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121. KUTOKA Eazyspeak Spanish Levels
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122. Talk Now! Learn Marathi- Beginning
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123. TOPICS ENTERTAINMENT Total Immersion
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124. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Finnish:
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125. Rosetta Stone Danish Explorer
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126. Instant Immersion French 2 CD-ROM
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127. Learn Swedish Now! 9.0
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128. A+ Spanish (Jewel Case)
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129. Asterix - Learn Italian: for Intermediate/Advanced
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130. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Irish:
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131. English for Spanish Speakers V8.0
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132. Listen 2 English: for Intermediate
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133. Instant Immersion - English -
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134. Instant Immersion Portuguese 2
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135. Talk Now! Learn Hindi - Beginning
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136. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Turkish:
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137. 31 Languages of the World
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138. Talk Now! Learn Sindhi - Beginning
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139. World Talk - Learn Turkish: Intermediate
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140. Italian Now! 8.0

121. 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!

122. 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

123. 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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  • 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

124. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Finnish: for Children 4 & up
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Asin: B0000899V2
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 3264
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125. Rosetta Stone Danish Explorer
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Asin: B00004SCI9
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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

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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


126. Instant Immersion French 2 CD-ROM Set (Jewel Case)
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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


127. Learn Swedish Now! 9.0
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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


128. A+ Spanish (Jewel Case)
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Asin: B000078COK
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Publisher: Transparent Language
Sales Rank: 5590
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Product
My brother had this CD sitting around so I popped it into the computer to see what I could learn. It had a very nice layout with a video bow with a native speaker you could listen to speak everything from the English to the Spanish. The grammar was laid out very easily and basic, and after each lesson they would have real life conversations for you to participate it. The Vocabulary Master is an excellent way to memorize vocabulary quickly.

Within several days I was able to communicate in basic sentences and had memorized over 80 vocab words. Learning a language is not easy work, so don't expect to get by with doing nothing, but this I think is definitly the most effective way to learn it well.

One thing I would reccomend is having a grammar guide book with you for memorizing grammar rules more effectly. But this is certainly a good product and I would reccomend it to anyone who is serious about learning a language. ... Read more


129. 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


130. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Irish: for Children 4 & up
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Asin: B0000899V8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 4958
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131. English for Spanish Speakers V8.0

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Asin: B00005Y3VI
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Publisher: Transparent Language, Inc.
Sales Rank: 3602
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Review From an English Teacher (ESL)
English can be a very complicated language to learn and teach. I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) and I have used this program in the classroom to compliment my actual lessons and the results have been surprisingly fantastic. My students loved using this program because it gave them good reinforcement on what they had learned in the classroom and even expanded their learning. One of the best things English Now was able to do was to help students work on their pronunciations of words through a microphone which the computer/software then compared it to a native English speaker's pronunciation. The students were also very fond of the many games and activities available and they too also helped. The effectiveness, capabilities and features of this program make it a great buy for anyone looking to learn ESL.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really Works
Hello, I am a businessman from Japan who learned English from this product. English Now made me able to master the important language skills of listening, speaking, reading & writing, and vocabulary & grammar. There are many features that teach each of these skills but some of them are being able to hear the words said by a native speaker, conversation practice, literature to read in English, and many practice games. I really enjoyed the practice games and they were great review. With this I was able to learn a great deal of English in a short period of time. This program really works so don't be afraid to buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn English
This software program helped me to learn English. It is very good. The learning and practice I got from this program made me learn much faster. It was easy to use and is very complete. For any reason, if you want to learn English, use this produt it will help.

5-0 out of 5 stars I can write this review because of English Now
Hi I am a native of Spain and decided to learn English before coming to the United States. At first I started taking a class but found that very hard so I looked for help and found English Now. This product helped me learn some very crucial parts of the English Language and worked great with the class. I was able to expand my vocabulary and pronounce words in the correct way. I found the movies to be very helpful because you could follow the conversation with the situation and gain a better understanding of what was going on. I was able to put what I learned in class into practice with English Now. I was able to learn a lot with this product and I think everyone should try it if their goal is to learn another language. ... Read more


132. Listen 2 English: for Intermediate Learners
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Asin: B0000899UT
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 10072
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133. 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


134. Instant Immersion Portuguese 2 CD-ROM Set (Jewel Case)
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Asin: B00005RIQ4
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Topics Entertainment
Sales Rank: 3709
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Learn to speak Portuguese 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 Portuguese CDs teach users to speak Portuguese 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! Portuguese 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 Portuguese, 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 No, No, No, and No
I thought at first the first CD was good for beginners, It tought you basic words and they are easy to remeber. If you understand little of portuguese this would be good to refresh on but if you know portuguese I would say go with something else. It doesnt even teach you how to put sentences together like "And, But, The," or any other words.

2-0 out of 5 stars Can someone learn Portuguese with these programs?
My answer is NO. I bought this 2 CD Set several weeks ago and each CD lasted me about 2 days. The first CD teaches you basic vocabulary. It has some games, but they are pretty lame and I got tired of it after a few games.

Second one is a lot more advanced and focused on listening. If you know Spanish, or other romance language, the games will be too easy. In my case, I got most of questions right at first try, learning some new expressions and words. If you don't know romance languages...it will be too hard, since there is no explanation of grammar, what so ever.

2-0 out of 5 stars poor
For a few days after I bought this CD, I could have fun because I had no knowledge on Portuguese. You can memorize little amount of basic words for sure. But as I progress, I realized that This 2 CD-ROM set lacked the most significant thing in learning a new language. It does not provide any grammar nor greeting frase such as "How are you?" and "I'm fine"

Compared to the 1st CD, the 2nd CD was way too hard. There are so many words that had not been mentioned in the 1st CD. You'll never understand the 2nd CD even when you perfectly mastered the 1st CD. I'm studying Portuguese using other software and books. It has been a month, but I still can't understand the 2nd CD.

2-0 out of 5 stars Time to fall asleep!
With this CD the only thing that you will learn is basic vocabulary. The games that it has are so boring that you feel like going to sleep right away...
They are slow, repetitive and show a total lack of creativity. The voices are also pretty monotone.
By the way, the accent is from Portugal, so if you need to learn Brazilian Portuguese, this is not the right tool.
Don't say I didn't warn you!!! ... Read more


135. Talk Now! Learn Hindi - Beginning Level
list price: $29.99
our price: $19.99
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Asin: B0000899NQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 2714
Average Customer Review: 3 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

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2-0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile supplement to Hindi study, but seriously flawed
Talk Now Hindi suffers from the flaw which affects most language software. The manufacturer uses an identical engine for all of their languages, so there is nothing in the program which would be unique to the Hindi language, and nothing culturally Indian. This also creates the amusing situation of having animated Europeans testing your Hindi (the blonde woman may be cute, but not the type of person you are likely to meet in an Indian bazaar!)

There are several good features of the program:

-Words and phrases are spoken by a male and a femal voice.
-You can choose from dozens of languages for the help language.
-Some of the games are actually quite fun (such as creating the Frankenstein monster while learning the parts of the body).

But the problems with the program are many:
-Sound is a bit muddy
-You can complete everything in about three hours of work.
-Symbols, pictures, hosts, etc. are all European.
-Because the software engine is generic, you learn a lot of words you would never use in India, or words for which Hindi speakers use the English word. For example, you learn that the Hindi word for "tie" is "tie" and "jacket" is "jacket". Even worse, "Mug" is "mug" and "bread" is "bread" even though there are commonly used Hindi equivalents for these: "pyala" and "roti" respectively.
-Some of the words are wrong or very rare usages. For example, the word given for grey is "bhura", which actually means brown. My guess is that whoever they got to give the Hindi words for things either speaks an odd dialect, or is not a native speaker at all.
-Many words are spelled wrong in the Hindi script. For example, Israel is pronounced "Israel" by the speaker, but spelled "Istrael" for some reason.

This program might be useful for you if you are a beginner at Hindi, and want something amusing to supplement your textbook study. But don't expect to learn all that much.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy this Product!
I bought this CD ROM because my boyfriend speaks hindi, and I wanted to learn to converse with him in his native language. I studied and practiced only to have him look at me and say "What?". The words are not accurate, they only provide the hindi spelling, not the english spelling, so learning the words and their pronunciation is VERY difficult. He laughed out loud when he checked it out. Don't waste your time and money!

5-0 out of 5 stars Talk Now! Hindi is my favorite
I absolutely love this program. They have a female and male speaker, just click on one or the other. It's very uncomplicated interface, easy to use. I think it's clear to understand the speakers. And most of all the games are fun to play. I've got Rosetta Stone which I like a lot, but think is harder and isn't as much fun; Transparent Languages of the World - I don't like the pronounciation but I like the conversational style; Vidyarambham Hey, you wanna learn Hindi which is also very fun excellent for kids, plus really good for writing practice also. Pimsleur is one I haven't tried - too expensive for me, but supposed to be a very good way to learn. Books and audio tapes are boring for me. Talk Now! Hindi is definitely my favorite - good for all ages. I can't wait to finish this and try their advanced World Talk Hindi!

4-0 out of 5 stars good, but i wish they spoke more clearly
I think that it is a good tool, but I wouldn't solely rely on it. The speakers are not completely understandable...i need my boyfriend to correct me when i hear it wrong...I wish they would have a translation of what the person is saying in englsh so i could read it as i say it, but they just have the hindi writing (which i don't understand at all)...it is fun to use and i've learned a bit while just using it for a few days...in the sections of 'phrases' the speakers talk too fast and i have to play it many times to say the sentence once...:-/ so i'm just sticking to the one word sections :-P...i'm just happy to have any software to practice hindi with...:-P...n i'm even learning some stuff my b/f doesn't know...hehe ... Read more


136. Vocabulary Builder - Learn Turkish: for Children 4 & up
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B0000899VI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 6979
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137. 31 Languages of the World
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B000078COJ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Transparent Language
Sales Rank: 1908
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Useful!!!!
I bought this product out of general intrest and it is great. I would say this is extremely useful for travel and just in general if you want to learn some languages. It offers 31 languages, some common ones like English & Spanish and some more obscure ones like Zulu & Thai. I really could not get enough of this product because I found it to be very fun to use and also very intriguing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really Good
I found 31 Languages of the World to be a very good and useful product. I travel all over the world very often for business and find it quite useful to be able to speak at least some of the native language of the place I am traveling to. With this product I am able to learn a variety of languages through interactive games and activites. I found this to be very useful for pronunciation and learning situation based conversations (like how to buy a plane ticket or asking for directions). Anyone looking to learn multiple languages should start here. This is a versatile and good product for language learning in general.

4-0 out of 5 stars I was pleasantly surprised.
I hadn't found much info on this program online, so I was a little scared to use it. I got it to help teach me Korean. I wasn't able to find a reasonably priced & well rated dedicated language package for that. I found this one, but I kept thinking "A $...piece of software for 31 languages, it's going to have almost nothing for the one language out of those I want."

I was happy with the purchase (mainly because I plan to use the French portion too). The Korean section is a little light in the tooth, but it is sufficient to help learn pronounciation and some vocab and phrases. My girlfirend is Korean and she tells me it is accurate.

This program won't teach you the language, it's more of a phrasebook taken to the next level w/ feedback. You'll probably need a good college text book if you are serious about learning, but it is a good supplemental aide. I'm not sure [someone] was talking about there being no instructions, it's really straight forward enough you shouldn't need more instructions than it gives.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not quite what it seems
I was very disappointed with the 31 languages of the world software. There were no directions provided except for little tips when you open the program, making it extremely hard to follow. I have been a spanish student for about 3 years now, and I couldn't even figure out the answers to the games for the Spanish section. The answers were not related and were either too simplistic (such as the way to say "the") or too confusing to even guess. As for the learning sections, all they are are paragraphs written in the foriegn language and translated on the bottom. You can click on each word to see individually what they mean, but it is extremely hard to grasp the language in ways you would learn in the classroom (like the different verb tenses, set vocabulary lists, etc). I felt the program had no format and did not help me at all. I would not recommend buying this software. If you are serious about learning a language, I would try one of the more expenseive, single-language software programs instead, or sign up for classes somewhere. ... Read more


138. Talk Now! Learn Sindhi - Beginning Level
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Asin: B0000899QW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 7422
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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

139. World Talk - Learn Turkish: Intermediate Level
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Asin: B0000899U5
Catlog: Software
Publisher: EuroTalk
Sales Rank: 4224
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140. Italian Now! 8.0
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Asin: B00004NHL4
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Transparent Language
Sales Rank: 5662
Average Customer Review: 2.55 out of 5 stars
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With Learn Italian Now!, you'll learn by immersing yourself in Italian. You'll participate in real conversations, read interesting articles, and watch intriguing videos from Italy. Study from four language-learning titles: Fundamental Italian, Survival Phrases for Italian, Around Italy with Gabriella and Piero, and Conversations in Italian. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Fun practice but you can't really learn
I hesitated to buy this series because version 7 had such BAD reviews. They must have improved with version 8. This is great practice. Using the speaker, you get constant feedback at how well you are pronouncing the words. You can see it in various ways - your tone, accent, pitch, etc. But I must mention that this isn't for the absolute beginner. You don't actually learn proper sentence structure, etc. YOu MUST first take a class or learn through the various language tapes. I had taken a semester of Italian in college and prior to that briefly skimmed the Living Language Audio cassettes. The software is simply a tool to PRACTICE what you've learned.

There are a variety of lessons: 1) a video dialogue; 2)Conversation phrases; 3) Fundamental Italian; & 4) Survival Phrases. But they really lack in organization. Don't bother going to their HELP menu. It's generic. It isn't unique to the language you choose. It's the standard throughout the entire series. I know there is a grammer help somewhere. But again, because it isn't at all organized, I can't find it again. Don't bother with the button "Getting Started." IT doesn't lead you to a nice step-by-step guide.

But I still recommend it for those who've at least learned the language elsewhere. I tried the French one- which just proves my point. My knowledge of French is less then what I know of Italian. I was lost, because I really didn't know it. But at least I can HEAR if I can pronounce the words.

1-0 out of 5 stars Words from Italy
Hello,

I have been speaking Italian for several years and I have lived the past two years in Rome and Milano and I RECOMMEND ANYONE WANTING TO LEARN ITALIAN TO STAY AWAY FROM THIS PROGRAM....

I bought this program in the states to teach my girlfriend....what a waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to re-emphasize what others have said in that this doesnt cover any material that teaches you how to speak italian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was shocked at this program, as it doesnt even introduce (or contain) the conjugations for the verbs essere and avere....as almost every other piece of instructional material on italian covers right in the beginning as its vital for italian.........and it doesnt end there as the help file contains many errors in the verb conjugations....How can this be!!!!!!!!!!!!

The video which for those that have no other way to hear italian might be good....well, NO! First off, the way these people speak is almost funny...as they talk very exaggerated and I dread to think of people trying to copy this accent to speak italian as you would seem like a joke in italy....not to mention that this video is quite old (they dont even pay with euro etc...) and it doesnt cover anything of the material it presents....

I laughed when I saw someone write a review with boun lavoro (Italians dont say this BTW).....and it shows me even more how this product can only teach people improper italian!!!!!!!!

And really I tried to teach my new girlfriend italian from this, and I just couldnt find anyway to begin here for her...even the fundamental parts present very little information....its all just thrown together....

I checked the fundamental section and the seventh word mountain (montagna) is present with a example phrase

le montagne sono coperte di neve
(which is translated properly to)
the mountains are covered with snow...

here already it presents the passive voice of coprire,

The verb "coprire"in this case is passive and female

Io sono coperta
Tu sei coperta
Egli è coperta
Noi siamo coperte
Voi siete coperte
LORO SONO COPERTE

check the software for why the passive voice is here in this manner anywhere in this program and you will be left out to dry, yet they quiz you on this later in the exercises like the crosswords

le montange sono ******** di neve

god this is just terrible to think that peole are memorizing the word coperte (covered) here already in the beginning without the knowledge of how or why it is...and they will never learn from this program either as its not in here!!!!!!!

This software as a way to learn its somewhat criminal to me!!!!!!!!

THIS IS MORE THAN CRAP....I CANT SEE HOW ANYWAY CAN LEARN PROPER ITALIAN WITH THIS.....

DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Italian now and later
My 50 year old husband decided he wanted to try and learn to speak some Italian. I bought Italian now for Christmas and he's really enjoying it. However, I was shocked to find my three sons, ages, 11, 10 & 8 also love it. It's turned into a family fun time trying to see who can enunciate the words better on the meter scale.

2-0 out of 5 stars ACK!! Wait that's German!
This computer program looks as though some random guy just through a whole bunch of italian words on the software, got a woman's voice on there, added... fonts/sounds, and through in a box with a cover i am sure cost more than the program! Getting a book would be better, but I have to give some credit for the few vocab. words I have learned, otherwise, this program is put into two words!...

1-0 out of 5 stars still non capisco l'italiano...
....The software itself has not seen much action because everytime I try to use it, I get terribly bored. It is not too encompassing for a beginner. Perhaps with some knowledge of Italian the program would be of more use (?). The phrases that you begin with are not really relevant nor are they interesting and I find that I am still looking for that "right" software that will hold my hand through the basics. ... Read more


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