Re: [IATEFLComputer Sig] software ideas
- Hi all,
Of course I would recommend Reward, though I would like to know at the
same time if there is any new method based on the European Portfolio...
Other question, Do you know "Lerny" (www.lerny.com)? Any feedback about
Geoff Taylor wrote:
>on 6/2/06 11:14 pm, Tarana Patel at taranap@... wrote:
>>Based on requests from teachers at our institution, I am looking for skills
>>based and integrated software packages. We are currently using ELLIS but are
>>open to exploring newer and more affordable options. As far as the skills
>>based software goes, my teachers want some focused grammar practice for
>>their intermediate students. I am considering some packages that come with
>>textbooks by Longman and Oxford. I would really like to get any
>>thoughts/suggestions/recommendations of software that you all use in your
>>ESL Language Labs. Thanks a lot.
>I like the Reward Interactive CD-ROM series. Four levels: elem, pre-int,
>inte and upper int. But the ones that get the most use in our school are the
>pre-int and int levels. You get 40 lessons, duplicating and greatly
>extending and IMPROVING on the Reward course books by MacMillan Heineman.
>Each lesson has a range of grammar, vocab, reading and listening, and pron
>exercises - easy to link to a topic-based or grammatical syllabus. You also
>get periodic video lessons and review lessons. A good value one-stop shop
>solution, I think, for class use, guided study, free study. [Of course, it's
>all controlled stuff, with the computer in the role of the teacher.]
>Oh dear, have just noticed you're US-based. This is a UK English course,
>can't say if there's a US version. Sorry.
>Clarity puts out a good value product, Tensebuster, which is useful for
>linking to grammar-based syllabuses.
María Jordano de la Torre
CETA, Cordoba English Teachers Association
Atlas (Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Linguistic Aplications)