Intermediate to Advanced
Asterix is based on the popular French comic book series of the same name and is a fun, interactive way to learn. Available on CD-ROM only, to teach your choice of English, French, German, Latin, Italian, and Spanish. It is intended for a person who has already studied the language on an introductory level, but wants to increase their vocabulary, fluency and word recognition in a more interesting setting. Windows or Mac CD-ROM.
About Asterix -
System Requirements and Pricing
This entertaining, interactive language program helps you practice your language skills. It is intended for a person who has already studied the language on an introductory level, but wants to increase their vocabulary, fluency and word recognition in a more
interesting setting. 20 hours of study are squeezed onto 2 CD-ROM discs.
Asterix is recommended for learners aged 9 through adult. Kids and adults can both appreciate different aspects of the humor in the comic. If you already have an introductory knowledge of a language, but wish to practice and learn new vocabulary in an entertaining environment, then you need this program.
I found this program entertaining and interesting. Being able to interact directly with the characters was a more personal, one-on-one style - helpful and much more fun than a dry textbook. This is definitely better for someone who has some introductory knowledge of the language, however, my limited knowledge of French seemed just right for this course. I found myself learning new words and phrases quickly. The combination of visual and audio feedback in Asterix is very helpful.
Kimberley Dietemann - MBT Staff
Windows: 486 processor or above; Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP; VGA with 256 colors; 8MB RAM; CD-ROM drive; sound card; microphone (optional).
Macintosh: 68030 processor or above; Apple Macintosh to OS9; 8MB RAM; CD-ROM drive; microphone (optional).
Asterix CD-ROM for Mac and Windows
Asterix is available in English, French, German, Latin, Italian, and Spanish versions, and includes 2 CD-ROMs compatible with both Mac and Windows. Please specify language desired.