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PROS: French language lessons from beginner to advanced conversations.
CONS: Immature video and graphics quality.
OVERVIEW: Learning French can be fun with Transparent Language.Language instruction from beginners with vocabulary, grammar and interactive learning, will soon have you learning more than you ever thought possible! This program advances as you do, and helps you keep up to date with what you’ve already learned.
Transparent Language Review
Operating Systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows
Vista or higher
Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9
or higher with Safari
What it does:
Teaches French by audio, visual and conversational dialogue
Whether its your summer vacation or winter holiday, many families take vacations in other parts of the world. Knowing a second language when visiting other countries can give you an advantage, and learning that second (or third) one using Transparent Languages is fun and informative.
Begin with the type of learning desired: Beginner, Fundamentals, Conversational, or a Party
In beginner lessons, a book like menu walks the end user through the lessons with accompanying audio to support what is learned. The user repeats the word after it is recited by the software. Flash cards are also used to support each chapter.
As the user advances through the program, harder lessons are presented, in which conversations take place and you are to respond with the correct answer. The answer can be previewed for pronunciation.
Even reading is presented as part of the training. A video accompanies a paragraph of text, that is read by an actor (and software). A grammar lesson is displayed, which will help teach any of the words in the sentences. The byki button activates the link to the dictionary, which shows the proper pronunciation and explanation. If you need to slow the voice down, the turtle on the right of the play menu will take care of that for you.
If this isn’t enough fun (or torture, depending on the viewer), the Activities tab contains games to reinforce the material.
Lastly, what class wouldn’t be complete without a test? There are four opions available: Self Reporting, Written, Listening and Comprehension, and a Dictation test are all included to keep your skills up to par.
No special security is needed, but since there is quite a bit of video, make sure you have your firewall and antivirus programs set to ignore the programs file locations.
Standard installation process
Novice = 3 Indermediate = 2 Expert = 1
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST using Email, FAQs, web based support ticket system, non technical related supported via a toll free line 800-567-9619.
There are plenty of ways to learn in this package. Start easy and progress to everyday conversations. Use flash cards and interactive videos. Slow down the audios if they are repeated too quickly. Let the family in on this and you will be sure to speak “bon” about your French lessons from Transparent.com