Oxford Picture Dictionaries Beginning to Intermediate Students
Pictures convey meaning more clearly than words alone. The Oxford Picture Dictionary presents over 3,600 words in both English and a native language, clearly depicted on 168 pages of full-color, contextualized illustrations. Vocabulary is introduced within 140 topics, which range from basics as food, clothing, and shelter to more specific topics such as the space program, occupations, and sports. An English index includes all the vocabulary words with a clear, easy-to-follow pronunciation guide; a second index in the native language is also included. The dictionary can be used at all levels, by all ages, to teach all language skills. With the components, it provides a complete language development program - it's an invaluable resource every student and teacher needs to have. There are eleven bilingual editions of the Dictionary: Arabic, Brazilian Portugese, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and a monolingual English edition.
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive CD-ROM
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive CD-ROM is based on The Oxford Picture Dictionary, with 3,700 words brought to life through sound and stunning visual images, in 128 topics grouped into 12 thematic units, including a strong job-skills strand. A special viewer allows students to explore the whole graphic as well as zoom in for close-ups, and there is a wide selection of activity types, such as Conversation, Reading, Job Talk, Role-play and Writing, to provide contextualized vocabulary practice in all four skills.
A built-in word processor allows students to write about any dictionary topic and print out their work. There are highly motivating games, customizable to students' needs. A personalized Flashcard Maker allows students either to test themselves on-screen or to print out cards with the word and corresponding picture. Randomly-generated tests are provided for each topic page. There are both summary and detailed reports, allowing students and teachers to monitor progress, and a teacher-management system allows teachers to review and edit student information, as well as view tests and writing.
Word Translator for Windows
Word Translator for Windows is a software dictionary that gives word-by-word translations to and from English for a wide variety of languages. Word Translator will support your commitment to communicating in another language and help bridge the language barriers that all too often separate people, ideas and understanding. There are six operation modes to help you accomplish different specific tasks: Word Translation, Spell-Checking As-You-Type, Spell-Check Highlighted Text, Prediction & Spell-Checking, Quick Document Translation, Standard Document Translation. And all the dictionaries are customizable, allowing you to add new vocabulary and content as you use it. No matter your level of language proficiency - student, professional translator or somewhere in between - Word Translator will help you work faster, help improve the accuracy of your translation work and assist you in becoming more proficient in another language. The languages current available are Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (US ) <> English (UK), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovenian, Spanish (European), Spanish (Latin), and Swedish. The languages current available are Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (US ) <> English (UK), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovenian, Spanish (European), Spanish (Latin), and Swedish. Runs on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary with CD-ROM and Online Subscription
Setting a new standard for college-level desk dictionaries, the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition features three ways to access the words you need, anywhere, anytime: a classic, fully revised print edition; a Win/Mac CD-ROM; and a free, one-year subscription to a new premium Web site, Merriam-WebsterCollegiate.com. For the new edition, America's largest staff of lexicographers made more than 100,000 changes and added more than 10,000 new words and senses, such as convergence, Frankenfood, phat, psyops, and vermiculture. The Eleventh Edition also features over 40,000 usage examples - more than ever before - which clarify confused or disputed terms. Additionally, thousands of phrases and idioms help distinguish vocabulary for language learners. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, An Essay on the English Language, and Signs and Symbols. The CD-ROM offers dozens of powerful search options and is easily installed on your computer's hard drive. The online component, a one-year subscription to the new Collegiate Web site, includes not only the full, searchable text of the Collegiate Dictionary with audio pronunciations, but also provides access to online versions of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia, and Merriam-Webster's Spanish/English Dictionary. Hardback, 1664 pp. and Windows/Macintosh CD-ROM.
Longman Dictionary of American English with CD-ROM
The Longman Dictionary of American English is unique because it has been written using the Longman Defining Vocabulary. Other dictionaries use high-level, idiomatic language in their definitions which forces students to look up the defining words as well as the words they're looking up in the first place. Only the Longman Dictionary of American English uses a defining vocabulary comprised of the 2,000 words that make up the intermediate-level student's most frequent vocabulary. Longman's lexicographers analyze the written work of intermediate students of English and the language used in their textbooks, and no other dictionary offers definitions written precisely to the needs of intermediate students. Included are highlighted collocations and simplified grammar codes to show you how to use words accurately in context, and the all-new Usage Notes, based on analysis of real student writing to help you avoid common errors. The Study Notes explain key language points, such as prepositions and adjective word order, and the new easy-to-see Signposts get you to the right definition quickly. This new edition of the Longman Dictionary of American English has been completely updated using Longman's unique, comprehensive database of spoken and written American English. The CD-ROM requires Windows 98/NT/2000/ME/XP on a Pentium 133 Mhz or higher, 32 MB RAM, 100 MB free on hard disk, 32MB RAM MPC compatible audio card, an da CD-ROM or DVD drive. Hardcover, 934 pp.
Dictionary $37.95 Dictionary with CD-ROM $55
Music Translation Dictionary An English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish Vocabulary of Musical Terms
Contains 1,300 musical terms, computer registered, in 13 languages. The terms were gathered from 113 lexicons and dictionaries for the languages involved. Main entries are offered in English with other languages following in each case, including Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. A one-alphabet index (including all languages) makes reference to the English entry.