English as Second Language - Teaching Software Descpriptions Based on Internet Inquiry (August 1999).
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Please Note: The following evalutaions of English as second language (ESL) software are based on descriptions made by software publishers on their World Wide Web sites. We applied a modified and conciderably more compact version of our criteria form used for the CD-ROM evaluation. Our own comments are replaced by information retrieved from the internet pages. Since this rather detailed analysis (detailed compared to a standard bibliography) is very expansive in terms of time we used this detailed analysis only on twenty eight programmes. Additonaly we have put up a - by no means complete - list of further ESL software, found on the internet.


No. 1 2
Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Courseware Publishing International (CPI), http://www.usecpi.com/main.htm, 

August 23, 1999

 
Programme English Vocabulary Series TRACI TALK: See it, Hear it, SAY IT!
Package 

(number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...)

EV Home, EV Shopping, EV Going Places, EV School & Work, EV Location, EV Comparison:  

Each: $ 39 

Set of Six: $199 

Lab Pac: 5 sets of Six: $699 

Lab Pac: 10 sets of Ten: $1299 

Network license to support upto 40 terminals on a single campus: $2000 

Single licence: $ 75 

5 licences: $275 

10 licences: $475 

Network license to support upto 40 terminals on a single campus: $900

System requirements 

- platform 

- processor 

- RAM 

- free disk space 

- video card 

- sound card 

- CD-ROM speed 

- microphone 

  • other
 
Windows: 33MHz 80386DX microprocessor (or higher), Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later, 256 Color display, 8 MB RAM, a CD-ROM drive, a sound card and a speaker or a headphone, a mouse or other pointing device, minimum of 1.5 MB of free Hard Disk space , a microphone  

Macintosh versions: Mac 16mhz 68020 processor or better, System 7.x or later, 256 color display, 8 MB RAM, CD-ROM drive, 1 MB free hdd space, a microphone (optional; necessary to use recording and playback feature) 

66MHz 80486DX microprocessor (Pentium recommended), Microsoft Windows 3.1 or 95 (or later), 256 Color display, 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), a 2x CD-ROM drive or better, a mouse or other pointing device, 15 MB of free Hard Disk space, a 16-bit sound card and a speaker or a headphone, a unidirectional microphone
The programme 
  • programme type
  • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
  • level
  • team or pair learning possible 
  • specially designed for teacher advised learning 
Vocabulary trainer 

appropriate for learners of all ages 

Beginner 

No  

No

Pronounciation trainer. 

appropriate for learners of all ages 

Beginner  

yes no  

yes no 

Content 
  • number of units
  • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
  

 

Multimedial scope 
  • listening exercises
  • oral exercises
  • voice recording
  • video clips
  • online internet learning possible
Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

No 

No

Yes 

Yes  

No  

No  

No

Comments by the Designer: English Vocabulary uses a picture dictionary approach to teach words in a number of practical catagories (Home, Shopping, Going Places, School & Work, Location, Comparison). Students expand and confirm understanding of words by choosing pictures to hear 

words, and then have use and forms explained

Because the program emphasizes successful pronunciation, students can use the words in their everyday lives 

with some confidence that they will be understood by English speakers.  

See it, Hear it, SAY IT! teaches more than 600 words for beginning through intermediate level students to use in everyday contexts at home, work, or school. The program provides more than 50 hours of self-paced interactive instruction on a single cd-rom.  

Activities include:  

Training mode - students are shown a picture and repeat a word. 

Recall mode - students see pictures and try to recall the words. 

Comprehension mode - students decide which of four pictures is associated with a statement they hear. 

Game mode - students try to guess a word by guessing letters and figuring out clues. 

Difficult Pairs activity: teaches pronunciation of additional words in minimal pairs format. (?). 

Claims to have adanced speech recognition.

 

 

 
 
No 3 4
Programme 

  

 

Active English (Series) Aviation Communication, VFR 

(only Beta Versions available by August 1999)

Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Courseware Publishing International (CPI), http://www.usecpi.com/main.htm, 

August 23, 1999

Courseware Publishing International (CPI), http://www.usecpi.com/main.htm, 

August 23, 1999

Package 

(number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

  

  

  

  

  

 

Active English One, Active English Two, Active English Three, Active English Four. 

Individual price: $ 125 

Complete Set Active English: $395 

Five complete sets: $1250 

Ten complete sets: $1950 

Network license to support upto 40 terminals on a single campus: $3000 

Anyone who purchases the program now will receive a free copy of the commercial version when it is released.
System requirements 

- platform 

- processor 

- RAM 

- free disk space 

- video card 

- sound card 

- CD-ROM speed 

- microphone 

  • other
 
Windows 3.1, '95, '98 or NT: 

Pentium 75Mhz recommended with 8MB for Windows 3.1; 16 MB for Windows '95/NT, 2X or faster CD-ROM drive, 256 color monitor, SVGA, 16-bit sound card.

Windows 3.1, 95 or Later, 66MHz 80486DX microprocessor (Pentium recommended), 256 Color display, 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), a 2x CD-ROM drive or better, a mouse or other pointing device, 15 MB of free Hard Disk space, a 16-bit sound card and a speaker or a headphone, a unidirectional microphone.
The programme 
  • programme type
  • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
  
  • level
  • team or pair learning possible
  • specially designed for teacher advised learning
Listening proficiency and vocabulary. 

secondary, college and adult learners 

  

  

  

Intermediate, Advanced 

no  

no 

  

- terminology and communications knowledge needed for flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) in 

the United States 

  

no  

yes

Content 
  • number of units
  • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
  

- four modules with up to six activities in each module. The fourth module on each CD, the review module, is made up of five activities. 

- Sentence Edit (find the mistake, if any). Vocabulary Challenge (Similar and opposite). Questions from charts and graphs. Stories for extra reading practice. Activities based on the overall theme.

- 3 units: Local, Short cross country, Long cross country  

- 1. Ground School introduces Aviation Communication principals. 2.Demonstration Flight where the student watches and listens to a simulated flight. During the demonstration flight the "instructor/pilot" engages in conversations with the ATC and the student is asked questions about what is said, why it is said, etc. 3.On your own involves a second flight similar to the first except the student must answer and initiate dialog with the ATC.4.Exercises or activities designed to reinforce learning of the key items.

Multimedial scope 
  • listening exercises
  • oral exercises
  • voice recording
  • video clips
  • online internet learning possible
Yes 

Yes  

Yes  

Yes  

No

yes  

yes  

yes  

yes 

no 

Comments by the Designer: Active English provides a rich environment for increasing the learner's ability to process spoken language in real time by supplying comprehensible input in context through a graphics-enhanced storyline. Language occurs at natural speed and includes reductions learners hear from native speakers outside class. Voices include appearances by real-world guest speakers working in sports, business, and television. Aviation Communication VFR follows FAA rules since the setting for the three flight modules is in the U.S.
 

 
 
No. 5 6
Programme 

  

 

Accent Improvement 2.0 Adam & Eve 

Order Number: AdeDs-I 

Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Athelstan 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Athelstan 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Package 

(number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

  

  

  

  

  

 

Individual: AccMc-I $199.00 

Site License: AccMc-S $449.00 ?

Idividual: $320.00
System requirements 

- platform 

- processor 

- RAM 

- free disk space 

- video card 

- sound card 

- CD-ROM speed 

- microphone 

  • other
 
Macintosh only MS-DOS only
The programme 
  • programme type
  • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
  • levels 
  • team or pair learning possible
  • specially designed for teacher advised learning
 
  

Vocabulary trainer. 

All ages. 

Beginner. 

No 

No 

 

  

Authoring tool. Evaluets difficulty of a given text and produces gap-test sheets of that text. Records the sudents` progress. 

apropriate for allmost all levels and ages 

no 

yes 

Content 
  • number of units
  • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
  
  • 280 Vocabs
  • words in contrasted pairs
 
Multimedial scope 
  • listening exercises
  • oral exercises
  • voice recording
  • video clips
  • online internet learning possible
  

Yes 

? 

? 

no  

no 

  

  

  

Does not apply. 

no 

Desingner`s comments: Adam & Eve is designed to help all language teachers give their students a wide variety of exercise material tailored to their needs. The text could be from the class course-book, from a reader, from a newspaper, or anything else in which the teacher or students are interested. Adam & Eve will analyze the vocabulary of the text according to the database of word frequency contained within the software. From this analysis, the teacher can get a precise idea of the level of difficulty of a text, and can then compare it to another text, or see whether it fits within the syllabus. The program will then create a variety of exercises based on this analysis.
 

 

 
 
No. 7 8
Programme 

  

 

Choicemaster Corpus Collections A 

Corpus Collection B

Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Athelstan 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

 
Package 

(number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

  

  

  

  

  

 

Up to five licences:  

Mac: 99$ 

DOS: ChmDs-S $297.00 

More than five:  

Mac: ChmMc-ES $297.00  

DOS: ChmDs-ES $297.00

Corpus Collection A (News paper texts) 

Individual: CcaDs-I $ 59.95 

Site License: CcaDs-S $159.00 

Corpus Collection B (scinces) 

Individual: CcbDs-I $ 59.95 

Site License: CcbDs-S $159.00

System requirements 

- platform 

- processor 

- RAM 

- free disk space 

- video card 

- sound card 

- CD-ROM speed 

- microphone 

  • other
 
DOS and Macintosh DOS only
The programme 
  • programme type
  • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
  • levels 
  • team or pair learning possible
  • specially designed for teacher advised learning
 
  

Authoring tool. 

Preparing mutiple choise tests. 

Beginner / Advanced 

yes  

yes no 

  

Authoring tool. 

Special genre texts. 

Advanced 

Yes 

yes 

Content 
  • number of units
  • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
  

Five texts corpora in each Corpus Collection

Multimedial scope 
  • listening exercises
  • oral exercises
  • voice recording
  • video clips
  • internet online learning 
  

yes no  

yes no  

yes no  

yes no  

yes no 

  

no  

no  

no  

no  

no 

Producer`s description: A multiple-choice test authoring package that consists of a Teacher Program, a Student Program, and 

some sample files. The Teacher Program has full word-processing capabilities and allows the teacher to create exercises containing up to 99 items. Each item can have two to five choices, and each choice can be accompanied by a message which is displayed if the student selects that choice.

 
 

 

 
 
No. 9 10
Programme 

  

 

Dasher Dictation A & B 

Dictation C & D

Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Athelstan 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Athelstan 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Package 

(number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

  

  

  

  

  

 

Individual: 

DshMc-I $150.00 (Macintosh) 

DshWs-I $150.00 (Windows) 

Site License:  

DshMc-S $450.00 (Macintosh) 

DshWs-S $450.00 (Windows)

Dictation A & B: 

Individual: DabMc-I $149.00  

Site License: DabMc-S $300.00 

Dictation C & D: 

Individual: DcdMc-I $149.00 

Site License: DcdMc-S $300.00

System requirements 

- platform 

- processor 

- RAM 

- free disk space 

- video card 

- sound card 

- CD-ROM speed 

- microphone 

  • other
 
Macintosh and Windows Macintosh only. 

Requires HyperCard 2.0 or higher. HyperCard color application/driver is included.

The programme 
  • programme type
  • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
  • levels 
  • team or pair learning possible
  • specially designed for teacher advised learning
 
  
  • Teachers tool for preparing storys.
  • All ages
  • All levels
  • Yes
  • Yes
  
  • Dictaion exercises.
  • all ages
  • Advanced
  • No
  • Yes
Content 
  • number of units
  • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
Teachers tool for preparing story exercises, substitutions, sentence combining, multiple choice exercises, scrambled sentences, vocabulary building,dialogue presentation and review, transformations, image-based exercises, true/false exercises, fill-in-the-blanks, dictation, translation, synthetics, and video-based exercises Dictation A & B: 

concentrates on reduced speech (such as want to = wanna) in the context of real-life conversation. Topics are: food, workplace language, job interview. 

Dictaion C & D: 

ending, modal, and commonly misspelled words while using advice and leisure activities as subjects.

Multimedial scope 
  • listening exercises
  • oral exercises
  • voice recording
  • video clips
  • internet online learning 
  

No  

no  

no  

no  

no 

  

Yes  

no  

no  

no  

no 

Producer`s comments: The Dasher Authoring System makes it easy for teachers to create exercises for their foreign language students. Teachers simply provide the instructions, questions, and answers, and the program does the rest. When students respond to the created exercises, Dasher's unique system of dashes and arrows marks their errorsand guides them letter by letter to the correct answer. This response to students' errors is the program's most distinctive feature. Because Dasher uses dashes and arrows to mark incorrect or missing characters, there is no need for a knowledge of grammatical terminology. Students simply type new letters to replace the visual cues. They can work at their own pace, checking responses again and again, as often as they desire.
 

 
 
No. 11 12
Programme 

  

 

Graffiti One and In the Print Shop ListenPro 
Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Athelstan 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Athelstan (ESL Institute) 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Package 

(number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

  

  

  

  

  

 

Individual: Gr1Mc-I $ 79.00 

Site License: Gr1Mc-S $150.00

Individual: LisMc-I $229.00 

Site License: LisMc-S $300.00

System requirements 

- platform 

- processor 

- RAM 

- free disk space 

- video card 

- sound card 

- CD-ROM speed 

- microphone 

  • other
 
For Macintosh only. 

Requires HyperCard 2.0 or higher. 

For Macintosh only. Requires HyperCard 2.0 or higher. 

HyperCard color application/driver included.

The programme 
  • programme type 
  • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
  • levels 
  • team or pair learning possible
  • specially designed for teacher advised learning
 
  
  • Used for basic vocabulary and understanding.
  • adult students
- Beginers. 

no  

yes

  
  • listening practice
  • all collage and high school
  • advanced
  • no
  • no
Content 
  • number of units
  • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
  
  • These comic book-like HyperCard-based reading programs use photographs and sound to tell a story suitable for adult users.
  • Test, skimming and scanning, dictation, alphabetizing, text reconstruction.
- TOEFL practice test, and a skill-building section
Multimedial scope 
  • listening exercises
  • oral exercises
  • voice recording
  • video clips
  • internet online learning 
  

Yes  

no  

no  

yes 

no 

  

Yes  

no  

no  

no  

no 

Producer`s comments:
 

 
 
No. 13 14
Programme 

  

 

Matchmaster MC Author!
Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Athelstan (ESL Institute) 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Athelstan (ESL Institute) 

http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

Athelstan 

2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

Houston, TX 77005  

U.S.A. 

Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

(713) 523-2837 

Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

Email: info@athel.com .

Package 

(number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

  

  

  

  

  

 

One Teacher and one Student Programme. 

Up to five users: 

MtmMc-S $ 99.00 (Macintosh) 

MtmDs-S $ 99.00 (DOS) 

More than six users:  

MtmMc-ES $297.00 (Macintosh) 

MtmDs-ES $297.00 (DOS)

Individual: McaMc-I $ 79.00 

Site License: McaMc-S $150.00

System requirements 

- platform 

- processor 

- RAM 

- free disk space 

- video card 

- sound card 

- CD-ROM speed 

- microphone 

  • other
 
For Macintosh and DOS. Macintosh only.
The programme 
  • programme type 
  • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
  • levels 
  • team or pair learning possible
  • specially designed for teacher advised learning
 
  
  • Construction and application of pair matching exercises.
  • all ages
  • all levels
  • Yes (two player game mode)
  • Yes
- authoring programme. 

  

  

yes no  

yes no 

Content 
  • number of units
  • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
  • matching pairs of different kinds. The pairs can be vocabulary items, idioms, sentence halves, questions and answers, etc.
  • games and matching exercises
  • to be chosen by the teacher
  •  

    Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    no  

    no  

    no  

    no  

    no 

    yes no  

    yes no  

    yes no  

    yes no  

    yes no 

    Producer`s comments:
     

     
     
      

    No.

    15 16
    Programme 

      

     

    Pinpoint Reading for English series
    Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Package 

    (number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Up to five users PnpDs-S $ 99.00 

    More than five users PnpDs-ES $297.00

    Level 1: The Locked Room (LkrDs-I).  

    Level 2: The Eyes of Montezuma (EyeDs-I). 

    Level 3: Lifelines (LifDs-I). 

    Level 4: Space Affair (SpaDs-I) 

    Individual price: 24.95$ each. 

    Set of 4 CDs (RfeDs-I): $ 79.00. 

    Site License (RfeDs-S): $199.00.

    System requirements 

    - platform 

    - processor 

    - RAM 

    - free disk space 

    - video card 

    - sound card 

    - CD-ROM speed 

    - microphone 

    • other
     
    For DOS only. Dos only.
    The programme 
    • programme type 
    • levels 
    • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
    • team or pair learning possible
    • specially designed for teacher advised learning
     
      
    • Teachers` tool for creating exercises for training fast reading skill.
    • above elementary school
    • intermediate and advanced
    • no
    • yes
    • Reading and text comprehension trainer.
    • intermediate and advanced
    • all ages
    • yes (class activity & self learning)
    • yes
    Content 
    • number of units
    • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
      
    • to be specified by teacher.
    • reading
    • Each CD follows a special story line.
    • gab fill-ins, Vocab tests, sentence and text reconstruction, each activity is scored, opportunity to read the text on screen while having a glossary available
    Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    no  

    no  

    no  

    no  

    no 

    yes no  

    no 

    no 

    no 

    no 

    Producer`s comments: Reading for English is a series of computer-assisted learning materials for students of English as a second 

    or foreign language. The materials use a principle of "text-based learning": a reading text is taken as the starting point for a number of different activities designed to develop learners' reading skills, their understanding of the structure and coherence of texts and their ability to deduce meaning from context. Each disk contains the full text of a reader from the Oxford University Press Streamline Graded Readers 

    series, at one of four different levels, along with a full set of activities based on the reader.

     
      

    No.

    17 18
    Programme 

      

     

    Storyboard Testmaster
    Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Package 

    (number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Includes pupils Exercise Programme and exersise development kit for teachers. 

    1 - 5 users:  

    StbMc-S $ 99.00 (Macintosh) 

    StbDs-S $ 99.00 (DOS) 

    More than five users:  

    StbMc-ES $297.00 (Macintosh) 

    StbDs-ES $297.00 (DOS)

    Inlcudes one Teacher Program and one Student Program. 

    up to five users:  

    Macintosh (TsmMc-S): $ 99.00.  

    DOS (TsmDs-S): $297.00. 

    More than 6 users:  

    Macintosh (TsmMc-ES): $297.00. 

    DOS (TsmDs-ES): $297.00.

    System requirements 

    - platform 

    - processor 

    - RAM 

    - free disk space 

    - video card 

    - sound card 

    - CD-ROM speed 

    - microphone 

    • other
     
    For Macintosh and DOS. For Macintosh and DOS.
    The programme 
    • programme type
      
    • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
    • levels 
    • team or pair learning possible
    • specially designed for teacher advised learning
     
      
    • Sophisticated fill-in exercises can be written by teachers and solved by students.
    • elementary school and older
    • Intermediate and advanced
    • No
    • Yes
    - Multiple-choice test authoring package. 
    • elementary school and older
    • all levels
    • no
    • yes
    Content 
    • number of units
    • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
      
    • fill in tasks with special features like scoring system and automatic helping functions.
    • fill in tasks with feedback 
    • Exam Mode, which delays feedback until the end of the exercise; and Browse Mode, which allows students to explore the right and wrong choices in a file outside the confines of a formal "test." In all three modes, the student can move freely among the items and answer them in any order.
    Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    no  

    no  

    no  

    no  

    no 

    No 

    No 

    No 

    No 

    No 

    Producer`s comments: A popular, flexible, and useful text reconstruction program based on a simple principle: a short text (up to 

    2000 characters) is entirely obliterated on screen, each letter of each word being replaced by a small "blob," leaving only the title, punctuation, numbers, and spacing intact. The student is to restore it by guessing single words. When a word is found, it is printed in place wherever it occurs in the text. With ist excellent help features, Storyboard lends itself to a variety of different uses and learning styles. These features give students the choice to: ask for difficult words (selected by the teacher) to be given at the start; ask for hints (for words determined by the teacher); ask for any letter of any word to be provided; ask for any whole word to be provided; ask for any whole word; guess prefixes and suffixes; save an incomplete exercise and resume later; and to see the whole text at any time, an option which can be switched off by the teacher. Because Storyboard is an authoring program, it can be used with any kind of text.

    The Teacher Program has full word-processing capabilities and allows the teacher to create exercises containing up to 99 items. Each item can have two to five choices, and each choice can be accompanied by a message which is displayed if the student selects that choice. Exercises may also contain an introduction screen and up to three scrolling help screens. with no pre-determined maximum length. The program also has a dual printer option, which allows the user to print out either a paper record for the teacher, or a paper exercise for the student.
     

     
     
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    Textmixer Vocab
    Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Package 

    (number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, product number, ...) 

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Authoring programme and students programme. 

    up to five users (TxmDs-S): $ 99.00. 

    more than five users: (TxmDs-ES) $297.00.

    Authoring programme and students programme. 

    up tp five users (VcbDs-S): $ 99.00. 

    more than five users (VcbDs-ES ): $297.00.

    System requirements 

    - platform 

    - processor 

    - RAM 

    - free disk space 

    - video card 

    - sound card 

    - CD-ROM speed 

    - microphone 

    • other
     
    For DOS only. For DOS only.
    The programme 
    • programme type
      

      

    • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
    • levels 
    • team or pair learning possible
    • specially designed for teacher advised learning
     
      
    • Authoring programme for putting up jumbeld texts exercises; students` programm for solving the jumbeld text exercises.
    • Elementary or older. 
    • Beginners and Intermediate.
    • No.
    • Yes.
     
      

    - Authoring and Students programme for developing voacabulary exercises. 

      

    • All ages.
    • Beginners and Intermediate. 
    • No.
    • Yes.
    Content 
    • number of units
    • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
      
    • does not apply
    • Jumbled senteces and paragraphs must be ordered by the student, who may use online help and hints to solve the task.
    • does not apply.
    • Six different game like exercises including word scrabling, phrase completing and the like.
    Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    no  

    no  

    no  

    no  

    no 

    No. 

    No. 

    No. 

    No. 

    No. 

    Producer`s comments: Textmixer offers a range of help options which enable the student to adjust the difficulty level of the task and to adapt his or her approach to solving it. At any time, the student can: ask for one word, sentence, or paragraph to be placed in its correct position; see the immediate context of the current when working at the word level; see the whole text correctly; or see the introduction screen again.
     

     
     
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    Programme 

      

     

    WordSteps Wordstore
    Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Athelstan  

    http://www.athel.com/ (4/10/99) 

    Athelstan 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Package 

    (number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Individual licence (WrsMc-I): $ 49.00. 

    Site License (WrsMc-S): $149.00.

    Up to 5 users (WdsDs-S): $ 99.00. 

    More than 5 users (WdsDs-ES): $297.00.

    System requirements 

    - platform 

    - processor 

    - RAM 

    - free disk space 

    - video card 

    - sound card 

    - CD-ROM speed 

    - microphone 

    • other
     
    For Macintosh only. For Macintosh and DOS.
    The programme 
    • programme type
    • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
    • levels 
    • team or pair learning possible
    • specially designed for teacher advised learning
     
      
    • Spelling and Alphabet recognition Programme.
    • All ages.
    • Beginners.
    • No.
    • No.
    • Database program designed to help language learners increase their vocabulary.
    • Intermediate and Advanced.
    • No.
    • Yes.
    Content 
    • number of units
    • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
    • User clicks on a talking alphabet or uses the talking keyboard to respond. Words range from three- and four-letter phonetic words to sight words with blends and multi-vowel combinations..
  • Wordstore comprises a Teacher programme, which enables teachers to create Wordstore files that are tailored to their students' needs.
  • Entries are automatically sorted into alphabetical order to facilitate inquiries.
  • The program allows up to 32 separate sets of entries to be kept in a single file, so that the student can organize his or her entries under different headings.
  • Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    Yes. 

    No.  

    No.  

    No.  

    No. 

    No. 

    No. 

    No. 

    No. 

    No.

    Producer`s comments:
     

     
     
    No. 23 24
    Programme 

      

     

    E-Dict Accelerated English (1-4)
    Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Athelstan 

    http://www.athel.com/cobuild/edict.html 

    (4/10/99) 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Athelstan 

    http://www.athel.com/order/eslcd.html 

    (4/10/99) 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Package 

    (number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

      

      

      

      

      

     

    One CD-ROM. 

    $69 costs.

    Ac1Ds-I: $125.00. 

    Ac2Ds-I: $125.00 

    Ac3Ds-I: $125.00 

    Ac4Ds-I: $125.00 

    Set of all 4 CD-ROMs AceDs-I: $395.00

    System requirements 

    - platform 

    - processor 

    - RAM 

    - free disk space 

    - video card 

    - sound card 

    - CD-ROM speed 

    - microphone 

    • other
     
    For Windows 3.1 or higher. DOS and Windows only.
    The programme 
    • programme type
      
    • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
    • levels 
    • team or pair learning possible
    • specially designed for teacher advised learning
     
      
    • Allround self learing programme.
      
    • Older than elementary.
    • Intermediate.
    • No.
    • No.
    • TOEFEL and similar test preperation, allround English learning package.
    • Adults and secondary school grades.
    • Advanced.
    • No.
    • No.
     
    Content 
    • number of units
    • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
      
    • Pronounciation, spelling and grammer erxercises.
      
    • Each disk of the series contains four or five scenes that develop into a TV-style drama.
    • Listening and reading comprehension, dictation, and advanced usage and structure activities.
    Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    Yes.  

    Yes.  

    Yes.  

     

    No.

    yes no  

    yes no  

    yes no  

    yes no  

    yes no 

    Producer`s comments: Each CD in the series can be used for 20 40 hours of self-paced learning sessions.
     

     
     
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    Active English (series). Dynamic Classics (Series)
    Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Athelstan 

    http://www.athel.com/order/eslcd.html 

    (4/10/99) 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543. 

    Email: info@athel.com .

    Athelstan 

    http://www.athel.com/order/eslcd.html 

    (4/10/99) 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543.

    Package 

    (number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Individual CD-ROMs: 

    Ae1Ds-I $ 95.00 

    Ae2Ds-I $ 95.00 

    Ae3Ds-I $ 95.00 

    Ae4Ds-I $ 95.00 

    Activities : 

    (4 CD-ROMs) AeaDs-I $ 95.00 

    Complete Program: 

    AteDs-I $395.00 

    (8 CD-ROMs: set of 4 Active English CDs and the 4 Activities CDs)

    Alice in Wonderland (AlwMD-I). 

    A Christmas Carol (ChcMD-I). 

    Robin Hood (RhoMD-I). 

    Round the World in Eighty Days (RtwMD-I). 

    Individual price for one CD-ROM with book: $ 69.00. 

    Set of all 4 CD-ROMS with books:  

    DycMD-I $199.00.

    System requirements 

    - platform 

    - processor 

    - RAM 

    - free disk space 

    - video card 

    - sound card 

    - CD-ROM speed 

    - microphone 

    • other
     
    For Windows only. Macintosh and DOS.
    The programme 
    • programme type
    • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
    • levels 
    • team or pair learning possible
    • specially designed for teacher advised learning
     
      
    • Listening proficiency training.
    • Secondary school students, college and adult learners.
    • Advanced.
    • Listening comprehension activities.
    • Children age eight and up.
    • Beginners.
    • No.
    • No.
    Content 
    • number of units
    • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
    • Interactive Listening exercises.
    • Active English is centered on a fictitious high school in Washington.
  • Listening to Audiobooks while watching the text that is read out.
  • Repetition and comprehesion based tasks.
  • Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    Yes. 

    Yes.  

    Yes.  

    Yes.  

    No.

    Yes. 

    No. 

    No. 

    ? 

    No.

    Producer`s comments: Written text versions of the 

    Spoken forms that can be switched on and off; adjustable pause length between sentences--from 0 up to 3 

    seconds; a glossary available on demand; and the ability to repeat the current segment, words, phrase, or 

    sentence as many times as desired. In addition, the program automatically adapts to the students, presenting more challenging variants of the material as questions are answered successfully. The difficulty level can be set manually by either the user or the instructor, and the activities can be selected in any 

    sequence according to the user's own interests and preferred learning style. Records available during and at the end of each session can be used by the student to chart his or her own progress.

     

     
     
      

    No.

    27 28
    Programme 

      

     

    Dynamic English English Vocabulary
    Publisher (url, mail, home, telephone number, postal addraess, date of publication, etc) 

      

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Athelstan 

    http://www.athel.com/order/eslcd.html 

    (4/10/99) 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543.

    Athelstan 

    http://www.athel.com/order/eslcd.html 

    (4/10/99) 

    2476 Bolsover, Suite 464  

    Houston, TX 77005  

    U.S.A. 

    Tel: (800) 598-3880 (U.S. only) 

    (713) 523-2837 

    Fax: (713) 523-6543

    Package 

    (number of CDs, manual, microphone, price, amount of vocabs, ...) 

      

      

      

      

      

     

    Level One De1MD-I $ 495.00. 

    Level Two De2MD-I $ 495.00. 

    Level Three De3MD-I $ 495.00. 

    Complete Program DenMD-I $1295.00 

    (6 CD-ROMs with Instructor's Manual).

    Comparison EvcMW-I: $ 65.00. 

    Going Places EvgMW-I: $ 59.00. 

    Home EvhMW-I $: 59.00. 

    Location EvlMW-I: $ 65.00. 

    School & Work EvwMW-I: $ 59.00. 

    Shopping EvsMW-I: $ 59.00. 

    Complete Program EvoMW-I: $299.00 

    (6 CD-ROMs).

    System requirements 

    - platform 

    - processor 

    - RAM 

    - free disk space 

    - video card 

    - sound card 

    - CD-ROM speed 

    - microphone 

    • other
     
    For Macintosh and DOS. For Macintosh and DOS.
    The programme 
    • programme type
    • garde / year or special target group (e.g. business)
    • levels 
    • team or pair learning possible
    • specially designed for teacher advised learning
     
      
    • Listening Comprehesion.
    • Pupils older than elementary school age.
    • Beginners, pre-intermediates.
    • No.
    • No.
    - Vocabulary trainer for high-frequently used words.
    Content 
    • number of units
    • kind of exercises (fill-in tasks)
      
    • Topics: Names and Places, Jobs and Family, Numbers and Time, Likes and Dislikes, Planning Ahead, Energy Sources, Directions, and Our World.
    • Mainly listening exercises.
      

    - Each CD-ROM contains vocabulary presentation reviewing exercises and game units. 

    - Tests and guessing games, listening exercises.

    Multimedial scope 
    • listening exercises
    • oral exercises
    • voice recording
    • video clips
    • internet online learning 
    Yes. 

    Yes.  

    Yes.  

    No. 

    No.

    Yes.  

    No. 

    Yes. 

    No. 

    No.

    Producer`s comments: Dynamic English is available in versions with native language audio support in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Italian, and French. It is also available in an English-only version for multilingual 

    classrooms.

    Using a topic-based approach, each part of the program explores subjects which interest language learners. The CD-quality sound renders clear, authentic speech, while the interactive activities are visually appealing, cognitively 

    Stimulating, and entertaining--all of which keep users engaged with the topic.

     

    Bibliography as RTF file. 


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