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Spanish Computer Software

language laboratory catalog

Atajo 3.0
Writing assistant for Spanish by Heinle & Heinle © 1999 designed for use by elementary/intermediate-level language learners; this word-processor and Spanish spell-checker includes an online bi-lingual (Spanish–English/English–Spanish) dictionary with pronunciation feature, a phrase book of idiomatic expressions, vocabulary lists, a reference grammar with verb conjugator, writing examples.

¡Claro que sí! 3rd Edition
Computerized study modules for the Macintosh; ancillary material for the text ¡Claro que sí!, 3rd Edition (Caycedo Garner/Rusch/Domínguez © 1996 Houghton Mifflin Co.); includes modules for preliminary chapter and chapters 1–18; modules divided into two groupings:
(1) Flash - vocabulary and structure review drills presented in random order within the framework of true/false, fill-in and other exercises
(2) Foundations - communicative practice exercises in vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension presented within the framework of mini-dialogues and cloze activities.

El Corrector 2.0
© 1997-2000 Machina Sapiens, Inc. Version 2 of Spanish language proofing tool for spelling, typographical, grammatical and syntactical error correction; based on Spanish language reference works of María Moliner, Manuel Seco, the Colegio de México and La Real Academia; may be used in conjunction with various word processing programs; provides explanation of correction in pop-up help window; recognizes regionalisms of Latin America and Europe; supports the creation of a personal dictionary; includes: general dictionary, dictionary of definations, conjugator, bilingual (Spanish–English) interface.

Fuentes
Computerized study modules for the Macintosh; ancillary material for the text Fuentes (Caycedo Garner/Rusch/Domínguez, © 1996 Houghton Mifflin Co.); includes modules for preliminary chapter through chapter 12; modules divided into two groupings:
(1) Flash - vocabulary and structure review drills presented in random order within the framework of cue-and-response and/or fill-in exercises
(2) Foundations - communicative practice exercises in vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension presented within the framework of cloze paragraphs.

Transparent Language Sampler
A Macintosh software program designed to help students read and understand authentic literature; sampler text in Spanish: El sombrero de tres picos by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón; “transparent language” version of original text features hideable Help windows that provide text-related information when user highlights a segment of text; windows available:
(1) Word Meaning provides literal meaning of each word of original text
(2) Phrase Meaning gives the meaning of a phrase as a whole (i.e. idiomatic sense)
(3) Sentence or Clause Meaning offers the meaning of a highlighted segment of the original text
(4) Comments holds grammatical information, such as infinitives of verbs and other types of “root words”
(5) Notes is used for longer explanations of grammar; program also includes Bookmark, Word Search, Root Search features; includes audiocassette recording of story.