LINGUIST List 10.1988

Mon Dec 20 1999

FYI: ESL Conversational Software

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  1. Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D., ESL Conversational Software - Free for research use

Message 1: ESL Conversational Software - Free for research use

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:53:15 -1000
From: Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D. <>
Subject: ESL Conversational Software - Free for research use

The following is an announcement concerning new ITS (interactive tutoring
system) software for conversational English as a Second Language. As
such software is important for researchers who participate in these lists we
are making it available for free to all those who would contact us with a
request for the software and a 3 or 4 sentence description of the research
interests that would be benefited by using this software. 

Phil Bralich

Here is the message. 

Until now there have been no ESL software products to help students
practice their CONVERSATION skills. But now, based on a patented new
theory of grammar, it is possible for students to practice their ESL
conversation skills with a 3-D tutor. His name is "Roswell" and the
program is called "Roswell Teaches English". He is a cute alien from
outer space and he offers six chapters of six lessons each in tasks
and skills that are targeted to high basic and low intermediate
students. Just two examples are lessons on ordering at a fast food
restaurant and going through customs. It's a great supplement for
classroom work or a great tool to practice with on your own.

Roswell can actively engage the student in question and answer
exchanges based on the material in the students workbook. He can both
ask and answer questions within the lessons. The workbook/manual
provides plenty of guidance for the students to get involved. The
student types in questions and answers and Roswell responds with a
generated voice and synchronized lip movements. A great practice
environment for all students. Roswell's knowledge base and grammar
skills will be updated every six months.

The INTRODUCTORY PRICE is just $29.95 for these 36 lessons. That's
just 83 cents per lesson, and it will help the shyest and the most
outgoing students alike participate in your classes and have more fun
with English. We can provide discounts for schools which would like
to install this program on multiple machines or in a lab situation.

It is possible for teachers to custom design lessons for Roswell
teaches English. Contact Ergo Linguistic Technologies at
Or if you forget our name just type in "ESL Software" at 

In addition, the technology in Roswell Teaches English can be used for
a variety of educational programs in fields of study that are based on
factual information such as the sciences, history, and geography.

Try this new software and enter the latest era in interactive

Job or Business Support:

Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Ergo Linguistic Technologies
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 175
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tel: (808)539-3920
Fax: (808)539-3924
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