I started learning two new languages this week which are Japanese and Swedish. While Swedish is pretty easy for someone who is speaking English and German (and a little bit of Danish), Japanese is not. The main problem is that you have to think around two corners at the beginning. You can read every letter in Swedish just fine and only need to know the word to understand it. In Japanese you need to understand Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji first to be able to read the words.
That's were learning software like Teach 2000 come into play. Teach 2000 offers a flexible learning system which is based on flash cards which is excellent for learning words, letters but also everything else that can be put on the left and right side of a flashcard. The world's capitals and their countries, the mountains and their heights and so on.
Teach 2000 comes as a portable version and as a version that has to be installed on the system. It comes with a few example flashcards that explain the principle of the learning software but the user will have to create his own flashcards after looking at the examples. There is unfortunately no dictionary included for common languages.
Creating new flash cards requires some work and it is probably a good idea if additional users would join in and create flash cards for the language or subject that they are learning.
The learning software can test the user and records the history of the results. The tests are highly flexible. The user can select the order, the type of test (multi-choice, basic, puzzle and many more), select the error training interval and set error correction (for example that case does not matter in the answer). Some other interesting features of Teach 2000 are:
Teach 2000 is a very nice learning software which requires some work in the beginning but provides a good range of tests and options for the learning student.Advertisement
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