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Software List

Deborah Healey, Editor

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Last Minute ESL/EFL Lesson Plan and Activity Guide

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): T util
    Publisher: ESL Pro Systems
    Approximate single-unit price: $20
    Level: Teacher For: Teacher
    Dozens of lesson plans & activities in PDF format, most between 40 and 60 minutes in length. For a variety of skill areas and for three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Learn and Play set

    Machine: Win, Mac
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: ESL Pro Systems
    See also
    World of Reading
    Approximate single-unit price: $45
    Purchase options: lab, site
    Level: Beginning For: K-8
    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
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: eLanguage
    See also
    Amazon.com
    Approximate single-unit price: $50
    Purchase options: lab
    Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All
    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
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: ESL Pro Systems
    Approximate single-unit price: $55
    Level: Intermediate For: All
    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.

Learning Styles Inventory

    Machine: Mac, Win
    Skill(s): study skills, t util
    Publisher: Educational Activities Software
    Approximate single-unit price: $100
    Purchase options: lab, network
    Level: Intermediate, advanced, teacher For: All but K-3
    Students go through this questionnaire to analyze their learning styles. The program offers suggestions to enhance studying based on the learner's profile. The profiles for whole class can be stored, so that comparisons of an individual to the teacher or to the class can be printed. Windows and Mac versions have a new interface. Includes spoken questions in both English and Spanish.

Lersus Easy Content

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): authoring
    Publisher: DELFI Software
    Approximate single-unit price: $500
    Level: Teacher For: Teacher
    Full-bodied authoring system to create web-based tutorials and courses. Assists in the integration of Flash animation, video, audio, and Java applets, as well as text. Tests can also be created. The results (text, Word document, PDF, HTML, XML, SCORM) can be exported directly to a number of learning management systems, including WebCT, Moodle, and others. LERSUS does not require experience in programming.

Let's Go Interactive

    Machine: Mac, Win
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: DynEd International
    See also
    Oxford Univ. Press
    Approximate single-unit price: $600
    Purchase options: Contact publisher for pricing
    Level: Literacy, beginning For: Pre-K -4
    Special use: Elementary; bilingual (Sp, Port., Jap.); literacy
    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.

Let's Go Read: An Island Adventure

    Machine: Win, Mac
    Skill(s): reading
    Publisher: Edmark Corporation/Riverdeep
    Approximate single-unit price: $45
    Purchase options: school version avail.
    Level: Literacy, beginning For: Pre-K - 1
    Special use: Elementary, literacy
    Reading skills in an adventure format. Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / NT / 95, Mac OS X. Designed for native speakers.

Lexica Reading

    Machine: Mac, Win
    Skill(s): reading
    Publisher: Lexia Learning
    Purchase options: Contact publisher for pricing.
    Level: Literacy, beginning, intermediate For: K-12, AE
    Special use: Elementary
    Three sepsarate programs: Lexia Early Reading for ages 3-5 phonemic awareness; Lexia Primary Reading for ages 5 to 8 basic reading skills; and Lexia Strategies for Older Students for ages 9 to adult reading skill practice. Has explicit practice in phonemic awareness and phonics; also works on vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Leveled activities brance in response to student performance. Includes student record-keeping system. Records are stored online, at Lexia's server. Optional web-based component for self-study. The whole series is also available as a fully online program.

Lingonets Puzzle Editor

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): authoring
    Publisher: Lingonet Oy
    Approximate single-unit price: $45
    Level: Teacher For: Teacher
    Create vocabulary puzzles where the words are thematically linked, in the Lingonets format. Download free sample puzzles from the website at http://www.lingonet.com/web/fin/products/lpe/samples/ or try them online at http://www.lingonet.com/web/fin/products/lpe/samples/.

Live Action English Interactive

    Machine: Win/Mac
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: Command Performance Language Institute
    See also
    World of Reading
    NAS
    Delta
    Approximate single-unit price: $80
    Purchase options: contact publisher
    Level: Beginning For: Adult
    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.

Longman English Interactive

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: Pearson Education
    Approximate single-unit price: $400
    Purchase options: each level sold separately
    Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All
    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.

Looking for Words

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): vocabulary
    Publisher: Attainment Company
    Approximate single-unit price: $80
    Level: Literacy, beginning For: K-6
    Special use: elementary, literacy
    Combines community awareness, reasoning skills and vocabulary building. In "explore," students move to 24 locations, learning new words as they go. Users select any object and it identifies itself. In "list" option, students search home, school and community for specific words. "Picture print" creates student activities or illustrated booklets. Record-keeping. Sold by several vendors, including NAS (http://www.nas.ca/lfw.html) and http://www.enablemart.com/Catalog/Software.

Lost Secret, The

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): listening, speaking, reading
    Publisher: DynEd International
    Approximate single-unit price: $800
    Purchase options: Contact publisher for pricing
    Level: Intermediate, advanced For: All but K-8
    Special use: Bilingual (Jap, Fr)
    BBC English's mystery is presented on CD-ROM in MPEG full-motion video, supported by a variety of practice exercises. The focus is on listening comprehension for basic level students. Students may interrupt at any time to repeat a sentence, record their voices, hear a spoken translation, see written text, or consult a glossary. Provides 80-100 hours of home or classroom study. A textbook, student workbook, and teacher's guide are available. Networkable.


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Last updated 10 June 2010 by Deborah Healey, dhealey at uoregon dot edu
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