After years of research and experimentation, LinguaComm assembled a world-class team to develop Supiki®: the world’s first "smart" app that engages you in realistic simulated English conversations.
There are over 1 Billion people learning English as a second language who need conversation practice. The Supiki® platform is focused on meeting this need. Our team of creative, technical, and ESL experts has created an app that provides unscripted English conversation practice and is great fun to use.
2 million practice conversations and valuable feedback on the pre-release version, have led to the release of Supiki V2. With significant enhancements in content, visual interface and user experience, Supiki® now gives users an even greater chance of improving their English conversations.
The key to fluency
The Supiki app provides you with English conversation practice that is fun, low cost, high quality, embarrassment-free, available anytime, anywhere!
Get conversational fluency
Supiki is a fun and low cost “smart” app that provides English conversation practice and is free to try!
Each unit lets you:
- have an unscripted conversation related to real world situations
- earn your way through the episode
- get visual feedback on how your good your conversation was
- record, review and share your conversation friends, family and instructors
- earn and share achievement badges
- watch a scene from "The Newcomers" animated series and experience North American English and culture
- learn English idioms and expressions, test your comprehension and practice using them out loud
Practice “speaking & listening” skills
Do you find it difficult to have a conversation in English, even though you know lots of English grammar and vocabulary? That’s because “speaking & listening” use different parts of the brain and are fundamentally different than “reading and writing” – so it’s not surprising that different methods are required to develop these skills.
If you want to be able to carry on a conversation, you need to practice spontaneous speaking and listening every day. Supiki is with you, any time of the day or night, to help you get the practice you need.
Putting your grammar and vocabulary into action
Supiki is the world’s first smart app that actually listens to what you say and responds. Change what you say and see what happens!
Many people believe that learning more grammar and vocabulary will eventually make them comfortable speaking English. Unfortunately, this is not true. Only regular conversational practice will improve your ability to speak English.
Of course some knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar is required. But you don’t need to be an expert to be able to communicate well. A Canadian three-year-old can easily carry on a conversation in English, even though her vocabulary and knowledge of grammar is very limited. Why? Lots of “practice.”
Engaging in frequent unscripted conversations is the key to developing your ability to speak English fluently.
Overcoming mental barriers
By the time we are in our late teens, we have a very clear audio image of what we sound like when we speak. This audio image consists of the way we hear ourselves speaking our mother tongue.
When our brain hears us speaking a different language it experiences cognitive dissonance: “that’s me speaking, but it doesn’t sound like me.”
It sounds peculiar, weird, odd. So, while one part of your brain is trying to speak the foreign language, the part of your brain responsible for self-recognition is screaming, “Wrong, wrong, wrong! That’s not you!”
As long as this cognitive dissonance exists, you will not feel confident speaking English because a part of your brain will always be uncomfortable. Only by exposing your brain to the sound of yourself speaking English on a regular and frequent basis, can you build a new audio image of yourself that your brain will recognize and accept.
How does Supiki work?
In the conversations you have with Supiki, Supiki “listens” to what you say via sophisticated voice recognition and analysis software, and replies in ways that reveal Supiki is paying attention. Before you know it you find yourself engaged in lively, interesting conversations - in English!
What does “Supiki” mean?
We get asked this all the time. The fact is, Supiki isn't a real word. It's a made up word that sounds like all of these important words mashed up together:
Speak You Me Easy
Okay sure, we could have gone with “spikumisi”, but that just sounds silly. Instead we opted for the fun-but-still-elegant “Supiki”.