Tell Me More

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Content: Foreign Language
Grade(s): 6th and up
Perspective: Secular
Prep Time: None
Teacher Manual: N/A
Teacher Involvement: N/A
Cost: $$$$ || ?
Pages: DVD
Publication Date: 2010
Updated Review: May 6, 2014

From Tell Me More’s website:

Students begin with taking an assessment test to determine with A1 – C1 level they should begin in. The available programs are grounded in the communicative approach, emphasizing the functional aspect of language by encouraging learners to work on all of the skills required.

The educational objectives introduced at the beginning of lessons clearly explain the speech acts involved and the skill sets to be practiced. This enables learners to know what the lesson will entail and what they will have achieved at the end.

Each lesson begins with a contextualization activity (using different types of learning materials such as text, audio, video or dialogues, for example), followed by a series of activities enabling learners to work on speech acts from different angles and with different linguistic means.

This lesson structure helps them to retain the knowledge necessary to communicate in the target language, in a simple way that does not require memorization. Among other things, these lessons are composed of activities using speech recognition, enabling learners to work specifically on their speaking skills, and preparing them for real-life interactions.

40+ different activities offer diversity in the learning process, avoiding a repetitive sequence of activities. Activities based on everyday and professional situations. Students can also view Euronews® videos: More than 110 hours of authentic video lessons about a variety of subjects (e.g., politics, the economy, etc).

The latest speech recognition technology allows for interactive conversations designed to increase self-sufficiency in real speaking situations. The program also includes numerous additional oral activities: Speaking exercises, phonetics, and the pronunciation of words, phrases and sentences.

Tell Me More is available in:

  • French
  • Spanish (Latin American & Castillian)
  • Italian
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Arabic

About the Publisher:
TELL ME MORE specializes was the first developer in the world to introduce speech recognition technology in language learning solution. TELL ME MORE is now owned by Rosetta Stone

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2 thoughts on “Tell Me More

  1. I got this for my dd, aged 13. She’d never taken a foreign language before. The price was great compared with comparable programs. I haven’t used the other programs so this may be the same in all but I would have liked an admin log in to keep track of her progress and maintain the settings. Instead anyone that logs in can modify the learning path. For my dd that meant she didn’t do the work. In addition there’s no printable weekly worksheets. You can print vocabulary but it’s a screen shot and doesn’t cover what you’re doing for the week/section.
    If you buy any of the packages I’d recommend getting your own mic/speaker. The one they send broke the day we got it.
    On the plus sides, price is great for any of the packages. If you have any questions, the staff are super nice.

  2. Tell Me More is set up in an “adult” style. It has many different activites, and three learning modes: guided, free-roam, and dynamic. We haven’t gone too far with it, but DS really liked it. The “complete beginner” level is pretty tough, IMO, but since DS had the other Spanish course behind him, it’s a good intro into the new format.

    TMM has four levels in one, and for Spanish has both European Spanish and a disc for Latin American Spanish. DS enjoys learning both – like comparing British & American English.

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