IT’S easy to be fazed when you start a conversation in your chosen language and the person you’re talking to replies using lots of words that you haven’t learned yet. World Talk prepares you for these real-life situations with addictive listening games. It will teach you to recognise key words in everyday situations and broaden your vocabulary.
Will it work for me?
If your chosen language is good enough to follow basic conversations, but you still need to practice, World Talk is for you.
Everything you’ll hear in the program is in your chosen language, but you don’t need to know every word before you start. Listen for key words that you already know, then pick up new words in the same way you would when talking to a native speaker.
What will I learn?
To keep on listening. When a word comes up that we don’t recognise, we often stop listening because we’re focusing on that one word and nothing else. This program lets you grasp the gist of what someone’s saying without getting hung up on the words you don’t understand.
You will develop your practical knowledge of your chosen language. There are 10 different games covering numbers, conversations, descriptions, sentence building, directions and dictation practice. These activities cover a wide range of subjects and give you important practical skills that you can use immediately.
How does it work?
Play interactive language games and earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.
Speak and write in your chosen language. Record yourself and compare your pronunciation with a native speaker, then test your written chosen language with four dictation exercises.
You’ll start to think in your chosen language! World Talk is an ‘immersive’ experience: in this program you will only hear your chosen language. You’ll learn to associate the language with memorable images – not just the equivalent words in your own language. This means you’ll start thinking in your chosen language, which will make you quicker at understanding and recalling words.
Windows 2000 or later
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above
CD ROM Drive (+ computer microphone)