The software covers the following essential knowledge:
This introduction to French or Spanish covers the following essential knowledge:
Knowledge related to vocabulary:
Alphabet including introduction to letter sounds;
Basic vocabulary words related to the immediate environment (e.g. objects of the everyday life,
_animals, fruit and vegetables, occupations, family members and much more;)
Adjectives and verbs;
Knowledge related to sentence and grammar
Verb tense (e.g. present, past, future).
In addition, the software contributes to the development of the following:
Decoding the meaning of words in the second language using context, visual clues
Use of prior knowledge in mother tongue as a source of information to understand the
Concentrating and following instructions;
Planning how to do the activities;
Practicing, repeating and integrating the vocabulary of the second language;
Self-evaluation ( e.g. reflection on what has been learned as a student or as a player.)
Accepting not understanding everything that is said or read in an activity.
At the elementary level, second language programs suggest that the use of interactive
DVD-ROMs in learning a second language helps students develop a broad range
of transversal competencies.