Mike Teaches English is a motivating and engaging package featuring a cartoon character who shares his world, language and music. The program allows students to revise and extend their language, literacy and computer skills individually or with a partner. There are three levels of difficulty and a simple, consistent user interface that allows for easy manipulation and navigation. The accompanying teacher's notes are well organised, comprehensive and practical. A welcome feature is the sound quality, which ensures students clearly hear the English words. The voice is natural with none of the robotic qualities of some earlier productions. The graphics are bright and colourful and Mike, the cartoon character, offers plenty of encouragement. There is also a help function button to guide the user.
Students in early primary mainstream and ESL classrooms will enjoy the different aspects of this program as they review, consolidate and extend their English language. The activities on this CD-ROM include: * Numbers 1-20 (dominoes, bingo, etc) * Alphabet (noughts and crosses, listening practice, hangman) * Telling the time (listening practice) * Days and months (listening practice)
Animals (body parts, matching words and sounds or pictures, memory) * Colours (listening practice) * Classroom objects (listening practice) * Means of transport (listening practice)
Unrar and extract files, and then burn them. password: englishtips.org