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ZOOM Instant Immersion
American Sign Language
$9.95 (Win95/98/2000/Me/XP) (Retail Packaging) (IIASLPR)

Publisher: Topics Entertainment

Learn ASL Fast - Step-by-Step

As the third most commonly used language in the United States, American Sign Language is the fastest growing form of communication. Used by both the deaf and hearing community, ASL is the most thorough and eloquent system of signing ever developed. Instant Immersion American Sign Language is the quick and easy way many beginners learn how to sign. Based on the same tried and proven techniques that allow people to quickly pick-up a spoken language, the key to success with signing is to immerse yourself. For years, we have known that an immersion environment is the absolute, fastest way to learn a new language. The Instant Immersion method provides this atmosphere and allows you to put your lessons to use immediately. Suitable for all ages, this award-wining 4 CD-ROM set includes SigningAvatar Friends, Personal Communicator, SignLink and HyperSign Kids, which aids children in developing essential analytical skills. With 3D characters, one-on-one interactive dialog features, digital and full motion video, word and phrase translators, and three interactive games, you will move from beginner to advance in a surprisingly shore time!

Features:

  • The fastest, most intuitive way to learn American Sign Language
  • Extremely user friendly - suitable for all ages, child through adult
  • Takes you from beginner to advanced intermediate levels
  • Ideal for business, school, and home
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Over 3,500 video clips
  • Over 6,000 words
  • Grammar
  • Fingerspelling
  • Overview of American Deaf Culture
  • Interactive conversation with 3D characters

1. SigningAvatar Friends

Quickly master American Sign Language with the revolutionary SigningAvatar Friends software. Utilizing the same 3D animation graphics found in video games, this extremely user-friendly CD-ROM allows you to choose your own uniquely crafted 3D guide. Whether it's Andy, Raven, Mona or Pete, each character will successfully interpret words and sentences while engaging you in one on one interactive dialog. Using signed gestures plus facial expressions, characters emulate the natural form and movement of humans, providing you with an accurate display of signing. Additionally, the speed control features and rotational tool allows you to customize the rate of signing and adjust the angle of the character.

2. SignLink

With over 1,000 high-quality video clips for more than 2,300 English meanings, SignLink is al all inclusive, easy to understand multimedia dictionary, tutorial, and reference source on American deaf culture and signing. Achieve a firm understanding of American Sign Language by grasping the fundamentals of hand shape, palm orientation, location, movement, and non-manual behavior such as facial expressions. Master the essential topics of fingerspelling, numbers, time concepts, pronouns, and crucial sign linguistics with the Grammar Lessons. Diversify your studies with the exclusive Parameter Search feature, which allows you to create a signed gesture and then find the English equivalent.

3. Personal Communicator

The most important step in mastering a language is to establish a firm understanding of fundamental concepts. Personal Communicator is a fantastic resource that provides a strong foundation of such essential, basic principles before moving on to advanced skills. With more than 2,500 digital video signs for 4,500 English words, this comprehensive CD-ROM combines three unique features that are easy-to-use and effective! Manually type words or phrases that you want translated with the Word Processing option. Use the English-ASL Dictionary to find definitions and to reference corresponding signs. To complete your study, visit the ASL Playroom where you can mouse-click objects to review their signs and receive audio and video feedback.

5. HyperSign Kids

Research shows that children who learn several different languages at a young age develop advanced analytical skills far beyond the level that is typically expected of them. HyperSign Kids allows preschoolers and early readers to get an advance start on comprehending the basics of American Sign Language while developing essential problem solving abilities. Containing 450 words grouped into recognizable categories such as colors, animals, and action verbs, children will quickly master new signs while having fun. Each word from the dictionary is accompanied by a colorful picture to ensure comprehension, while the full-motion video reinforces key concepts. The three interactive games, Tic Tac Toe, Match Game and Which One?, can be customized to work on particular words, helping children stay focused, fascinated and motivated to learn.

Requirements:

Win95/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium II 300 MHz or faster, 48 MB RAM (64 MB recommended), 20 MB free hard disk space, 1024 x 768 pixels - high color, 4x CD-ROM drive, Internet Browser, Sound Card, mouse, keyboard and speakers.

 


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