TeachMe Breton - Apprends-moi le Breton - This whole method is based on a natural learning process - you practice simple grammar and vocabulary, until TeachMe! Breton decides that you have learned the tasks well enough to proceed to the next level. You'll move at your own pace. TeachMe Breton teaches you through English or French.
There are 10 levels of vocabulary, 20 levels of exercises, 3 levels of stories, a CD-ROM with voice, an Audio CD and a book of stories. By using AutoLearn you don't need to worry about what you should learn. Beginning at the basics, you will move up through the levels automatically based on your performance. AutoLearn will automatically decide if and when you need to review. Just click the AutLearn icon and you'll have your own personal tutor! The goal of the Exercises section is to build up your knowledge of the how words fit together to make sense. Some of the exercises are translations. Other exercises are designed to teach you to think in the other language, by asking you to change a phrase in a specific way. While grammar is definitely important, the largest amount of work in learning a language is that of learning the vocabulary. To speak normally, you will need to know about 2,000 words. This is why TeachMe! has a vocabulary section consisting of the 3,000 most used words in the language. The goal of the Stories section is to help you learn how to use the vocabulary and grammar in context. Drag and drop from a list of words to fill in the blanks in the many stories. A fun way to learn and also a great way to improve your listening skills. You can double click on any word to see the its meaning. With the Progress Chart you can see how you are improving in a lesson (Light Brown line) and how you are improving in the current level (Dark Brown line). As your level score improves you will also see a dotted line. Using AutoLearn, when your level score has reached this dotted line, you will be promoted to the next level. You can use the dictionary to find the meaning of thousands of words.
The dictionary is fully automated - all of the words in the prompt you're working on will be shown in a list. All you have to do is click on the book icon beside the word you want and you will be presented with several examples of how the word is used.
Once the dictionary has found examples of how the word is used, double click on any one of the examples, and you can PowerLearn the word you've chosen. This is especially useful while reading texts - you can PowerLearn each new word new word come across, a great way to expand your vocabulary!
TeachMe! Breton requires: PC; Windows 95, 98, 2000 or XP; Pentium 100Mhz+; 32MB RAM; 7MB free hard drive space; CD-ROM drive.