French Software Reviewed

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Software Title:        Let's Learn French
Software Title : Talk Now Learn French
Publisher :   Talk Interactive
Age Group : Beginners
Curriculum Area : Language Development
Year of Publication : 1999
Mac, PC or other :    PC
Summary

Nine topics are covered at beginners’ level.  These include :Food /colour/ phrases /countries/ colours/ time/ numbers/ body and first words.
Each theme has a well structured easy and difficult game….mainly based on memorisation.

Overview of Teaching with this Title

The areas covered are as listed above. Each section has word practice, speaking practice, easy game, hard game and a picture dictionary.
This program could be used with  special needs pupils who would work with another pupil. However in our class situation it was difficult to work in pairs as we were using single headphone sets for classroom use.
The best use for this was in a revision capacity as topics had already been covered. The reinforcement value was excellent. Content was up to date but the characters’ mouths didn’t move in accordance with the words, which was a little off-putting.

Language/topics were interesting and relevant. The pupils enjoyed both the easy and difficult games but didn’t bother with word practice.

Content

Content was up to date but the characters’ mouths didn’t move in accordance with the words, which was a little off-putting.
Language/topics were interesting and relevant. The pupils enjoyed both the easy and difficult games but didn’t bother with word practice.

Design and Navigation

Record keeping is simple . The teacher can check the pupils’ results easily.
However a significant flaw appears mid section if a pupil quits it, The records record it as having been covered even if only 1 or 2  questions were attempted.

Installation and Use

Autoload makes this virtually foolproof but I don’t know about a network version.

Supporting Documentation

None except cd case,  and advertisements for more software.

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