German Level 1 - Learnables 3 Disc Set

German Level 1 - Learnables 3 Disc Set

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Item #: 002926
ISBN: 9781887371278
Grades: 2-AD

Product Description:

The Learnables® CD-ROM is the first course of a comprehensive system of language instruction. There are 10 lessons in level 1 and each lesson is approximately 20 minutes long. This CD-ROM begins with single words depicted with an illustration. Within the first lesson single words will become simple sentences. Every word or sentence will have an illustration so the student will understand the concept while listening to a native speaker. There are over 1,000 colorful illustrations with the addition of games and still photos to enhance the students ability to learn. Also, each lesson has a multiple choice quiz to ensure the comprehension of each lesson. This beginning level will introduce basic vocabulary such as household objects, food, clothing, family, basic prepositions, pronouns and present tense verbs.

To use The Learnables® on Computer, your computer must use the Windows or Mac operating systems.

Category Description for The Learnables:

Many of our customers may already be familiar with this highly-recommended foreign language program. We, too, are ardent fans, having used the program in several languages, with great success. It's an immersion approach that uses a system of pictures with accompanying audio of native speakers using only the target language. Extremely effective, children learn in context similar to the way a baby would learn English by just being around people in everyday life. The program does put some emphasis on topics important to travelers, such as foods, restaurant conversations, modes of transportation, etc. that would help someone actually using the language in a foreign country. A series of book and audio sets - or the newer computer-based versions - take you from learning the numbers to ten through some pretty serious dialogue and vocabulary - and it's enjoyable learning that the whole family can do together, anytime. Each of the books contain ten lessons with one hundred pictures each, plus comprehension checks. Each of the lessons takes about 20 minutes. Most books come with a set of audio CDs. Book Two of the series has more CDs, which is why the price is slightly higher. One book is included with each set. While books can be shared, we found it best to provide a book for each child, so we also offer the books separately (listed before specific language listings below). Note that they are not language-specific; the same book can be used with any of the languages. This makes it much easier to learn an additional language later. The basic sets include no reading or writing in the foreign language. However, these facets are included in the Basic Structures series, designed to supply the reading portion of the program.

There are 3-4 levels of Basic Structures, depending on the language you are using. Basic Structures is meant to be used following the completion of the basic Learnables sets at each level. Many of the same pictures used in The Learnables appear in the corresponding Basic Structures, to help reinforce the association of spoken, visual, and written words. Basic Structures books feature lessons, exercises, answers, and vocabulary lists. Lessons include illustrations with descriptive sentences, and students can listen to the audio reading of the sentences on the CDs included in the Basic Structures sets. Several sets of exercises follow the lesson, which offer more sentence examples, ask the student to match the correct picture and sentence, complete a sentence, and more. Most sentences and phrases used in the exercises are included on the audio CDs.

A Grammar Enhancement program is also available for some languages. It is intended for students who want to further increase their understanding of grammar. The program focuses on basic prepositions, plurals, pronouns, and present/past tense verbs. The publisher recommends using this program as the first step of Level 2 for the best results (before moving on to the Learnables Level 2).

The Learnables programs have been around for years. As a result, the format has changed with the times. When we first began stocking them, many of the audios were cassettes. These have (mostly) been replaced by audio CDs. Now not only has the publisher developed a computer-based version of both The Learnables Level 1 and Grammar Enhancement for Spanish but as the computer versions are completed, they are phasing out the CD versions.

The Learnables on Computer are available for Level 1 of French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Grammar Enhancement for Spanish and French. The lessons are the same on the CD-ROM as in the books, with the same pictures and content. In the Learnables CD-ROMs, a speaker reads the words as the pictures come on the screen. Ten questions follow, with the student choosing the picture that matches a given spoken word. A supplemental game or activity follows every lesson, to provide motivation and practice. These include slide shows, funny movies, a balloon game, a tic-tac-toe game, and more. Like the books, these lessons include 100 pictures and take about 20 minutes to complete, with each Learnables course containing over 3 hours of instructional material. The Grammar Enhancement program contains five programs, covering prepositions, plurals, colors, pronouns and verbs. These lessons show six pictures per page, and as the word for the picture is spoken, a sentence is displayed. After repeating the lessons several times, students can attempt the corresponding identification exercise. CD-ROM courses come with short booklets that contain installation instructions and tips for using the lessons. Please note that CD-ROMs are designed for either PCs or Macs, not both, so make sure you purchase the right one for your operating system. PC system requirements: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7. MAC system requirements: up to 9.0, but NOT OSX or newer (including 10.7 - Lion). See available CD-ROM versions under each language. ~ Rachel




Category Description for 5-Disc or 3-Disc Software Sets:

The same Learnables beginner language course now has a new format. Disc 1 is similar to the previous version for your computer but with more! Ten lessons with over 1,000 colorful illustrations and games/photos to enhance learning and multiple choice quizzes to check your student's understanding of the content. Basic vocabulary includes food, household objects, clothing, family, basic prepositions, pronouns, and present tense verbs. Discs 2 & 3, still referred to as Basic Structures, have an emphasis on reading with lots of practice listening to new words and sentences. This gives your student a pronunciation model to follow. Color illustrations and a large format can be watched in a DVD player so several students or a family can watch together. Disc 4 has exercises and a test for each lesson in the Basic Structures portion. Disc 5 teaches students to respond quickly using a game format. A student can use this after completing Disc 1. this new CD-ROM gives the student lots of practice with the language. This program still uses a full immersion approach to language acquisition (no English is used). System requires Windows XP or newer and MAC 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.6 Lion or newer. ~ Sara




Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
2
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781887371278
Format
Other
Brand Name
International Linguistics
Weight
0.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.5" x 5.38" x 0.62"
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Recommended by a friend.
Teresa M on May 17, 2019
Recommended by a friend.
Teresa M on May 17, 2019
If you add this CD to the Level 1 3-disk set you have a high-school equivalency course -- according to the Learnables people
Rebecca W on Aug 9, 2016
If you add this CD to the Level 1 3-disk set you have a high-school equivalency course -- according to the Learnables people
Rebecca W on Aug 9, 2016
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