Children read aloud on Fonetti

Teachers get real-time pupil reading data

Fonetti uses the power of the child’s own voice to accelerate reading improvements and boost reader confidence, whilst giving teachers actionable reading data to drive effective classroom interactions.

Children read aloud with Fonetti. When they match the words, they go green, and if the words are skipped or misread, they turn grey.

Reading independently, helps children improve their confidence and accuracy, while subtly promoting a love of reading.

Our unique AI analyses pupil reading data from the Fonetti app, reporting it to teachers via dynamic dashboards in our web-based school portal.

It shows teachers which pupil(s) need support, so they can efficiently focus their attention exactly where it’s needed.

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Why Fonetti?

Screenshot of the words changing colour in the Fonetti app

Children benefit from reading aloud

Fonetti uses our proprietary automatic speech recognition technology to actively listen to children as they read aloud, turning the words green in real-time when they get them right.

Works across multiple accents

The app works with all UK based accents including where English is an additional language, and whether at school or home, reading aloud with Fonetti helps children realise the power of their own voice… perfect for a confidence boost.

Happy girl reading on an iPad with a graphical representation of the world

Not just another ebook reader

Fonetti is not just another ebook reader. It’s part of a reading revolution. It’s designed to engage a new generation of tech-savvy children who are used to real-time interactions, validation and engagement.

Books to encourage a love of reading

With an ever-growing library of content which includes fiction, non-fiction and curriculum-supporting content that’s suitable for different ages and abilities, Fonetti sparks, develops and reinforces a love of reading in both reluctant and more confident readers.

Collection of book covers from the Fonetti library

Families… download Fonetti today

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How Fonetti works

Voice recognition developed for reading in partnership with the University of Edinburgh

As children read aloud with Fonetti, the words turn green in real-time when they get them right…

If a child isn’t sure how to say a word, they simply double-tap it and Fonetti reads the word to them.

Image of Fonetti happy child using iPad
Fonetti - words turn green or grey

Providing subtle error feedback 

If they miss a word or get it wrong, Fonetti turns it grey and crucially, it allows the child to continue their reading flow which is extremely important for young readers.

Friendly reporting to encourage and motivate

When the child completes a book, they are congratulated and given a percentage score for accuracy, which they can compare with their previous accuracy scores and reading duration for the other books they’ve read, encouraging them to want to improve and read more.

Fonetti - reader report
Image of a teacher with pupil

Can be used in school and home

When used in schools as a reading resource, there’s the added benefit of the pupil reading data being passed real-time into the School Portal, which teachers review and use to drive more effective interventions.

Families… download Fonetti today

Teachers… bring Fonetti to your school

Here’s a word from our Brand Ambassador…

“I’m a massive fan of Fonetti because of the inventive way it makes reading fun, engages young readers and captures their imaginations. This is a highly innovative education startup motivated by a global vision to improve reading skills and why I agreed to support the business and become it’s Brand Ambassador.”

Clare Balding CBE
Broadcaster, Presenter & Author

…and we’re proud of our awards & achievements, including…

BETT 2022 Finalist - Primary Language & Literacy
BETT 2022 Finalist - Primary Language & Literacy
BETT 2022 Finalist - SEBD Resources
PWC AI Startups
BETT Finalist 2021
The Educate EdWards 2019 logo
Fast Company logo
Auris Tech logo

The multi-patented technology behind Fonetti has been developed by automatic speech recognition experts Auris Tech Limited and The University of Edinburgh’s world renowned School of Informatics.​

University of Edinburgh