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141. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Danish:
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142. World Talk - Learn Danish: Intermediate
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143. Talk Now! Learn Cornish - Beginning
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144. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Norwegian:
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145. Educator's Choice Math & Science
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146. TOPICS ENTERTAINMENT Total Immersion
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147. Talk Now! Learn Irish - Beginning
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148. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Albanian:
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149. Rosetta Stone Vietnamese Explorer
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150. KUTOKA Eazyspeak Spanish Levels
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151. The Princeton Review: Algebra
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152. Talk Now! Learn Marathi- Beginning
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153. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Finnish:
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154. Rosetta Stone Danish Explorer
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155. Instant Immersion French 2 CD-ROM
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156. Virtual Art Collection
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157. Instant Immersion - English -
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158. Learn Swedish Now! 9.0
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159. Math Advantage 2002
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160. Asterix - Learn Italian: for Intermediate/Advanced

141. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Danish: for Children 4 & up
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Asin: B0000899UZ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 7758
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142. World Talk - Learn Danish: Intermediate Level
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Asin: B0000899S8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 6613
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143. Talk Now! Learn Cornish - Beginning Level
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Asin: B0000899M6
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 3556
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Features

  • On-screen help available in over 75 languages; printable dictionary
  • Comprehensive interactive language learning; ideal for beginners
  • Easy and hard quizzes, plus a challenging memory game
  • Compare yourself with native speakers; monitor progress
  • Topics include phrases, food, shopping, telling time, and more

144. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Norwegian: for Children 4 & up
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Asin: B0000899VD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 4489
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145. Educator's Choice Math & Science Excelerator Grades 3-6
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Asin: B00005LPYY
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Topics Entertainment
Sales Rank: 2398
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

If high-flying superheroes, glitzy game shows, and dangerousinterplanetary missions are what it takes to hold the attention of third throughsixth graders studying math and science, then this four-CD compilation ofeducational software does no wrong. And, fortunately, all fourprograms--originally released separately by the quality-conscious folks at Edmark--manageto do a respectable job of actually teaching kids, too.

While there is some crossover in content, especially between the Mighty MathCalculating Crew and MindTwister Math, Space Academy GX-1'sastronomy and space-based physics focus and Thinkin' Science ZAP!'selectricity, sound, and optics activities more than make up for the overlap.

The interfaces vary from program to program, but all prove navigable and easy tolearn. And while the presentation might be tame at times for experiencedcomputer-gamer tastes, for the most part these titles pack enough sounds,voices, and animation to keep things moving. Parents and teachers should behappy with the mix of problem-solving and drill-oriented activities. Inparticular, Thinkin' Science ZAP! offers some excellent open-endedinteractivity with real, hands-on science, thanks to its virtual laser tables,circuit boards, and an audio studio.

The mathematics game show MindTwister Math might be the weak link of thebunch since it's only geared to third and fourth graders, but at this price, thecollection is still a steal even if you don't end up using all of theCDs. --Paul Hughes ... Read more

Features

  • Includes 4 fun and educational titles
  • More than 15 individual lessons and 200 activities
  • Each program uniquely designed to teach basic skill sets
  • Each title highly rated by accredited reviewers and experts in the field
  • Provides hands-on experience

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid This Product
I have purchased 30-40 software CD's for my 6 year old over the years and this CD has got to rate near the bottom of the bunch. In summary, there is very little explanation or instruction into the math or science concepts being "taught", the "game" aspect to the CDs is clunky at best, and it is just plain confusing. I have been sorely disappointed in these CDs and my daughter has very little, if any, interest in using these CDs although she loves to be on the computer. At the same time I bought these CDs, I also bought her a Magic School Bus title which was very good and which she asks to play. I have never written a review before this review but felt compelled to do it to alert other parents to avoid this title. Waste of your money, and of your child's patience and interest.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exceeds Expectations
My son is 6 yrs old so I was leery of purchasing this title. However, it is better to challenge than to bore, so I made the purchase. I will never regret it. The software is fabulous. It installed easily, initializes and performs well, is incredibly engaging and remarkably educational for such a fun suite of software.

I highly recommend this software for nearly all ages. My 6 year old is able to benefit from most of the challenges, yet others offer a level fit for a much more sophisticated child audience.

Buy this software ... you will not be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great selection of titles, educational and well worth the $$
This is a great set of CD's. Informative, fun, challenging and well worth the money. A deal like this is hard to find, and belive me I've been looking! My 10 yr old son very much enjoys this product as well as the Middle School Accelerator.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Buy For Knowledge and Dollars
My Kids...ages 9 & 10 fight for position on the computer to play this educational game. They both enjoy it, with its many rewards and increase's in Rank. They are learning about science and math,but really don't realize it! It has 4 cd's and we are still on the first. They would rather play this than their Gameboy Advances. I highly recommend it. ... Read more


146. TOPICS ENTERTAINMENT Total Immersion Japanese 2.0 ( Windows )

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Asin: B0007YEPXM
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Topics Entertainment
Sales Rank: 6930
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Features

  • Talk More Japanese has 70 minutes of braodcast material and 10 quizzes to engage novices while developing language skills. Learn multiple phrases for business, in restaurants, on the phone and more. Also features a printable glossary and phrasebook

147. Talk Now! Learn Irish - Beginning Level
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Asin: B0000899NV
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 4077
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Comprehensive interactive language learning; ideal for beginners
  • Easy and hard quizzes, plus a challenging memory game
  • Compare yourself with native speakers; monitor progress
  • Topics include phrases, food, shopping, telling time, and more
  • On-screen help available in over 75 languages; printable dictionary

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars In Muster dialect!
Well, I didn't expect that the less used variant of Irish and less spoken was used for a popular game, aimed for the absolute beginner.
Muster dialect has peculiarities, most of it are in grammar, so that it won't be useful even for those that want take a grasp in Muster dialect.
An Ulster or Connaught speaker would have a fairly low point in some games.
No explication about lenitions.
Which is the use of a game that teaches you correctly only to tell the time in Munster dialect? Perhaps to have a job at the local radio station...

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great CD for the first learner.
This CD is a great way to learn the basics of the Irish Language. As previous review indicates, it won't satisfy the experienced that is looking for totally formal language instruction, what it does do is give you the basics and get you on your way to speaking Irish.

Once mastered, then you will have the basic tools to go on to the more difficult Irish Instruction.

It is presented in an enjoyable, Game type formate that makes it easy and fun to learn.

1-0 out of 5 stars You won't hear real Irish in that!
I took this CD-Rom from a mediatheque close to home. I have to admit that I already speak Irish fluently and I just wanted to have a look at this cd-rom. I was really disappointed... Well, of course- this kind of CD rom just aims to teach you a couple of words and expressions like "how are you?", say what time it is, and name several items. But unfortunately, what you can hear on this CD isn't native Irish, the speakers have an awful English accent (an crampa gallda, as we say in Irish) - as most non-native Irish speakers have - and aren't able to pronounce the sounds correctly. Native speakers of Irish do thrill the r's as an Italian would do, they do pronounce dental t and d (instead of English alveolar t and d, that you can hear here), they make the distinction between "broad" (velarized) and "slender" (palatalized) consonants, which are so important in Irish, and the speakers on the CD just don't make this distinction at all.
I wonder if the speakers who have been recorded here are able to understand real native speakers of Irish... I guess they're not.
It's just as if you would ask to an English learner of French to record tapes for French language learning material. Of course he wouldn't have a perfect accent.
That what they did with Irish here... I hope that not many people will try to learn Irish with this CD-Rom ! I'd advise to buy Learning Irish (by Mícheál Ó Siadhail), Teach Yourself Irish, or Now You're Talking (if you want to learn respectively Connemara Irish, Munster Irish or Ulster Irish): on those recordings you will hear native speakers and their pronounciation is fine. Or go and spend a couple of weeks (or more) in Western Ireland, in the Gaeltacht. There you'll learn real Irish.
But forget about Talk Now Irish...
Ádh mór oraibh, tá súil agam gur Gaeilge bhinn bhlasta a fhoghlaimeos sibh ! ... Read more


148. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Albanian: for Children 4 & up
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Asin: B0000899UY
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 5568
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149. Rosetta Stone Vietnamese Explorer
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Asin: B00002S9FX
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fairfield Language Technologies
Sales Rank: 2187
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Now you can learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.

We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency. It's the natural way to learn.

The Rosetta Stone Explorer contains 22 lessons for beginning learners with nearly 900 real-life images and phrases spoken by native speakers. It develops all key language skills--listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing--while its systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. Includes previews, exercises, and tests for every lesson, with automated tutorials throughout the program. (Ages 6 and older) ... Read more

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Way to Learn
I tried this software because I felt that learning by the methods taught in books was stale and difficult. This software is everything I thought it would be. I've only been using it 3 weeks and already I feel I'm really learning the language. Vietnamese is a tonal language and speaking and listening are especially important. With Rosetta you do both often and the speaking section, which records your voice and compares it to the native speaker, has been unbelievably helpful. Grammar and vocabulary is never drilled in. You merely pick it up through the natural process of looking at photos of action and hearing the speaker describe the photos. I thought that would be difficult but this method helps the student remember it longer because they understand the reasoning behind the lessons. You see the language used in a practical way. I cannot recommend Rosetta enough. If you really want to learn a language a new way, this is it.

4-0 out of 5 stars better than a book
This software is easy to use and is much better than a book. This is because Vietnamese is a tonal language, so the word "ba", for example, could have several different meanings depending on whether you use an "up tone", a "down tone" or a monotone. Unless you can actually hear the differences with your own ears it's very difficult to learn the nuances, which is why I would always recommend a software program such as this which lets your both see the sentences and hear them over your speakers.

The only thing keeping the program from getting five stars is that you have to exit about four different screens in order to get out of the program. Also, some of the stock photos they use to identify the phrase in question are clearly not Vietnamese people or places. It would have been nice to have seen it be a bit more authentic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful
I bought this with a bunch of other language materials so I could learn some minimal Vietnamese before going to Viet Nam.

It was both more and less than I expected.

It was "more" because the training scheme (what I would call "immersive drill and practice") was much more effective than I would have guessed. It was "less" because it makes no attempt to explain any grammar, explicitly define words used or describe things like the Vietnamese phonetic and tone system (they don't even mention which dialect they are teaching. I think it is a northern dialect). Because of this, I suspect you'll need to use this in addition to some other resource no matter what your goal is for learning the language. However, as as supplemental resource it is very good.

The scheme used by this product is pretty simple. Each lesson (there are 22 lessons in this package) involves ten drills which collectively introduce some small set of words/ideas. Each drill contains four things (e.g. drill 1 has "girl", "boy", "cat", "dog". Drill 10 of lesson 2-11 has "The girls are not going to jump. The boy is going to jump", "The girls are not jumping. The boy is jumping", "The girls have not jumped. The boy has jumped", and "The boy and the girls are jumping"), and each thing has a photo, a written form and a spoken form. Basically, you can choose which form you want to be presented with (e.g. the spoken form) and which you want to pick the answer from (e.g. a photo). For each drill in a lesson, you are presented with one of the four things and then prompted with the four possibilities to pick the answer from, then you are presented with another one of the four things and prompted to answer, and so on. This means you get asked 40 questions in each lesson. On the surface, then, this is a simple drill-and-practice package. The drills, however, are organized to build on preceding ones so that you are able to progress from "a girl" to "The girls have not jumped. The boy has jumped." in the span of 22 lessons (220 drills). This also provides all the benefits of computerized drill-and-practice (tireless presentation, easy repetition, tracking of mistaken answers, and so on). Additionally, since this has the benefit of offering written, spoken and pictorial "modalities", it really helps one learn the material. Personally, I found it tremendously useful to be able to click the "play again" button over and over again when I was trying to hear exactly how a particular word was pronounced (something which is exceedingly cumbersome, at best, to do with audiotape). For the audio portions, there are two speakers (a man and a woman) who speak different drills, so you do get a little variation in speakers.

The software also has a "listening" mode where it will play the audio phrases for you and record you saying the same thing back so you can compare your pronunciation with the audio (it also makes some attempt to offer a calculation of how close your pronunciation is, though I couldn't judge how good its automated judgment was). This seems promising, but I found it caused the program to crash on Mac OS X, and the interface was frustrating (for me) on OS 9 because I often misjudged when I was supposed to start speaking.

There are also many features which I would have expected that this didn't have. Someone else mentioned that you can't print out the pictures or the drills as flash cards (there is a PDF file which contains the written sentences for all the lessons, so you can print that out). I was surprised that there was no way to search for words or phrases (e.g. show me all the drills where "red" is used), and they do not support writing/typing (which I know I would have benefitted from). The interface is sometimes a little cryptic (for some reason the company has chosen to put almost no text in the interface, so you need to learn what various strange icons mean in order to use it). It isn't clear to me whether I'll end up buying the Level 1 package, for it's current list price of [$$$] seems a little ... to me.

For [$$$], this seems like a great supplement to a more traditional language text, and you would probably surprise yourself with how much you could learn with just this. Personally, I feel like the price/feature ratio was about right for my needs here.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who knows no Vietnamese but would like to learn a little about the structure of the language and some basic phrases. I got it two days ago and have been using it obsessively. It's surprisingly fun, and it works in such an intuitive way that you feel like you're learning a lot very quickly. I've tried out other language programs in the past but this is by far the best I've seen.

5-0 out of 5 stars fast learning
This system seems a little aqward at first, but it is truly
amazing what you are learning and don't even realize it untill
you hear Vietnamese people talking and you know what is being
said.

This system however, is not so much for one who wants to visit
but more for the person who really wants to learn the language
in its entirity. ... Read more


150. KUTOKA Eazyspeak Spanish Levels 1 and 2 ( Windows/Macintosh )

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Asin: B0006H1I80
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Kutoka
Sales Rank: 6375
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Features

  • Complete lessons for basic Spanish speaking, reading, writing, and grammar
  • Interactive games & conversations help children learn the language
  • Develop the conversational French skills your child needs for that trip to Europe or South America!

151. The Princeton Review: Algebra Edge
list price: $39.95
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Asin: B00000JLAV
Catlog: Software
Publisher: The Learning Company
Sales Rank: 5056
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Are you looking for a way to supplement your child's algebra skills without boring him or her to tears? The text-prep experts at Princeton Review have devised Algebra Edge, an easily loaded two-disc package that teaches and tests all the topics covered in first-year algebra.

The two-disc format neatly divides Algebra Edge into two distinct parts: Algebra Smart (Disc No. 1), and Grade Builder (Disc No. 2). Algebra Smart, the more substantial of the two, consists of lessons, rapid-fire quizzes, and a record-keeping function. The cartoon graphics and wacky voices are designed for kids, and an Olympic theme runs throughout--the quizzes are called the Algebra Games, and the lessons are taught at the Algebra Training Building. The quizzes are very fast-paced, and thus are not recommended until a student has achieved mastery of a topic. One especially helpful feature is the Info Center, the record-keeping function, which allows you to look up any current algebra textbook and review the material that was taught at school the same day.

The Grade Builder CD-ROM consists of review lessons and two games: Death By Algebra and Soak Your Sibling. The graphics for the lessons are set against a very dark background, which some users may find disconcerting. The lessons themselves have more talking and less chalkboard work than those in Algebra Smart. Death By Algebra has an ironic tone that is suitable for most postmodern kids, but it may bother religious conservatives or others who object to jokes such as "Welcome to the game show where, just like in life, you earn points and collect prizes until you die." Soak Your Sibling was nearly incomprehensible on the first try, and kids will find the characters either hilarious or annoying.

Algebra Edge comes with a guarantee that is characteristic of the Princeton Review: if a student finishes the program and doesn't raise his or her grade, Princeton Review will refund the price of the software. To get a refund, the student must return the CD-ROMs (which have an automatic record-keeping function showing which lessons and tests have been taken) along with copies of report cards. A student must use the program within two grading periods to qualify for a refund. --Matt Kohut ... Read more

Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars I have learned something...
I have learned to check the SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS very carefully when purchasing any software at all!! This software is for Windows 95/98 and evidently is so old that The Princeton Review website no longer exists. Broderbund Co. (The Learning Company) provides very limited support for this product. The phone numbers for both technical and customer support were no good. I was finally able to get the one CD - Grade Builder - to load and run (Windows XP) and my daughter did stay on and play the games. Yes, her text book is listed - just not the same year publication! It is incomplete. Since that is how I sold her on the CD's (it matches up with your textbook) I was foiled from the start!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great supplement for "home schooling"/tutoring in Algebra
My 8th grader is learning Algebra at home rather than in the traditional class. She had been resisting doing the book lessons, but this software makes more sense to her and is much more interesting. The games are fun and challenging. The fact that it follows the textbook exactly really helps too. We've used it to learn new material and as a fast & fun review of earlier material.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sorry Folks but this didn't work for me!
This program was not all it was hyped up to be. The lessons were too complicated. If I knew what they expected me to know I would not have purchased the software. The animated characters were very racial. In the classroom setting the "dumb" kid was always black. Thats pretty bad. The white kids were always portrayed as smarter and wealthier. Black kids were portrayed as dumb and poor. Dont buy this software if you don't condone racism!

5-0 out of 5 stars Algebra + Fun
This is the only Algebra I program my kids loved! They BEGGED to let them play. Any other program will just explain you something and then give you a quiz, but this one lets you spend some time playing. The games are fun, and "Soak Your Sibling" is the best way to get inside the coordinate plane. If your kid has a little bit of patience, he will understand everything about this linear functions very soon. I wish they would invent similar games for every topic.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best Algebra I program I have seen!
This program is the best it shows you how to effectivly master any type of algebra I. Algebra I is the bases of all other math so if you use this program you have a chance to learn and master the skill, quick and easy. It can go along with almost any algebra I book out! This one's the best. ... Read more


152. Talk Now! Learn Marathi- Beginning Level
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Asin: B0000899QI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 5492
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Features

  • Comprehensive interactive language learning; ideal for beginners
  • Easy and hard quizzes, plus a challenging memory game
  • Compare yourself with native speakers; monitor progress
  • Topics include phrases, food, shopping, telling time, and more
  • On-screen help available in over 75 languages; printable dictionary

153. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Finnish: for Children 4 & up
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B0000899V2
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 3264
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154. Rosetta Stone Danish Explorer
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Asin: B00004SCI9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fairfield Language Technologies
Sales Rank: 3252
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Now you can learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.

We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency. It's the natural way to learn.

The Rosetta Stone Explorer contains 22 lessons for beginning learners with nearly 900 real-life images and phrases spoken by native speakers. It develops all key language skills--listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing--while its systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. Includes previews, exercises, and tests for every lesson, with automated tutorials throughout the program. (Ages 6 and older) ... Read more

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars This is Okay, but Its not the Full Version.
I guess I didnt understand when I bought this,but its only 2 chapters of the total software! The whole 90 lesson cost about 150 bucks on a seperate purchase. Overall its okay, but I wish I would have not wasted my money for just 2 lessons! Thats my only complaint, the actual 2 lessons are informative, I had been through Bente Elsworth TYD book so I knew a lot ( plus living over there), but I wouldnt reccomend if you have no knowledge of danish at all. The pictures are not always clear on what exactly they are saying, and I had to lean on my prior learning. You could get confused real quick! But its great for pronnonciation ( which is the hardest part of learning Danish! ) She/He? says that she was able not to starve or get lost in copenhagen from this ??? Its Obvious he/she? has never been to Denmark where like 85% of the population speaks practiacally perfect english! If you starved its because you didnt have money! not because you can't communicate. Actually, all these expensive books aside, the best way to learn Danish is go out and live there!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best I've tried so far...
There isn't a lot to choose from as far as options for learning Danish! I went to Denmark in '98 and bought everything I could find on Amazon - "Teach Yourself Basic Danish" by Bente Elsworth and the Danish Cassette pack w/phrase book by Berlitz. While the cassettes were helpful in learning to pronounce and comprehend spoken words, they were quite boring.

I have since taken a non-credit Danish course that used the "Teach Yourself" book mentioned above. The classroom setting with a native of Denmark was the best experience, but the class was only 8 weeks (once a week) so it was really just a start.

I have found with the Explorer version that it is the best combination of all the experiences. I find that seeing the picture along with the spoken word along with the written phrase ties it all together for me in a logical, visual way. There are also lessons that test pronunciation as well as writing which are the true tests of language mastery. Because I am bound and determined to learn Danish, I am always looking for new options.

I have found that the material covered is very similar to the Teach Yourself book but in a much more interactive, entertaining, faster-paced format. The first lessons were fun to blast through because if you've studied the language at all, they will be review (colors, number, basic nouns, etc) and progressively get more difficult building on the foundations you learn in the early lessons.

If you just need phrases, I recommend the Berlitz cassettes. They teach you a LOT of basic phrases, although not knowing any other Danish, you may not understand the answers to your questions!

I hope to upgrade to the full personal version, but until then the Explorer version was well worth the money and the best "first step" if you are determined to learn Danish.

I am headed to Denmark once again this fall (Århus og København) and I feel much more prepared this time around after using this software!

3-0 out of 5 stars Great if you have plenty of time...
This software takes a "whole language" approach to learning Danish. If you want to really learn this language, this is a great program. If, however, like me, phrases like "where is the bathroom" are more important than "the boy is on the horse," then you should look elsewhere. This is frankly the only Learn Danish software I found and I did learn enough to get by for two months in Copenhagen without starving or getting lost.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great For Families
This has been a great way for our family to study a foreign language together. The way this program works makes it easy for each person to go at his/her own pace. We are really enjoying this software. A bit about how it works, there are 4 exquisite photographs with a phrase for each that is spoken by a native speaker. The lessons build upon themselves; so you consistently review what has already been covered. This program is the best way we have found to study Danish.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not that good
It's hard to follow and not as fun as I wished it was. ... Read more


155. Instant Immersion French 2 CD-ROM Set (Jewel Case)
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B000059OSB
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Topics Entertainment
Sales Rank: 1450
Average Customer Review: 2.67 out of 5 stars
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Learn to speak French through complete immersion. The Euro Method is an easy and simple way to learn to speak a second language. Based on the same techniques that allow a 4-year-old child to speak a language long before that same child can read or write, the Instant Immersion French CDs teach users to speak French quickly. The software provides interactive lessons that truly immerse users in the language. The two CD-ROMs enclosed are from EuroTalk, a European publisher of language-learning software. Talk Now! and World Talk will take users from beginning to intermediate levels using fun and easy-to-follow methods.

Talk Now! French is designed for beginners who want to start learning a new language as soon as possible. Whether on a business or vacation trip, or even when meeting a foreign visitor, Talk Now! is the CD to use. By hearing and practicing authentic everyday speech, the user's natural ability for language will develop. The EuroTalk CDs are designed to be fun. The program uses quizzes, games, and stories to help reinforce the lessons learned.

The second CD-ROM, World Talk French, is the next level up from Talk Now! and goes on to the next stage with new activities, added dictation, and a new recording section. Topics covered include the calendar, building sentences, asking directions, and using numbers. With the recording feature, users can hear and compare their voices with those of a variety of native speakers. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars not very good for the beginner, intermediate, anyone
simply stated, this program is not very good for the beginner in that CD 2 is too difficult; and it's not very good for the intermediate french speaker in that CD 1 is too easy.

as a beginner myself, the first CD i enjoyed very much in that it taught basic vocabulary. it was pretty much the first nouns one ought learn and even the games were ok, except for the memory ones. after all, i didn't buy this program to test my memory (even though you can't help but become better familiarized with the vocabulary because of it). after CD 1 alone, this is a 4 star program.

now to CD 2. CD 2 is like going from T-ball to Roger Clemens; from tadpole fishing, to swimming with the sharks; from that inflatable pool you had as a kid in your backyard, to swimming in the Pacific. after mastering CD 1, i expected CD 2 to further elaborate on vocabulary, present the alphabet pronunciation, and teach basic grammar--it did none. instead what you get is dialogues--with no english translation, and no way for the beginner to understand them. from these dialogues, you are supposed to answer certain questions correctly.

now, i could do this--not because i understood more than 3 words of the dialogues--but because i heard and isolated certain words learned on CD 1. for example, let's say the dialogue is about a zebra. there will be an entire paragraph, of which i will only undersand, say, the words "blanc et noir" (white and black) and so i'll deduce the answer is zebra. but as much as i didn't buy this CD for a memory program, so i didn't buy it to sharpen my detective skills, although i must admit i like a good sherlock holmes tale as much as the next guy.

maybe he could solve the case of the french learning CD that never was.

2-0 out of 5 stars Ne croyez pas la boite! (Don't believe the box!)
C'est faux! This box says it's the "quickest way to learn a language, guaranteed!" I bought this CD while taking my first year of high school French, hoping it would give me a broader vocabulary and a good pronounciation guide. It didn't.
First, there is no pronounciation guide. You just listen to the native speakers, which, don't get me wrong, is very good, but some sort of guide would come in handy. French words, as any one who has studied the language should know, are not phonetic; there are many letters that are not pronounced, and in order to recognize such you must study the grammar.
Which brings me to a second pitfall: no grammar guide. It seems to me that if you're going to learn a language you've got to learn some grammar, too! How is a non-French speaker supposed to know adjective agreement or verb conjugation without some sort of guide?
And the vocabulary is nothing you wouldn't learn in a first or second year French class in high school. So if you're like me, a high school student looking for extra reference and exact pronounciation, fine. But if you are an adult and looking for a travel/business phrase reference, pass this one over.
And the games are no fun. In the first CD, there are memory games. And you must accumulate so many points before they will let you move to the next level of learning. Okay, so just because I score 49 points out of 50 I'm not good enough to go on to the next level?
As my French teacher says, "A chacun son gout." (To each his own taste.) If you learn languages by playing memory games and can master a language without grammar guides, Instant Immersion French is for you. But take it from me, a French II student: this program is at best a reference guide for those with a little background of French

3-0 out of 5 stars good, but don't expect it to be your only learning source
This set is a good deal for the price but don't buy it expecting to learn French from it alone unless you're just really good with languages. First of all, there is absolutely nothing about the alphabet or how to pronounce the letters. There is nothing about grammar. Each of the two discs is good but they just do not contain enough information to teach the beginner to understand the French language. The first disc teaches some nouns and adjectives and a few phrases. It has fun games that help build the vocabulary. The second disc is nothing but games and it is all in French with no English translations. This second disc is good but the first disc does not teach enough to prepare one for the second disc. I would only recommend this set in conjunction with another program. Don't buy it expecting to learn to French from it alone.

3-0 out of 5 stars So you want to learn French
The reason why I purchased this software is because I needed it to be compatible with Windows XP. It was compatible, however this program is quite child like. It is great for adolescents...to keep them stimulated and busy. The second CD World talk takes a leap into French converstion for an intermedate level. It is good .......but keep your eyes open for better French software.

2-0 out of 5 stars Missing the middle
In the first couple of hours (the first CD) this was a great program for getting started in studying French. Unfortunately the first CD stopped well short of the second. The second CD takes a very large leap forward leaving you wondering if you missed some second level on CD 1. You will however be able to recognize enough words to be able to guess correctly on most of the questions on CD 2, but being able to pick the correct picture by picking the work for "boat" out of a spoken sentence is not in my opinion learning French. The first CD on this was good enough that I'll plunk down the money and try the 7 CD Pro version. Give me a month (End of March 2002) and I'll try to let you know how that program does as well as French for Dummies. Until then don't bother with this version. ... Read more


156. Virtual Art Collection
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00004ZCOG
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fogware Publishing
Sales Rank: 3680
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Increase your understanding of art and expand your interpretative powers by examining in detail many noted works of art. This product covers a wide range of topics, including the passion and unrest of the 16th century and the artistic triumphs of the Baroque era. Intellectual development is explored as it is reflected in the painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts of the Enlightenment and other periods. Experience art history in a richly interactive environment, from antiquity to abstraction. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Old Technology, Mediocre Interactivity
The good thing: Lots of pictures.

The bad things:
All the pictures are of fairly low quality.
The CD ROM was built for Windows 3.1 so the interface is clunky.
(No nice Marcomedia director stuff here.)
The tone is for a junior high school student.
Random access is possible but not complete: Much of the information is in the walk through slide show with commentary.

Summary: Most worthwhile as an artifact of CD ROM media in it infancy. ... Read more


157. Instant Immersion - English - ESL (4 CD-ROM)

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Asin: B000056VHX
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Topics Entertainment
Sales Rank: 1336
Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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This four-CD-ROM set is designed to cover every aspect of learning English as a foreign language, including grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. There are carefully designed lessons, and extensive multimedia resources to keep the student engaged. The first two discs in the package offer beginning and advanced lessons, respectively, and feature detailed quizzes to let the student know exactly how well she or he is progressing, and record progress. Disc three is a detailed guide to pronunciation with all 52 English-speaking sounds isolated for accurate listening and repetition. It features displays of the necessary mouth movements, and detailed descriptions on how to move the mouth and adjust air flow. You can record and compare your pronunciation with the instructor's. The final disc is an eight-in-one English Dictionary that allows you to search for words by using five different methods: alphabet, sound, test, theme, or all words. It also allows you to listen to the word pronounced, and to record and play back your recording of the word. With over 7,000 words, 1,700 pictures, and 3,300 sample sentences for each root word, the program also provides translation of words and instructions in 12 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars I don't like it!
I bought Instant Immersion English a few days ago probably for the same reason you're at this page now.

I wanted to start learning english pronunciation, because it's my second languange, but this course is too basic and elementary. I really expected something better. I felt like first grade with those lessons!

2-0 out of 5 stars looks good ,but didnt help
i bought this for my son's nanny.how can someone learn english when all the instuctions are in english?the dictionary is helpful,but this program is obviously for people with some knowledge of the english language.it does not make it clear that this is not for someone who knows no english.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not for Intermediate or Advanced
This software is definetely only for beginners, it gets boring when the student is in an intermediate or advanced level. The lessons are repetitive, and there aren't many to choose from. I would recommend the program for a beginning ESL student, but like I said in the beginning, there are not many exercises, they are all presented in the same order, and there is not a very wide variety. No workbook comes with the program and there are no instructions either. It makes it difficult to follow for someone that is completely new to computers.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good way to learn to English
This software is great for learning how to pronounce English words. English is my second language. For 16 years, I have been searching for "something" that can explain to me how to speak better English. This software has improved my English pronunciation in just less than one month. People don't ask me to repeat myself as much. I am really grateful to find and learn it. It has unlocked the key for better English speaking. Thank you. ... Read more


158. Learn Swedish Now! 9.0
list price: $89.99
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Asin: B00006LSWM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Transparent Language
Sales Rank: 1251
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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SwedishNow! 9 Deluxe takes you from beginner to confident Swedish speaker in no time. Five exciting language learning areas feature grammar tutorials, interactive learning, progress tracking from your desktop, and conversation practice with native Swedish speakers. SwedishNow!'s stimulating multimedia environment adds enhanced large-format video--letting you experience Sweden and the Swedish people with real-life video content. Plus, its integrated speech tools record and play back your own voice.

Learn at your own pace and build a solid foundation with SwedishNow! 9 Deluxe's flexible learning format. The DVD-box edition includes four titles: The Most Common Words in Swedish, Survival Phrases for Swedish, Life at the Swedish Palace, and Stockholm. You'll learn more than 10,000 words, build your language skills with interactive grammar exercises and quizzes, cover hundreds of survival phrases, do Swedish crosswords, play fun games, and much more. Access to online testing at TalkNow!'s Web site extends the learning, making this comprehensive Swedish language course fast, fun, and highly effective. Also added is GlobalWriter98 (for Microsoft Windows users only), an easy-to-use translation program that helps you write in more than 100 languages. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Decent, but not the best product available
I've been trying several different methods of learning Swedish: language CDs (Pimsleur), traditional book and tapes (På svenska!, ISBN 91-7434-429-3, not available on Amazon.com), computerized flashcards (Genius for Mac OS X), hiring a private tutor, Rosetta Stone software, and Swedish Now! software. Of these, I'd say the Swedish Now! software is good for reading and speaking practice only.

Swedish Now!'s primary teaching mode is non-structured and passive, as an interactive electronic textbook. You can read the titles in any order and click on any word or phrase to hear it spoken. You can record your voice and compare it against the native speaker's, and it can analyze your voice based on pitch, frictive, and vowel sounds (to varying degrees of success, but enough to make it useful). So the usage is completely open-ended (what they call the "Successful Immersion Approach"). For reading and pronunciation practice, there's no better tool.

However, for other aspects of language acquisition, there are better methods. Swedish Now! includes grammar documentation, but it's not well integrated with the main application. It also includes vocabulary and grammar quizzes and games, but they are quite limited and pale in comparison to learning from books and software like Genius or Rosetta Stone.

Although the Macintosh version included in the box runs as a native "Carbonized" application on Mac OS X, it's an older version (8.1) that lags behind the advertised Windows version (9.0). It also has an ugly Mac OS 8-era interface that looks horribly outdated on Mac OS X. I've run into some other minor technical problems: The application help uses Apple's Help Viewer, but the grammar reference uses QuickHelp, which crashes often and won't print. Also, the Speech Correctness feature works with my built-in microphone, but doesn't work correctly with my higher quality iSight microphone. These technical problems, while frustrating, are not severe enough to prevent usability.

You have to have self-discipline to get anything out of this software. If you're willing to be your own teacher, it can provide an individualized medium for learning a new language. If you're in a hurry, I recommend the excellent Pimsleur language series (audio CDs) instead. If you want the best language self-instruction materials, I'd recommend skipping this product and using a combination of På svenska, Rosetta Stone, and a good dictionary.

3-0 out of 5 stars Unique teaching method, some technical issues
The Macintosh version included in the box is an older version (8.1), lagging behind the advertised Windows version (9.0). While I'm thrilled it runs as native "Carbonized" application on Mac OS X, I've run into a few minor glitches: 1) The application help uses Apple's Help Viewer, but the Swedish grammar reference uses QuickHelp, which crashes often and won't print. 2) The cool Speech Correctness feature works with my PowerBook G4's built-in microphone, but doesn't work correctly with my higher quality iSight microphone. 3) The user interface looks horribly outdated when running in Mac OS X's Aqua interface.

That said, this is the best language software I've seen on a computer. Yes, it includes canned quizzes and games, vocabulary and grammar tutorials, just as you'd expect from educational computer software. However, its primary teaching mode is non-structured and passive, as an interactive digital textbook. It took me a while to understand this. You can read the titles in any order and have it speak any word or phrase. Using your computer's microphone, you can record your voice and compare it against the native speaker's. But it can also analyze your voice based on pitch, frictive, and vowel sounds (to varying degrees of success, but enough to make it useful). So, the usage is completely open-ended (what they call the "Successful Immersion Approach"). In a way, this is better than human instruction. I sat there trying to nail the pronunciation of a phrase, repeating it over and over, and I thought: a human would never be so patient! The reward comes not from flashing "congratulations, you passed this quiz!" at your face, but from within yourself as you experience the joy of entering a foreign language with software "training wheels."

The technical problems on the Mac version, while frustrating, are not severe enough to prevent usability.

You have to have self-discipline to get much out of this software. If you're willing to be your own teacher, it provides a deep and individualized medium for learning a new language. However - if you're in a hurry, I recommend the excellent Pimsleur language series (audio CDs) instead. And if you're looking for comprehensive traditional instruction, I'd recommended a book and CD series called "På svenska!", ISBN 91-7434-429-3 (not available on Amazon.com).

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible
Swedish Now is an incredible piece of software. This is a really good way to learn a language and this software takes advantage of everything technology has to offer in regards to language learning. It uses video, has extremely detailed audio features (you can listen to every Swedish word in the program), and uses voice analysis technology to help correct your pronunciation. When you get bored learning or feel you need to practice the Swedish you know before moving on there are some really fun and intresting games to help you practice. My impressions of Swedish Now is that it is well worth the buy and it will help you learn to speak Swedish.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for ALL
I bought this product to try and learn Swedish on my own and it really is everything they say it is and more. The amount of actual Swedish language in the program you can learn is so large that it would take a great deal of time to learn it all. There are tons of conversation practices to learn from and even Interactive Video Conversations which through video, audio, and a microphone you can simulate a conversation with native speakers. To practice vocabulary and other aspects of Swedish language there are many games provided in the software. This software is really versatile because it is good for all skill levels and purposes (work, travel, education, ect.). I give my utmost recomendation to use this software for learning Swedish.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I love this product. I tried some other products but I haven't found anything better than this. The games and coversation practices are really fun and there is just so much to learn with this. If you want to learn Swedish(or any other language) try this. Overall, this product is really good and I would advise anyone who doubts this to try it. ... Read more


159. Math Advantage 2002
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Asin: B00005BHPP
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Encore Software
Sales Rank: 4372
Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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Covering everything from pre-algebra to AP statistics, this title is a comprehensive math software package. The 2002 version entertains students as it puts them through their paces in pre-algebra, algebra, algebra II, geometry, precalculus, calculus, trigonometry, and statistics. The addition of AP calculus and AP statistics brings the total number of subjects covered in Math Advantage 2002 to 10. The software also features an Infinite Problem Generator, offering students virtually unlimited practice with new and unique problem sets within each subject area. The program also offers the ability to track an individual student's scores and progress. It is designed for maximum ease of installation and use, and features simple, streamlined navigation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I don't understand the criticisms of other reviewers.
The only thing I find really peculiar about the program is that the so-called random problem generator is something that simply links you to their website so you can do more exercises. I'm not fortunate enough to have seen the other math software packages but I am STUNNED at what I've seen so far. True, at this moment I've only gone up to chapter three but I find the software amazing and addictive. I love the mostly black background because it doesn't tire out the eyes like a white background does. I like the voice in the background because I'm sometimes too lazy to read or I have a hard time concentrating. You can even click on repeat to hear the explanation again. AND you can click on show example to see how the operations are done. The bottom line to me is whether YOU will want to use it or not. I guess it's like a movie or a book. People have different tastes. So far I haven't thrown it out. Had I put it aside after looking at it, I would not even rate this.

4-0 out of 5 stars helpful but frustrating
I love the graphics,animations, video, charts and the glossary complete with the symbols and formulas is very helpful. I saw only one problem and that is that the practice problems are too long and time consuming. A person who is made of less steel might drop out before they even get to Algebra. I am learning the concepts and am able to do most of the problems correctly but this is only because I use another math software program to compliment this one. If you can get math advantage at a good price by all means buy it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Software bugs - no support - lame
I'm running Windows XP with 1GB of RAM. When I try to run the product I get an error message that says, ""This program requires at least 3MB of free virtual memory to run." I can forgive mistakes made by software companies; however, I expect good support and fixes available ASAP. This is not the case. Companies that don't buck up on support or fix their bugs don't deserver your hard-earned dollars. Buy another math product from another company.

1-0 out of 5 stars A disapointing Math Software Program.
The design of this program leaves much to be desired. There is poor presentation of the content which is confusing, sometimes hard to comprehend, and makes many assumptions difficult for the neophyte to understand. Text being read gives little time to absorb math concepts. Provides sample problems with little or no explanation.
I suggedt a complete revamping of this software to accomadat all levels of math competency.

2-0 out of 5 stars Lacking information
I am a sophmore college student who bought this software thinking it would give me a little help with home study. As soon as I started the program I couldn't find certain topics that were in my algebra book. The topics the software had were only summaries. This software should claim "along with pre-algebra, there is a brief introduction to algebra, pre-cal, calculus and trig." You would only know it was a short intro if you were or had already taken these classes. Otherwise you wouldn't know what you missing.
Don't be fooled. Know going into this you will not get much out of it. ... Read more


160. Asterix - Learn Italian: for Intermediate/Advanced Learners
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Asin: B0000899UG
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 4417
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but only if you learn how to watch it...
This is a fun way to practice Italian. You see the story frame by frame and hear the dialogue being read in Italian, then you can click to see a translation of what was said. Also you can choose to hide the words in Italian, to see if you can understand what they are saying without reading the words. It is very challenging though for me as an intermediate student. But it is also very beneficial for intermediate students and above. I definitely would not reccomend it to beginners.

And now for my biggest complaint about this program and the real reason why I felt compelled to review it. The story is based on an Asterix book where a baby shows up at their house, the comic is called Asterix and Son. Now I guess Eurotalk thought it would be fun to let you hear every single sound as it is written in the comic. In other words, if they punch a Roman and the authors wrote POW! in the book, you will hear a sound like someone getting punched. This is no problem for things like fighting and the dog barking, but in probably 75% of the frames, the baby whines. Again this is no problem in a comic book, since reading the word "Wah" doesn't hurt your eyes. But you would think for this program they would just assume that we know what a baby crying sounds like. They couldn't even let us hear it once or twice and then decide ok we get the picture. They let us hear the baby crying every single time. This gets slightly irritating after the first two pages, by the end of the first CD you will be insane and Italian will be the last thing on your mind, and you will probably be deaf too, so what good is it if you can understand Italian anyway?

The baby whines 4-5 times louder than anyone in the comic strip talks, so if you turn it down to a level where the baby's whining only hurts your ears a little bit, you will not be able to hear anything else. BTW it doesn't sound cute or even like a real baby...it sounds like some guy trying to sound like a baby. If you manage to get through the entire story, you will probably enjoy listening to people scratch their fingernails across the board or Celine Dion.

Now how could I give this product four stars despite the incessant whining? Well you have to figure out a trick that I learned. You turn the volume all the way down on your speakers, then let the next strip pop up, and see if the baby is whining in it (you will know because it will have the dialogue bubble). Then wait a few seconds, turn the volume up very gradually and when you think it is the babys turn to talk immediately turn the volume all the way down. Hopefully you will get the hang of it before you throw your computer out the window. By the way, until you have mastered this trick, do not, repeat, do not attempt to use this product without earmuffs. ... Read more


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