Talk Now! CD-ROM ESL Language Course
Talk Now! for ESL is a beginning-level language course on CD-ROM
with on-screen help available in over 50 languages from Afrikaans to
Zulu. Excellent for travelers who must pick up English in a hurry. World
Talk picks up from Talk Now! at an intermediate level, and follows
on in the same format of interactive learning with entertaining games
and drills. And now for a limited time you can get Talk Now! and World
Talk in a package and save $25! Available for Windows and Macintosh
About Talk Now! |
Staff Review |
System Requirements |
Ordering and Availability
We recommend the Talk Now! series for any
language beginner who wants an entertaining self-study course to learn basic phrases, colors, numbers, food, shopping, time, countries, etc. Talk Now! for ESL is available with on-screen help in the following languages:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Basque, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Cambodian/Khmer, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujurati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mandarin, Manx, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Papiamento, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Scots-Gaelic, Sindhi, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, and Zulu.
Talk Now! is designed for people who want to learn a language quickly. It's fun, fast, and makes learning easy. If you don't have time to become fluent, but need the basics in a hurry, then Talk Now! is for you.
We have been selling this European-produced CD-ROM for over a year and find it highly-praised by people from all over the world. Designed by language experts, Talk Now! includes great features like speak and repeat, interactive games, and digital recordings with both sexes of native speakers. And Talk Now! runs on both Macintosh and Windows computers.
World Talk is the perfect follow-up to EuroTalk's popular Talk Now! series. As well as having new activities, there is also dictation, worksheets and a brand new recording section. Topics covered include: the calendar, sentence building, asking directions, the weather and numbers. The interactive TV Quiz is a definite hit, where the resident champion may turn out to be more intelligent than he looks. You can also compete in a one-to-one match with a friend! And help is available in 40 different languages!
Staff Review of Talk Now! Italian
July 15th, 1997
I brought home a copy of Talk Now! Italian
because I am planning a vacation to Rome in September
and wanted to pick up a little of the language. Talk Now! is a new series, so I didn't really know what to expect. I was impressed by the fact that it runs on both Mac and Windows and that it is available in such a wide array of languages. Setup was a snap, and the program ran very smoothly on my aging Pentium 75 machine. This program features a lot of games to reinforce learning and has very nice speak and repeat abilities, which allows you to speak into a microphone and have the computer play your voice back to you. This is a very important feature because it allows you to compare your own speech to that of the native speakers on the CD-ROM. Some language programs can be slow to respond while clicking on icons or talking. TalkNow! is lightning quick and has a very intuitive design that anyone will be able to figure out in a few minutes.
Language learning is accomplished by means of showing you pictures or phrases and then giving you both the Italian and the English translation. Each word can be pronounced by either a man or a woman. The recorded voices are very clear and easy to imitate. The course is slightly addictive and the exercises can be repeated until the learner masters all the vocabulary on the disc. And there are hundreds of words and phrases to learn. I learned how to tell time in Italian in under 30 minutes. If you have a printer you can even print out a picture dictionary. Overall the program is a good choice for the traveler or beginning language enthusiast. It's not as intense as the Language Now! series, but it's available in more languages and is designed to be more fun and give you enough of the language to get around town and hold small conversations.
Windows: 486 processor or above; Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP; VGA with 256 colors; 8MB RAM; CD-ROM drive; sound card; microphone (optional).
Macintosh: 68030 processor or above; Apple Macintosh to OS9; 8MB RAM; CD-ROM drive; microphone (optional).
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