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Sound English Software
Developed and co-published with Greygum Software.
Using many learning strategies, the Sound English software allows students to hear and practise the sounds, rhythms and flow of Australian English.
This software presents the text and pictures of the books, along with questions, activities and spelling exercises*.
What does each package include?
Each level offers Reading, Questions, Activities and Writing.
Each word is underlined while it is spoken by a human voice.
Every book has a set of questions that focus on helping the student understand the content. Images and text from the book are used wherever appropriate.
There is a set of activities for each book, each aimed at practising a particular aspect of the reading process. Instructions are spoken. Students can click on any word or sound to hear it again.
Students can gain confidence from writing their own version of a book, then hearing the computer read their text. (Text-to-speech facilities in the computer's operating system need to be enabled to read the text aloud.)
Spelling (Level 1 books)
Students are offered a variety of spelling activities using the words in each book.
Record-keeping facilities for the teacher
Teachers have protected access to comprehensive options, control panels and a record-keeping system for each student.
Same-day shipping: $8 (any quantity within Australia)
• Is there software planned for Level 2?
A single copy of the software entitles the purchaser to install it on one computer. This is a "Single User Licence".
The purchase of two copies of the same package allows an educational institution to install that package on an unlimited number of computers at a single campus of that institution. This is a "Site Licence" and appropriate documentation for software audit purposes is included with the order.
For example, purchasing two copies of the Level 1 Books 1-10 package automatically grants the purchasing institution a site licence to install Level 1 Books 1-10 on networks and/or an unlimited number of computers on one campus.
Lending Library Editions
Public computers are not always suitable places for people of any age to improve their literacy. Our Lending Library editions are for students who feel more comfortable working in private on their own desktop or laptop computer. These editions are licensed to be lent to each borrower for a fixed period that's specified by the library when ordering. At the end of the borrowing period the software stops working, but the loan can be extended by the library if necessary. No internet connection is required at any time.
RRP for Lending Library editions is the same as site licences ($198 plus $8 shipping).
Licensing procedures can seem complex. We are very flexible. If you have any questions about licensing don't hesitate to contact us.