LINGUIST List 9.1040

Thu Jul 16 1998

Books: Multimedia Language Courses

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  1. Matthew Papa, New books: Multimedia Language Courses

Message 1: New books: Multimedia Language Courses

Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:56:06 -0400
From: Matthew Papa <>
Subject: New books: Multimedia Language Courses

 These exciting, easy-to-use multimedia language courses (Chinese, 
 French, Portuguese and Spanish) offer 20 interactive lessons covering 
 a range of everyday travel, business, and leisure situations. 
 Developed from the highly successful print and audio series, these 
 courses feature sound, academically-proven principles for acquiring 
 the skills to speak the language with comfort and ease.
 -- wide range of exercise types for interactive learning, lots of 
 material per unit: word order, matching, multiple choice, drag and 
 fill, listening comprehension, record and play back (so you can 
 perfect your accent), roleplay, translation, and writing
 -- flexible: go at your own pace, clicking on words or phrases to 
 listen to them again, using the sound controls, taking time to record 
 and listen to yourself. Reset the screen (Write, Fill in Blank and 
 Matching screens) to clear your answers and start again
 -- variety of ways to listen to audio material: use sound controls to 
 play entire recording, stopping or pausing wherever you choose, or 
 simply click on all words and phrases in blue
 -- easy navigation: with buttons, menus and onscreen instructions. 
 Also a history feature (Back button)to return to previous screen 
 -- each lesson is a self contained unit, with easy-to-follow 
 color-coded exercise types (Pronunciation, Exercises and Situations). 
 If the user prefers, s/he can use the List Screens feature on the 
 Resources menu which lists all screen types and enables user to 
 practise a particular exercise type
 -- extensive support material: user guide with annotated screen 
 graphics, online help, tutorial (from Help menu), introduction to and 
 instructions for every screen, language point (grammar) index for 
 each lesson, comprehensive vocabulary list with translation (can hide 
 translation to test your knowledge), keyword search facility, 
 irregular verb list (all from Resources menu)
 -- fully searchable grammatical support (Language Points) accessible 
 at any time: from all exercise screens, toolbar or menu
 -- Character, Radical, Tones and Strokes (Chinese only)
 -- talking dictionary (Chinese only)
 -- dialogues with translation (Chinese has characters, pinyin and 
 ***Note: For PC platforms
 A Multimedia Language Course
 Routledge: 1998
 CR: 0 415 14291 1: #D2498: $75.00
 A Multimedia Language Course
 Routledge: 1998
 CR: 0 415 14290 3: #D2501: $75.00
 Barbara McIntyre and Joao Sampaio, COLLOQUIAL PORTUGUESE CD-ROM
 A Multimedia Language Course
 Routledge: 1998
 CR: 0 415 14289 X: #D2499: $75.00
 A Multimedia Language Course
 Routledge: 1998
 CR: 0 415 14195 8: #D2502: $75.00
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1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter