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Reading Coach provides students with personalized and independent practice based on words that a student has mispronounced. By embedding Reading Coach in Immersive Reader, users can now practice their fluency and pronunciation individually, with content that suits their interests. 

Note: Reading Coach is currently available in Immersive Reader for the following apps: Word for web, OneNote for web, OneNote Desktop 365, OneNote Mac, OneNote iPad, Flip, Minecraft: Education Edition, and Teams Assignments. We're working to bring Reading Coach to additional platforms. 

  1. Open Immersive Reader

  2. Select Reading Preferences  Screenshot of the reading  preferences icon

  3. Enable the Reading Coach switch


    • Select Edit to change customize your Reading Coach settings. 

    • edit


4.  The Play button usually present in Immersive Reader is now a Microphone button. Select the Microphone to begin. 

5. A dialogue will appear describing the steps. When you're ready, select Start reading

6. Read out loud for up to 10 minutes. Immersive Reader will "listen" to your reading. 

start reading

7.  When you're done, select Stop

8.  A report will show data on your reading speed, accuracy, time spent reading, and the number of words were identified for practice. 

screenshot of data from a reading Coach session, accuracy, time spent reading, correct words per minute, and the number of words to practice is shown.

9.     Select Practice words to begin using Reading Coach. 

10.   The words that were most challenging for you will appear on the page. Select any word to practice it. 

screenshot of the student view of reading coach showing the 5 words a student was most challenged by with the cursor hovering over the word "carefully"

11.   Use the tools to get more comfortable with the word. 

  • Select  Hear the word to listen to the word read to you.

  • Select  Stretch the word to break the word into syllables.

  • Select  See a picture to open an illustration of your word.

12.   When you're ready, select the microphone to read the word out loud. 

13.   Use the arrow buttons to navigate to your next word. When you've finished your words, select Next.

full screen view of student's reading coach page. the word carefully is shown with buttons to play the word, stretch the word, or see a picture beneath. a green microphone is at the bottom center of the page.

Note: not all learning tools are always available. Some words do not have illustrations, and at times educators may turn off certain tools. 

Languages that are currently supported by Reading Coach include:

  • Afrikaans

  • Amharic

  • Arabic:

    • Algeria

    • Bahrain

    • Egypt

    • Iraq

    • Israel

    • Jordan

    • Kuwait

    • Lebanon

    • Libya

    • Morocco

    • Palestine

    • Qatar

    • Syria

    • Saudi Arabia

    • Tunisia

    • United Arab Emirates

    • Yemen

  • Bulgarian

  • Burmese

  • Catalan, Spain

  • Chinese:

    • Hong Kong

    • Taiwan

  • Croatian

  • Czech

  • Danish

  • Dutch:



  • English:

    • Australia

    • Canada

    • Ghana

    • Great Britain

    • Hong Kong

    • India

    • Kenya

    • New Zealand

    • Nigeria

    • Philippines

    • Singapore

    • Tanzania

    • South Africa

    • United States

  • Estonian

  • Farsi

  • Filipino

  • French:

    • Belgium


    • France

    • Switzerland

  • German:

    • Germany


  • Greek

  • Hebrew

  • Hindi

  • Hungarian

  • Icelandic

  • Indonesian

  • Irish

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Javanese

  • Kannada

  • Khmer

  • Korean

  • Lao

  • Latvian

  • Lithuanian

  • Macedonian

  • Malay

  • Maltese

  • Marathi

  • Norwegian

  • Polish, Poland

  • Portuguese:

    • Brazil

    • Portugal

  • Romanian

  • Russian

  • Serbian

  • Sinhala

  • Spanish:

    • Argentina

    • Bolivia

    • Chile

    • Columbia

    • Costa Rica

    • Cuba

    • Dominican Republic

    • Ecuador

    • Equatorial Guinea

    • Guatemala

    • Honduras

    • Mexico

    • Panama

    • Peru

    • Puerto Rico

    • Paraguay

    • El Salvador

    • Spain

    • United States

    • Uruguay

    • Venezuela

  • Slovakian

  • Slovenian

  • Swahili

  • Swedish

  • Tamil

  • Telugu

  • Thai

  • Turkish

  • Ukrainian

  • Uzbek

  • Vietnamese

  • Zulu

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