Transparent Language releases English for Spanish speakers; An American English Program for Spanish-speaking people.HOLLIS, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 1996--Transparent Language, author of the award-winning(a) LanguageNow! foreign language learning software, announced today English for Spanish Speakers, a computer-aided language learning program that teaches English as a second language. The program allows native Spanish speakers to develop the speaking, listening and comprehension skills they need to use English successfully.
"Our teaching method takes advantage of Windows and Macintosh technology for language education to help Spanish speakers at school and at home learn English successfully," said Michael Quinlan Michael Quinlan may refer to:
Pronunciation - In this dictionary slashes (/../) bracket phonetic pronunciations of words not found in a standard English dictionary. , listening comprehension and conversation skills."
The Transparent Language method of teaching is unique because it uses real native literature to teach rather than rote rote 1
1. A memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without full attention or comprehension: learn by rote.
2. Mechanical routine. word lists and sentences. As users navigate through the story or article, the software instantly provides complete word, root word, idiomatic id·i·o·mat·ic
a. Peculiar to or characteristic of a given language.
b. Characterized by proficient use of idiomatic expressions: a foreigner who speaks idiomatic English. phrase, and sentence meanings. Comprehensive grammatical detail is built into the software for an in-depth review where needed. Users can record their voices and play them back, and compare them to the English speaker's recorded voice.
Several interactive skill-building exercises and games allow users to practice writing and speaking in a self-paced environment. Each exercise is sound enhanced with American English American English
The English language as used in the United States.
Noun 1. American English - the English language as used in the United States
American language, American pronunciation. The result: Spanish speakers, whether in the classroom or at home, strengthen their reading, listening, and speaking skills quickly and easily with American English as it is actually used.
For The At-Home User
Personal computer users who choose to learn English at home can progress at their own pace with English for Spanish Speakers. The software is especially helpful to people whose career progress requires increasingly proficient pro·fi·cient
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
An expert; an adept. English language English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations. skills.
In the Educational Setting
Educators in English as a Second Language (ESL (1) An earlier family of client/server development tools for Windows and OS/2 from Ardent Software (formerly VMARK). It was originally developed by Easel Corporation, which was acquired by VMARK. ) programs generally teach, at one time, people who speak a variety of foreign languages. The English for Spanish Speakers software is ideal as an ESL curriculum supplement. In the ESL computer lab, Spanish speakers can acquire additional language, reinforce what they have learned, and practice their language skills independently.
In bilingual classrooms, Spanish speakers learn subjects such as math, science and English, in their native language. English for Spanish Speakers is an invaluable tool for learning the English language as subject matter.
Pricing and availability
English for Spanish Speakers is available immediately from Transparent Language. The program is list priced at $129.00 for the Standard version, which includes three stories or articles, and $169.00 for the Plus version designed for educators, which includes four stories or articles and a comprehensive grammar reference.
About Transparent Language
A privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. , Transparent Language, Inc. is located in Hollis, NH. The company develops and markets computer-aided language learning (CALL) products for consumer, education, government and corporate markets. More than 6,000 schools and colleges, and 175,000 users worldwide, employ the Transparent Language CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). products which are available for Macintosh or Windows computers, and include programs for learning Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, English and Latin. -0-
(a)Recent Transparent Language Awards American Bookseller, March 96, Oct. 95 - Bookseller's Choice: New Media Media and Methods, May 1996 - Awards Portfolio 1996: Best Foreign Language Learning on CD-ROM Anders CD-ROM User Survey of 1996, top rated foreign language learning products.
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