. Actually, this concept is at the basis of the DAISY/EPUB standard for structured audio books. Reading a text while listening to it (or vice versa) has proven to be an excellent exercise to fix in our minds the correspondence between a word and its pronunciation, especially with those languages where what you see is “not” what you get.
To reinforce its usefulness in the language-learning field, WorkAudioBook comes with a series of extra tools and features that will allow you to bookmark your favorite or especially-hard-to-get passages, repeat a phrase as many times as needed, edit your subtitles (or even create new ones), apply notes to a folder or an MP3 file, and add tags to them. You can test your spelling capabilities by writing the playing phrase and let the program do the spell checking for you. Additionally, you can create your personal list of tricky, confusing, or simply new words that you think require extra effort. more