The comprehensive Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive provides hundreds of hours of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice, all on a single disc.
The software has been designed for learners of English on a beginning to intermediate level. Features of the Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive All 3,700 words of The Oxford Picture Dictionary are presented with sound and stunning visual images that provide easy access to meaning and pronunciation. Students can hear and learn to read, say, and spell any word they choose to explore. User-friendly navigation and help screens are geared to the special needs of language learners. A special viewer allows students to easily explore the whole graphic as well as zoom in for close ups. Vocabulary can be easily searched, either by contextualized topic page or through a pictorial glossary, helping students develop reference skills. A wide selection of activity types appeals to a variety of learning styles. Activities such as Conversation, Reading, "Job Talk," Dictation, Role Play, and Writing provide contextualized vocabulary practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. A built-in word processor encourages students to write about any Dictionary topic and print out their work. Easy lookup of words from readings, dialogues, and students' own writing is facilitated by hyperlinked referencing to the glossary. Games offer motivating, easily customized reinforcement activities. Flashcard Maker enables students to practice on-screen or print out picture/word cards based on their own word lists. Randomly-generated tests for each topic page enable targeted testing and multiple retests, facilitating pre- and post-testing. Summary and detailed reports allow students and teachers to monitor progress. A Teacher Management System on the same disc permits teachers to review and edit student information, as well as view tests and writing.
The Oxford Picture Dictionary is authored by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Evelyn Fella, Norma Shapiro, and Jayme Adelson-Goldstein.
If you are interested in this product you may also want to look at the Oxford Picture Dictionary textbook. The Oxford Picture Dictionary is a wonderful reference book to introduce beginning English students to a core vocabulary. It includes 3,600 words subdivided into 140 different topics (fruits, anatomy, geography, etc.), with detailed, full-color illustrations, and is available in eleven bilingual editions for Arabic, Brazilian Portugese, Cambodian, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and monolingual English.
IBM or compatible: 80486 or Pentium system. 16MB RAM (32MB preferred). OS: Windows 95 or later. Graphics/Monitor: sVGA or higher, resolution 640 X 480, 256-color mode. SoundBlaster compatible. At least 10 MB of free space on hard drive. Student Data may be stored on the hard drive or on a floppy disk.
Graphics/Monitor: Macintosh with 256 colours, 640x480 display OS: System 7 or later Minimum 8 MB RAM