Talk Now! is designed for people who want to learn a language quickly. If you
don't have time to become fluent, but need the basics in a hurry, Talk Now! is
for you. Talk Now! uses games and quizzes as a basis for making the learning
process fun and relaxing.
Track your abilities and measure your progress, for greater improvement -
you can even print out special certificates to prove you completed the program
All Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review:
fun and easy to learn..., July 24, 2004
However, quite basic, so once you've finished the first CD, you'll need
something else to get to more advanced practice. Even so, this CD worked
perfectly for me and did not require me to download any additional software in
order to get it to run. I'm using Mac OS X, 10.3.4-Panther on a G4 iBook. The
fact that I'm running a Mac version may explain the differences in my review
from the other reviewers the same software, who are likely windows based users.
The games are quite fun and the graphics are crisp. We've not yet utilized the
voice comparisson option, but look forward to doing so as soon as my microphone
arrives--the program allows you to have your pronounciation/voicing compared to
the native speaker's voices on the CD.
For the price (I purchased on sale for under 15$), it's darned good. Not sure
what the other reviewers paid, but considering most shareware costs about that
much, this is a solid performer. We supplemented this starter program with
Imati velik dan! (have a great day!)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
do not buy this item, March 17, 2004
||A software user
I have given this item 1 star because there is nothing lower. It might be a
good product, I will never know. The first thing you will find is that in order
to view the product you will need to download a software package costing an
additional $15. The next thing you will find is that if you want a refund from
Amazon, you will pay the shipping because this is not their fault (even though
this is not mentioned in the description). The next thing you will find is that
if you delete the program on your computer you will lose shared files.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
OK, but . . ., December 27, 2003
Everything said in the editorial review is true. This method is a lot of fun
and the interactive bit really helps. The most useful feature is getting to see
a picture, record the word or phrase in Croatian, and then playback your
recording next to a recording of a native speaker. Obviously, your computer must
have a microphone.
So why the so-so rating? I bought this same title for German and there are
four CDs. It had a basic CD, a more advanced CD, a mystery game where you used
your knowledge to solve the mystery, and a talking dictionary. I thought I'd be
getting the same package, but apparently they haven't developed past the first
CD for Croatian. And the one CD isn't much cheaper than what I paid for the
whole German package.
There are nine lessons on the basic CD, each with about 15-20 words or
phases. In two days, I've already aced six of the nine. Obviously, I'm still not
quite ready to carry on a conversation. Contrast this to the German edition
which lasted me several weeks despite my already knowing a good bit of German.
So while their method is a good one, and the presentation is very
professional, I can't recommend this unless you'll be happy just knowing things
like colors, food, numbers, etc.