Author: Allenpark Info Tech
Publisher: AllenPark Info Tech
ISBN/UPC (if available): NA
This CD-ROM has been developed on a model capable of catering to individual learning styles. This model has been subjected to rigorous research and proven to produce instructionally effective courseware. The objectives are clearly defined at the start of the course and actively involve the learner in the learning process. This instructional design takes into account the various theories of adult learning as well as the different methods to capture and hold the attention of our young learners. The Focus is on developing a complete mastery of the language with stress on communication, unlike more traditional methods, which laid more emphasis on reading and writing.
Most of those involved in language teaching are convinced that multimedia technology offers real learning possibilities with measurable results. The glue that bonds content together and creates an unparalleled learning experience is the implementation of technology in an apt manner.
The CD is designed using the communicative approach, which focuses not on grammar, translation, and conjugations per se, but instead on communicating in whatever way you can. Errors are fine as long as you are able to make yourself understood. Since formal grammar is minimized and functional situations are emphasized, the CD-ROM effectively demonstrates and enables communicative language learning.
When you enter the world of this interactive CD, you will find yourself in a compelling, interactive environment where learning authentic Malayalam is made effortless and fun. Engaged in this rich, multimedia experience, learning becomes a pleasure and not a struggle.
The whole course of learning Malayalam is divided into seven lessons. It is designed in such a way that by the time the learner reaches the seventh lesson, songs, he is capable of reading a Malayalam newspaper or a book.
1. Fifteen carefully chosen lessons in this section will introduce him to alphabets and sounds. He starts recognizing and talking the alphabets by himself.
2.The learner is taken to the roots of the Malayalam alphabets out here. Right from vowels and consonants to the more complex conjunct consonants.
3. But then, writing is the best way to learn and remember alphabets. We start with the first alphabet, tells the learner how to pronounce it, write it and also its usages. Since the learner sees and gets acquainted with so many Malayalam words during this session, learning alphabets becomes a simple task for the learner.
4. The learner is introduced to Malayalam numbers here. He starts reading small words, easily, without any conscious effort.
5. The learner is introduced to the glossary of everyday Malayalam here. He gets a lot of opportunity to listen to and read what he has learned and learn new things too. By the time he is finished with lessons he will be able to read even difficult words in Malayalam. The next screen will show you how.
6. The learner gets to know the name of animals in Malayalam here. He starts listening to and reading words one by one on his own. Along with his reading skill, his vocabulary also improves.
7. The learner is introduced to the glossary of everyday Malayalam here. He gets a lot of opportunity to listen to and read what he has learned and learn new things too. By the time he is finished with lessons he will be able to read even difficult words in Malayalam. The next screen will show you how.
8. Here we have a lot of simple sentences that will help you to listen and to speak a lot of Malayalam. By now, the learner has started reading small sentences on his own.
9. The learner starts to read and listen to longer sentences and getting into more of vocabulary. The methodology adopted is such that the learner, if a child, starts communicating with his parents to know more about proverbs and the riddles. The parent also get ample opportunity to interact with the child about the significance of the proverbs and as to how it can be adapted to his life.
10. Four well-known stories are narrated in this section. The learner starts reading longer sentences out here.
11. Nine nostalgic songs are recited in this section giving an insight to the Malayalam culture. Paragraphs are highlighted as they are recited. The learner starts listening and reading paragraphs too. Yes , he is now capable of reading a Malayalam news paper or a Book…
64 MB RAM, CD-ROM DRIVE, SOUNDCARD
Windows 95, 98, XP, 2000, NT4.0
Doesnot Work on Macintosh