Who Is Oscar Lake?
Oscar Lake plunges you directly into a foreign city where you must solve a puzzling mystery in a new language. Experts agree that language immersion is the most effective way to learn a second language, and with Oscar Lake you learn by hearing, seeing and doing. And because you interact directly with all the characters you meet, you control the pace of the story, the speed of the learning and even the outcome of the game. This award-winning language-learning adventure game is available in Spanish, French, German, Italian or English, on a CD-ROM compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms.
Oscar Lake -
System Requirements -
Who Is Oscar Lake? (Windows and Macintosh compatible CD-ROM)
The Award-Winning Language-Learning Adventure Game -
Available in Spanish, French, German, Italian or English (ESL).
Single User $79
Learn a foreign language as you solve an exciting mystery!
Who is Oscar Lake? is the first language-learning program of its kind anywhere. You won't find repetitive drills or endless vocabulary lists here. Instead, Oscar Lake plunges you directly into a foreign city where you must solve a puzzling mystery in a new language. Experts agree that language immersion is the most effective way to learn a second language. With Oscar Lake you learn by hearing, seeing and doing. And because you interact directly with all the characters you meet, you control the pace of the story, the speed of the learning and even the outcome of the game. But be careful! With its multiple possible endings, Oscar Lake can make you the hero who recovers the stolen diamond or the goat who ends up taking the rap!
By John Pepon, MBT staff
Who is Oscar Lake? is a very enjoyable program that would be of use to anyone learning a new language. The program is in the format of an adventure game, however all the activities are in a foreign language. (Translations are easily available within the game.) The premise is that you are a gem expert, invited to a foreign city to see a fabulous diamond, The Light. You travel by train, arrive in the city, meet the mysterious proprietress... Soon the diamond has been stolen and the game is afoot! The program also has drill and lesson type activities, a basic dictionary, but the area in which this program excels is conversation practice. The game is driven by conversations with different characters. Each conversation has multiple paths, giving you the opportunity to listen and respond in different ways. This is much more realistic and interesting
than the static conversations in other CD-ROMs or tape courses. The program looks great and is very nicely executed. I recommend this program highly, but I would suggest that it be used along with a course or classes.
200 MHz Pentium II processor or higher, 300 MHz Pentium II processor recommended;
640x480, High Color mode (16-bit, 64,000 colors) or higher;
4x CD-ROM drive, 8x CD-ROM recommended;
microphone recommended by not required.
68040 or higher CPU;
System 7 (will not work with System 8 and 9);
color monitor (640x480, 256 colors);
2x CD-ROM drive;
microphone recommended but not required.
To order multiple copies of Oscar Lake, contact us by email at email@example.com or call us by phone at 1-253-353-2761. Please specify the language version when ordering: Spanish, French, German, Italian or English.
Lab Pack of 5 discs of one language $315
Lab Pack of 10 discs of one language $579
Lab Pack of 20 users $1115
Lab Pack of 30 users $1750
Note: Each additional user per language is $60