TESOL CALL Interest Section

Software List

Deborah Healey, Editor

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IELTS Tutor

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): testing
    Publisher: Educational Software Products
    Approximate single-unit price: $75
    Purchase options: 40; lab
    Level: Advanced For: All but K-8
    Preparation, practice and feedback for students studying for the IELTS examination. Every part of the exam analysed. Tips and tactics designed to help them get the best result possible. Timed tests for the reading, writing and listening papers. Notes on their answers. Written by IELTS examiners and teachers.

Imagination Express: Destinations

    Machine: Mac/Win
    Skill(s): reading, listening, speaking
    Publisher: Sunburst Technology
    Approximate single-unit price: $60
    Purchase options: $60 each title; lab, network avail.
    Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All
    Excellent software for making interactive storybooks. For ESL purposes, it is even better if projected onto a large screen for whole class oral language activities. Choose from a variety of scenes: school, home, playground, mall, etc. Place people and objects into this setting. These 'smart stickers' can be positioned inside, beside, behind, in front of, etc and change their size according to where they are placed on the screen. Narration can be added. CD-ROMs in the series: Castle; Neighborhoods; Rain Forest; Ocean; Pyramids; and Time Trip USA. For ESL, Neighborhoods and Oceans are probably most helpful. Sheltered English classes might be able to use others depending on subject.

Imagine Learning English

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: Imagine Learning
    Purchase options: contact publisher
    Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: K-12
    English language development for K-12 students; designed for school-wide adoption. Extensive collection of integrated activities, testing, and record-keeping.

Inspiration

    Machine: Mac, Win
    Skill(s): writing
    Publisher: Inspiration Software
    Approximate single-unit price: $70
    Purchase options: $195 site license
    Level: Advanced For: All but K-6
    A pre-writing program that allows students to organize and arrange ideas in outline or diagram form. Useful for making flow charts to show the logical progression of ideas. Most frequently used for concept mapping and story webbing.

Interactive Language Workshop

    Machine: Win, Mac
    Skill(s): vocabulary
    Publisher: Idiom Software
    Approximate single-unit price: $40
    Level: Beginning For: All
    The Workshop integrates the BodyBuilder, DressMe, HouseKey, MysteryFamily and TimeTeller programs in a single, CD-ROM based program with graphics, digital sound, and interactive language learning activities. Topics include body and face parts, clothing, the house, family, telling time and prepositions of location, with more than 300 vocabulary words in all! Every word is pronounced by native speakers.

Interactive Picture Dictionary, The

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): spelling, vocabulary
    Publisher: Protea Textware
    See also
    Wida
    Approximate single-unit price: $138
    Purchase options: lab pack
    Level: Beginning, intermediate For: All
    This CD-ROM-based program teaches and tests spelling and vocabulary comprehension. The teacher can customise by adding own key words, context sentences and number of syllables per word. Australian English. Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7.

Issues in English I and II

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): comprehensive
    Publisher: Protea Textware
    See also
    Wida
    Approximate single-unit price: $180
    Purchase options: CDs sold separately; lab
    Level: Beginning, intermediate, advanced For: All
    Two CD-ROMs, each with eight issues (Smoking, Gambling, Discrimination, Growing Old, etc.), each covered at four levels of complexity from Beginner to Advanced. Each issue has a video clip of someone presenting the issue, with the language activities (approx. 18 per issues per level) based on the video clip. CD-ROMs sold separately. Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7.

It's Your Job

    Machine: Win
    Skill(s): speaking
    Publisher: Clarity Language Consultants
    Purchase options: Contact publisher
    Level: Intermediate, advanced For: Adult, HE
    An eBook, interactive activities and interviews with employers help learners answer four questions: 1.What is the interviewer looking for?, 2.What do I need to prepare?, 3.What are the pitfalls I need to avoid?, and 4.How can I develop my skills? A series of 40 interactive activities enables learners to test their strategies and build their job-seeking and language skills. This includes responding to sample job adverts, answering interview questions in real time, and studying the style of a follow-up email. International, North American, and Indian English.


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Last updated 10 June 2010 by Deborah Healey, dhealey at uoregon dot edu
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