The complete set of Series 100, 101 and 201 takes you from the beginner level to the business professional level. Move from beginner with no prior knowledge of the language to total language competence for business and professional use. The product includes: 300 Dialogues covering everyday situations, travel and profession, a pronunciation trainer, a vocabulary trainer, a wide variety of exercises, a complete grammar, a context-based dictionary, a virtual printable book, a video animated help system, three CD-ROMs, and three audio CDs. The product comes in a high quality packaging with a slipcase. The fully cross-linked language courses from STROKES are one of a kind. Every sentence and every word in the practical dialogues provide both natural and literal translations. In addition, each individual word is linked to a specific grammar explanation. Verbs are directly linked to a conjugation chart. Study vocabulary and grammar in the direct context of a dialogue.
1. EASY LEARNING – The road to foreign language fluency
STROKES Easy Learning will not only teach you the basics of a foreign language in a very short time, it will also guide you all the way down the path to total command of a foreign language.
2. All in one comprehensive language course
The STROKES language learning software is a complete all-in-one package that includes all the tools a language learner needs. A context related vocabulary trainer, a dictionary, and a complete grammar complement the set of 300 real-life dialogues and 36 types of multimedia exercises.
3. Language courses in 23 languages and 3 levels
The STROKES language software collection includes 3 levels of proficiency. Whether you are an absolute beginner, an advanced learner or a business professional, STROKES has the product you need to easily learn a foreign language.
Features and benefits of STROKES EASY LEARNING
There is no language that you can’t learn. EASY LEARNING uses the advantages of modern computer technologies and has developed advanced learning techniques that make foreign languages very accessible, even to the not so talented.
Here are the determining features of EASY LEARNING that will guide you along the path to total language fluency:
1. Real-Life Language Training
Your EASY LEARNING language course will teach you exactly what you need in 300 dialogue situations, covering a wide range of topics that include everyday life, travel and business. The focused training will get you well prepared for conversation in the situations that you are most likely to encounter in real life. It’s total immersion. The day you travel to a foreign country, you will feel like you’ve been there, and communication will come easy.
2. Situation focused Training
Language training with STROKES always sets the focus on the one primary goal of mastering communication in each of the 300 real-life situations. To master a situation, you do all the language exercises of your lesson plan within the context of that situation. You learn to say the most important things to the extent that you end up saying things automatically, without having to think. This is the key to fluency in a foreign language.
You also do a number of motivating exercises to learn and consolidate the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation that apply to the same situation.
3. Total cross-linking of the language content
What is cross-linking of the language content? A cross-linked language content means that the words of the dialogues are linked to sound, relevant grammar topics, conjugation tables of verbs, literal translations and dictionary forms of words.
4. Natural and Literal Translations
Natural translations of sentences are translations that are written exactly the way you would express something in English. You need natural translations to immediately understand what is meant in all parts of your language course. Literal translations of words and sentences are translations that follow the structure and grammar rules of the foreign language. You need literal translations to immediately understand how a native speaker thinks and expresses himself, which is frequently completely different from English. The major benefit of natural and literal translations is that they enable you to learn with direct comparison to your mother tongue, which makes you understand and progress much faster.
5. Multi Channel Learning System
What makes learning effective and fun with STROKES language courses is that you use the 5 different learning channels of reading, hearing, writing, speaking and picture association in a variety of 36 types of exercises.
6. Lesson plans with 36 diverse types of exercises
7. Your personalized lesson plan
When you create your own lesson plan, you can choose the exercises and the sequence that work best for you. In the selection of EASY LEARNING exercises there are usually several exercises for each of 10 learning goals, as listed below. Depending on the type of learner you are, you can select those exercises that best suit your personality.
The Vocabulary Trainer
STROKES language courses come with an intelligent vocabulary trainer, which you can use to review all the words of a single dialogue at a time, a combination of dialogues or for all the dialogues you have learnt. By integrating the vocabulary trainer in your daily lesson plan, you ensure that you never forget the words you have already learnt as you go along.
The Grammar Trainer
STROKES language courses include a complete grammar with examples from the real-life dialogues. Each grammar topic is linked to the dialogues, which allows you to learn and review grammar topics one by one and by direct reference to the sentences of the dialogues in which the topics occur.
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