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French DVD-ROM Programs

language laboratory catalog

Advanced French — Au coeur de la loi
Compatibility: Windows 98/2000 | Mac OS 8.6 or higher
Dual-platform DVD-ROM designed for advanced learners of French; central component of this interactive language learning program: 50-minute episode of a French police/detective television series entitled Au coeur de la loi; video may be viewed full-screen or with French subtitles, script in French, or English translation of script; individual scenes may be isolated for more detailed study; other features include: glossary (dictionnaire), word search (recherche de mots), record mechanism (enregistrez-vous) which allows user to record a specific character’s lines within a scene, then playback the scene with the user’s voice being heard in the role of that character, various activités for the practice and testing of vocabulary usage, spelling and listening comprehension; Quiz vidéo feature allows the user to participate in a simulated TV game show (against the computer character Matthieu) to test knowledge of the TV episode as well as of the language (particularly vocabulary) learned.

Jules et Jim
Compatibility: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP | Mac OS 8.6 or later
Interactive DVD-ROM based on the classic Truffaut film, Jules et Jim. This DVD plays sections of the original films, displays script simultaneously with spoken words and replays dialogue utterance by utterance. This multimedia application also allows you to speak and record actors’ lines and compare speech. This is a three-tier approach to developing language:
(1) Film: Interactive Viewing
(2) Ecritures: Cultural Notes and Activities
(3) Paroles: Speaking and role-playing exercises