Interactive Parallel Text is a brand new technology (patent forthcoming), with Libera being the first instance ever released. While Libera will soon grow to include a range of languages, initial versions are designed for English-speaking learners of Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish as well as Japanese- and Chinese-speaking learners of English.
Language-specific features include:
Learners of English have access to full audio recordings and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcriptions in both American and British English. Learners of Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic can select all possible native scripts, commonly used transcriptions, and phonetic systems (e.g. kanji, hiragana, and romaji for Japanese and simplified/traditional scripts and pinyin/zhuyin for Chinese).
Libera currently offers the classic fable Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves in the above language pairs, and users will soon have access to a broad range of stories and texts in different new language combinations. You can keep track of our future releases, new language pairs, and collaborations with publishers on our blog or through announcements on our social media channels.
We would love to know what you think and what you would like to see from us in the future. We look forward to your questions, feedback, and suggestions on our contact page and on social media.