from Discovery School
The Most Comprehensive Language Line
on the Market!
From the publishers of the nation's #1 Instant Immersion
language line comes the Instant Immersion French Pro suite, an easy to follow,
yet more comprehensive approach to French that focuses on the 3 critical
components of language study - Listening, Reading and Writing. While this 7 CD
suite continues to emphasize an immersion environment - the best method for
learning to speak a foreign language quickly - it contains brand new curriculum
focusing on composition, conjugation, phonetics, grammar, dictation, and
comprehension. You will quickly move from a beginner to an advanced student
with the four CDROM's from Tell Me More, Europe's best-selling language
learning software. Each program - TMM Beginner, TMM Intermediate, and TMM
Advanced - contains a comprehensive glossary, video clips, interactive dialogue
lessons that use speech recognition technology, and advanced speech analysis
(which evaluates and corrects your pronunciation and intonation of individual
words and complete phrases). The fifth CD-ROM, French Vocabulary Builder, is
designed to expand the Tell Me More lessons by increasing your terminology with
essential words used in everyday conversations. French Plus, the sixth disc,
provides 22 fully interactive lessons that reinforce the fundamental concepts
of the French language. You can even continue your lessons away from the
computer with the bonus French Audio CD, which is dedicated to improving your
dialogue skills. Whether you're studying for business, travel or school,
Instant Immersion French Pro presents the most effective teaching methods and
technology available for fluently speaking, reading and writing French and you
get results fast!
Tell Me More
Quickly start speaking, reading and writing French with the
TMM Beginner, TMM Intermediate and TMM Advanced CD-ROMs. These programs, each
one building another, closely guide you through entertaining lessons on
vocabulary, grammar, phonetics, conversations, conjugation and important
cultural traditions. Since everyone has their own specific learning pace, the
Tell Me More software allows you to create a personalized program focusing on
concepts you need help with most. Modify each individual lesson by selecting
desired activities and choosing the difficulty level of the exercises. With the
Interactive speech recognition feature you can converse with the software,
which corrects your pronunciation and intonation. You will also benefit from
state of the art animations that provide a visual representation of your
Bonus Audio CD
Stay on track with your lessons while away from the computer
with the French audio CD. Simply use your CD player to practice dialogue
lessons when in the car, enjoying the outdoors, or traveling.
French Vocabulary Builder
Expand your terminology with French Vocabulary Builder. This
easy to use CDROM takes a fun approach to study by combining two highly
effective learning techniques: picture association and memory activities.
Including nine educational games that are designed to maximize retention, you
will quickly memorize key words used in everyday conversations. In addition,
the recording feature allows you to practice vocabulary and compare your speech
with a native speaker's, ensuring correct pronunciation.
Associating speech and written words with images and ideas
is one of the most effective methods for learning to speak and write a foreign
language. French Plus uses picture association and fully interactive activities
to effectively teach the fundamentals of speaking, reading, writing and
listening. With over 22 entertaining lessons that focus on past, present, and
future tenses, family relationships, shapes, colors, directions, and more, you
will quickly learn the essential skills needed to successfully communications
- Speech Recognition / Analysis
- Cultural Videos
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP: 233 MHz Pentium, 32 MB
RAM (64 MB RAM recommended), 200 MB free hard disk drive, 4x CD-ROM drive (8x
CD-ROM drive recommended), 16 bit color display, sound card, speakers, mouse,
microphone required for speech recognition option.
Which Is Right For You?
"At first, this package of 7 CDs is confusing
and rather disappointing. There are no clear instructions that give users a
sense of where to begin, and if they follow the numerical order of the CDs,
they'll be frustrated.
"On closer inspection, however, some of the
individual programs in the set are very worthwhile, especially for children.
First and foremost, forget playing the program in numerical sequence. Children
should begin with disk #7, which is called French Plus and is actually Rosetta
Stone Explorer. This title is unique in its approach to foreign language
learning. Although it is rather repetitive, the learning process is intuitive
and natural for young children. The program teaches through immersion, and
avoids explicit instruction or translations. The beauty of this title is that
the learning is broken down into digestible phrases, and the challenge builds
gradually. This is a well-balanced title, both in presentation and
"Confused? Actually, confusion tends to be the
only real problem with this program. Basically, the package features a mix of
individual programs that don't all "fit" with each other, and it lacks a good
manual that would help minimize the confusion. Look past this disorganization,
however, and you'll find some foreign language learning "gems" tucked away in
this package. It is certainly not intuitive to have your young child begin with
the seventh CD of a package marked "Pro", but you will appreciate the program
if you do."
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