Talk Now! Series CD-ROM Language Courses
Talk Now! is a beginning-level language course on CD-ROM available in over 102 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu, and is excellent for travelers who must pick up a language in a hurry. World Talk picks up from Talk Now! at an intermediate level, and follows on with over 30 languages in the same format of interactive learning with entertaining games and drills. Available for Windows and Macintosh computers.
Talk Now! for Shona
World Talk -
Vocabulary Builder -
Movie Talk -
Talk Now! is ideal for anyone over 10 years old wishing to improve listening, understanding and spoken language skills. The disc includes nine topics: first words, food, colours, phrases, parts of the body, numbers, time, shopping and countries. The games and quizzes included on the disc ensure that users have fun whilst using the disc, without realising that they're learning.
Each topic contains listening practice, an easy game, a hard game, a printable dictionary and the opportunity to record your voice and hear how you sound in comparison to the two native speakers who tutor the user throughout the Talk Now! course. Each of the target languages for Talk Now! has help available in an additional 102 languages. This means that the same disc for learning German can be used by someone whose mother tongue is English, Swedish, Farsi or Greek etc.
There are approximately 500 words on the first disc - you won't be fluent having completed Talk Now! but you certainly should have learned enough to get by and be understood should you visit your target country.