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Software List

Deborah Healey, Editor

Comprehensive

BBC New English Course

Machine: Win
Publisher: Ladder International
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All but K-6
Special use: bilingual (Chinese)
Description: A series of 24 CD-ROMs provide a variety of language activities for beginning to advanced learners. Includes an English-Chinese dictionary.

BeltPrimary

Machine: Win
Publisher: Binary Logic
Purchase options: contact publisher for details
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All but K-6
Special use: elementary
Description: Six-level series (beginner to pre-intermediate) with 30-36 lessons in each level. Major emphasis is on grammar and vocabulary development, with a variety of exercises that include reading, listening, dictation, role-plays, songs, and voice recording and comparison with the model. Access to an online picture dictionary is also included. Extensive record-keeping and management that prints out reports and certificates. Schools subscribe for a period of time and pass the costs on to students. The package includes books and a dongle (hardware key). Students can work at home in the book, then enter their answers on the computer to check them. The company offers on-site teacher training. Win 98/XP.

BeltSuccess

Machine: Win
Publisher: Binary Logic
Purchase options: contact publisher for details
Level: Intermediate For: K-6
Description: Five-level series (early beginner to upper intermediate) with 30 lessons in each level. Major emphasis is on grammar and vocabulary development, with a variety of exercises that include reading, listening, and voice recording and comparison with the model. Access to an online photo dictionary is included, as well as interactive role-play activities and language review that follows the Common European Framework guidelines. Extensive record-keeping and management that prints out reports and certificates. Schools subscribe for a period of time and pass the costs on to students. The package includes books and a dongle (hardware key). Students can work at home in the book, then enter their answers on the computer to check them. The company offers on-site teacher training. Win 98/XP.

Business Connections Elementary

Machine: Win
Publisher: Longman.com
Approximate single-unit price: 190
Purchase options: lab, network
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: Adult, HE
Description: Multimedia CD-ROM with 80 hours of instruction, designed to improve business communication skills for low-intermediate to intermediate-level adult learners. There are five modules, each with three units, plus a pre- and a post-test. Introductions, basic explanations, telephoning, and writing email messages and memos are among the topics. The program includes video and audio clips and animated grammar explanations. Teachers' guides are available at the product website, http://longman.com/ae/multimedia/programs/BC.htm. Windows 2000/XP; not verified on Vista.

Classworks

Machine: Mac, Win
Publisher: Curriculum Advantage
Approximate single-unit price: 20000
Purchase options: network only
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All
Description: A comprehensive, network-based management program that includes a range of software by grade level. Not designed specifically for ESL. Pricing depends on the number of stations on the network and extent of the software purchased. Basic packages start around $20,000.

E-blocks

Machine: Win
Publisher: Positivo Informática
Level: Literacy, beginning For: pre-K-3
Special use: literacy, elementary
Description: E-Blocks is an interactive learning table -a portable panel that connects to a computer. Children place blocks on touch-sensitive locations in response to stimuli and questions presented on the computer screen. The program includes pictures, music, animation, and games and is designed for young children.

ELLIS Academic

Machine: Win, Mac
Publisher: Pearson Education
Purchase options: contact publisher
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All but K-6
Special use: Bilingual
Description: This is a suite of programs that incorporate video, animation, audio, and text to present information and build skills in vocabulary, grammar, writing, and oral skills for high school and adult learners. A record and playback option is also included. True beginners would use Basics to build literacy skills; Intro for beginning and low-intermediate learners; Middle Mastery for intermediate to advanced; Senior Mastery for English for Academic Purposes for advanced learners; and Master Pronunciation for pronunciation work at any level. ELLIS Placement provides initial testing, and Instructor Utilities is the on-line student tracking system. Now part of Pearson Education.

ELLIS Business Series

Machine: Win
Publisher: Formavision Interactive Training Systems
Purchase options: Contact publisher
Level: Intermediate, advanced For: Adult, HE
Special use: business
Description: This set of CD-ROMs combines high-quality graphics, digital sound and voice recording, video, animation, text, and interactive point-and-click screen controls. Within its five volumes is information useful for entry-level employees up to the most experienced executive. The CD-ROMs cover Airports and Transportation, Hotels, Restaurants, and Hospitality, Office and Social Skills, Business meetings and Discussions, and Contracts and Negotiations. Sold by Formavision and other vendors. Windows 95, 98, NT 4, ME, 2000, XP; not verified on Vista.

ELLIS Kids

Machine: Win/Mac
Publisher: Pearson Education
Purchase options: contact publisher
Level: Literacy, beginning, intermediate For: K-3
Special use: literacy, bilingual
Description: Three levels: Kids Essentials uses songs, exercises, games, and native-language support for instruction to combine basic vocabulary development with beginning reading instruction for beginning literacy. Kids Levels 1 and 2 for beginner and low intermediate learners include video as part of tutorials for integrated skills, as well as native-language support for instruction, games, songs, exercises, and other skills practice.

English Adventures

Machine: Win
Publisher: Techno-Ware
Approximate single-unit price: 500
Purchase options: lab
Level: Literacy, beginning For: K-3
Special use: elementary, literacy
Description: Two-DVD-based series of adventure stories, chants, songs, and texts that introduce children to the sounds of letters, letter combinations, and the creation of words from these sounds (phonics). Record and playback options, as well as record-keeping. Windows 95; not verified for XP or Vista.

English Discoveries

Machine: Win
Publisher: Techno-Ware
See also Comenius
Approximate single-unit price: 700
Purchase options: individual titles also
Level: Literacy, beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All but K-6
Special use: Literacy
Description: Developed by Berlitz and EduSoft, this multimedia program offers materials and activities for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills. It also allows teachers to easily develop their own lessons. In addition to prepared lessons, students may work in specific areas such as language (grammar), listening (using video clips), speaking (creating part of a dialogue), and adventures (following clues). There are 12 CD-ROM disks (Let's Start, 3 Basic, 3 Intermediate, 4 Advanced, and 1 Executive) that are consistent in format and include pre and post tests. Includes a management system. There are testing options throughout the program and a review module in the Advanced disks. Individual levels can be purchased separately and cost between $120 and $400. Networked version is English Discoveries Expert. Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP.

English Discoveries Expert

Machine: Win
Publisher: Techno-Ware
Purchase options: Enterprise level; contact publisher
Level: Literacy, beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All but K-6
Description: Designed as an enterprise solution, this server-based version of English Discoveries is for institutional purchase and use. Install on Windows 2000 or 2003 server; clients run on Windows 9x/2000/XP.

English for All

Machine: Win, Mac
Publisher: OTAN
Purchase options: see www.myefa.org
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: Adult
Description: Five CDs accompany this free online multimedia course at www.myefa.org, created as part of the US government-funded Cyberstep Project.

English for Kids Set

Machine: Win
Publisher: ESL Pro Systems
See also World of Reading, Learning Services
Approximate single-unit price: 60
Level: Beginning For: K-3
Special use: elementary
Description: Six CD-set includes English For Kids (pronunciation). English Practice Combo (vocabulary, listening, grammar, spelling). My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary, and PDF-formatted Printing Workbook, Cursive Writing Workbook, and Creative Writing Workbook. Customized versions are available for speakers of French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, German, Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese, and Russian. See a review at http://calico.org/CALICO_Review/review/engkids00.htm.

English Language

Machine: Win
Publisher: Mantex
Approximate single-unit price: 35
Purchase options: GBP19.45
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All but K-3
Description: This covers all the basic aspects of English language studies, with a UK/Btitish English focus. It offers definitions, examples, and full explanations of current usage. There are interactive exercises on every topic. It can be used for self-instruction, for reference, or as a HELP program whilst using a word-processor. Covers every topic required by the National Curriculum. In use throughout the UK. => maybe not so useful: very British, and assumes L1 cultural information. Windows 95/98/2000/XP.

English Tutor

Machine: Win
Publisher: ESL Pro Systems
Approximate single-unit price: 60
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All
Special use: bilingual (multi)
Description: Includes grammar, reading, writing, and listening Learning English workbooks (PDF format); ESL PRO, a pronunciation drill and practice program; and the 1000 Key English Words and Idioms guide. A student workbook and teachers manual are included for ESL PRO.

Title: English Tutor for Windows

Machine: Win
Publisher: Exceller Software
Approximate single-unit price: 70
Level: Beginning For: All but K-6
Description: Multimedia CD-ROM-based exercises for beginning to low-intermediate learners. Grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and speaking exercises; record-keeping.

Hablemos Ingles

Machine: Mac/Win
Publisher: Learning Company, The
See also Amazon.com
Approximate single-unit price: 80
Purchase options: lab, site
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All but K-3
Special use: Bilingual
Description: A CD-ROM-based course designed for native speakers of Spanish that includes video and audio recordings, exercises, games, and a 350-page textbook to help learners improve listening comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Like in its English-based counterpart, Learn to Speak English, each lesson begins with a setting and a dialog. The settings follow a visitor to the U.S. through customs, getting a hotel, exchanging money, to furnishing an apartment and shopping for food. The students can expand their study of the language presented in the settings and dialogs through the use of cultural notes, vocabulary study (hear the word, definitions, notes about usage), grammar notes, exercises (fill in the blank, sentence writing, scrambled sentences, listening dictation), pronunciation work (listen to the model pronunciation, record voice and play back), and a test of both grammatical and functional language knowledge. The Windows version uses speech-recognition technology to evaluate pronunciation on a scale of 'Tourist' to 'Native.' QuickTime movies show cultural points of interest in the US. System 7 or higher is required on the Macintosh version.

Heartsoft Bestseller

Machine: Mac
Publisher: Heartsoft
Approximate single-unit price: 400
Purchase options: $400 lifetime site
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: K-8
Special use: elementary, bilingual
Description: A set of 12 Heartsoft products, including Billiards 'n' Homonyms (vocabulary game), Bubblegum Machine (sight work with key words), Coin Changer (practice recognizing the value of coins and bills), Electric Math Chalkboard (uncover a picture by answering math questions correctly), Electric Coloring Book (keeps students within the lines), Great American States Race (social studies game about the US), Memory Master (concentration with letters and numbers), Reading Rodeo (literacy game), Sleuth Master (a mastermind game - guess the hidden 4-number code), Spinner's Choice (a version of Wheel of Fortune - guessing words or phrases in categories), Tommy the Time Turtle (practice in telling time), and Word Capture (wordsearch puzzles). The ESL version includes copies of each program in Spanish. Network/site license for $400 lets schools add copies as their needs grow.

I Speak English

Machine: Win
Publisher: Intechnica International
Approximate single-unit price: 360
Purchase options: site, network
Level: Beginning For: K-Adult
Description: Voice-interactive comprehensive programs for low beginning, high beginning, low intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced students (each level sold separately). Offers reading, writing, listening, and speaking practice in a self-paced curriculum with hundreds of lessons. A teacher's manual is included. Bilingual support is available in Spanish and Haitian-Kreol for beginners and for other languages for beginners and intermediate levels, priced separately. An unlimited site license for each program is also available.

Imagine Learning English

Machine: Win
Publisher: Imagine Learning
Purchase options: contact publisher
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: K-12
Description: English language development for K-12 students; designed for school-wide adoption.

Issues in English

Machine: Win
Publisher: Protea Textware
See also Wida
Approximate single-unit price: 135
Purchase options: home version (cheaper); lab, site
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All
Description: Two CD-ROMs, each with eight issues (Smoking, Gambling, Discrimination, Growing Old, etc.), each covered at four levels of complexity from Beginner to Advanced. Each issue has a video clip of someone presenting the issue, with the language activities (approx. 18 per issues per level) based on the video clip. CD-ROMs sold separately. Windows Me, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista.

Learn and Play set

Machine: Win, Mac
Publisher: ESL Pro Systems
See also World of Reading
Approximate single-unit price: 45
Purchase options: lab, site
Level: Beginning For: K-8
Description: Four CD-ROMs with workbooks. Students are taught basic grammar, reading, listening, and spelling skills in the Learn & Play workbooks, and these skills are then reinforced through interactive English games. The box set includes: Learn & Play Grammar Set, Learn & Play Listening and Spelling Set, Learn & Play Vocabulary Set, and English Practice Games Combo CD-ROMs.

Learn to Speak English

Machine: Win
Publisher: Learning Company, The
See also Amazon.com
Approximate single-unit price: 20
Purchase options: lab
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All
Description: A complete CD-ROM-based course that includes video and audio recordings, exercises, games, and a 350-page textbook to help learners improve listening comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Each lesson begins with a setting and a dialog. The settings follow a visitor to the U.S. through customs, getting a hotel, exchanging money, to furnishing an apartment and shopping for food. The students can expand their study of the language presented in the settings and dialogs through the use of cultural notes, vocabulary study (hear the word, definitions, notes about usage), grammar notes, exercises (fill in the blank, sentence writing, scrambled sentences, listening dictation), pronunciation work (listen to the model pronunciation, record voice and play back), and a test of both grammatical and functional language knowledge. Version 10 is Windows only (XP/Vista). Version 8 is the latest Macintosh version, and may not run on OS X.

Learning English Series

Machine: Win/Mac
Publisher: ESL Pro Systems
Approximate single-unit price: 55
Level: Intermediate For: All
Description: Series of Learning English workbooks covering intermediate grammar, reading, writing and listening. Each workbook includes instruction on the key concepts and practice exercises with answers provided. Each workbook is in PDF format so students can work with exercises directly on the computer or print a portable hardcopy. Individual skill area workbooks can be purchased separately. This can be purchased online and downloaded from http://www.esl-pro.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=195.

Let's Do Business

Machine: Win
Publisher: Abacus Communications
See also Wida
Purchase options: UK£100 per title
Level: Intermediate, advanced For: All but K-6
Special use: business
Description: CD-ROMs for business English that make extensive use of video clips to demonstrate situations. Four different CD-ROMs are available: The Language of Negotiating, The Language of Telephoning, The Language of Meetings, and The Language of Presentations. A variety of exercises are available, including multiple choice, gap-filling, matching, and true-false. British and Australian English are prominent. Online versions of the courses are now available as well.

Let's Go Interactive

Machine: Mac, Win
Publisher: DynEd International
See also Oxford Univ. Press
Approximate single-unit price: 600
Purchase options: 1 level for $130; site and lab
Level: Literacy, beginning For: Pre-K -4
Special use: Elementary; bilingual (Sp, Port., Jap.); literacy
Description: A six-level, 12 CD-ROM series designed for children ages 4-10 (pre-readers and early readers), adapted from the American English textbook series by Oxford University Press. Songs and music by Carolyn Graham. Animated cats provide guidance throughout. Each lesson builds on the previous ones. Each level contains 8 units with conversation, vocabulary, grammar, and phonics lessons plus songs and a game, following a grammatical syllabus. A teacher's book, other classroom aids, and some bilingual versions are also available. Pricing options include per-student-use cost. Contact the publisher for details.

Live Action English Interactive

Machine: Win/Mac
Publisher: Command Performance Language Institute
Approximate single-unit price: 70
Purchase options: contact publisher
Level: Beginning For: Adult
Description: Based on the classic TPR text, "Live Action English" by Elizabeth Kuizenga Romijn and Contee Seely, this program teaches practical vocabulary in context with video and still photos in 12 sequences of commands. It provides ample verb form practice in 4 essential tenses in context. Innovative interactive TPR exercises include dictations, picture glossary, help, and more. Requires a fairly fast computer of 120 MHz or better.

Longman English Interactive

Machine: Win
Publisher: Pearson Education
Approximate single-unit price: 400
Purchase options: each level sold separately
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All
Description: Video based, integrated-skills program on CD-ROM. Students work with video, audio, animations, and practice activities to develop essential skills. Includes culture notes and native language support for Instructions, The Orientation, Culture Notes, video and audio transcripts, and online Help in nine languages. Each level offers 100 hours of instruction, and is available in both American and British English. Four levels, each sold separately: Beginning to High Intermediate. Now also available as an online course. See more information at http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/multimedia/programs/lei.htm.

M-Power Your Business English

Machine: Win
Publisher: International Business Images
See also Wida
Approximate single-unit price: 30
Purchase options: UK£30
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All but K-6
Special use: business
Description: A variety of CD-ROM-based exercises to improve business English, though many activities would be applicable to general language learners as well. Topics include Business, Communications, Companies, Finance, Import/Export, Industry, Marketing, and Personnel. Activities include Pronunciation, Hangman, Definitions, Word Order, Anagram, Maths, and Identify. British English. Windows 95/98/2000; not verified on XP or Vista.

Market Leader Interactive

Machine: Win
Publisher: Pearson Education
Purchase options: Contact publisher
Level: Intermediate, advanced For: All but K-8
Special use: business
Description: Uses video and readings for content; learners conduct case studies, with presentations and writing activities. Teacher guides can be downloaded at http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/multimedia/download_mli.htm. Windows 2000/XP; not verified on Vista.

Title: MLS English Immersion

Machine: Win
Publisher: Magnum Language Systems
Approximate single-unit price: 60
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All but K-8
Description: This program uses grammar practice, vocabulary practice (including some translation work), and stories (listening, cloze, translation into the learner's language). It includes a dictionary with sound, voice recognition, and record-keeping. A distinguishing feature is that help and lessons are in 20 different languages, including Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Record-keeping. English Lab and English Pro versions are available. See the website at http://www.magnumlanguage.com/ for specific information. Windows 98/2000/ME/XP; no information re Vista.

New Dynamic English

Machine: Mac, Win
Publisher: DynEd International
Purchase options: contact publisher
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All but K-8
Special use: Bilingual (Sp, Jap, It, Kor, Chi, Fr, Port)
Description: New interface with the most recent version. Four-level listening-based course, each level with two CD-ROMs. Includes speech recognition for answers. Primary focus is on basic language concepts. In each lesson, information is presented in the form of narratives via sound and graphics with text, glossary, speech record, and repetition always available to the student. Follow-up exercises include Questions generated by the student by clicking on icons or words from the lesson; Matrix Game in which the student accrues points for correctly answering questions using vocabulary presented in the lesson; Dictation exercises requiring the student to listen carefully to a series of sentences from the lesson and select words from a list and place them in the gaps in the sentences; Fill-in exercises where missing words are placed in sentences from the lesson. Grammatical and lexical knowledge is reinforced in all games and exercises along with listening comprehension. The program adjusts the level of difficulty of the questions to the student's demonstrated level of proficiency. Suitable to be used as primary course material, supplemental resource, or self-access material in a language lab (index of lessons lends itself well to self-paced instruction). Placement Testing, Mastery Testing and a Records Manager System allow teachers to track an unlimited number of students. Networkable. Pricing options include per-student-use cost. Contact the publisher for details. Windows 95/98/ME/XP; Mac OS 9 and X.

New Interchange CD-ROM

Machine: Win, Mac
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Approximate single-unit price: 40
Purchase options: UK£40
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All but K-6
Description: New Interchange CD-ROM 1 and CD-ROM 2 are companions to the Interchange series, offering multimedia exercises. The website at http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/elt/interchange/ has more activities online. Different versions are for Windows, Mac (CD-ROM 1) and a hybrid Windows/Mac (CD-ROM 2).

Odyssey ELL Elementary

Machine: Win, Mac
Publisher: Compass Learning Systems
Purchase options: contact publisher
Level: Literacy, beginning For: K-4
Special use: elementary, literacy
Description: Comprehensive system that runs from a local server or over the Internet from the Compass Learning server. Includes extensive record-keeping and curriculum aligned with US government-required standardized testing (NCLB). The program includes a pre-reading progam and covers English structure and function, with opportunities for writing. Help is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, and Portuguese.

Odyssey ELL Secondary/Adult

Machine: Win, Mac
Publisher: Compass Learning Systems
Purchase options: contact publisher
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All but K-6
Description: Comprehensive system that runs from a local server or over the Internet from the Compass Learning server. Activities work on reading and language arts comprehension and fluency to prepare students for standardized testing as well as pronunciation. Help is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, and Portuguese.

Q English CDs

Machine: Win
Publisher: Q Group
Purchase options: Contact publisher.
Level: Intermediate For: Adult
Description: Three-CD course: basic, intermediate, and advanced. It is designed to develop effective communication skills through self-study. The program consists of 20 self-contained units and highlights either a topic, a communication skill, or specific words typical of the language and culture. Contextual language usage, combined with grammar explanation and culture notes, provides a sound basis for the learner. Unit and course tests measure progress. In addition to unit activities, the program includes five culture oriented video clips with study exercises. The course is also online, and limited support is provided for the CD-ROM version.

QKids CDs

Machine: Win/Mac
Publisher: Q Group
Approximate single-unit price: 740
Purchase options: Components also sold separately.
Level: Literacy, beginning For: K-6
Special use: Elementary, literacy
Description: Comprehensive program for young learners of English with a variety of activities. The course is also available online, and limited support is provided for the CD-ROM version.

Real English

Machine: Win
Publisher: Marzio School
Approximate single-unit price: 200
Purchase options: levels also sold separately
Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All but K-8
Description: This program is based on spontaneous interviews of people met on the streets of English-speaking towns and cities around the world. They speak naturally in response to questions English learners are likely to ask, such as directions for finding various places. The speakers have a wide variety of regional accents. The lessons are organized by grammatical structures, and include eight types of exercises, some with voice recognition. The program can be configured with menus in French, Spanish, or German. This is an issue for students who do not speak one of those three languages. Perhaps a future version will include an option to configure menus in English. CD-ROM.

Side By Side Interactive

Machine: Win, Mac
Publisher: Pearson Education
Approximate single-unit price: 200
Level: Intermediate For: All but K-6
Description: Video-based software program that combines interactive video (from Side by Side TV programs), audio, graphics, and text to provide students with exercises and activities. Includes lifeskills and civics exercises, as well. Two-levels; each CD-ROM sold separately. Windows 98/NT/XP; Mac OS 8. Not verified on Vista or Mac OS X.

Stickybear's Early Learning Activities

Machine: Mac/Win
Publisher: Optimum Resource
Approximate single-unit price: 60
Level: Literacy, beginning For: Pre-K-6
Special use: elementary, literacy
Description: Introduces young children to the English alphabet, counting, shapes, opposites and colors. Instructions for the six different activity options for each lesson objective can be in either English or Spanish. The lessons can be done either following computer prompts or in a more independent exploration mode. There are several other early learning titles available in the Stickybear series. Windows XP/Vista and Mac Classic/OS X on a hybrid CD.

Talking Business Intermediate

Machine: Win
Publisher: Pearson Education
Approximate single-unit price: 190
Purchase options: lab, site, network
Level: Intermediate, advanced For: Adult, HE
Special use: business
Description: Multimedia CD-ROM program designed to improve business communication skills for intermediate to advanced learners, with a focus on listening, pronunciation, and reading. Twelve thematic units are grouped into three modules: Making Contact, Handling Information and Reporting. The program also includes a pre- and a post-test. Learners can listen, record, and compare, as well as engage in a variety of other activities. See a review at http://calico.org/CALICO_Review/review/talkbus00.htm. Support documents are available on the publisher's site at http://longman.com/ae/multimedia/programs/TB.htm. Windows 98/XP; not verified on Vista.

Tell Me More

Machine: Win
Publisher: Auralog
Purchase options: 2, 5, or 10-level option
Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All
Special use: bilingual help (Sp, Fr, Ger, Ital, Dutch)
Description: Uses text, audio, video, and speech recognition. Management tools allow teachers to track students' progress and create their own Educational Paths. The entire pedagogical content can also be printed in exercise-book format for use in class. The Cultural Workshop provides cultural information. Help is provided in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch or English. The program is available in 2, 5, or 10 levels, each sold separately. CD-ROM and fully online versions available. See a review at http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/information/tesl-ej/ej29/m3.html. Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Vista.

Tell Me More Kids

Machine: Win
Publisher: Auralog
Approximate single-unit price: 210
Purchase options: age levels also separately
Level: Beginning For: pre-K-6
Special use: elementary
Description: Specialized English course for children based entirely on speech recognition. Offers progressive learning adventures based on age and proficiency level, including more than 1,000 activities, Karaoke and nearly 120 cartoons. Designed for ages 4-12. Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Vista. CD-ROM.

WiggleWorks

Machine: Mac
Publisher: Scholastic Software
Approximate single-unit price: 2400
Purchase options: network, site
Level: Beginning For: K-2
Special use: Bilingual, elementary
Description: Children learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills with this set of materials, including books, other print material, and CD-ROMs. Titles include Pizza, Kites, Raindrops, What Lila Loves, The Ball Game, The Tree House, What's Inside, and several others. There are PreK-1, Grades 2-3, and English and Spanish editions. The price includes a license for up to 30 students.


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