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Learn to Speak Spanish is an expansive language program that uses a wealth of instructional techniques to teach Spanish to the earnest user. It includes lessons in vocabulary, grammar, and conversation (both verbal and written), and provides plenty of practice, drill and review in each of these areas.
Unlike most language software programs, Learn to Speak Spanish attempts to teach the language from the ground up. It not only immerses the user in the language, but it provides extensive grammar lessons as well. The program is divided into 10 units and 30 chapters. Each chapter contains a vocabulary list, story, dialogue, grammar topic, conversation lab, and exercises. Also included are fun games to break the monotony while strengthening and reinforcing learning. Speech recognition technology allows users to test their knowledge and perfect their accents with immediate feedback from the computer.
Included with the Learn to Speak Spanish CD-ROM are an audio tape and a 150 page workbook for practicing away from the computer.
A Progress Screen lets students view their progress, from chapters completed, to exercises undertaken and the amount of total program accomplished.
A tour takes the user step by step through the programís many features in a well-organized manner and is highly recommended for all users. Speech recognition technology works amazingly well -- we tested it with a number of different voices, from female to male and adult to child and found that it succeeded at discerning the difference between good and bad pronunciation samples.
PC: Windows 95/98, 75 MHz or faster cpu, 1 MB hard drive space, 16 MB RAM, 256 color SVGA, 4x or faster CD-ROM, Windows compatible sound card, microphone.return to top of page
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