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Kidspeak French
Age Range: 6 - 9
Learning: Basic French vocabulary (both written and pronunciation) and simple sentence structure. Teaches telling time, and provides exercise in basic adding and subtracting.
Platform: Windows & Mac
Ratings:   Educational: 4.3  Design: 4.5   Ease Of Use 4.8
Introduction: Kidspeak French is an immersion based program (where all communication is in the language you are learning). It teaches both written and spoken French, using a variety of activities and games well suited to younger children, who are taking their first steps in the French language. See More


Mia's Language Adventure
Age Range: 6 - 10
Learning: Fundamental language skill development for both French and Spanish (in separate learning streams). Learning areas include "common usage" word recognition and associated spelling, full sentence reading comprehension and sentence construction (matching subject with verb conjugation and object)
Platform: Windows & Mac
Ratings:   Educational: 5.0  Design: 4.7   Ease Of Use 5.0
Introduction: Mia's Language Adventure is designed to provide practice and develop retention of basic phonetic skills, vocabulary knowledge, and grammar skills of young children who are involved in starting to learn either French or Spanish See More


La chaise berçante The Rocking Chair
Age Range: 6 - 10
Learning: French oral and written comprehension, matching tests, and complex sentence reconstruction from beginner to advanced. Cultural knowledge including folk dances, songs, and the historial artwork of Quebec.
Platform: Windows & Mac
Ratings:   Educational: 5.0  Design: 4.7   Ease Of Use 5.0
In 1981, Frédéric Back created what became an award winning (22 in all, including an Oscar) animation story of the folk history of Quebec called "Crac". The 15 minute animation portrays the rural life and folkways of Quebec, before the advent of the 20th century modernization of life in Quebec.
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Pronunciation Power (ESL)
Age Range:  8 - adult
Learning: How to recognize, form, and make the sounds of English. Practice of the English sounds within the context of words, phrases, and sentences, in terms of both speaking and auditory comprehension. An auditory dictionary (i.e. hear any word spoken) and a variety of word based exercises and games to develop your speaking & listening comprehension skills.
Platform: Windows & Mac
Ratings:   Educational: 5.0  Design: 4.5   Ease Of Use 4.7
Introduction: The Pronunciation Power language learning series help you develop fluent SPEAKING skills in English. Pronunciation Power 1, reviewed here, is designed for the new language learner with some fundamental grammar and vocabulary knowledge. See More


Learn To Speak Langauge Series - French
Age Range: 12 & up
Learning: Basic French vocabulary (both written and pronunciation), the fundamentals of French grammar from conjugating to sentence structure. Teaches telling time, and provides exercise in basic adding and subtracting.
Platform: Windows only
Ratings:  Educational: 5 .0  Design: 4.6   Ease Of Use 4.8
Introduction: Learn to Speak French is designed to teach French to anyone with a preliminary knowledge of the language. This program's major strength is developing pronunciation through the means of voice recognition technology. See More


Tell Me More Language Series - French
Age Range: 14 & up
Learning: Helps develop both written and pronunciation skills, knowledge of basic French vocabulary and phrases, the fundamentals of French grammar - conjugation, sentence structure, and construction. Telling time, and exercises in basic addition and subtraction.
Platform: Windows only
Ratings:  Educational: 5.0  Design: 5.0   Ease Of Use 4.6
Introduction: The Tell Me More language series is designed to teach and provide the developmental practice in the four major areas of learning a new language - speaking, listening, reading and writing. For each language in the series, there are three separate programs - beginner, intermediate and advanced. See More