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Query Details

Query Subject:   Macintosh based ESL software
Author:   Larry Larry
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Computational Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Query:   Hello,

if you have any information about Macintosh based software that can be
used in support of ESL program, please drop me aline. I am looking for
any type of software at this time, in order to gain an overview, and the
software could be either audio and video CD based. I would also appreciate
URLs (website addresses) if you have any, even though i cannot use the web
conveniently at this time (i have terminal software based access to a
freenet only for the next few weeks). I will post a summary at a later
date, as is customary on this list.

Many thanks & regards: Larry
LL Issue: 11.574
Date posted: 15-Mar-2000


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