Self-Study Edition Spanish (PC, CD-ROM) Syracuse Language Systems - 1998 USA, Canada Release

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Self-Study Edition Spanish
Product ID 41229-90102
Product UPC 741229901029
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1998
Publisher(s) Syracuse Language Systems
Label LanguageConnect University
Category(s) Education, Language, Spanish
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Complete conversational course for business and travel.
Produced in association with Living Language, a random House company.

Syracuse Language Systems
Winner of more awards than any other language software publisher.

Language Connect University

  • 60 Lessons: Patented award-winning method.
  • IBM ViaVoice continuos speech recognition: Teaches correct pronunciation.
  • Culture videos: Explore the Spanish-speaking world!
  • Multimedia dictionary: Random House- 60,000 words!
  • Dynamic Microphone.
  • 2 Audio cassettes.
  • 2-Volume workbook set.
  • Grammar & usage notes.
  • Pocket bilingual dictionary.
  • Internet access software.
  • 4 Windows 95 CD-ROMs

Language Connect University

When convenience is critical and effectiveness is essential!

Language Connect University is the award-winning distance learning program created by Syracuse Language Systems. Maximizing the power of the Internet and multimedia technologies, LCU delivers professional language instruction with unprecedented ease and convenience. Based on it's proven success, LCU has now created this standalone PC version of it's acclaimed Spanish course!

The ultimate in a self-study Spanish course.
Topics & Vocabulary:

Unit 1
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Greetings
  • Introductions
  • Social engagements
  • Numbers 0 - 10

Grammar Lessons:

  • Gender and number in nouns
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Agreement of adjectives

Unit 2
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Family
  • Invitations
  • Numbers 10 - 20
  • Days of the week

Grammar Lessons:

  • Subject pronouns
  • Introduction to verbs

Unit 3
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Dining out
  • Adjectives
  • Numbers 20 - 100

Grammar Lessons:

  • The verbs ser and estar
  • The uses of hay
  • Present progressive

Unit 4
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Ordering meals
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Numbers 100 - 1,000,000

Grammar Lessons:
The verb ir

Unit 5
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Travel
  • Discussing and recommending destinations

Grammar Lessons:

  • Comparatives
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • The verb gustar

Unit 6
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Vacations
  • Pastimes
  • Weather

Grammar Lessons:

  • Regular -ar verbs
  • Talking about the weather

Unit 7
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Hotels and reservations
  • Expressing time

Grammar Lessons:

  • Regular -er and -ir verbs.

Unit 8
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Months
  • Dates
  • Hotel check-in and emergency procedures

Grammar Lessons:

  • Making polite requests
  • Verbs with irregular yo forms

Unit 9
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Shopping
  • Clothing
  • Buying gifts

Grammar Lessons:

  • Expressions with tener
  • Stem-changing verbs

Unit 10
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Prepositions
  • Directions
  • Sightseeing inquiries and suggestions

Grammar Lessons:

  • Direct objects
  • Indirect objects
  • Prepositions and prepositional phrases

Unit 11
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Daily routine and activities

Grammar Lessons:

  • Present progressive
  • Reflexive verbs and pronouns

Unit 12
Topics & Vocabulary: Listening, Reading, Speaking

  • Health and medical terms

Grammar Lessons:

  • Expressing the past

1997 International Digital Media Awards.

  • Best Overall Corporate Award.
  • Best Corporate Educational & Training Award.

Designed for efficient learning.
60 Lessons presented in 12 units lets you progress at your own pace, gaining practical Spanish skills with every session.


Real-world conversational Spanish.
Interactive conversations vary with your choice of response! You'll master such practical situations as meeting people, dining, finding your way around, requesting information and much more.

60,000-Word multimedia dictionary.
Developed with Random House exclusively for this product! 60,000 listing include definitions, usage information, related expressions, hypertext links and backtrack for fast review.

Language enrichment on the Web.
A field trip is the ideal way to experience and enjoy your learning. Spanish Self-Study makes it easy, with links to selected World Wide Web sites where Spanish comes alive.

Culture break.
Ready for a break? Why not preview a great destination! Savor the delight of Spanish-speaking countries in a multimedia tour. Videos, pictures & music take you on location!

No more drills and memorizing! Instead, you'll progress through 12 conversational units, gaining skills as you use Spanish ion colorful multimedia activities designed by professional language educators.

This patented interactive method is rapid, intensive, proven effective- and fun! It has won Syracuse Language Systems more awards than any other language software company.

  • Speaking.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Listening .
  • Grammar.
  • Reading.
  • Pronunciation.

Responds to you like a real listener!

Voice activated using IBM ViaVoice technology.

IBM Continuous Speech Recognition is a breakthrough. It emulates the intuitive processing of a human listener, allowing you to slow down, speed up, pause, even change your tone- unlike any other "speech recognition" you'll find in language, learning software.

And, it assesses your pronunciation more accurately than any other technology. The software "hears" each word and phrase- even complex sentences- then responds instantly, letting you know whether you would be understood by a native speaker.

The benefit to you? As you focus on truly communicating, you'll learn to speak and be understood easily, naturally- intuitively!

Continuous Speech Recognition! The ultimate technology for language learning.

From Language Connect University, the premier language school of the Internet.

Until now, you'd have to enroll at a college campus or a language training center, to find a Spanish course as complete as this one.

But now there's the Spanish Self Study Edition from Language Connect University. This unique course is based on the award-winning distance learning program by Syracuse Language Systems. With Spanish Self Study, you can achieve real-world fluency on your own, at home or the office.

This high-powered course includes:

  • 4 CD-ROMs.
  • 2 Practice cassettes for use on-the-go.
  • Dynamic microphone.
  • 2-Volume workbook set.
  • Pocket bilingual dictionary.
  • Grammar & usage notes.
  • Internet access software.

60 Multimedia lessons.
Colorful, engaging lessons use the exclusive, award-winning method patented by Syracuse Language Systems.

Interactive conversations.
Dialogs cover a wide range of everyday topics, and vary each time according to your responses.

IBM Continuous Speech Recognition.
The most advanced voice-activated technology! Emulates natural communication, as it "hears" and rewards correct pronunciation.

Grammar review games.
Immediate feedback makes practice fun and rewarding, both during the course and after.

Compare your accent with a native Spanish speaker, by listening to your voices back to back!

Random House multimedia dictionary.
Instant access to 60,000 words- plus hypertext links to usage notes, related expressions and much more.

Culture break.
Travel videos and multimedia segments highlight the beauty and variety of Hispanic cultures.

Express link to Internet resources.
Discover a wealth of language, culture and travel information at the Language Connect website.

Syracuse Language Systems publishes award-winning language learning software for business, school and home use, and offers distance learning on the Internet through it's Language Connect University program.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486DX/4 100
Required RAM 16MB
Req. Hard Drive 35MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 4X
Required Audio 16-bit sound card
Supported Video Vesa SVGA Hi-Color
Misc Support Headphones or speakers
Supported Network Internet

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