Ringo Lingo is designed to support English language learners by helping them practise what they’re learning elsewhere. We’re not a teaching site and don’t intend to be either. Our strength is in developing innovative tools.
I’m Ian Pullen and I built this site because my wife wanted to suggest an online dictation site to the twin sons of one of our vets.
The site she used to prefer had disappeared from the web, meaning she had to suggest something else that she was less happy with.
So I found myself looking at the problem of providing dictation exercises and thinking about whether I could see a better solution.
The biggest thing that stuck out to me was just how difficult it is to keep up with some dictation exercises, even as a native English speaker. I seemed to constantly be typing at maximum speed, making me wonder what was really being practised.
English or typing skills?
If we don’t enjoy something or find it too difficult, many of us will just give up, rather than persevere and develop our skills.
For that reason, I wanted to create a dictation solution that offers users flexibility in how it is used, so it is equally useful for beginners through to advanced English speakers.
I think I found a number of ways to achieve that aim, but you can judge for yourself by using Ringo Lingo.
If you have any thoughts or feedback about this site, please feel free to get in touch.
I’m hoping to add further tools to Ringo Lingo to help English language learners. If you’re an EFL teacher and would be interested in using Ringo Lingo in your own teaching materials, again, drop me a line through the contact page. While it’s not possible right now, offering Ringo Lingo as a service might be an option in the future.
Thanks for taking a look at Ringo Lingo and if you know anyone who could make use of the free tools here, please do share with them.