Hmm...did Amazon send me the wrong toy? My workbench (ordered directly from Amazon) has 3 sound settings: 1)tool sounds 2)music 3)"learning". In the first setting, the various buttons and knobs have sounds that imitate real tools. In the second setting, it plays a song with each touch (some with lyrics others just melody). In the third setting, there is counting with each tap and a song about the colors and shapes. I am a big fan of second language learning (I am familiar but not fluent in Spanish, Tagalog and some Italian) but honestly feel that this toy is for learning cause and affect and doesn't lose any value for missing the language element.