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Re: OT: Language learning software question

From:Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
Date:Sunday, February 15, 2004, 18:25
I bought the 'Russian - intermediate level' EuroTalk
cederom for Mac and PC. Can't remember the price but
it was reasonable. The content looks to me accorded
with the price. It's very ludic, rather pleasant, but
not very 'deep' of course. The pronunciation is all
right. You soon will get tired of answering the same
question among 3 or 4 possibilities (multiple choice
questions). There are '10 linguistic games', a Quiz, a
'recording studio' (microphone needed), and 6 stories
(understanding and dictating), plus some exercices you
can print. You can record your scores and even print
your 'diplome' if you think it is worth of...

The thing I wonder about, as I got only one CD from
that collection, is: will it be exactly the same
presentation for another language ? In that case it
might prove to be boring after 4 or 5 languages.

I found it not bad, but insufficient. Could be
interesting for seldom encountered languages, as the
choice looks wide.

--- Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>
> Has anyone on the list had any experience with the > Talk Now! > series of language learning software published by > EuroTalk? I > just stumbled across their website and discovered > that they > offer a slew of wonderful languages that are usually > difficult > or impossible to find learning materials for -- all > the Celtic > languages including Manx and Cornish, Romansh, > Tamazight, > Maltese, Saami... > > Anyway, seeing as my mouth is now watering > uncontrollably I was > wondering if they were worth the $30 a pop. > > Thanks, > > Thomas
===== Philippe Caquant "Le langage est source de malentendus." (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance: Get your refund fast by filing online.


Vladimir Vysotsky <trivee@...>