CD-Rom Review Sites

Before purchasing you might like to visit the below sites which offer reviews on what is available currently in the educational market place.

Site Name

Ultimate Language Tutor - German language software

  Address :

http://ucaswww.mcm.edu./german/bib/

Review :

This site reviews the main and well know teaching organisations such as Let's Talk German, Triple Play Plus Rosetta Stone, Berlitz. The reviews are succint and to the point and make for easy reading.

Site Name

World Language Resources

  Address :

http://www.worldlanguage.com/

Review :

This site has the worlds largest selection of language software and other products.  Localized products including localized windows and office, Translation,dictionaries, spell & grammar checkers, OCR language learning, movies, books and many other categories of products. site has the worlds largest selection of language software and other products.  Localized products including localized windows and office, Translation,dictionaries, spell & grammar checkers, OCR language learning, movies, books and many other categories of products. site has the worlds largest selection of language software and other products.  Localized products including localized windows and office, Translation,dictionaries, spell & grammar checkers, OCR language learning, movies, books and many other categories of products.
This is an exhustive site which offers all a teacher would never need in the language of his/her choice. Taking French as an example it offered ESL language learning and tutorial products on audio cassette, audio CD, video and for Mac and PC. The products are not confined to IT.

In the French Tutorial Leaning 112 items were produced, directed at language learning only. Taking one, the following is a sample review, short an to the point.

"StoryROM series features children's storybooks that are brought to life through vivid sound and graphics. Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast and Aesop's Fables are available. StoryROM includes all BibleROMS SMLI features PLUS you can record or playback your own voice as you read the story! "

This site could answer everyone's need in any language, a vitual language supermarket.

 


Site Name

Learn French Language Products from Anotek

  Address :

http://www.learnfrenchlanguage.com/

Review :

Learn French language (Speak and Read French) from your computer with CDROM-based lessons.  Course teaches the material covered in the first 3 years of French elementary school (over 400 MB) and is designed by French Educator with advanced degrees.  Sophisticated programming and hundreds of custom-made color picture   make it possible to learn quickly and easily at home and a your own pace.  You can review and refresh your French as many times as you want.  You will learn to read French, understand spoken French, use dictionaries to find and speak new words, make French sentences. Because of the large number of pictures, you can learn a lot of French even  if you do not know good English. Educator with advanced degrees.  Sophisticate programming and hundreds of custom-made color pictures make it possible to learn quickly and easily at home and at your own pace.  You can review and refresh your French as many times as you want.  You will learn to read French, understand spoken French, use dictionaries to find and speak new words, make French sentences.  Because of the large number of pictures, you can learn a lot of French even if you do not know good English.
Convenient purchasing facility.

Site Name :

The Language Centre

  Address :

http://www.langcen.dk/

Review :

Only  a part of this site reviews just English and German software. The German titles are well reviewed and worth reading. They give a very full but concise description of the material and then include Our View, which is very much as a teacher talking. Prices and ordering procedures are clearly given and made very obvious. Quotes are given for the exact amount of the order by e-mail and only then is the order taken.
A thing to note in this site is the page on "The Internet and Language Teaching". It provides a very practical approach to the whole topic.

Site Name

Soleil Software - Languages and Learning for Children

  Address :

http://www.soleil.com/index.html

Review :

This site promotes software which integrates world discovery and the use of three languages. It promises that having used programme the pupil will be able to construct 200 sentences, will lean 500 words and experience the adventure in three languages. The method is to pick up a language while doing other things and  sovling certain problems.
There are 4 disks in all in the suite to cover four age groups from 3 to 6, 5 to 8, 6 to 10, 8 to 12. A demonstation download is available on the site.
Ordering is made simple with separate ordering for teachers and others.

Site Name

Academic Software

  Address :

http://www.academicsoftwareusa.com/

Review :

Merely gives lists of software with only one language package. There is a call service to hear what each package include and does. Not very informative. More of shop than a review.

Site Name

The REVIEW ZONE CD-ROM Reviews

  Address :

http://www.TheReviewZone.com/reviews-index.html

Review :

Only three language disks are reviewed. This could be a souce of information on the cultural context of the language as outlined -
Kids can discover how people from other countries live, talk, dress, sing, eat and play and get some pretty good practice at math, reading, foreign languages, art and problem solving skills while playing 18 multi-level activities.
Will playing this software teach your child how to  speak Japanese, Swahili or Spanish fluently? No! It will, however, expose your child to new languages, foreign lands and cultures which can help lay the building blocks of acquiring a second language later on.