Thursday, September 16, 2010

Move over Rosetta Stone..

Salve! Salut! Hola! Hallo!

I'm excited to tell you about one of our newest acquisitions! TellMeMore v.10.0 is a self-paced, web-based language learning program accessible from your library homepage.

Just come to the library and set up your account, and soon you can be learning Dutch, English (British or American Flavor), French, German, Italian or Spanish (in Latin American or Original Spanish Spanish varieties).

The program teaches you both to write and to speak the language (so you'll need a microphone and speakers--or check out a headset microphone from the library). The voice analysis is so exact you can hear the word or phrase, then speak it, and compare a visual representation of your speech to one of the native speaker's. Also, any time you see an underlined word, you can click on it to get a definition, hear it spoken, practice saying it or get the conjugation (if applicable).

Are you starting Dutch from the beginning or just want to review your high school French? You can select your current skill level from complete beginner to advanced. You can also track your progress. If you leave in the middle of a lesson, you can return to that lesson when you log back in?

Intrigued? Check out this tutorial.


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