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TELL ME MORE Chinese (3 levels of learning) Focusing on Mandarin Chinese, simplified writing and Pinyin, TELL ME MORE® covers all the essential areas of language learning: command of over 800 basic characters, comprehension, pronunciation, written expression and grammar. Developed in collaboration with INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations).

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300 HOURS OF CHINESE LEARNING AND OVER 1,500 EXERCISES

ChinesePodInteractive Dialogues

Have a free-flowing, interactive conversation with your computer, and perfect your pronunciation with over 1,500 words and phrases found in the dialogues. The dialogues are based on everyday conversation and are supplemented by 400 photos that illustrate Chinese culture.

8,000-word glossary

Enrich your vocabulary with a glossary of over 8,000 recorded words.

Grammar

Consult 60 key Chinese grammar points, presented in a simple and concise manner.

Animated demonstrations of the characters

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the Chinese characters with 46 exclusive animated demonstrations of Hiragana and Katakana.

Over 1500 Chinese Exercises

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the course with a wide range of writing and listening activities referring to grammar and vocabulary points covered in the Chinese lessons.

Lesson Report

Maintain a thorough evaluation of your work on the 18 lessons and replay all your dialogues with the computer.

INNOVATIONS FOR CHINESE LEARNING

State-of-the-art Speech Recognition

With speech recognition technology, TELL ME MORE® recognizes the four Chinese tones perfectly, assesses your pronunciation and corrects any mistakes. By using the waveform and pitch curve displays as visual aids, you can improve both pronunciation and intonation.

Spoken Error Tracking System: S.E.T.S.®

TELL ME MORE® pinpoints and highlights mispronounced words within individual sentences using the exclusive S.E.T.S.® technology (Spoken Error Tracking System).

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Reviews From Tell me More Chinese Users


No Instruction, July 20, 2006 – amazon.com

By TS (Chicago, IL)

This software is basically a series of exercises. I’m sure it’s great if you are working in a classroom setting towards Chinese proficiency, but it’s basically a $175 paper weight (and free headphone / microphone) if you don’t already have a good basic knowledge of the chinese language.

The exercises themselves seem pretty good — nice layout, easy to understand, and generally pretty useful. The fatal flaw though remains the lack of instruction. The software functions much more effectively as a series of quizzes than as a tool to improve one’s ability.

For the record, I speak three languages fluently. If I may be so bold, I don’t think that it’s operator error.

Chinese with a bang, February 23, 2007 – amazon.com

By Toby Eastland (Dallas, Tx)

THis program allows you to learn the language from many different angles. THe program allows you to work on grammmar, pronunciation, tone, and the begining of writing charaters. It helps you to make mental connections between concepts and words. I found the program extremely helpful in learning the basics of the language and continuing on to harder content.

where is the instruction? – February 26, 2008 – amazon.com

By Sticky Wich (Colorado)

About 18 months ago we bought this prior to our Asia trip. It was nearly incomprehensible before we left, and I convinced myself I was missing something or was impatient. After our return and several hours of “discovery” as described by others it was clear level 1 has no guided instruction to speak of.

We’re going back to Asia, and I found myself today looking for a deal on Rosetta Stone or Fluenz. That’s when I was reminded by that burning in my gut for having paid retail for this product. It makes me mad because we’ve dropped about $400 on this and other tools to this point and there is a severe lack of methodology, so let me point people to the closest, most informed thing I’ve discovered related to Chinese instruction. On the web site “doubting to shua” you will find a lot of discussion of Chinese instruction products.

I may try Rosetta Stone, but I am really beginning to believe an online college course is going to be the only thing with satisfactory structure for someone who wants to speak and read. I will say Pimsleur’s cheap level one (8 disc, 16 lesson) introduction has been the best learning tool so far. We are 100% on the four tonal influences after that. I was also able to get us onto the correct bus in Taipei as a result. Native speakers can’t always succeed getting the right bus.

Fortunately, China is the largest English speaking country in the world, and they treat you like a rock star when you earnestly attempt to communicate in Chinese. To be fair I’m, going to do what I should have done 18 months ago. I’m going to write Tell Me More and find out if there is an update with guidance. If there was some guidance I believe this could be the best product out there. At the same time I also can’t figure out what the three images have to do with the word you are matching. I was pretty successful in the first Myst trilogy and I do nothing but problem solving for a living, but I couldn’t break the code on this product.

Maybe this is a test and NSA is going to pop up with a giant signing bonus and license to kill for the first person to decipher this product. If so, it probably won’t be me because I’ll be hiring a personal tutor and going to language school when we go back to Asia.


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Rocket Language Chinese Learning Software

I have so many things to say about Rocket Chinese I don’t know where to start. How about the beginning…

I have been interested in learning Chinese for a year now. I have five programs, three I obtained for free and two I paid for. Of the three I found for free, one came from my local library, I didn’t feel bad about making a copy because they are public domain, two I down loaded from the Internet and there was no charge.

They are all good programs, I know because I am very critical and skeptical due to the numbers of programs available, I felt I could go broke trying to find a good teaching program for learning Chinese.

Of the two programs that I bought one was from a University and one is the Rocket Chinese language course. The one from the University is good, but I expected much more form a University language course and it is no where near as comprehensive as Rocket Chinese, but to keep things honest, I paid less for the University course. I feel fortunate to have found Rocket Chinese and I bought the course after being my usual skeptical critical self, and partaking in the Rocket Chinese free sample lessons. After the sample lessons I was hooked and I am still.

The greatest benefit for me was the grammar part, because in the other lessons if the person I was trying to communicate with did not follow the sentence structure of the course material, I was totally lost. With Rocket Chinese I learned how the sentence were structured so I could then structure my own sentences, wow what a difference, oh yes, I still have a ways to go, but I am no longer a parrot, I’m a student. For the first time I feel like I can go to class, My computer that is, study and then go out into the world and apply what I have learned.

So what will you get out of the Rocket Chinese learning package, I don’t know that’s up to you. what I want to tell you is, learn from the year I spent searching for a complete learning course that will give you a fun exciting way to learn Chinese in a class room like setting and then start speaking Chinese right away and increase you knowledge at your own pace. You will learn the words, the sentence structure, the characters, and the culture of China so you will understand why you are saying the words you are saying.

I do not think you could possibility find a better choice for learning Chinese and you will not waste your time or money searching for what you want, Rocket Chinese has it all.

Steven Sexton,
CA, United States

Rosetta Stone Chinese Learning Software

Rosetta Stone language software is an excellent way to learn Mandarin Chinese. It provides a natural learning environment and the progressive lessons allow you to master vocabulary and grammar at a controlled pace.

The only thing Rosetta Stone cannot help you with is conversation. Work with a tutor for this – either in a classroom or one-on-one instruction – and you will get the necessary conversation practice. Rosetta Stone stands well on its own, but if you can combine it with classroom instruction you are well on the way to mastering Mandarin Chinese.

ChinesePod from PraxisLanguage

ChinesePod is probably the most well known podcast for learning chinese online.

The ChinesePod folks are based in Shanghai and their podcasts have always been well done and professionally put together. ChinesePod features five different levels of podcasts, Newbie, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Personally, the Elementary level fits me quite nicely. Each lesson ranges from about 10-18 minutes long. Although I had never been a paying member, I have been a subscriber to their free podcasts via iTunes for a long time. Unfortunately, I just noticed recently though that their iTunes feed is no longer including any of the upper level podcasts, only their newbie ones. It’s kind of a shame, but I guess they have to pay the bills.

With that being said, Chinesepod does over a free 7-day trial of their services, so I decided to sign up to see what else they have to offer.

Transparent Chinese Learning Software

Transparent Chinese Complete Edition has been equipped with all the right ingredients to make learning Chinese both easy and fun.

Chinese Complete Edition is an assemble of several learning software which have been bundled together in one easy to follow package. The software is great for those who are just starting up as it has been geared up with just about everything from audio, video, grammar and countless other useful features that will encourage your mind to keep learning. Chinese Complete Edition works in tandem with Byki, Transparent Language’s complimentary program that uses flash cards, tests, online content and numerous other components that will help you learn effectively.

To further help you fine tune your skills on the move, Chinese Complete Edition comes along with five audio CDs jam-packed with more than 1200 PocketPC, iPod/iPhone and MP3 media files suitable for on the move learning.

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Tell me More Japanese Review

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Tell Me More Japanese uses a wide variety of tools to teach Japanese, and the program creates an immersion environment to help you learn Japanese intuitively.

Tell Me More uses a speech recognition system to help you practice what you have learned. But one of the best parts about using Tell Me More is getting access to forums and live chats with native speakers. It must be said that the chat options for the Japanese product are older and less useful than the options that come with Tell Me More products for other languages. Nevertheless, they are still quite useful for practicing what you learn.

In fact, the whole program seems to be old when compared with the other language products from Tell Me More. This is part of the reason why it didn’t make it to the #1 slot of toptenreviews(Rosetta Stone Japanese). Another reason is that the immersion environment is pretty deep at first. Tell Me More doesn’t start off simple, instead throwing you into conversations from the beginning without any direction. But even with these problems, Tell Me More still excels at helping you learn Japanese, and there are so many different methods of learning that there’s bound to be a method that works for you.

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TELL ME MORE Japanese
With transcriptions in Rômaji (the Latin alphabet), TELL ME MORE® Japanese covers all the essentials of learning the language: command of the principal characters (Kanji and Kana), comprehension, pronunciation, written expression and grammar. Developed in collaboration with the Japanese Institute of Languages

300 HOURS OF JAPANESE LEARNING AND OVER 1,500 EXERCISES

Interactive Dialogues

Have a free-flowing, interactive conversation with your computer, and perfect your pronunciation with over 1,500 words and phrases found in the dialogues. The dialogues are based on everyday conversation and are supplemented by 400 photos that illustrate Japanese culture.

8,000-word glossary

Enrich your vocabulary with a glossary of over 8,000 recorded words.

Grammar

Consult 60 key Japanese grammar points, presented in a simple and concise manner.

Animated demonstrations of the characters

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the Japanese characters with 46 exclusive animated demonstrations of Hiragana and Katakana.

Over 1500 Japanese Exercises

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the course with a wide range of writing and listening activities referring to grammar and vocabulary points covered in the Japanese lessons.

Lesson Report

Maintain a thorough evaluation of your work on the 18 lessons and replay all your dialogues with the computer.

Japanese language and culture: an introductory manual

As a complement to the software, an introductory manual is offered, helping you in your first steps with the Japanese language, and allowing you to discover Japan’s fascinating cultural heritage.

INNOVATIONS FOR JAPANESE LEARNING

State-of-the-art Speech Recognition

With speech recognition technology, TELL ME MORE® recognizes the four Japanese tones perfectly, assesses your pronunciation and corrects any mistakes. By using the waveform and pitch curve displays as visual aids, you can improve both pronunciation and intonation.

Spoken Error Tracking System: S.E.T.S.®

TELL ME MORE® pinpoints and highlights mispronounced words within individual sentences using the exclusive S.E.T.S.® technology (Spoken Error Tracking System).

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Reviews From Tell me More Japanese Users


Great for my classes and students, March 23, 2006 – amazon.com

By Tomoko Yokota

I am a Japanese teacher at a community college and use this software TeLL me More in my classes. I also recommend it to my students as I believe it is very well structured and the only good software out there. Also, I happen to be Japanese and feel pretty confident talking English, I was very shocked why the other review mentions that Japanese people cannot talk English as I believe I am succesful at doing it, so immersion works!

Also, the speech recognition works great, it can even tell you within a sentence which word you did not pronounce right. I use that part as a a complement of my classes, having all my students sit down in the lab and pronounce the words. Overall, it is a great learning tool

Good Software, but the navigation is strange, February 28, 2007 – amazon.com

By E.Ramos (Arizona)

Overall, I liked the software and felt as if I learned a little from it. Although upon starting the software, I was confused as far as where I should start. It give me no indication of what I should do in order or how to proceed.

INALLY A GOOD LANGUAGE SOFTWARE PROGRAM, February 19, 2007 – amazon.com

By Robrt M.Leifels

OUTSTANDING PROGRAM. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN COMMUNICATING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS PRONUNCIATION. THE AURALOG VOICE RECOGNITION IS STATE OF THE ART.

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This Tell Me More Japanese review provides an overview of the features that you will find within the product and my opinion of their benefits and potential limitations.

Tell Me More Japanese has some very good features one being the voice recognition programme that allows you to practice your pronunciation and tells you how close you are.

This is a good feature but not essential as you will learn the finer points of pronunciation best from speaking with Japanese people or simply listening to Japanese DVD’s or T.V. shows which you can easily do for free online. Just go to You Tube to start with.

Tell Me More Japanese does seem to kick things off pretty rapidly so be prepared to be calling upon the vocab tool because you will most likely need it should the pace be too fast for you.The course is delivered in a very interactive manner with images and audio which makes learning and participating enjoyable.

There is also a translating tool that you can use to find out what words means on the spot.

However don’t be fooled with these extra features because I have come across heaps of free translators online that I use and they very effective.

Included as part of the course is the online forum and chat. These aspects of the course allow you to interact with other Japanese students and post questions that you may be stuck on.

As far as ease of use goes with Tell Me More Japanese it is not that easy to navigate around. I like a very straight forward lesson plan and path with a site that is simple to find my way around and in my opinion this is lacking with the product.

In summary Tell Me More Japanese is a good product that is for sure, but I don’t think it is the best. When you consider the cost of $295 I think that it is not the best option when there are other courses available that are better for under half that price.

The best course that I have found and I have looked at a lot of learn Japanese courses is Rocket Japanese. This product has got all the bells and whistles of a world class language learning product and is created by the very professional language giants ‘Rocket Languages’. What more they are pricing the course currently at only $99.

I am happy using Rocket Japanese and recommend the course. You can have a look at their website for yourself here: Visit Rocket Japanese Website

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Features:

The progress tracking feature in Tell Me More Japanese is initially confusing, but it accurately catalogs your progress and your performance. Another problem with Tell Me More are the learning paths. The order of lessons is fully customizable, but there isn’t much structure regarding lesson order. Tell Me More gives no direction on where to start, which is nice for independent learners but may be challenging for structured learners.

We were disappointed that Tell Me More doesn’t have lessons that are compatible with mobile devices. Many other Japanese programs are now including lessons for a PDA or MP3 player so you can learn anywhere.

Fundamentals:

Tell Me More Japanese covers all the fundamentals through a series of modules that teach vocabulary and grammar about specific subjects. The grammar lessons are less interactive than some other Learn Japanese software, resembling a grammar textbook more than anything. This is offset by the Tell Me More Japanese speech recognition system where you can practice and refine conversations and pronunciation.

Ease of Use:

Tell Me More Japanese isn’t as easy to use as it should be. There are a series of icons along the bottom representing different areas of the program, but they aren’t labeled well and it’s difficult to know exactly what you are clicking. The same is true for tabs or options within the Tell Me More activities themselves. You’ll find yourself doing a lot of trial and error navigation at first.

Teaching Tools:

There are a wide variety of teaching tools to use in Tell Me More Japanese. The standard uses a combination of images, voice clips of native speakers and text from the Japanese alphabets. Tell Me More punctuates this with the occasional video or culture lesson. Some of the most effective tools are the speech recognition system, which lets you practice speaking and get immediate feedback on your accent, and the online chat, which lets you practice what you have learned with native speakers.

Word Tools:

Tell Me More Japanese has one of the best selections of word tools you will find in Learn Japanese software. It allows you to translate any word you see quickly and easily. This feature will be invaluable in the beginning when you are dropped in the middle of Japanese without any introductory lessons. Tell Me More also has information about the hiragana, katakana and kanji alphabets.

Tech Support:

Auralog, the manufacturer of Tell Me More Japanese, includes tutorials and user guides to help you learn how the program works. You can also contact Auralog through phone or email if you have technical issues with the software.

Summary:

Tell Me More Japanese offers an effective speech recognition tool and online chats with native Japanese speakers to teach and refine your skills as you learn Japanese. Cultural lessons and educational videos round out this media rich program. Be prepared for a steeper learning curve than the top-ranked product, but once you’ve mastered the navigation, you’ll find Tell Me More Japanese is one of the most useful and engaging Learn Japanese software programs available.


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Rocket Language Japanese Learning Software

Rocket Japanese is my top most recommendation for anybody who wants to master the Japanese language. Designed as a course to take you from novice level to an intermediate level in less than eight weeks, this stuff delivers the best. I have had a number of students who have followed this with my classes and the results have been amazing.

As a Japanese Teacher, I know that students have biggest difficulty with mastering things like Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary. Learning pronunciation is also a tricky issue. Rocket Japanese solves these issues effectively with audio courses and software. There are interactive games that make learning vocabulary a breeze.

Other thing that helps you learn Japanese really fast with Rocket Japanese is the fact that you can learn at your own pace. Unlike a classroom session where you are forced to learn at the pace of the rest of the the class, with Rocket Japanese you can go with your comfort level.

Even though I have mentioned this course as the best course for learning Japanese fast, it does not stops there. For those who want to take their Japanese to next level, Rocket Japanese covers the advanced topics equally well. The technical aspects of grammar, colloquial usage, pronunciation are equally well covered.

I really can’t recommend Rocket Japanese any stronger, if you want to take your Japanese to the next level, then go check out the site today. At $99 (for a limited time), this stuff is nearly available for free. Other comparable packages like Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur Japanese cost from $500 to $1000 and provide lesser value for money. There is no waiting time and it is available to get you started right now.

Rosetta Stone Japanese Learning Software

This is my second favourite product because it’s quite comprehensive. Compared to Rocket Japanese this offers lesser value for money, but they have also done a fairly good job – much better than paying a couple of hundred dollars for classes.

However, this product requires you to be online, a big handicap. I could not listen to it in car or load it up my mp3 player. I won’t recomment this to those people who cannot stick to long hours on computer.

Rosetta Stone has a reputation in field of linguistic training and they have lived up to the reputation. However, if you want to buy only one product that meets all your needs, Rocket Japanese is the product to get!

Transparent Japanese Learning Software

Transparent Language focuses on learning software that will help those who are just starting to learn a language and want to make it a reality in no time. The Japanese Complete Edition is designed to teach the basics of Japanese; you will learn grammar, vocabulary, the Japanese alphabet and much more as you study.

The Japanese Complete Edition focuses on not only the basics of learning Spanish but also on retention. Any Japanese learning software can teach vocabulary and the fundamentals of Japanese but not all can help you retain that knowledge. With a helpful pie graph to show what you have learned and remind you of information and learning techniques that may not be fresh in your mind, you will always stay on top of your game.

However no matter how good Japanese Complete Edition is there are always things that bring it down in the ranks. A few features that gave our top two reviews a lead over Japanese Complete Edition is the fact that they have online chat with real Japanese natives and improved feature for pronunciation. The ability to talk to someone speaking the same language you are learning is one of the biggest advantages you can get. The only drawback is the fact that they missed out on important information regarding the Japanese alphabets. There are only two alphabets talked about in the program, Hiragana and Katakana, while there are actually three alphabets and not all are addressed in this program.

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Tell me More German Review

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Tell Me More German clearly leads the field in german language learning. Their state-of-the-art speech recognition technology is far and beyond the best we’ve seen in other learn German software products.

As you learn German and become more confident, Tell Me more grows with you. We reviewed the first two levels of the Performance edition; however, Auralog also sells boxed sets of 5 levels and all 10 levels for intermediate and advanced learning. This program is sophisticated and professional. Auralog designed Tell Me More German for someone who truly wants to learn and master the German language.

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Tell me More German
The new TELL ME MORE® version 10 is a true milestone in language learning. Developed by a team of language experts, TELL ME MORE® leverages the renowned Communicative Approach, a methodology used in schools and universities around the world. TELL ME MORE® implements this methodology using the exclusive PRIME approach.

Tell me More Version 10 German have 4 german learning programs, include 10 levels, 5 levels, 2 levels and Tell me More German 10+2 business levels. You can choose a suitable learning plan with the situation of your german level.

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German Learning Program TELL ME MORE version 10 German (10 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 German (5 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 German (2 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 German(10+2 business levels)
Price US$649.00 US$449.00 US$229.00 MSRP: US$799.00 US$699.00
Final Target TELL ME MORE® v10 German 10 Levels will allow you to master german, providing you with the most complete and extensive offer to learn German.
TELL ME MORE® v10 German 5 Levels will allow you to significantly increase your German language skills.
TELL ME MORE® v10 German 2 Levels will allow you to jumpstart your German language skills.
TELL ME MORE® v10 German 10+2 Business Levels will allow you to master German, and also conduct business in German with 2 exclusive levels of business German.
Learning Level * Contains 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 20 hours of interactive video.
* 20,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging
* After taking a placement test, you can choose 5 consecutive levels amongst 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 10 hours of interactive video.
* 10,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging.
* After taking a placement test, you can choose 2 consecutive levels amongst 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 2 hours of interactive video.
* 4,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging.
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New Features of Tell me More German Version 10

New User Interface

The clean lines, uncluttered screens, simple icons, tight color scheme and overall usability makes your language learning fun and easy.

New Activity

The Virtual Conversation activity engages you in an interactive conversation environment featuring a variety of characters.

New Tracking Tools

Visualize your progress throughout the entire program.

EXCLUSIVE SERVICES TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR LEARNING

– An exclusive Progress Test to evaluate your progress.
– A 24/7 Online Adviser.

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

– The most advanced speech recognition on the market, allowing you to significantly improve your pronunciation.
– S.E.T.S. (Spoken Error Tracking System) technology that pinpoints mispronounced words.
– A role play activity that allows you to play a character in an original TV series.

LEARN “ON THE GO” WITH TELL ME MORE®

– On your PocketPC (MPEG videos, audio files, cultural texts, etc.)
– On your MP3 player (Including iPods and other MP3 devices)
– On audio CDs.
– On printable vocabulary lists and grammatical explanations.

Reviews From Tell me More German Users


Powerful, Complete Product, – August 31, 2009 – amazon.com

By Don Pritchett(Lynchburg, VA United States) – Amazon Verified Purchase

This is the most comprehensive German language software I have used, and, for me, its definitely a ‘5’. I’ve used Rosetta Stone (ver 3, levels 1-3) and Rocket German (basic and More Rocket German packages, and they are excellent in their own right, but this package has it all.

I suspect that some of the negative reviews may stem from there being so much here, that it takes a some exploration to find and use everything. A new user should definitely watch the tutorial and at least browse through the manual. Then get going, and click on the buttons to see what a wealth of material is there.

So, what’s to like? Let me count the ways …. There is a test you can take to establish your level of learning so you can start at an appropriate level. There are three learning modes — free style, guided, and dynamic that you can choose (and switch) between that determines how the program presents lessons to you. Do you want the complete program or just want to concentrate on oral expression or just written communications? You can set you goals so the program tailors its presentation to your goal. Need to understand grammar or see a translation of a phrase or word? There are buttons to click that bring up that info. Want to study a vocabulary list before you try the exercises? It’s there too. In fact, there are materials that cover culture, grammar, and geography outside the exercises, including printable vocabulary and grammar materials. You can download audio lessons to your iPod or other mp3 device to listen to on the go.

The exercises cover a variety — speaking and listening, writing and reading, grammar, vocabulary and culture using audio, video, crosswords, fill in the blanks, matching, unscramble the sentences and other exercises. You get feedback right away, and you can even “give up” and see the answer if necessary. When speaking, the program displays graphs that let you compare your timing and pitch versus the native speaker, and a bar graph that shows how close you are. I have not found it that difficult and like the extensive feedback it provides. You do have to click to tell the program you are done practicing a phrase — otherwise it will keep repeating it so you can practice. This is not like Rosetta that turns green and moves on to the next phrase automatically.

I’m running it on a few years old laptop (originally with Windows XP), but now using a beta version of Windows 7 and everything runs smoothly and quickly. The 10 levels are on a DVD i.e., while some components are installed on your hard drive, you still have to insert the disk to run the program).

My bottom line is that this is an superb, comprehensive program that is well worth the price.

Amazing Product!, March 14, 2008 – amazon.com

By Gypsyrose “Sophia”

I speak some Spanish from my high school days so when I needed to learn German for my job, I figured I could pick up any software, along with a translation book, and be fluent in no time. Boy, was I wrong! For those of you who don’t know, German is a difficult language to master.

But, once I found TELL ME MORE, I was impressed. Without a doubt, they have the best product on the market today for the money. The speech recognition technology is amazing- it actually picks up words you mis-pronounce, highlights them and allows you to work on them specifically. It’s almost like having a 24/7 language coach and with my hectic schedule, studying German at midnight is a reality. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn a language. Next one for me- Italian!

It Has Been a Blast, October 16, 2008 – amazon.com

By Kevin Kinderen(Falls Church, VA) – Amazon Verified Purchase

I enjoy learning new things not related to work. I decided to try to pick up a language after basically failing Latin and French back in Junior High and High School (back in the 70’s). It was Rosetta Stone that got me interested but before I purchased it I decided to look for other suggestions.

I found some references to Tell Me More! around the web and decided I’d try this instead of Rosetta. I couldn’t compare one to the other but I have been very pleased with Tell Me More!

At first it was a bit difficult to get started. I first took a look at the User Manual. I was a little confused about activation and found out it wasn’t necessary as I had bought the full product.

I then went to the Activity Guide and I took one of the statements there a little too seriously. In the AG it says “It is not necessary to read this guide in its entirety before beginning your training. You can refer to it at any time by simply referring to the relevant sections.” So I dove in. Big mistake. I suggest reading the Activity Guide through at least once. Otherwise you’ll have no clue what Tell Me More! is trying to teach you. Once I got through the AG things really started picking up.

Another issue I have is the screen resolution requirements. I run a much higher resolution than required. Unfortunately, this cuts off the ends of some words. I either live with it or change my screen resolution when running the program (which is kind of a pain).

Finally, I’ve never been able to reach Live Help. Not a big deal though I would like to ask them about the screen resolution issue.

Other than those minor issues, I have learned tons – or at least a lot more about German than I ever knew before. I really enjoy going to the computer and spending an hour in the evenings going through the dialogs and activities. I particularly find the feature where it rates me on my pronunciation helpful. I’ve thrown in a few glitches in my pronunciation on purpose and noticed the program would rate me very low. It isn’t easy to fool.

I use an mp3 player at work. Tell Me More! allows me to save .wav files of dialogs to play back while at work. This has helped tremendously. To a certain extent I’m memorizing the dialogs but listening to native speakers has been a great help in really absorbing the language. A friend of mine at work throws some phrases at me and I can actually understand the words enough to spell them and work out what he’s saying.

I can’t wait to get further along in the lessons. Right now I’m fairly comfortable at reading some very simple German Readers and I’m still working through Lesson 1. I have to use a dictionary to help with the translation but I’m surprised at how much I’ve already picked up.

As I said, I’m doing this for fun and with nothing really to lose. The program is written well enough and challenges me enough to keep me very interested in progressing. I highly recommend Tell Me More! German and would guess the other languages are at least as good. Have fun!

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Those days of signing up and qualifying yourself into special classes to learn your favorite foreign language are long gone. With so many online tutorials and learning programs that comprise a wide spread of activities and lessons, you can master any language without practically any difficulty at all.

Software like Tell Me More German is one of those packages that teach you all that is required to master the language.

What To Expect

Tell Me More German is a complete course package that covers both beginner and advanced level. This software is considered as one of the most reliable and quality learning programs. The software is easy to install and user friendly.

Tell Me More German comes with three modes of lessons Dynamic, Free to roam and Guided. Beginners are supposed to start with the Guided lessons to get their basics and foundation right. After a thorough understanding of the Guided lessons, you can move on to the Free to roam or Dynamic lessons which are more of an advanced level.

You have the option of listening to the instructions in either German or English. You can also copy the audio lessons into a separate CD to listen to it even while you’re away from the computer.

Track Your Progress

Tell Me More German comes with a score sheet and a progress chart that helps you to track your own progress. You can maintain a track of your exercise scores and the number of activities completed. You can also set up an account with different users and keep a track of everyone’s progress. This way you can mark your own progress and work on your skills accordingly. The software also provides you with an 8000-word audible dictionary and a grammar guide. The latest edition also has maps, cultural text on biographical, geographical and historical topics.

Speech Recognition Software

Tell Me More German helps you to listen to the words recorded by the narrator and then pronounce it to improve your skills for the language. Auralog tools help you to improve your pronunciation and play a big role in mastering the language too. The current version allows you to learn 850 hours of German language through more than 4,000 exercises. Four lesson CD Rom and audio CD covers is all that you required learning the language easily.

Summary

Tell Me More German is highly recommended as it has high quality content and most importantly, it is user friendly. The built in help provides all the information relevant to the course. Compared to its competitor Rosetta stone, Tell Me More German stands out as it comes with a head set and a microphone for listening and speech practice.

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Ease of Use:

Tell Me More German has a professional appearance and navigation system. A novice will appreciate the Guided Mode, which leads language learners step by step through the learn German process.

Feature Set:

Tell Me More has an extensive feature set. The program offers you unsurpassed tracking abilities so you can set realistic goals and then hold yourself to them. Tracking progress in language learning is vital to success, and no software we tried does this as well as Tell Me More German.

This language program is designed to fit a variety of learning needs. Not everyone learns the same way, so Tell Me More German includes three modes of study that you can choose throughout your German learning experience. Each offers different exercises and methods so you can fully customize how you learn German.

As stated above, Tell Me More German clearly dominates speech recognition technology for German language software. The software evaluated our German pronunciation and automatically detected and corrected our errors. This learn German program also includes 3-D animations to illustrate exact lip and mouth movements to help you pronounce correctly.

Tell Me More German is rich in features that are not only interesting, but useful. For example, when we recorded speech to compare to a native speaker in most other learn German programs, the software would either crash the computer, lack accuracy, or simply not work at allm; but with Tell Me More German, it worked flawlessly.

Ease of Installation:

There was no problem installing Tell Me More German Intelligent Solution

Help/Support:

The Help section for this learn German software is excellent. Auralog did a superb job; every screen has a help button that covers most concerns. The help is content-sensitive, so the help you receive is relevant to where you are in the program. Tell Me More offers a guided tutorial on each page that walks you through all of the functions available to you in that area.

Tell Me More German includes an Internet access button that takes you to the Auralog website, where you can view an online user manual, FAQs and the latest updates. They also offer a German club and German language tutoring services. The technical support telephone number for Auralog is (888) 388-3535.

Fundamentals:

Tell Me More German effectively covers all key fundamentals to give German language students a solid foundation to learn German. Reading and writing German language fundamentals are vital if you want to not just learn German, but master it. This program covers all these fundamentals and more.

Effectiveness:

Tell Me More German will teach you the skills necessary to give you the confidence to converse in German. If you are willing to invest the time, Tell Me More German will teach you German quickly and effectively.

Summary:

Tell Me More German is the best option available for you to learn German. Don’t let the high price tag fool you; this learn German software is well worth the price.


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“…most importantly for me, it’s fun. I’m really enjoying doing the lessons; I’m enjoying making the new sounds and learning the new words….”

Guten Tag, ich heiße Chris, ich komme aus New Zealand and I’ve been doing Rocket German Premium for about a month now.

I would definitely recommend it to other people and here are a few reasons why.

First and most importantly for me, it’s fun. I’m really enjoying doing the lessons; I’m enjoying making the new sounds and learning the new words. The lessons are paced about right, it’s not boring, but it’s not overwhelming at the same time.

Also it’s quite convenient. I can download the MP3’s to my iPod and take them with me. I can download the PDF’s to my laptop with the grammar exercises. And if I don’t have my laptop or my MP3 player on me, I can get them from the website which is a few clicks away. There’s no bulky books or CD’s to carry around with me whenever I want them.

Also the course is really good value for money. I’ve done a few language courses before and they can be quite expensive.

I got a number of German friends where I live and I’m already trying out what I know on them, and that’s good fun.

In a months time I’m going to Europe. I’m going to Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Heidelberg and I really can’t wait to practice what I know on my friends over there and the “man on the street”. And I think the main benefit of this course is that now I have the confidence to do so.

I really enjoyed this course. I recommend Rocket German Premium and I think you’ll like it too. So danke schön for listening to me auf Wiedersehen.

Chris Dawson
New Zealand

Rosetta Stone German Learning Software

It has been a trend or perhaps a norm now to learn and understand new languages. Many people nowadays especially young students love to travel to different countries and research on their cultures. But communication in different languages becomes a barrier and hence many are now taking up foreign languages as an additional subject or even learning the language at home.

German is definitely one of the many languages that people are learning and mastering it nowadays. To help you learn this language efficiently numerous companies came up with various learning kits or software. Rosetta Stone is one of those software that is designed to make your learning easy with its quality images and texts.

Simplistic But Effective

Rosetta stone was designed in a simple manner and it’s easy to understand. Someone who doesn’t know much or even clueless about the language can find it easy to learn with the help of this software. It is adaptable and user friendly. The regular tutorials give you a preview of learning exercises to give you an idea about what each lesson is going to teach you.

Rosetta Stone Features

The software comprises of good quality pictures that symbolize the words or terms or phrases in German language. This program also helps to increase your vocabulary and brush up your pronunciations. You can listen to the audio and practice the words by reciting it after the narrator. Rosetta stone comes with a special program that can detect and correct your pronunciation. It acts like a teacher who can correct you immediately after your mistake.

However, to take full advantage of the speech recognition technology you will have to have a headset or you may not be able to make use of the special facility. Rosetta Stone also includes a great selection of activities and exercises to help you to learn the language. Activities like matching the right picture with the right German word or selecting the correct picture after hearing the German audio makes it easy and fun to learn the language.

Great Help & Support

Rosetta stone mainly works on increasing your vocabulary that is essential for any other language to master it. The best part about Rosetta stone is that it provides a help button on every page which comes in handy whenever you need help at any stage of your progress. You can also make use of the email and tech support available from Monday to Friday.

Rosetta stone is a fairly good program to learn German language. Quality content and activities make Rosetta stone an effective tool to understand the language.

Transparent German Learning Software

With Transparent German Complete Edition, you will be able to learn the basics of German while using two main programs: Transparent Language and Byki. These products work hand in hand to help people of any age learn to read, write, speak, and most of all understand German. With hundreds of vocabulary, speech recognition, grammar and many other features German Complete Edition has everything you need to make learning fun and effective. Take your learning on the go with iPod and MP3 player tools to help you learn anywhere and anytime you please.

Tell me More German Review4.5admin2011-11-04 07:10:54Tell Me More German clearly leads the field in german language learning. Their state-of-the-art speech recognition technology is far and beyond the be…

Tell me More Italian Review

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Tell Me More Italian, by Auralog, is the best Italian language product available, offering customizable lessons, accurate speech recognition, and a myriad of teaching methods to help you learn every aspect of Italian. Tell Me More Italian is designed to grow with you as your understanding of Italian increases, giving you the tools to learn the language well enough to communicate with native speakers effortlessly. This flexibility and customization make Tell Me More a good choice no matter what your learning style is.

Tell Me More is also one of the best programs for improving your pronunciation and conversation skills. The speech recognition program can accurately assess your accent and give you immediate feedback. Users can also access an online area where they can practice what they have learned with native speakers.

You’ll also be able to easily keep track of your progress with Tell Me More, as well as identify where your strengths and weaknesses lie. The progress tracking feature brings all of this information into one place. Add this to excellent teaching tools, compatibility with MP3 players and good customer support, and it’s easy to see why Tell Me More came out on top.

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The new TELL ME MORE® version 10 is a true milestone in language learning. Developed by a team of language experts, TELL ME MORE® leverages the renowned Communicative Approach, a methodology used in schools and universities around the world. TELL ME MORE® implements this methodology using the exclusive PRIME approach.

Tell me More Version 10 Italian have 3 italian learning programs, include 10 levels, 5 levels, 2 levels . You can choose a suitable learning plan with the situation of your Italian level.

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Italian Learning Program TELL ME MORE version 10 Italian (10 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 Italian (5 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 Italian (2 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 Italian Online Lisence
Price US$649.00 US$449.00 US$229.00 US$390/Year
Final Target TELL ME MORE® v10 Italian 10 Levels will allow you to master Italian, providing you with the most complete and extensive offer to learn Italian.
TELL ME MORE® v10 Italian 5 Levels will allow you to significantly increase your Italian language skills.
TELL ME MORE® v10 Italian 2 Levels will allow you to jumpstart your Italian language skills.
TELL ME MORE® Online addresses all the skills critical to learning Italian online: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced speaker, TELL ME MORE® Online will take you to the next level of language success.
Learning Level * Contains 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 20 hours of interactive video.
* 20,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging
* After taking a placement test, you can choose 5 consecutive levels amongst 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 10 hours of interactive video.
* 10,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging.
* After taking a placement test, you can choose 2 consecutive levels amongst 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 2 hours of interactive video.
* 4,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging.
* 1,250 hours of Italian learning
* 10,000 exercises
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New Features of Tell me More Italian Version 10

New User Interface

The clean lines, uncluttered screens, simple icons, tight color scheme and overall usability makes your language learning fun and easy.

New Activity

The Virtual Conversation activity engages you in an interactive conversation environment featuring a variety of characters.

New Tracking Tools

Visualize your progress throughout the entire program.

EXCLUSIVE SERVICES TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR LEARNING

– An exclusive Progress Test to evaluate your progress.
– A 24/7 Online Adviser.

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

– The most advanced speech recognition on the market, allowing you to significantly improve your pronunciation.
– S.E.T.S. (Spoken Error Tracking System) technology that pinpoints mispronounced words.
– A role play activity that allows you to play a character in an original TV series.

LEARN “ON THE GO” WITH TELL ME MORE®

– On your PocketPC (MPEG videos, audio files, cultural texts, etc.)
– On your MP3 player (Including iPods and other MP3 devices)
– On audio CDs.
– On printable vocabulary lists and grammatical explanations.

Reviews From Tell me More Italian Users


Great product but not for everyone, March 6, 2007 – amazon.com

By M.Lawson(Bristow, VA)

I have been using this TeLL me More Italian for a few weeks now and am really enjoying the product. I have found it easy to navigate around the program (read the instructions they’re short and worth it) and Help screens are offered with each new activity if you have any trouble. Also, the voice recognition pronunciation practice really breaks it down syllable by syllable and tells you where you are making mistakes.

My only complaint so far is the dictionary doesn’t have all the words used in the activities in it so sometimes you can’t really figure out what something says. I have a few years experience with speaking Spanish and since the languages are very similar it has been fairly easy to pick up Italian.

I would not advise anyone to buy this program who has never tried to learn another language before. The format would be very confusing and overwhelming. I have done great with this program but it’s not for everyone. I used Pimsler to learn some Polish a while back and it worked well for learning a few phrases quickly but TeLL me More gives a more in-depth view of the structure of the language which was what I was looking for this time.

Perfect way to learn Italian, February 15, 2006 – amazon.com

By Paul Bianco

I was amazed by the quality of that software. I had doubts about learning a language with a software after taking a look at Rosetta Stone, which has no grammar, and is very repetitive with these 4 pictures, as well as other programs I bought at my local store…I saw a review and decided to give TeLL me More a chance. I was amazed by the technology aspect and how well designed it is. It comes with a free headset and microphone and it really helped with my pronunciation. I have family in Italy and they were also amazed at my progress.

I also liked the cultural workshop as I was able to learn a lot of things about the Italian culture. I am at the Intermediate CD now and am confident I could have everyday conversations in Italian once I get to finish the Advanced level, rather than only know some sentences just useful for travel. My 2 teenagers are also using the software and it really helps them at school.

Learning Italian, March 10, 2007 – amazon.com

By James Sunbury<Ohio>

In struggling to learn Italian in anticipation of our trip there, I purchased four teaching products this year, plus several books, and took a continuing ed course. I am looking for a magic, easy way to learn, I guess. New languages are hard! (Age 62). My opinions:

I liked Tell me More Italian better than the similar Rosetta Stone Italian I. These are computer programs. Tell Me was more adaptable to my level, had more variety of exercises, and was in general more fun. Both of these programs gave me a confidence in my pronunciation that I never had in four college French courses many years ago.

I liked Pimsleur Conversational Italian (16 lesson version) better than the less expensive Penton Overseas Learn in Your Car Italian. These are CDs you play while driving. Pimsleur was more personal, more patient, and had more repetitive practice of conversation.

Finally, the continuing ed course, Italian I at Ohio State (eight two-hour classes), was invaluable for the best teaching of the basics of Italian (structure of the language such as conjugation) coaching from the personable teacher (Paola Nanni-Tate), the interaction with live students, and the pressure to study each week to avoid embarassing mistakes in class, which of course I made anyway.

Simply the Best, September 12, 2006 – amazon.com

By William James Harper(Los Angeles, California)

This program may not be for everyone. It is a total immersion approach which asks the student to jump right in start speaking immediately. I studied on my own going up to level three. It took me about a year. At first I was perplexed but persisted with my studies. Being on CD, you can repeat words even a single syllable over and over until you’ve mastered them. When I enrolled in a university class, I was so far ahead of the others that my first year of Italian was a snap. Go with the flow on this program, there’s nothing quite like it any where short of a home tutor sitting next to you and they don’t repeat thing a million times until you get it. No human has that much patience.

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Features:

Tell Me More Italian is can be set to three separate modes: Guided Mode, Free-to-Roam Mode and Dynamic Mode. Each mode offers different advantages and teaching methods; you can pick the one that best fits your learning style.

Progress tracking is easy because Tell Me More keeps a simple record of your performance in each segment of the lessons. And the program also comes with modules for MP3 players and other mobile devices so you can learn on the go.

Fundamentals:

Tell Me More gets everything right when it comes to fundamentals. Each activity focuses on a different aspect of the language, and the program excels in pronunciation and conversation practice. The speech recognition system works well for identifying flaws in pronunciation. There are also audio clips of native speakers for each lesson so that the user can practice listening comprehension.

This program offers several exercises to teach you Italian grammar rules, verb conjugations and key vocabulary.

Ease of Use:

Despite its amazing features, or possibly because of them, Tell Me More is not the easiest Italian language program to use. The large number of features can actually make navigating the program confusing because they are not easily recognizable by their labels. The buttons are placed all around the screen, instead of being grouped in one easy-to-find area. And to make matters worse, some of the buttons go nearly transparent when the mouse pointer isn’t hovering over them, making it hard to tell that they are even there. It’s possible to not even know some options are available because of this navigation setup.

Teaching Tools:

Tell Me More has more teaching tools than any other Learn Italian software program. This can be a real benefit because the options are diverse. But they can also clutter the learning experience. Many of the learning activities don’t really promote learning Italian much (like word find puzzles with words that have no context or explanation). And many of the beginning level activities seem a little too difficult for a true beginner.

Tell Me More does offer an unsurpassed Italian cultural learning experience, including information on  geography, people and history.

Tell Me More Italian has developed one of the most impressive speech recognition programs in this category. This feature evaluates your Italian pronunciation and automatically detects errors. Included is a 3D animation that illustrates precise lip and mouth movements to help you learn superb pronunciation.

Another real strength is the online testing area that you can access with the program. It allows you to take tests in Italian and practice conversations with native speakers. And in addition to the tests, Auralog provides a new lesson online each week, greatly expanding the curriculum already included in the software. By logging in you can access the new 30 minute lesson each week and continue your learning even if you’ve already been through the Tell Me More program.

Word Tools:

Tell Me More offers a comprehensive assortment of word tools, from glossaries to grammar texts. The program also has a function that allows you to translate words in the middle of activities.

Tech Support:

Auralog has a fairly comprehensive customer support system for the Tell Me More program. Tutorials and user guides help you learn how to use the program, and you can also receive instant customer support through the online chat feature that comes with the program. For other problems, there are also phone and email support systems.

Summary:

Simply put, Tell Me More Italian offers you everything you need to learn Italian, including ways to stay motivated and improve your learning style. With a solid combination of all the best tools, Tell Me More Italian is clearly the leader in Italian language learning.


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We’ve done a lot of research and I was looking for an opportunity to learn a little bit of Italian because we are going to be going to Italy next year, and I’ve looked at all the very high priced ones, all the way down to the very low cost tutorials on how to just speak the basic, not necessarily completely speak it fluently, but to understand it to the point where we can get around Italy, and understand certain words and certain phrases and things like that and be able to go into a coffee shop or, go into a market and be able to find the restroom or understand certain portions of the language.

We did some research and we started using the free version of the Rocket Italian or I should say the introduction to Rocket Italian and we at first took a couple of weeks to say “well is this what we want?”  We also went to a local bookstore and purchased a lesson in Italian that was a very inexpensive lesson, it was $25 or something like that.  And you get what you pay for, and it was just one of these things where it ran through all the language and the words and things like that, and really didn’t have any kind of flow to it.  So we really couldn’t memorize all that data.  So we feel that the Rocket Italian program and course is something you can learn, something you can easily remember and catch on because of the way you are distributing the course, by way of Internet, by way of email, by way of the lessons and your hosts are incredible.  My wife is hooked on Rocket Italian, ok, she comes home every day and she goes through the lessons.  And it’s a great product, great value.

Thank you very much.

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ItalianPod Italian Learning Software

ItalianPod offers an entirely new approach to learning Italian Online. The program mainly consists of podcasts that are exceptionally well-produced. In other words they are using technology to make the learning of the Italian language easier.

Standout Features

  • Short and simple Italian lessons that is compatible with all MP3 players & iPods
  • No fixed times – any time that is suitable to your time zone is convenient
  • Can access the course materials any time of the day or night
  • It is of great help especially when it comes to pronunciation
  • A teacher to guide you through web conferencing software

Rosetta Stone Italian Learning Software

Rosetta Stone Italian received the “TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award” in review of Italian language software because it has the ability to simplify language learning more than any other program we reviewed. Rosetta Stone doesn’t teach a single grammar rule or give a vocabulary list to memorize. Instead, the program creates an immersion environment where you learn by associating words with images, much in the same way you learned English as a small child. This image-word association method increases retention and makes the learning process much more intuitive.

You may have noticed in the side-by-side comparison that Rosetta Stone doesn’t have as many tools as many of the other programs, but the ones it has are used to the fullest extent. Rosetta Stone took a lot of the bells and whistles out of language programs and distilled the process of learning Italian down to the necessities. Surprisingly, this process works extremely well.

Rosetta Stone also has an excellent speech recognition system that further improves the learning process. It’s easy to get feedback on accent and pronunciation and improve your ability to speak as well as understand.

Rosetta Stone didn’t make it into the top slot in our review because a few word tools could make the program a little more comprehensive, and there is no compatibility with portable media.

Transparent Italian Learning Software

Transparent Italian Complete Edition consists of two different programs that work hand in hand to give anyone who wants to learn Italian a great head start. Utilizing the main two programs, explore 30 virtual reality scenarios with LinguaMatch. Learn words for objects, places and many other items pertaining to Italian.

With the Italian Complete Edition you will be able to use video, audio, reading, writing and many other means to learn and remember Italian. Italian Complete Edition is a beginner program designed to help the average person learn the basics of Italian speech and writing. Also included with these learning tools you will be able to access iPod, MP3 player and five audio CDs for learning Italian on-the-go.

Standout Features:

  • iTunes upload for on-the-go Italian learning
  • Byki online workplace for even more Italian practice
  • Free fill in the blank Italian screensaver.
  • 5 on-the-go audio CDs
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Tell me More French Review

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Learning French is easy with “TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award” winner, Tell Me More French. Tell Me More brings together a wide variety of features and teaching tools to offer a comprehensive French course that can teach you, regardless of your learning style. The Tell Me More curriculum is highly customizable, so you can learn how you want to or you can follow the prescribed course lessons.

Among other things, Tell Me More excels in teaching pronunciation because of its extensive speech recognition system. Besides evaluating the way to say a word, Tell Me More has 3D representations of how basic sounds are formed and many sound files of native speakers to guide you.

Tell Me More also has one of the best systems for evaluating your progress in the language and practicing what you have learned. Tell Me More offers this through online testing services and an online chat service that allows you to chat with French experts. Add MP3 player compatibility and useful customer support to this broad range of features and tools and Tell Me More easily takes the lead in our review.

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The new TELL ME MORE® version 10 is a true milestone in language learning. Developed by a team of language experts, TELL ME MORE® leverages the renowned Communicative Approach, a methodology used in schools and universities around the world. TELL ME MORE® implements this methodology using the exclusive PRIME approach.

Tell me More Version 10 French have 4 french learning programs, include 10 levels, 5 levels, 2 levels and Tell me More French 10+2 business levels. You can choose a suitable learning plan with the situation of your french level.

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French Learning Program TELL ME MORE version 10 French (10 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 French (5 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 French (2 Levels) TELL ME MORE version 10 French(10+2 business levels)
Price US$649.00 US$449.00 US$229.00 MSRP: US$799.00 US$699.00
Final Target TELL ME MORE® v10 French 10 Levels will allow you to master french, providing you with the most complete and extensive offer to learn French.
TELL ME MORE® v10 French 5 Levels will allow you to significantly increase your French language skills.
TELL ME MORE® v10 French 2 Levels will allow you to jumpstart your French language skills.
TELL ME MORE® v10 Spanish 10+2 Business Levels will allow you to master French, and also conduct business in French with 2 exclusive levels of business French.
Learning Level * Contains 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 20 hours of interactive video.
* 20,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging
* After taking a placement test, you can choose 5 consecutive levels amongst 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 10 hours of interactive video.
* 10,000 exercises that keep your learning fresh and engaging.
* After taking a placement test, you can choose 2 consecutive levels amongst 10 distinct levels of content, from Beginner to Advanced.
* 2 hours of interactive video.
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New Features of Tell me More French Version 10

New User Interface

The clean lines, uncluttered screens, simple icons, tight color scheme and overall usability makes your language learning fun and easy.

New Activity

The Virtual Conversation activity engages you in an interactive conversation environment featuring a variety of characters.

New Tracking Tools

Visualize your progress throughout the entire program.

EXCLUSIVE SERVICES TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR LEARNING

– An exclusive Progress Test to evaluate your progress.
– A 24/7 Online Adviser.

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

– The most advanced speech recognition on the market, allowing you to significantly improve your pronunciation.
– S.E.T.S. (Spoken Error Tracking System) technology that pinpoints mispronounced words.
– A role play activity that allows you to play a character in an original TV series.

LEARN “ON THE GO” WITH TELL ME MORE®

– On your PocketPC (MPEG videos, audio files, cultural texts, etc.)
– On your MP3 player (Including iPods and other MP3 devices)
– On audio CDs.
– On printable vocabulary lists and grammatical explanations.

Reviews From Tell me More French Users


Three years and still going, Sunday, 13 April 2008 – frenchcourseware.com

By A.R.

I bought this product three years ago and have been using every addon since. This is a lifetime worth of desktop resources.

The software is a bit cludgy to use, like different programs thrown together, but it doesn’t impact their usefulness or your learning. More recent versions might have a cleaner interface.

Before You Know It is simply AMAZING. It’s a must have, even if you don’t buy the complete learning suite.

More than just tourist software, Saturday, 12 April 2008 – frenchcourseware.com

By Rick Brenner

I bought Fluenz several months before my trip to Niger and I loved it. I don’t know how I would’ve gotten around without it.

I disagree that it’s just for travelers. I’m still using it to learn French now that I’m back in the US. It’s a great introduction level course.

Probably the best out there so far., Wednesday, 09 April 2008

By A. Mikolich

I’ve tried Rosetta and Tell Me More and they both have pros and cons. Rosetta is great for training your ears to hear and understand French. Tell Me More is better for learning how to speak French. The Tell Me More speech recognition is totally necessary for learning to speak French, I don’t know what I would have done without it. Overall I give Tell Me More a higher rating because it has way more lessons and the speech recognition.

Thoroughly pleased, October 27, 2009 – amazon.com

By lc (Minneapolis, MN) Amazon Verified Purchase

I have had this program for 2 months, and I am thrilled with the program. The dynamic mode forces me to work on the areas that I am weak in, and the entire program is incredibly flexible to your learning needs. I have recommended the program to friends who want to visit a foreign country and who want to read and write in a foreign language. I did extensive research before I bought this program, comparing Tell Me More, Rosetta Stone, and Fluenz, and Tell Me More seemed to be far above these other programs. So far, I am not disappointed.

It would be nice if the manual were more thorough, although the 24/7 online help nearly makes up for it. There are also a few errors in the program (backwards accents, etc.), but nothing major.

So Glad I Bought IT!, May 22, 2009 – amazon.com

By Good-Earth-Store “Good-Earth-Store”(CA)

I am so glad I did not buy Rosetta Stone! I read and looked through many reviews on this item and so far the reviews did not lie. It is easy to use and the program makes sure you pronounce it correctly. A must have. Will purchase the Spanish as soon as I am done with the French

je parle francais!, June 6, 2008 – amazon.com

By Richard Yip (USA)

I bought this software as we were planning a trip to France and wanted to learn it before leaving. We were able to create different accounts for each family member, which was great. We all had a lot of fun doing it together as there are tons of different exercises. It is very complete and extensive. The speaking activities are very useful and I truly fell I improved my pronunciation. Learning French has been a blast with tell me more.

Great software to learn French, January 22, 2009 – amazon.com

By Michelle Waldin (Wichita, KS)

I got this product for Christmas, along with the Spanish one, and I love it! It is very complete and the activities are very fun. I use it daily and fell I improved my French so much already. The ability to speak and have scores on how well you pronounced words is very good.

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Tell me More is an all-in-one, award-winning software program. Divided into ten levels, from complete beginner to expert, Tell Me More offers speech recognition and individual progress evaluation with 2,000 hours of French learning in more than 10,000 exercises.

Customized French Learning

Tell Me More French includes numerous customization options. Three modes offer users the ability to adapt the program to their individual learning styles:

  • Free-to-roam mode: pick and choose your exercises
  • Guided mode: input your objectives and the software will guide you
  • Dynamic mode: software adapts to your progress

You also have the option to hear all instructions in French (total immersion), and you can copy the Tell Me More audio onto a CD, PocketPC, or MP3 player in order to listen away from your computer.

French Lessons

Thirty-seven types of activities divided into six workshops (lesson, grammar, vocabulary, cultural, oral, and written) make it easy to concentrate on the areas that most interest and/or trouble you.

Speech Recognition

The speech recognition technology will evaluate and help you improve your pronunciation, while the phoneme pronunciation exercises include 3-dimensional, animated graphics so that you can see as well as hear exactly how each word is pronounced. (A headset with microphone is included with software.)

Additional French Help

As a supplement to this complete program, you have options for additional learning online:

  • Learning adviser
  • Evaluation tests
  • Weekly lessons based on current events
  • Role play activities

All in all, Tell Me More is an excellent program for learning French, on its own or in conjunction with other on- or off-line studies.

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Version: Tell me More French Performance Edition

Features:

Tell Me More has a useful summary page that helps you track your progress and identify areas where you are weak. Tell Me More also has one of the most customizable curriculums we have seen. You can choose to follow a set series of lessons, you can choose to have the computer recommend lessons based on your performance, or you can throw structure to the wind and roam freely among the various lessons.

One of the most useful features is the ability to take Tell Me More lessons with you on a mobile device, like your MP3 player, meaning you can continue learning French even when you are away from your computer.

Fundamentals:

There are specific lessons and activities in Tell Me More that focus on reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar, though there are also exercises that incorporate all aspects of learning a language. There are sound files of thousands of words to help with listening comprehension as well. Several activities allow you to practice your French in a conversational setting.

Tell Me More strives hard to teach correct pronunciation. There is a speech recognition system dedicated to teaching you how to say basic sounds and then evaluate your pronunciation of them.

Ease of Use:

Tell Me More falters a little when it comes to ease of use. Some of the icons are almost transparent when the mouse isn’t hovering over them, meaning that you might not even know they are there. Sometimes it is hard to understand what some menu options mean, too.

The biggest problem is that the lesson difficulty is pretty steep at the beginner’s level. The program asks you to do crossword puzzles and word finds without ever teaching you any words first. These word puzzles might be useful for reviewing and reinforcing vocabulary but not for teaching it.

Teaching Tools:

Tell Me More uses picture-word association along with many different word recognition activities to help you master vocabulary. Grammar and culture lessons are taught in a more traditional textbook fashion. One of Tell Me More’s strongest tools is the speech recognition system. While it can be a little finicky at times, occasionally giving false feedback or missing sounds, the speech recognition system is a great way to practice and evaluate your pronunciation.

Tell Me More also offers online help for learners. You can take tests online to gauge your fluency and chat with language experts to help you practice conversation skills and answer questions.Tell Me More also helps you continue your learning beyond what comes in the box by providing additional lessons for online members. Every week you can log in and find a new 30 minute lesson. These additional lessons make Tell Me More one of the best buys because you get so much more than just a CD with flashcards.

Word Tools:

Tell Me More has the ability to translate words in exercises if you get stuck, but there is also a glossary that contains French words used during the lessons.

Tech Support/Help:

Auralog, the manufacturer of Tell Me More, has several avenues for finding information or solving problems. You can contact the company through phone or email, and the user guide can answer problems with setup. The Tell Me More website also has a useful tutorial. However, we weren’t able to find a FAQ even though the user manual claimed there was one on the website.

Summary:

Tell Me More has so many great features and teaching methods that it can’t be beat. Tell Me More is a complete French course that can accommodate any learning style.


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Rocket French Learning Software

This is a message from a (very!) satisfied Rocket French customer. My dilemma revealed itself in early January of 2006, as the date was set for early that following July, when our campus would welcome 300 conventioneers, among whom would be about 20 from Quebec, Canada, alumni of our course work who speak primarily in French. Over a number of years, these Quebecois had taken their courses in French from our institute in satellite classes away from the main campus here in Texas.

But this year we were honoring the pioneers among them who had kept French-speaking student numbers strong and growing, over the years.

I had studied in a one-year course for foreign students years ago. With no previous studies in French, I went in 1959-60 as a free student, with no affiliations, to the University of Bordeaux, Faculty of Letters, and had success from this immersion style of learning French. But, my level of fluency had disappeared over the years. Knowing that I could revive some of my comfort in speaking French, I went online and subscribed to Rocket French that arrived faithfully each week from January 20th through June 2nd of this year and I had hopes that that would give me ample time to get comfortable with that beautiful language once again.

My initial plan was to awaken one-hour early each morning to study the given lessons; I started off strong, but found that I only worked with the lessons an average of two times a week. Yet, that proved to be enough to get my tongue back into the groove of speaking French. Surprisingly, the Rocket French lessons validated that I remembered most of the vocabulary. The biggest help to me was in listening and speaking, which became easier as my confidence returned with each passing week.

By the end of the lessons, I was ready for the convention! To my amazement, I worked overtime translating for our staff at the times they made various presentations to our very special French-Canadian guests; during informal times outside of structured hours when I could visit and chat with all of these delightful folks; and during social times when I found every excuse to be with them.

At the end of our six convention days together, three of the group stayed on for an intensive six health & wellness retreat, where three to four times each day I would join them for the table discussion segments built in to their learning time. I actually lost my voice due to speaking so much and so often, but the end result was that the total experience for the French-speakers and certainly for me, was enhanced by the language we shared.

I would not have had the success that I did were it not for having taken the course work offered by Rocket French! My writing and speaking skills were renewed and polished, and reading and writing now comes more easily to me, too.

It was a real advantage to me, now at the age of 67, to have had a previous foundation in the French language, but without the thorough review I experienced with the Rocket French lessons, I might never have let on that I knew French, at all.

I’ve archived all of the lessons to review at any time, certainly before heading to Quebec at the invitation of these enthusiastic students of all ages! And, if I plan things right, I may just take a return trip to France one day, with a special visit to relive my own early student days in Bordeaux. Thanks to Rocket French, I can do it all!

Patricia Holloway
Texas, U.S.A.

FrenchPod French Learning Software

FrenchPod is a website that offers of a series of daily podcasts that you can download onto your computer, mp3 player, or mobile phone, allowing you to learn French at your own pace, at any time of the day or night.  There are also plenty of online tools to help supplement the material in these lessons.

The “newbie” podcasts are totally free, which gives you an idea of the style and content of the lessons.  To get the most out of the FrenchPod audio lessons, it is well worth it (and relatively inexpensive) to become a member and receive access to the comprehensive suite of French learning tools that are available

Rosetta Stone French Learning Software

Rosetta Stone relies on the picture-word association method to teach French. This is effective because it is also the way you learned English. Rosetta Stone helps you associate words and phrases with pictures that you recognize, slowly building a vocabulary. The interface is extremely simple and intuitive so that you can figure out how to operate it without any instruction. But the magical part is that you can also learn grammar along the way, without ever reading a single grammar rule. Speaking French, just like English, becomes innate.

Rosetta Stone also uses audio tracks and a speech recognition system to help you improve pronunciation, listening comprehension and conversation skills. Rosetta Stone manages to pack all the fundamentals into a simpler package than any other program. The program isn’t perfect, though. Some of the things that kept Rosetta Stone from getting the top ranking was a lack of mobile compatibility, lack of culture lessons and the added expense of separate intermediate and advanced programs.

Transparent French Learning Software

With Transparent Italian Complete Edition‘s new and improved Frech learning software, Transparent Language has produced yet another strong contender. French Complete Edition posseses all the basic ingredients to make learning French both easy and fun.

French Complete Edition is an assemble of several learning software which have been bundled together in one easy to follow package. The software is great for those who are just starting up as it has been equipped with everything from audio, video, grammar and countless other useful features that will encourage your mind to keep learning. French Complete Edition works in tandem with Byki, a supplementary program that utilises flash cards, tests, online content and numerous other instrument that will help you learn effectively.

Fine tuning your skills on the move would not be a problem as French Complete Edition comes along with five audio CDs jam-packed with more than 1200 PocketPC, iPod/iPhone and MP3 media files specially designed for on the move learning.

While it might not be endowed with as much features and tools as Tell Me More Frech and Fluenz French or as affordable as Rocket French, French Complete Edition stood out as a credible alternative to learning the French language delivering its lessons in an enjoyable learning environment.

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Tell me More Spanish is an outstanding solution for your Spanish learning needs. The program is well designed, easy to use and offers the most extensive set of features of any Spanish software product available, including powerful speech recognition technology. Speech recognition technology software allows the computer to recognize what you say, assess your pronunciation and correct your mistakes.

Tell Me More uses more than just speech recognition software to teach you, and it also uses more than just flashcards, which is more than some of the software at the bottom of our list can say. Tell Me More manages to provide a comcomprehensive curriculum for your learning needs. You can practice vocabulary, take grammar lessons and even practice your conversational skills. Tell Me More covers all the aspects of learning, speaking and understanding a language.

Tell Me More is specifically designed to grow with you as you learn Spanish. We reviewed the beginner Spanish program, which has the first two learning levels, but Auralog also sells Performance editions that include 5 levels and 10 levels of learning. These higher levels will take you through the intermediate and advanced Spanish learning experience. No matter what your current level of Spanish-speaking ability, Tell Me More is an adaptable, fun solution.

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The clean lines, uncluttered screens, simple icons, tight color scheme and overall usability makes your language learning fun and easy.

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The Virtual Conversation activity engages you in an interactive conversation environment featuring a variety of characters.

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Visualize your progress throughout the entire program.

EXCLUSIVE SERVICES TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR LEARNING

– An exclusive Progress Test to evaluate your progress.
– A 24/7 Online Adviser.

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– The most advanced speech recognition on the market, allowing you to significantly improve your pronunciation.
– S.E.T.S. (Spoken Error Tracking System) technology that pinpoints mispronounced words.
– A role play activity that allows you to play a character in an original TV series.

LEARN “ON THE GO” WITH TELL ME MORE®

– On your PocketPC (MPEG videos, audio files, cultural texts, etc.)
– On your MP3 player (Including iPods and other MP3 devices)
– On audio CDs.
– On printable vocabulary lists and grammatical explanations.

Reviews From Tell me More Spanish Users


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Way better than Rosetta Stone, but need some basic Spanish, July 25, 2009 – amazon.com

By Robert B. Simpson “Brad” (Buffalo, NY)

I am fluent in Brazilian Portuguese and have wanted to learn Spanish for some time now. I was about to pull the trigger on Rosetta Stone when I saw some reviews on Tell Me More.

I would have to say that I’m incredibly pleased so far. Tell Me More uses so many more methods of presenting the information than other programs. I love the voice recognition software to practice pronunciation. I also really appreciate that at any time, I can open a separate window to focus on a particular word that is giving me trouble. It allows to you work on grammar, writing, spelling, and conjugation…4 major areas that I feel Rosetta Stone is very weak.

I do have to say that for kids or beginners, Rosetta Stone may be easier to use, but I don’t think that I would have ever become truly fluent using RS.

I purchased the 10 level Performance edition and would warn you that there is a TON of information to cover, so don’t expect to have everything gone through in a month. I’m still finishing up the intoductory lessons, which have been great.

I think the coolest feature so far while practicing using Tell Me More is the exercises where someone will speak to you, asking you a question, and the voice recognition software waits for you to vocally answer the questions.
All in all, a GREAT product for anyone wanting to really learn the language!

Best Spanish software available, December 15, 2009 – amazon.com

By Lisa Parker (Dallas, TX)

I had couple of classes in high school but never really learnt anything to be honest. My new year resolution was to finally learn Spanish so I did a lot of research online to find the best product. I am a complete beginner in Spanish and was a bit afraid to buy this product after reading some of the reviews online. As soon as I got the program, I noticed that they had a new introductory level, which was very basic and easy enough for me, the rest of the program is really interactive and I loved the speech recognition.

I looked at demo of Rosetta Stone and Fluenz and found them too repetitive and quite honestly a bit boring. I wanted to be able to speak Spanish and go beyond the typical useful sentences and fell that tell me more was a better solution. Also, I had a question on using the program, called them and got a very professional and prompt answer, they even suggested an online demonstration on how to better use the program.

Overall, a great product, I will buy French for my brother who is going to France in April.

Best Spanish program, December 21, 2009 – About.com
By whynotme2010

“I had compared this program to Rosetta Stone and other methods and found this program better as it had more content and was also less repetitive.
I thought it was the best value for the money and me and my husband are very pleased with it. We love the speaking activities.”

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“TELL ME MORE is specifically designed to grow with you as you learn Spanish. They not only have a great beginner Spanish program, but their intermediate and advanced programs are unbeatable. No matter what your current level of Spanish-speking ability, TELL ME MORE is an adaptable, fun solution.”

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“We love this product. We are very happy with the value (Four years of Spanish!), but my daughter found some of it a little confusing. She is extremely computer savvy, other than that she was really happy, which thrills me because we have tried so many Spanish Programs.”

Pros and Cons of Tell me More Spanish

Tell me More Spanish Pros:

  • Thorough instruction, from beginning level to advanced.
  • An incredible number of user options.
  • Speech recognition to assist with pronunciation.
  • Available in both Latin American and Castilian versions, with some emphasis to vocabulary that’s unique to certain Latin American countries.
  • 950 hours of instruction.
  • Ability to make your own audio files that you can take with you to learn while you’re away from your computer.
  • Wide variety of teaching methods designed for both audio and visual learners.
  • Software can be set to tailor what is taught to the user’s needs.
  • Ability to get explanations of grammar or vocabulary from almost any screen.
  • Attractive interface.
  • There’s no need for the latest, priciest computer — works with almost any Windows-equipped machine.
  • Painless installation.
  • Most instruction takes place in the context of scenes relating to everyday life such as family, work or travel; there is very little use of boring drills.
  • Suitable for all ages other than young children.
  • Ability to log in with multiple user names, so everyone in the family can learn at his or her own pace.

Tell me More Spanish Cons:

  • Expensive for the casual user (although less costly versions with less content are available, and it is not expensive compared with products of similar quality). Get a 25% discount here
  • Not available for Macintosh or Linux. (Now Tell me More Spanish V.10 has a online license )
  • In some exercises, users are locked into giving one particular answer, although more than one answer may be correct. (Tell me More Spanish V.10  has a great enhancement)
  • Some users might get confused by all the options available. (Tell me More Spanish V.10 has a New Easy to Use User Interface).

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Version: Tell me More Spanish Performance Edition

Features:

The best way to begin learning Spanish is in Guided Mode. You can select lesson paths then view your progress. This mode includes a diary where you can set realistic goals concerning study time and habits. This is helpful because setting and tracking realistic goals will help you remain committed to learning. Each time you log on, you can track how closely your progress matches your goals. No other language program offers this level of goal-setting features.

Next, you have Free-to-Roam Mode. In this mode you can choose from a list of different workshops, including: lessons, oral or written practice, vocabulary, grammar and cultural studies. Within each of these workshops, you can customize your learning experience and progress at your own pace.

Dynamic Mode, the final type, offers a truly intelligent way of managing your learning. The software analyzes your progress as you work, then adjusts the next activities in your course according to your results in each exercise. Dynamic mode also allows you to build a personal profile that includes your own learning preferences and your progress in those areas.

One of the newest additions to the Tell Me More Spanish curriculum is the ability to study Spanish on a mobile device using the Tell Me More system. This is great for two reasons: it means that you can keep studying no matter where you go, which is important if you are constantly on the run, and it also lets you take Tell Me More with you when you are in a Spanish-speaking area. This kind of reference material is indispensable in situations like these.

One of the main concerns a potential buyer may have when considering this product is price. This software is more than double the cost of many other programs. But if you are a serious student of Spanish, Tell Me More is a superior package worth the extra cost.  The software offers more learning and tracking options than the other programs on the market today.

Fundamentals:

This software covers all of the core curriculum areas for learning the Spanish language thoroughly. Learning words, grammar, pronunciation and conversation skills is handled through individual exercises that focus on specific tasks. The content is organized by difficulty, but the program also helps you to get a basic understanding of everything you need to have rudimentary communication early on in your learning experience, just in case you don’t have a lot of time to study before you need to speak Spanish.

The pronunciation is handled through a speech recognition system that shows voice forms and 3D animations to help you create the right sounds. Tell Me More Spanish has one of the best systems for helping you evaluate your pronunciation. That’s part of the reason it ranked so high in our review. Tell Me More also has sound files for every word, phrase and phoneme to help with listening comprehension and retention.

Ease of Use:

Tell Me More rose to the top because of its large selection of features and functions. However, this plethora of options hurts its performance in the Ease of Use category. It’s difficult to even find all the amazing features because they are buried in different menus that aren’t clearly labeled. Some of the buttons fade out unless you mouse over them, making them hard to find. At times, we didn’t even know an option was available because we didn’t know the button was there.

Despite these problems, the main interface for lessons is fairly simple and easy to use, so you may not have problems if you never venture out of the guided lesson screens.

Teaching Tools:

Tell Me More has an excellent speech recognition system to help you improve your accent and Spanish speaking ability. In fact, Tell Me More has one of the best speech recognition packages of any of the products we reviewed. Tell Me More software evaluated our tester’s pronunciation and automatically detected and corrected all errors. The program even includes 3D animation to illustrate the movements of the lips and mouth to help you pronounce each word correctly. This is especially useful for seeing how unfamiliar sounds are created.

Tell Me More also has quite a few different word recognition activities, though they aren’t all useful. Crossword puzzles and Word Find activities seemed a little confusing and frustrating at the beginner level, though they might be helpful for people learning at intermediate and advanced levels. Tell Me More also has a hangman-like game where you guess the letters in a word. This could prove  frustrating at a beginning level when you still have little idea how to spell Spanish words.

Tell Me More Spanish offers students an unsurpassed cultural learning experience, including geography. Fun activities in their map section help you learn the names and locations of rivers, cities, and capitals. When you start the Tell Me More Spanish curriculum, you don’t just learn the language. Along the way, you learn short lessons about the history of the language, the history of the peoples who speak it and some of the culturally significant things you’ll find in Spanish-speaking countries. This is just another reason why Tell Me More Spanish is so great. The program is concerned with educating you about all aspects of Spanish instead of just getting you to repeat sounds and memorize vocabulary.

One of the best teaching tools that Tell Me More offers is actually accessible through an online membership that comes with the program. The online account gives you access to testing and evaluation services that help you gauge just how well you are doing. With these testing services, you can get immediate feedback about all the things you have learned. While most people aren’t usually excited about taking tests, we encourage people to use this feature because it really helps you understand where you are in the learning process and identify weaknesses.

This online membership is actually a gift that keeps on giving because it provides you with additional content and lessons. Every week you can log on and find a new 30 minute lesson. This includes video, vocabulary and grammar exercises.

Tell Me More’s greatest weakness when it comes to teaching tools may be the grammar lessons. While the rest of the curriculum is very interactive and hands-on, learning grammar hearkens back to learning Spanish out of books in school. The grammar lessons largely consist of text with some accompanying pictures and audio tracks. It certainly isn’t worthless, but it doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the program that is so focused on interaction.

Word Tools:

Tell Me More has great word tools that can help you translate or look up words in English or Spanish. This may not be useful at the beginning because you aren’t yet familiar with any words, but it can be useful later on. Some of these tools can be hard to find though.

Help/Support:

There are various methods of getting support from Tell Me More. The user manual that comes with the software is fairly useful and the tutorial on the Tell Me More website is also very helpful. We highly recommend using it because, as we mentioned before, some of the menus and buttons aren’t exactly clearly labeled. Using the tutorial will help you navigate the program easily from the start.

Auralog provides email and phone support options for technical problems, but when we used the email support, we found the support technicians gave replies that were neither helpful nor timely. The manual also says there is a FAQ available on the website, but we were unable to find it.

Summary:

Overall, Tell Me More Premium is the best option available for learning and retaining the Spanish language. This product takes the available technology and crafts a curriculum around it that makes it possible to learn and practice all aspects of the Spanish language.

The wide range of features and adjustable learning paths make this program useful for any learning style and any learning level. There are few other programs that allow you to customize your curriculum like Tell Me More does.

While there are some issues with the interface design that makes Tell Me More difficult to navigate at first, everything else about the program is exceptional. Learning Spanish could hardly be easier.


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Rocket Spanish Learning Software

Hi My name is Petra Stark.

I recently graduated from the college of William Mary, last semester I had to take some intensive Spanish classes and I needed to get up to speed really fast and I’m not that good at languages and William Mary it’s pretty tough. So, I asked last Christmas my parents for, actually I asked them for **Competitor**, but my mum did a lot of research, which she is really good at and I ended up with Rocket Spanish instead.

So at Christmas I got a big box with my Rocket Spanish sign on, two big binders with the printed lessons, all the burned CD’s and I was in business. I started exactly on the Christmas holiday going through them and I was really thrilled.

Rocket Spanish is really so friendly and comfortable and it was a perfect match for the way that I study, I guess the way that I learn. I was doing a lot of driving between school and my parent’s house and my boyfriend and I spent a lot of time in the car and those CD’s in the car were just terrific. It probably looks strange to outsiders when I’m speaking to myself in the car, but it really, really truly helps to say out loud and over and over again. I especially liked the long pauses in the lessons so I can practice out loud. I also like the emails that I get with the little tips on grammar and phrases and cultural explanations, they are good little diversion between the real lessons. Traveling, recently, this last year I went to Costa Rica and Panama in one trip, and I just got back from Thailand and I’m going to China this fall. The thing about the traveling in Costa Rica and Panama is that I wasn’t afraid, I could just start to talk, I had my background of base verbs and conjugations, I knew some phrases, it was just a great building block that I could just jump in and start to talk. So I can say the greatest single thing about Rocket Spanish is that I’m not afraid to start speaking anymore and that’s not just in Spanish, when I was in Thailand, I know Cero Thai but because I had the confidence from Rocket Spanish I was just doing the best I could in Thai and getting by speaking. Nothing bad ever happened and only good things happened when you just start speaking to people, they always been respondent, really helpful and kind. So I want to thank you for your program, Thank you for the Mp3 offer that little push made me do what I should have done before, which is to tell you what terrific program you have and I would recommend it to anyone and very, very grateful for the opportunity.

So.. gracias y hasta luego, this is Petra Stark. Thank you, Bye.

Petra Stark.
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SpanishPod Spanish Learning Software

Maybe 2 years ago, one of my online students (Alaric, ¡hola y gracias!) told me about ChinesePod, and that they had just launched SpanishPod. He used ChinesePod, as he also speaks Chinese.

And few days ago, these things happen, I “discovered” this new SpanishPod.

Basically, these pods help you practice and learn. You can find lots of podcasts, but I’ve found out SpanishPod is really serious with what they are doing.

But, in case you have never heard about it, I’ll tell you how it works:

Their method is based, as they say in their site, in four points: “Listen, review, practice and Reinforce“. In orden to follow these four steps, they offer online .mp3 lessons you can listen to on their web or maybe you’d prefer to download them and listen to them whenever and wherever you want.

Their second step is “reviewing” something you can do when you download the .pdf daily lessons where you’ll find the dialogues, translations and more acivities which will help you review and learn.

And… what about the Practice? Ok, you can learn a lot of grammar, vocabulary, expressions, etc. But you need to practice, and that’s why SpanishPod offers practice sessions with native speakers.

And finally, “Reinforce” what you have learn in previous lessons, using flascards and concetration games.

On my opinion, this is an excellent method for all those wanting to learn / practice Spanish.

They have a free option and other 4 options where you have to pay.
Right now they offer one week free trial, where you’ll have access to several tools, like Expert Teacher Instruction, Daily Lesson Podcasts, or Speaking Practice.
So, you can freely try it and if you like their method, subscribe to any of their non-free options.

Rosetta Stone Spanish Learning Software

The Rosetta Stone Spanish program is a relative new-comer on the scene. I had heard nothing but rave reviews for the Rosetta Stone series but didn’t get around to trying it out until recently. Boy was I missing out. Every bit as effective as Spanish Pimsleur and far more user friendly than Spanish FSI, Rosetta Stone Spanish just may be the ideal Spanish language learning program.

Dynamic Immersion

Unlike most language-learning programs, Rosetta Stone Spanish spends very little time teaching grammar rules. Instead, Rosetta Stone relies on a technique they call Dynamic Immersion, which is a process of associating images with words and phrases. You are shown an image, perhaps of a man drinking a glass of water, and then shown the corresponding Spanish phrase both verbally and in writing. Then, the same pictures and phrases are reintroduced at regular intervals to reinforce what you’ve learned. Sound familiar? It’s very similar to the Pimsleur approach, only using visual instead of audio cues. In fact, you wouldn’t be too far off base if you were to call Rosetta Stone Spanish Pimsleur on steroids. Students inexperienced with this method of learning without grammar will be skeptical, but believe me when I say it works. Over time, you begin to to infer the rules from context without having to be taught them explicitly. In the end, you will learn Spanish grammar better this way. For those of you who want to practice the Spanish on the go even when not in front of your computer, Rosetta Stone includes several excellent audio CDs which correspond to the lessons on your computer. Use these during your morning commute or nightly job to reinforce what you’ve learned.

Hone Your Pronunciation

The best feature of Rosetta Stone Spanish is its speech-recognition capability. Peppered throughout the various modules are prompts to repeat various Spanish words and phrases into your microphone. The program then grades your pronunciation and provides various tools to help you improve if you’re a little bit off. Studies have shown the better your own pronunciation, the quicker you learn the language because your brain has an easier time making the connection between what you hear and what you say.

A Complete Solution

Rosetta Stone Spanish is meant to be a complete, self-contained Spanish-learning solution. I think they more or less accomplish this goal. By the time you reach the end of level 3, you will speak at an advanced level, able to watch Spanish movies, read Spanish newspapers, and travel throughout the Spanish-speaking world without fear of being unable to communicate with the locals; however, you won’t quite be fluent. No single Spanish learning program can accomplish that, but Rosetta Stone Spanish will get you closer to fluency than anything else on the market. Other programs are less expensive, but this is certainly a case where you get what you pay for.

Downsides of Rosetta Stone Spanish

Don’t get me wrong, I love Rosetta Stone Spanish, but it’s not perfect. Even though I am partial to this particular method of instruction and eschew unnecessary grammar, I still feel grammar is important. If there’s one area Rosetta Stone falls short, it’s here. I would like to see a few more grammar drills in the more advanced stages of the program to help students cement what they’ve learned. Some people just learn better that way, and I feel a complete Spanish-learning program should cater to them as well.This is an minor quibble, however. Since Rosetta Stone Spanish is a bit light on grammar by design, grammar fiends should pick up Dorothy Richmond’s excellent workbooks: Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses and Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns And Prepositions as a grammar supplement. You can purchase both of these workbooks from Amazon for around $18 total and I know of no other grammar workbooks even half as effective as these, especially for the price. The combination of Rosetta Stone and Practice Makes perfect is unbeatable. If you work through this program and these two grammar workbooks, you will learn to speak Spanish faster than you ever thought possible.

Transparent Spanish Learning Software

Transparent Spanish Spanish Complete Edition is a variety of tools to help you master vocabulary and pronunciation using a variety of games, videos, audios, and speech recognition. Is the product worth considering against all the other learn Spanish programs available? Let’s find out.

What Makes Transparent Spanish Unique?

The first thing that strikes you about Transparent Language Spanish is the variety of different applications they have to accomplish what you learn. For example there are separate programs for grammar basics, and another for Alphabet reference.

These programs are installed as separate programs, but can be launched all from inside the one application.

The video portion of the program is useful, along with the speech recognition feature. All in all I don’t think there is anything that stands out to make Transparent Language Spanish program unique other then the fact that they seem to have a bit of everything from all the top programs in the market.

Using Transparent Spanish

As mentioned above there are several different applications you use while using Transparent Languages Spanish learning suite. While the educational value is there, it can be a bit cumbersome to navigate through the program.

The teaching methods, and what they focus on in the software is solid. A big part of the vocabulary you will learn in Transparent Spanish is phrases that are important in everyday situations i.e. Meeting new people, being at an airport, going to a restaurant.

The games included with the software are helpful, the Flash card game is great for improving vocabulary and learning important words. There isn’t a lot of time spent teaching you words that you wouldn’t use in conversational everyday Spanish.

One downfall I noticed about Transparent Language Spanish is that there doesn’t appear to be a straight forward lesson plan as many of the other programs have. There are lots of options to learn, but you’re more or less left on your own to decide what you want to spend your time doing.

Verdict on Transparent Language Spanish Learning Suite

The concept is great, there are a ton of features but instead of using just one application to accomplish them all they’ve pieced together several. This is a strike against Transparent Language for me. Also the lack of a formal lesson plan, or at least the option for the software to suggest what games or lessons you should be following makes it difficult to get the maximum benefit out of the software.

Over all I think Transparent Language Spanish is a good price point program for learning the basics in different areas, or as a supplemental software program to classroom courses. Although for a similar price I might consider Visual Link Spanish.

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The Tell me More English Version 10 begins with the fundamentals of English, simple vocabulary and grammar, as a base. Then progressively builds your ESL skills with reading, writing, listening comprehension, pronunciation and phonetics and even cultural aspects of English speaking countries. Choose from the guided program or create your own and focus solely on those areas where you need help.

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“It is a fantastic program for English Learners of all levels and we are currently getting funding to purchase more for all our schools in the district. The customer service is fantastic and the ease of ordering is fantastic.

Best product to learn English, March 22, 2007 – amazon.com

By Mandy Darp (Los Angeles, CA)

Tell me More English Premium seems to be the best product out there. I bought for friends of mine from Mexico and they were able to keep up conversations on simple topics after progressing to the Beginner level. The feedback I got was that they never got bored using this program due to all the exciting activities and lessons which kept them going.

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By C. Ricard “Claude” (Lyon, France)

Try it, you will adopt it

I cannot beleive such a product can exist He check your pronunciation, help you to do it right and much more. We are far from the traditionnal Assimil or others. Sorry this product have not been extended to other languages as Brazilian .
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Strengths and Weaknesses of Tell me More Premium English

Pros:

  • All-in-one package takes the learner from absolute beginner to advanced level.
  • Task based approach focuses on learning through context – However, grammar is certainly not ignored.
  • Program contains a vast amount of learning material.
  • Flash-based interface works very well.
  • Interactive dialogues are different each and every time depending on student response.
  • Pronunciation help is first class. TeLL me More® Premium is the best available software on the market for interactive pronunciation practice.
  • Speech Recognition works extremely well.
  • Level of difficulty in speech recognition is adjustable.
  • Audio CDs can be copied to hard drive.
  • Contextual grammar explanations easily accessible from each exercise.
  • Comes with audio disk to help with listening and oral production.

Cons:

  • Too expensive for many learners.(Get a 25% discount here)
  • Hard to figure out how to configure options.( Tell me More Version 10 is Very Easy to Use Now)
  • Some bugs in correction – especially in extended text entry exercises.(Resolved)
  • Advanced level dialogues seemed rather weak.(Tell me More English V.10  has a great enhancement)
  • Graphics themselves seem rather cheap compared to the programming package which is very slick (Tell me More English V.10 has a New User Interface).

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Tell Me More Performance has the features that will improve your English skills. The software combines state-of-the-art technology like speech recognition and digital imaging with proven methods like repetition and the use of visual, audio and participation teaching techniques.

During the dialog exercise, you participate in a mock conversation with the computer. For example, the computer may say, “Good morning, how are you?” You can reply, “I am fine, and you?’ The conversation continues and if you aren’t sure about your pronunciation, the program will create a wavelength of a native speaker’s voice and then have you say the word or phrase. You are able to compare wavelengths and make the necessary adjustments.

Some of the vocabulary building exercises include picture/word association, fill in the blank, word association and fun games like crossword puzzles, word searches and a version of hangman.

One of the most attractive features of Tell Me More is the additional content you receive. Once you buy the product, you have access to online tests and lessons that can expand on the content you already learned in the program. And there are new lessons online every week, so you can continue to learn even after you’ve completed the Tell Me More course.

As part of the online content, you also get access to an online advisor who can answer questions or help you practice your English. The advisor can also provide basic technical support, which can save you a lot of time and trouble if you have a problem.

Fundamentals:

Tell Me More intertwines the fundamentals of English to create a strong teaching system. The program associates listening to reading and writing. For example, it may have you listen to a word and first recognize it and then later write it.

The software has a number of grammar practices and includes a Grammar Explanations and Conjugation Tool in the Reference Tools section. Here you will find the alphabet, cardinal numbers, subject pronouns, verb conjugations and more.

A new feature in the program allows you to learn and test the fundamentals of English by hearing, reading and speaking the language. This may sound a little quirky at first, so stay with me: Tell Me More has a module that allows you to role play as a character in a TV show or movie. There are a few different shows available (none that you’ve heard of before) and you are given the opportunity to interact with characters and communicate with them. This is actually an effective way to practice the fundamentals.

Ease of Use:

Tell Me More English offers instruction in a variety of languages including German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch. Simply click your native tongue and instantly all of the instructions and translations are in your language.

We found the program simple to navigate with well-labeled buttons and forward and back buttons. Each time you choose an activity a brief description, tutorial and instructions appear. After you become accustomed to Tell Me More, you can choose not to view the instructions.

Effectiveness:

Tell Me More English provides all of the material you need to learn or improve your English. The program uses a variety of teaching methods to cater to your learning style. With some effort on your part, you can master the English language with this program.

Ease of Installation/Setup:

We didn’t have any problems while installing or setting up Tell Me More. The software suite comes with everything you need including a headphone/microphone.

You can create an account for multiple users and the software will track each user’s settings, progress and lesson plan.

Technical Help/Support:

Help is always accessible in this program. You’ll find the help button on every page. Within help, there are tutorials and instructions. The program also comes with a user guide. If you have additional questions, customer support is available by phone or email.

However, as mentioned above, the online advisor can be much more helpful than email or phone support, mostly because it’s easier to contact someone.

Summary:

Whether you are already familiar with English or are starting from ground zero, Tell Me More English will have you communicating in no time.


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Rocket English Learning Software

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Betty Kruse,
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The visuals are GREAT! To actually watch a person signing and repeating it as long as needed made it simple.

“…This program allows me to learn at my pace, even on my breaks or during travel time! Thank you for thinking of the ‘Adult Learners’ who may need to learn at a different pace. The visuals are GREAT! To actually watch a person signing and repeating it as long as needed made it simple. The games are also a wonderful way for me to test what I have learned. I cannot say thank you enough! I know this is the beginning of a wonderful working relationship since there are other languages I must learn.”

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EnglishPod English Learning Software

If time is a luxury and and you’re so busy that you can’t afford to sit down in front of a PC to learn English then EnglishPod is perfect for you. EnglishPod is the perfect place for busy people who want to learn English at their own pace and on their own time.All lessons are in podcasts so you can use iPod or download them to your MP3 player and listen to them anywhere you go.

We also found that EnglishPod lessons are very entertaining yet very practical because they cover real life topics/issues so you actually know what to say in each situation when it does happen.

The online community is also a helpful lot. They discuss about anything and are always ready to answer any of your questions. It’s a great place where you can learn and practise English

Rosetta Stone English Learning Software

Rosetta Stone English is a popular English language learning software which has been used in more than 150 countries to help people learn to speak, listen, read and write in a new language by connecting words with vivid imagery in real-life contexts. Rosetta Stone English is the product of Rosetta Stone Ltd. The software provides solutions for individuals, organization, students, and corporations to learn English language from level 1 to level 5.

Rosetta Stone English is designed into 5 levels, each level covers different aspect of English language.

Combining vocabulary lessons with audio pronunciations and picture in a flash card method to teach English, Rosetta Stone English is one the effortless learning English program available today. Select from five distinct segments and the program will navigate you through a pre-defined vocabulary list. The segments are listening and reading, listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Transparent English Learning Software

You can explore two of the most famous cities in the United States, New York and Washington D.C., while fine–tuning your English skills. Learn English Now, by Transparent Language, uses multi–media technology that allows you see the sites and learn historical facts and English.

At $39.95, this is the best value for ESL software. The software is good for beginner, intermediate and advanced students and addresses all of the fundamentals of English. The biggest downside of the program is it only teaches in English and Spanish. If your native language is something else, this software isn’t for you.

Tell me More English Review4.666666666666667admin2011-11-04 07:22:36Tell Me More English provides classroom quality instruction in the privacy of your home or office and is the “TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award” ESL softwa…