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Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level I & II Set
Rosetta Stone
Language Learning Software
Mandarin Chinese:
Level I & II

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Complete Chinese Learning Suite
Complete Chinese
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Everywhere Chinese Audio Course
Everywhere Chinese
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Free Software for Foreign Language Learning (2)

Shareware & freeware to download / (Nearly) free & deeply discounted foreign language software CDs


General or Multiple Languages
Arabic | ASL | Chinese
| Dutch | English | Esperanto | French | German
Greek | Hebrew | Hindi | Hungarian | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Latin
Persian | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Turkish | Vietnamese

Note:  If you're looking for more robust language learning software,
see our non-free language learning software page.

Arabic

Arabic Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases, including both spelling and pronunciation. The application allows customizable learning, tracks the user's progress, and helps the learner move from language recognition to mastery. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. The free version includes about 200 words in 20 popular categories. A great supplementary tool for learning Arabic. Download free. [Upgrade to Arabic Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm

Instant Immersion Arabic
This interactive Arabic learning program teaches you to speak Arabic and reinforces learning with fun activities, stories, quizzes, and games. Beginning with such simple items as the calendar and numbers, you will move through a variety of topics, including how to order food, conduct business, ask for directions, and ask questions. Dictation feature allows you to compare pronunciation with that of native speakers. 2 CD set / Under $10.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/XP, MAC
VerbAce-Pro Arabic-English-Arabic Dictionary 0.81
Translation software containing a concise Arabic-English-Arabic dictionary with 60,000+ entries. The one-click interface is easy to use and allows a quick translation of any text word. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

Effel's Arabic Dictionary
Can be a convenient tool for fast look-up of words while reading Arabic texts. Also features some grammar help, including a verb conjugation engine. Download free.

Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.

ASL

Quickstart: ASL
Uses an "immersion" method with audio-visual cues, allowing you to learn the basic skills needed to communicate with deaf friends, familiy, customers, and co-workers. Includes such topics as the signed alphabet, fingerspelling words and numbers, greetings, home and family, emergencies, and more. CD / $19.99 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista and Mac
American Sign Language Learning Aid (ASLLA) 7.18.02
Designed to help a beginning ASL student learn ASL. Currently comes with two programs: the simple ASLLA-Dictionary containing a limited number of words and ASLLA-Fingerspeller. The dictionary is a simple with limited number of words. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Instant Immersion American Sign Language 2.0
The 2-CD ASL program provides an array of resources to move the user through basic sign language then onto advanced skills. The Personal Communicator CD includes 2500 digital video signs for 4500 English words, a searchable English-ASL dictionary, and an ASL Playroom where you can click on objects to reveiw signs along with audio and video feedback. The Signlink CD contains a multimedia dictionary and tutorial with over 1000 video clips for 2300 English meanings to teach the fundamentals of hand shape, palm orientation, location, and movement and facial expressions. Grammar lessons cover such topics as fingerspelling, numbers, time, and pronouns. Also includes an overview of ASL history and deaf culture. 2 CD set / $29.99 Under $10.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, MAC

Hypersign 4.0 Dictionary of American Sign Language
Hypersign was meant to teach ASL to those who can hear to facilitate communication with the deaf. The program offers a video dictionary of approximately 2000 basic ASL signs (including both facial expressions and gestures that accompany each sign), everyday phrases, instructional text in Spanish and English, and games and practice activities to reinforce learning. Instruction is self-paced, individualized, and permits customized access based on age level (child, teen, adult). The software also introduces learners to the culture of deaf persons. CD / Under $10.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/XP

Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.

Chinese

Chinese Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free. [Upgrade to Chinese Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm


Speak & Learn! Chinese
Ideally for beginners, the software introduces the learner to over 700 conversational phrases and basic Latin American Spanish vocabulary, including numbers, colors, telling time, food, shopping, and body parts using contextualized animation and graphics. Learning is reinforced through quizzes, games, interactive exercises. Voice record feature allows you to compare your pronunciation with that of a native speaker. Also includes a printable picture dictionary. The help menu customizable for 70 different languages. CD / $19.99 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista, MAC
Instant Immersion Mandarin Chinese
This interactive Chinese learning program contains 2 different CDs. The Talk Now! Mandarin Chinese CD allows beginners to practice everyday speech and reinforces learning with interactive games, quizzes, and stories. The World Talk Mandarin Chinese CD moves the user to the next level with new activities, dictations, and a recording feature that allows the user to compare pronunciation with that of a native speaker. The program prepares the learner to cope with everyday situations in Mandarin Chinese. 2 CD set / $9.99 Under $5.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/ XP, MAC
Chinese Homework Trainer 3.4.1
Chinese Homework Trainer allows the user to easily create study lists, print flash cards, look up stroke orders, read texts, test skills, and more. Study lists are customizable and the program keeps track of study time. Includes built-in support for both simple and traditional Chinese characters and pinyin. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000/XP
Clicktionary (Chinese Version) 2.9
Get uncomplicated translations in a single mouse-click and instantly translate English words into Chinese. Translated words can be stored into your very own personal vocabulary. Review important words anytime for continuous learning. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Chinese Practice 4.0
Chinese Practice will not teach you Chinese, it's meant to accompany your study at a school. When you come home from class, create new lesson and write down new words and phrases. Use different modes let the program display only Chinese terms while you translate into your language or vice versa, or just hear the computer read the terms and repeat them. You can print out list of Chinese phrases, record pronunciation, scan the characters stroke order, then link the MP3 and JPG files with the terms. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows XP

World Cuisine: Chinese
Multimedia cooking guide gives you easy-to-follow tips and techniques for Chinese cooking that you won't find in any cookbook. Over 42 recipes are demonstrated in interactive audio and video, allowing you to see every detail of the preparation process. Also includes a visual glossary of Chinese ingredients and tips that reveal the special touches that make all the difference. CD / $19.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/ME, 2000, XP, Vista and MAC

Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.

Dutch

Dutch Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free. [Upgrade to Dutch Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm

Windmill 1.08: Dutch vocabulary
Designed to help English-speaking people learning Dutch to increase their vocabulary. Set for 10, 20 or 30 questions and program randomly generates them. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98 or higher.

Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.
Free Foreign Language Learning Software:
General or Multiple Languages
Arabic | ASL | Chinese
| Dutch | English | Esperanto | French | German
Greek | Hebrew | Hindi | Hungarian | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Latin
Persian | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Turkish | Vietnamese


Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.


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