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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

Primary Audience and Categories

Pronunciator is for anyone wishing to learn a new language, and ProCitizen helps one prepare for the US Citizenship test.

More About Pronunciator and ProCitizen

Pronunciator provides over 80 different language courses. There are also 50 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Instructional methods include oral phrases, flash cards, and learning guides. It also has ProLive, live online conversation classes led by teachers, with 250+ half-hour sessions per week in over 20 languages. Another feature of Pronunciator is the Course Designer module, which allows for the creation of private multimedia language courses in Dakota, Lakota, and over 700 other Native American languages, and for the tracking of student progress within those custom courses.

ProCitizen is an interactive course to help prepare you for the civics, reading and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. It provides 100 instructional videos, drills and quizzes. The state library provides separate links for ProCitizen in English and Spanish.

Downloadable Content

Additional Training Opportunities

Special Login Instructions

  1. Go to Pronunciator or ProCitizen
  2. Click the "Register" button.
  3. If a user does not want to set up an individual account, click "instant access" instead of registering. The downside is that it won't save progress or quiz scores. The only way to personalize the learning is by creating an individual login.
  4. Enter your email address for your "Student Name" and create a password. Click "Continue."
  5. Click "Launch Pronunciator" to use in your browser. Pronunciator will check your browser to see if you have Flash installed and JavaScript and cookies enabled.
  6. Click "Get Mobile App" to use on a mobile device. You can use Pronunciator on apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.
  7. Use your Pronunciator login for the app. Your progress will be synced across all devices, apps have the same functionality as the web-based version.