Learn Swedish Now! 9.0
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- Over 15,000 Words Hundreds of Useful Phrases Full Motion "Big Picture" Video
- Full Native Speaker Pronunciation SlowSound to Hear Every Nuance Advanced Pronunciation Practice
- Record, Playback and Compare Alphabet Reference & Grammar Tutorial Conversation Practice
- Integrated BYKI Vocabulary Software MP3 Audio for iPods or other players
- Personal BYKI list creation (with sound) from 15,000 words Interactive Games Video Unscramble
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Learn at your own pace and build a solid foundation with SwedishNow! 9 Deluxe's flexible learning format. The DVD-box edition includes four titles: The Most Common Words in Swedish, Survival Phrases for Swedish, Life at the Swedish Palace, and Stockholm. You'll learn more than 10,000 words, build your language skills with interactive grammar exercises and quizzes, cover hundreds of survival phrases, do Swedish crosswords, play fun games, and much more. Access to online testing at TalkNow!'s Web site extends the learning, making this comprehensive Swedish language course fast, fun, and highly effective. Also added is GlobalWriter98 (for Microsoft Windows users only), an easy-to-use translation program that helps you write in more than 100 languages.
Top Customer Reviews
That said, this is the best language software I've seen on a computer. Yes, it includes canned quizzes and games, vocabulary and grammar tutorials, just as you'd expect from educational computer software. However, its primary teaching mode is non-structured and passive, as an interactive digital textbook. It took me a while to understand this. You can read the titles in any order and have it speak any word or phrase. Using your computer's microphone, you can record your voice and compare it against the native speaker's. But it can also analyze your voice based on pitch, frictive, and vowel sounds (to varying degrees of success, but enough to make it useful). So, the usage is completely open-ended (what they call the "Successful Immersion Approach"). In a way, this is better than human instruction. I sat there trying to nail the pronunciation of a phrase, repeating it over and over, and I thought: a human would never be so patient! The reward comes not from flashing "congratulations, you passed this quiz!" at your face, but from within yourself as you experience the joy of entering a foreign language with software "training wheels.Read more ›
When I first looked at the course I was a little disappointed. It only has 4 texts. However after working with it I realized that the texts are really long and it will take quite a while to go through them all. What I really love about this product are the activities. They're so much fun. Crosswords, finding missing words in a sentence, unscrambling sentences, and lots more. I enjoy it a lot and noticed that I've learned quite a bit of Swedish already, just by playing these activities.
I guess you have to get used to the kind of learning approach this software offers. They don't take you by the hand and lead you on a given path, you have to motivate yourself and find your way around.
9/13/2007: I just want to add that this software comes with the flash card software Before You Know It Lite. It's an awesome vocabulary learning software. I actually upgraded to the Deluxe version yesterday. Learning with this software is so much fun I enjoy it every night. (I must be a nerd. :-))
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this "course" a couple of years ago when I was beginning to learn Swedish.
I am now fluent. This "course" is effluent. Read more
Swedish Now is an incredible piece of software. This is a really good way to learn a language and this software takes advantage of everything technology has to offer in regards to... Read morePublished on July 8, 2003 by Lindsey Doliber