Come again? is a tool for developing listening skills in a foreign language. You can access the live page here.
To practice listening effectively, it's important to repeat small sections of a text until you can understand and say them without effort. Since most apps do not offer a convenient way to rewind quickly, I designed Come again? with this in mind.
It works entirely in your browser, so you're not uploading anything when you use it.
You can use the keys in the home row (A to ;) to control playback by rewinding/skipping at 1-to-4-second intervals.
You can also use the numbers 1 to 4 or the left and right arrow keys to rewind.
Use the spacebar to play or pause the audio.
Use the up and down arrow keys to control the volume.
If you want to load a new audio file, just refresh the page.
Comments? Suggestions? Email me!
(Facebook Image is copyright (c) Hunter Peddicord - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigbadvoo/)
Ben Crowder, whose project 'crosswrite' inspired this idea: https://github.com/bencrowder/crosswrite
Michael Gerhäuser, who supplied the basic code to get me started: http://www.michael-gerhaeuser.de/?f=fileapi/readme.html
Bjørn Klinggaard, who created the excellent bPopup.js jQuery plugin: http://dinbror.dk/blog/bPopup/
John Resig, who created jQuery & the jQuery Hotkeys plugin: https://github.com/jeresig/jquery.hotkeys