ELT Software









SHAREWARE AND FREEWARE

    BABYLON - your personal translator. Babylon Software allows you to translate words and expressions from English to Hebrew while reading on the computer. It remains active in the background. Whenever pupils reach a word in English they don't understand, they just right-click on the word, and Babylon opens a tiny window with a translation. It can be used while browsing the Internet or doing any off-line activity that involves reading English in any application. Right now there is no cost. You can download the program and use it for 150 days. Then go back to the website for an update.
    http://www.babylon.com



    ReadToMe - from the Hawaii Education Literacy Project, devoted to promoting literacy by making the reading of electronic text an easier and more pleasurable experience. The use of their first effort, ReadToMe™, a Windows®-based reading tool, is free.
    http://www.pixi.com/~reader1/


    Microsoft Word Internet Assistant. Install this program to transform MSWord For Windows into a wysiwyg HTML editor. Convert your MSWORD documents into HTML pages in seconds, or create new HTML pages as easily as you create MSWORD documents. Free download from Microsoft. (Note: the 16 bit version for Windows 3.x is has limited capabilities. We highly recommend the 32 bit version for Windows 95.)
    http://www.microsoft.com/msword/internet/ia/


    The Virtual CALL Library. The Virtual CALL Library aims to be a central point of access to the diverse collection of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) software scattered across the Internet and available for downloading.
    http://www.sussex.ac.uk/langc/CALL.html


    Tamar's EFL Software Club. Shareware and Freeware to download. This site is under construction. Plans include organizing the software in categories, rating it according to level and usefulness, answering technical problems about installation and providing reviews of programs by teachers who have used them.
    http://ramat-negev.org.il/~tamarb/software



    ZDNet Software Library. Shareware, freeware and demos to download. Browse the index or use the search engine to look for a particular program.
    http://www.hotfiles.com/home.html




Commercial Software






    Thunderbeam. The smart way to shop for kids software. (Needs to be cookie enabled or else it won't let you in to the site!!)
    http://www.thunderbeam.com/web/


    Billy Bear Storybooks - for elementary school . Some shareware available.
    http://www.worldvillage.com/kidz/bilybear/wbooks.htm


    Davka Press. Jewish content books and software in English. Info on Jewish history, links to Jewish sites on the net
    http://www.davka.com/




Software Reviews

    Computer Assisted Language Learning. CALL @ Chorus is a resource which offers detailed reviews of software and books targeted towards language students and instructors. Also features demonstrations of the latest in Cutting Edge CALL Demos, and a carefully selected index of CALL Links to interesting and relevant sites on the web. The goal is to help readers make informed choices when purchasing such products and to provide them with the kinds of information needed to do so.
    http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/chorus/call/