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ESL Software Review

It can be a bit confusing to know which ESL or English as a Second Language software to choose seeing that there are many programs out there. Maybe you have decided that you need to improve your English so that you can better communicate while in meetings. Perhaps you would like to teach members of your family English so that they can communicate in a language that is in widespread use around the word. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to learn English, consider visiting a website which offers ESL software review write-ups.

You will see when you find a website which offers ESL software review information that there are a few programs on the market which are often highlighted and well rated. Among those programs are Tell Me More English which is one of the best out there, Rosetta Stone English which is also highly acclaimed and Instant Immersion English, a more affordable program. Let's take a look at these three choices so you can decide for yourself which if any, is best for you.

Tell Me More English costs about $200. What you get for that is a very good software program that combines the latest technology like digital imaging and speech recognition with tried and true methods for learning a language such as repetition and the use of audio and visual learning tools.

One of the best features of Tell Me More English is the fact that you are given access to tests and lesson plans over the internet that can help you fine-tune your English speaking language skills. New lessons are provided regularly so that you can continue to learn even after you are finished with the entire lesson. Tell Me More English offers a nice selection of grammar exercises and tools to help you learn quickly and efficiently. This program offers lesson plans in several leading languages so that you can read the instructions in your native language and have access to translation in your native tongue.

Rosetta Stone English is one of the easiest ESL software programs to use. There is a total of five different sections to this program which include listening and reading, listening, reading, speaking and writing. This software package costs on average, $175 and it comes with 200 hours of instructional materials. Regardless if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student, you can use this program.

A top feature of Rosetta Stone English is the section of the software that has you listen to a native speaker read a word wherein the speaker's wavelengths are displayed. You are then prompted to say what you heard. You can then compare your wavelengths with those of the native speaker. This allows you the opportunity to practice speaking until you are pronouncing words like a native English speaker. One drawback to this program is that it does not provide comprehensive grammar lessons to help you learn to write English well.

Instant Immersion English costs on average, $45 so if you are on a tight budget this may be the ESL software for you. This software puts a focus on vocabulary words and phrases using images, video and audio teaching tools. It also offers a speech recognition program to help you pronounce words correctly.

You will see when viewing ESL software review information online that Instant Immersion English is generally rated at about average. This is because it lacks comprehensive explanations of sentence structure. Plus, the program does not make it easy to navigate around each of the included nine discs of which most are formatted differently. All in all, Instant Immersion is an affordable, simple program that does cover the basics of the English language.

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Last Updated on: Jan. 12, 2015
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