|Learning a language can be a great experience, or it can be very difficult and frustrating. What makes the difference? Usually it’s the learning methods we choose. Bad teachers and bad software programs can cause a lot of headaches–and wasted time. Three of the biggest hurdles we face when learning a new language are:
So, naturally, we must judge language learning software programs based on how they solve these three learning hurdles. We do this by judging the following:
It is through this set of criteria that I judge all language learning software programs–and you should too! It works.
The first thing you should consider when evaluating a language learning program is step-by-step learning–languages must be learned in steps! Does Transparent Chinese have this? I loaded up the software to have a look. I opened “Lesson 01: Introducing Yourself” and clicked on “Vocabulary,” which opened Byki 4 Deluxe, Transparent’s vocabulary learning software.
To my delight, I saw that not only did this software offer structured, step-by-step learning, but the steps were actually listed as Step 1: Preview It, Step 2: Recognize It, and Step 3: Produce It. The system is very effective. Here are the highlights.
Main Transparent Software
Again, the most important part of language learning software is the learning process it provides, so I’ll focus on that here. The Transparent software chapters are focused around themes and dialogues. The overall structure of each chapter is simple:
That’s a good, sound learning process. You get much more, though. You get activities–lots and lots of activities. The activities are like glue. They cement everything you’ve learned together. Some focus on grammar and spelling. Others on speaking and pronunciation. Others on reading and writing. Again, I can’t go through every feature, but I’ll give you some highlights.
Value for Your Money
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I’ve developed this system using a Harvard University theory called The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences, by Howard Gardner. I’m having software developers turn this into a software program that I’m going to sell for $49.95.
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Check out the official Rocket Chinese site.
In the last 10 years I have lived in 4 different countries. I spent 5 years in Korea, 3 years in China, 1 year in the Philippines, and I currently live in Thailand. And every time I’ve moved I’ve had to learn a new language.
I’ve also been a language teacher myself, and I have written and published 16 language learning textbooks.
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