Educational Resources


The Department has been highly rated for the quality of its teaching. These educational reviews and lessons may interest students of Phonetics, Linguistics and the English Language.
English Grammar for Schools  |   Estuary English  |   Word Grammar

Web Tutorials

The Department has been involved in a number of funded projects concerned with education in Phonetics and Speech Communication. These projects and other work have led to some teaching materials that are accessible over the web: the Web Tutorials offered below. If you complete a tutorial, please take the time to send us your comments.
Phonetics  |   Hearing  |   Math  |   Create Your Own

Phonetic Symbols Advice

Advice on the use of phonetic symbols in computing applications, including downloadable keyboard layouts, fonts and more. Learn more ...


We offer a variety of software for analysing sounds and signals, displaying waveforms and spectra, synchronising display and audio, storing and analysing speech data, and much more. Learn more...

Praat Scripts

Would you like to be able to perform large scale, accurate, semi-automatic acoustic analysis of speech on your own laptop, such as F0 extraction, F0 contour smoothing, time-normalization, F0 -velocity computation, segmentation, amplitude normalization, etc.?
We offer a set of scripts written for the freely available program Praat ( that can allow you to do that. Learn more...

Audio advice

Advice on equipment for making speech recordings, putting sound on web pages, or working with sound on your computer. Learn more...

Speech Data

The department has been involved building a number of language resources. These include the UCL speaker variability database, the SCRIBE corpus of spoken British English, and the EUROM corpus of eight European languages. Learn more...

Conference Proceedings & Workshop material

PSP 2005
PTLC 2005
PTLC 2007
Modelling the language faculty: Optimality Theory - powerpoint presentation

Specialist facilities

The department has specialist facilities for research in the production and perception of speech, including an anechoic recording chamber and sound proofed booths in the Listening Centre.