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SA ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROJECT

AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF A SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROJECT!

We are looking for first language South African English speakers to simulate call centre conversations on the following topics:

  • Travel
  • Hospitality
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Oil & Energy
  • Aviation
  • Agriculture

Calls will be facilitated over an online application. The rate of pay is R5.00 per recorded audio minute. You will need a computer/laptop (unfortunately mobile devices aren’t allowed), a set of headphones with a built-in microphone, and a stable internet connection.

Important info:

  • The purpose of this project is to collect voice data in order to assist with developing speech recognition technology.
  • No personal information will be disclosed. You will pick from a list of fictional companies and choose your own pseudonym. Recordings will not be publicly available.
  • You do not need to be an expert on the topic, however, some knowledge will be beneficial. A list of keywords will also be provided to include in the simulation.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please send a short – approximately 1 minute – recording (this part may be done on a mobile device) containing the following information: name, surname, age, where you were born, your current location, level of education and home language to: project(at)waywithwords.net Please include the words “South African English Recordings” in the subject line in order to be considered.

Should your application be successful we will send you an email with further details. This part of the project will commence on the 27th of January and will run until the end of February.