Whether you’re interested in understanding the structure and complexity of a text, you want to understand its CEFR level or you’re looking to assess the skill of the language user, you should analyse a text in English with Text Inspector.
Using this detailed insight into real-world language use, you can tailor your curriculum materials, lesson plans and assessments to the real needs of your ESOL students, understand what they are currently capable of and optimise the learning process to deliver better results.
If you’re a learner, you can also use the information to guide your independent language learning and highlight any areas for improvement. This can be especially useful if you’re intending to study at an English-speaking educational institution or achieve a certain CEFL level in English.
Because we employ a combination of both established and innovative metrics, global universities and educational institutions also use the Text Inspector tool when working on research projects and providing learning and assessment opportunities for their students.
Whatever your reason for analysing a text in English, Text Inspector can provide the tools you need for success in your language projects.
How does text analysis in English work?
Modern text analysis uses corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and sometimes a subfield of linguistics and artificial intelligence called natural language processing (NLP) to look at texts quantitatively and systematically. This provides insight into both the language itself and the skill of a language learner in an accurate and detailed way.
However, as the Linguistic Society of America quite rightly points out, “Although computers can do amazing things, what the human brain does in using English (or any other language) is even more complex.”
Humans have an instinctive understanding of language and there are often nuances that computers are as yet unable to accurately identify and describe when they use just one approach to text analysis in English.
For this reason, we created Text Inspector. It makes use of a variety of proven linguistics research and text analysis tools, corpora, computations and theories that when combined, provide a more accurate insight into English language use.
How to use Text Inspector to analyse your text in English
With Text Inspector, you can analyse texts of up to 250 words for free.
Simply head to the workflow page, copy your text and paste it into the search box. If you’d prefer, you can also upload your text directly to the page.
Next select writing, reading or listening and click the ‘analyse’ button. You’ll be taken to a summary page with an overview of the analysis including sentence count, readability, token-type ratio and syllable count.
We have designed Text Inspector to be as simple or complex as you need.
For more detailed information, you can click the menu options on the left side of the page and find out more about what the metrics mean by heading to our features pages.
You can also watch our helpful YouTube video: How to Use Text Inspector in Under 4 Minutes here.
To analyse longer texts, download your data or access the English Vocabulary Profile, Academic Word List or Scorecard, simply upgrade to one of our affordable subscriptions. We have options for individuals and organisations of all sizes.
Analyse a text in English with Text Inspector
Use Text Inspector to analyse a text in English and you can gain a real insight into English language use and optimise your understanding, learning and teaching of the language.