German Computer Programs
- Passive voice Tutor (MAC)
Two diskettes covering present, simple past, present perfect,
past perfect, future, and subjunctive tensed. Also covers
models, subordinate clauses, and more built-in multi-
grammatical exercises; includes practice with cases, weak
nouns, singular and plural forms of nouns and pronouns, and
above all, word order.
- Pronunciation Tutor (MAC)
Covers the basics of vowel sounds(unaccented, accented, and
combinations), consonants, words, phrases, and full sentences.
By clicking on the syllables, words, and sentences, a native
informant repeats them as many times as the student wishes.
- Survival Manual and language Laboratory (MAC)
Over 8 megabytes of high-quality, native speaker voice
reproduction compressed into four diskettes using Farallon
Computer's new Sound-Edit digitized sound compression an real-
time decompression technology. More than 600 recorded everyday
German words and phrases covering such topics as Food, Hotels,
Transportation, Communications, Doctors, Numbers, Clothing,
and more, as well as notes about everyday life in Germany.
Includes more than 500 additional non-recorded words and
- Verb Tutor (with sound) (MAC)
With all 200 sentences recorded in high quality, native -
speaker voice reproduction. Click on a button and hear the
sentence pronounced. Ideal for working on oral comprehension
skills as well as verb conjugations. The sentences comprise
over 1,600 words with an average sentence length of 9 words.
These are not simple little three-word sentences but lengthy,
real life everyday conversational type phrases.
- Tense Tutor (MAC)
A companion program to the Verb Tutor With Sound. Drills on
200 additional sentences, all read in high quality digitized
sound by a native speaker. Whereas the Verb Tutor tests on all
tenses of a single verb, tense tutor allows user to select the
tense he wants to be drilled on and then drills him on many
verbs in that same tense. It is totally user modifiable. You
can change the sentences it comes with, delete them, add new
verbs and sentences; modify, delete and add translations and
explanations as well. Add conjugations for the new words.
- Word Torture (MAC)
Automated vocabulary drills. Comes with from 1400 to 1600
verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, comparatives, etc. Use as
drill and type in the translations, or use as flash cards.
Program can keep score and redrill on missed words. You can
create drill sets of different sizes. Drill from target
language to English or English to target language. Random
generation assures that words will never appear in the same
order (unless you want them to be). Set the time interval
between seeing the word and its translation. Can be user
modified; add more words to those that come with the stack.
- PICS Listening Tool (IBM)
A computer controlled video disc workshop designed to tutor
language students with carefully picked foreign movies, TV
shows and commercials. A video disc player containing French,
German, or Spanish videos is connected to a microcomputer to
control viewing from different chapters to scene by scene
viewing, to frame by frame viewing. This control is provided
to step through the video sentence by sentence allowing
careful listening of each sentence and comprehending each
meaning. The application also provides a number of lecturing
tools for the student and/or teacher to use: sentence by
sentence play, keyword on demand, transcript on demand,
alternate soundtrack (used to provide a slower more pronounced
soundtrack of the dialogue), listen-then-read, preview via
images, video before audio, audio before video.
The teacher may use this application to make a
presentation for a lecture or the student may use this
application to practice on his or her own. The following is a
list of videos available with the videodisc and computer
- Deutschlandspiegel: PICS platte I & II (IBM)
Contains four segments per side with a broad range of topics.
Three versions of each segment are presented: 1)unsubtitled;
2)German subtitles of the original soundtrack; and 3)German
subtitles of an alternate soundtrack prepared by the Goethe
institute specifically for students of German. The segments
- Die Hollentalbahn
- Burg Eltz
- Ballet-Internat Salzau
- 40 Jahre DM
- Der erste Schultag
- Die insel Fehmarn
- FC St. Pauli
- Faszination Segelfliegen