A Place to Start in Selecting Software

Table 2: List of software primarily for teens and adults

Software is for Windows unless otherwise noted

Title Skill(s) User Setting Teacher role Approx. cost
Alphabet, The
Protea Textware
Vocabulary
Teen, adult EFL/ESL Class or individual
Set tasks
$
Connected Speech
Protea Textware
Pronunciation
Teen, adult ESL/EFL
Individual
Limited
$
Decisions, Decisions
Tom Snyder
Discussion Teen, adult EFL/ESL Group In control $$

Dynamic Business English
DynEd

Listening, speaking Adult ESL Self-directed learning-review Limited $$$- $$$$
ELLIS Academic
Pearson Education
Comprehensive Teen, adult EFL Self-directed learning Limited $$$-$$$$
First English
DynEd
Comprehensive Pre-teen, teen Self-directed learning Limited $1$
Focus on Grammar
Exceller
Grammar Adult ESL Self-directed learning-review Limited $$
Hollywood
Tom Snyder Productions
Discussion, writing
Any
Group, class
Limited
$
Hot Potatoes
Half-Baked Software
Authoring Any Class, self-directed learning-review Full Free with conditions
Issues in English
Protea Textware
Comprehensive
Teen, adult ESL
Group, class
Set tasks
$$
Learn to Speak English
(Mac, Win)
Learning Company
Comprehensive Adult EFL Self-directed learning Limited $
Live Action English Interactive
(Mac, Win)
Command Performance Language Institute
Comprehensive Adult ESL Class, self-directed learning Set tasks $
MonoConc Pro (concordancer)
Athelstan
Vocabulary, reading Teen, adult ESL/EFL Class, group, self-directed learning-discovery Set tasks $
New Dynamic English
DynEd
Comprehensive Teen, adult EFL Self-directed learning-review Limited $$$ - $$$$
Odyssey ELL Secondary/Adult
CompassLearning
Comprehensive Teen, adult Class, self-directed learning-review Set tasks contact publisher
One-Pick Pack (Ace Detective, Ace Reporter, others)
Mindplay
Reading, writing, vocabulary
Teen Group, self-directed learning-review In control,set tasks $
Oregon Trail
Learning Company
Discussion Teen, adult EFL/ESL Group In control, set tasks $
Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive
Oxford University Press
Vocabulary Any Self-directed learning-review Set tasks $$
Active Reading
Clarity Language Consultants
Reading, listening
Teen, adult ESL/EFL
Class, self-directed learning
Set tasks
$$
Rosetta Stone
Fairfield Language Technologies
Listening Child, teen, adult EFL Self-directed learning-review Limited $$-$$$
Storybook Weaver
Riverdeep
Writing Teen, adult ESL Group, class Set tasks $
TOEFL Mentor
Encomium
TOEFL Adult ESL Self-directed learning-review Limited $
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
(Mac, Windows)
Broderbund
Discussion, reading Teen, adult EFL Group, self-directed learning-review Set tasks $
Wida Authoring Suite
Wida
Text manipulation Adult ESL Class, self-directed learning-review Set tasks $$$

Table 1: List of children's software

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