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Contents
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Contents
A
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Important information ...................................................................... 3
Do I really have to read the manual?.....................................................................................................3
Is my computer configured correctly?....................................................................................................3
B
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First steps | end ................................................................................ 4
The 2 windows – the course window and the IntelliPlan .......................................................................4
Microphone calibration and navigating with voice commands ...............................................................4
Navigating the program with the mouse ................................................................................................6
Ending the program ...............................................................................................................................6
C The photo stories ............................................................................. 7
D
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The exercises ................................................................................... 9
How do you complete an exercise?.......................................................................................................9
Drag and drop exercises
.............................................................................................................11
Fill-in-the-gap
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Fill-in-the-gap with alternatives
....................................................................................................12
Multiple choice exercises
............................................................................................................12
Answer exercises
.......................................................................................................................12
Scrambled sentences
.....................................................................................................................13
Scrambled tables ............................................................................................................................13
Picture choice exercises .................................................................................................................14
Pronunciation exercises ..................................................................................................................14
Speech recognition exercises .........................................................................................................14
Textmark exercises
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Pronunciation practice
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Additional function: listening comprehension exercises
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Additional function: language laboratory
.......................................................................................16
Interactive dialogs ...............................................................................................................................17
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Tests ................................................................................................ 18
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Focused learning with the IntelliPlan ........................................... 19
G Vocabulary practice.......................................................................22
H Online magazine .............................................................................25
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Voice Pilot .......................................................................................26
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Self-study tips................................................................................. 27
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Important information
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Important information
Do I really have to read the manual?
This handbook explains the structure and the most important features of your software program.
You can also access the online help at any point in your course by pressing F1 or clicking on the question
mark in the upper-right corner of your screen. The help file is context sensitive and shows you exactly the
tips you need.
2
Is my computer configured correctly?
In order to get the most out of the language program, your computer should meet the following requirements:
Pentium Processor
Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
DVD-ROM disc drive or USB 2.0
Minimal resolution: 1024x768 pixel, high color
Recommended resolution:1280x1024 pixel, true color
RAM 64 Megabytes (minimum of 32 Megabytes)
Speakers or headphones, microphone
Internet connection
Although you can also use the language course without speakers and a microphone, you should use them
in order to practice your listening comprehension and pronunciation skills. There is no standard for the
sound card configuration. However, markings are indicated on most computers’ sound cards:
Microphone
Symbol, label “Mic”, red marking
Loudspeakers/headphones
Symbol, label “Audio” or “Out”, no red marking
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B First steps | end
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The 2 windows – the course window and the IntelliPlan
The courses from digital publishing consist of two windows.
The IntelliPlan on the left-hand side administers your course content. Here you can see which units
you have already worked on, your results and what remains to be done.
In the course window on the right-hand side you can work on the exercises with the help of the video
tutor located in the top left corner of the window.
As you can see, the same units appear in both windows. You can click either on the symbol or the text in
the course window, or choose directly from the IntelliPlan.
2
Microphone calibration and navigating with voice commands
Start first by checking whether your microphone and the voice recognition program are working properly
and by learning how to navigate through the program using the Voice Pilot (even if at the beginning you
will probably prefer to use your mouse rather than voice commands).
Open the unit Voice Pilot in your IntelliPlan and click on the title of the first exercise in IntelliPlan or
on the picture of the first exercise in the exercise window.
Here you can tell right away if your microphone is working properly. The system is ready to record
when the red mark under the video tutor appears. While you are speaking into the microphone, the
blue bar, or level indicator, should move.
For the voice recognition feature to function at its best, you should now calibrate the microphone.
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In order to calibrate your microphone, click on the microphone symbol in the Windows taskbar (in the
bottom right corner of your screen, beside the clock), or choose the option Calibrate from the Actions
menu in the IntelliPlan.
Speak into your microphone and adjust the microphone level so that the blue level indicator under the
video tutor does not move when you are silent, and moves to about the middle when you speak.
Click on Calibrate, speak into the microphone for 2 to 3 seconds and then be silent until the box is
active again. While calibrating, the program measures the background noise of your microphone for
about 5 seconds.
End the microphone calibration by clicking on the Close box.
The microphone calibration is saved. You only need to repeat it when you use a different microphone.
Now you can see if the video tutor understands you.
Click on a command in the course window with the mouse in order to hear it.
Speak the command into the microphone. When the video tutor has understood you, you will receive
a blue check mark.
Practice the commands a bit more. With a click of the mouse on the top right arrow, you skip to the next
page (you find out how to say this to the video tutor in the third exercise page).
Important: In this unit you can practice the voice commands with which you can navigate through the program, but they are not active within this unit.
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Navigating the program with the mouse
Of course, you can also navigate through the program using the mouse.
Course window: In order to scroll through the various elements of the course (photo stories, exercises, tests) use the arrows in the top right corner of the menu bar. The number between the two arrows lets you know which screen you are on and how many screens there are in the unit in total.
Course window: In order to go back to the course overview, click on the white text in the menu bar
which is located in the top right corner of the screen frame (the current unit is always shown here. For
example, Voice Pilot). The software always goes up one level. If you want to know exactly where you
are, you can look in the IntelliPlan.
IntelliPlan: If you want to see an overview of all the course contents available, refer to the IntelliPlan.
The overview works like a folder in Windows Explorer. You can hide and display the overview with the
plus and minus symbols. When you click on one of the course units or elements in the IntelliPlan, it
will also appear in the course window.
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Ending the program
You have various possibilities to close your language program:
Press the Alt+F4 key combination.
Give the video tutor a voice command (you can see how this works in the unit labeled Voice Pilot).
Choose the command Quit in the Actions menu in the IntelliPlan.
Click on the red cross in the top right corner of the IntelliPlan or the course window.
However you end the program, the software marks your position in the course.
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The photo stories
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The photo stories
Many units in the course begin with a photo story which sets the context for the exercises that follow.
While working with a photo story you can practice text and listening comprehension, as well as your pronunciation.
When selecting a photo story to work with, the program will ask you if you want to pre-load the photo story.
By choosing Yes, the pictures from the photo story will be saved up front, allowing smooth functioning of
the photo story for users working with a slower Internet connection. Should you have a high-speed Internet
connection, pre-loading the pictures is not necessary.
1
Learning with the photo story
Start the photo story and listen closely. First, watch and listen to the complete story.
Go back to the beginning of the photo story and start it again. Pay particular attention to the parts that
you might not have understood the first time through.
Listen to the photo story step by step. Click on the dialog bubble when you want the speaker to repeat
what was said. Press the Alt key in order to see a translation.
Now you can hide the text and listen to the entire photo story. Did you understand everything?
Now it is time to practice your pronunciation. Speak the text from the dialog bubble into the microphone and try to imitate the pronunciation of the native speakers. If you have pronounced the text
well, the program will automatically go to the next picture.
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The software is ready to record when you see the little red mark under the video tutor. A question
mark appears beside the red mark when the content of the text is correct but your pronunciation was not
quite good enough. In this case, simply speak the text again and try to imitate the speaker more closely.
2
The photo story control panel
starts the playback (sound and picture)
stops the playback (sound and picture)
goes to the next picture
goes back one picture
goes back to the beginning of the photo story
To reduce the speed of the speakers, drag the yellow regulator to the left with the mouse. To increase
the speed, drag the regulator to the right. Double click on the regulator to hear the “normal“ talking
speed (100%) again.
hides the text in the dialog bubble
reinserts the text in the dialog bubble
Alt The Alt key translates the text in the dialog bubble as well as the functions in the menu bar.
Click on the dialog bubble to hear the text again.
3
Navigating with the Voice Pilot
Of course you can go through the photo story using voice commands. To do this, you just have to tell the
video tutor which function (for example, Stop) he or she should execute. In the menu bar at the top of the
dialog window you can see the names of the different functions in the target language. You can look up
how to say other functions (for example, Hide text) in the corresponding exercise in the Voice Pilot unit.
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D The exercises
To optimally practice all language skills, and to ensure that the learning process does not become boring,
the software contains a wide variety of exercises. The symbols in the IntelliPlan indicate what kind of exercise you will be working with.
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How do you complete an exercise?
The exercises have a variety of functions and offer various kinds of help. To benefit most from the course,
please complete the exercises in the manner described below.
Instructions
Listen to the video tutor's instructions. Click on the video tutor to hear the instructions again, or click
on the video tutor and press the ALT key to hear the translation (when available).
Read the instructions next to the video tutor. You can also press the ALT key here to see a translation.
Some exercises appear already solved. This is so that you can see the answers in advance. You can recognize these exercises by the instructions and by the mouse pointer. As soon as you click on any part of
the exercise, it will become active (for example, gaps will appear or words in sentences will be mixed up).
Certain exercises can only be solved after listening to one or several texts. Look for the loudspeaker symbol and follow the instructions given.
Here you can improve your reading comprehension skills systematically. You will be presented with a text
and questions which relate to it. Simply click on the text icon in the exercise. A new window containing the
text will open. Read through the text carefully and then answer the questions in the exercise.
Completing the exercise
First, try to complete the exercise without any additional help. You can click on Correction to see how close you are to completing the exercise with a score of 100%.
Dictionary
You can view a translation of every word in every exercise by right-clicking on the word. Words which, when
combined, stand for one idea or name e.g. “New York”, are handled as one dictionary entry. You can also
listen to a recording of every word pronounced by a man and a woman. Just click on the loudspeakers beside
the male and female symbols in the dictionary window. For English courses, an additional choice is provided
to listen to the American or British pronunciation of a word. Links to the root or singular forms of dictionary
entries are shown in blue – with one click on the blue marking these additional forms appear.
Grammar explanations
Short grammar explanations are provided, when necessary, to help you solve the exercise. Additional relevant grammatical information may also be viewed by clicking on the blue links provided.
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Correction
Click on Correction in the menu bar at the top of the course window (press the ALT key to see a translation of the menu bar functions). Alternatively, if you know the voice command and can pronounce it correctly, tell your video tutor to correct the exercise.
In many types of exercise (for example, Fill-the-gap exercises) the program will identify errors and
provide you with a hint to help you to correct your own mistakes. We recommend proceeding step by
step, first by reading the error messages, then correcting the errors, and finally by clicking on Correction to correct any remaining errors.
The exercise has been solved correctly when all of the gaps are filled and there are no words flashing
anymore.
Answer key
Click on Solution in the menu bar of the course window, and the program will provide you with the solutions to an exercise (to view a translation of the functions in the course window, simply hold down the ALT
key). Or, if you know the voice command and are able to pronounce it correctly, simply tell your video tutor
what to do.
Always try to solve the exercise without looking at the solution. If you find the exercise difficult, try correcting it several times as you work through it. Remember, you may also consult the integrated dictionary and grammar explanations as you go along.
Every exercise also serves as language laboratory
As soon as you solve an exercise correctly, you can use it a second time to practice your listening or pronunciation skills. You will know whether you are expected to practice your listening comprehension skills or
pronunciation skills from the form of the mouse cursor:
Here you can improve your listening comprehension skills. To find out exactly how this works, see additional functions: Listening comprehension exercise.
Here you can practice your pronunciation. To find out exactly how this works, see additional functions:
Language lab.
Exercise results
In the IntelliPlan, you will see the results of the exercises you have just worked on:
red symbol
0 to 49% ~ poor
yellow symbol
50 to 79% ~ average / good
green symbol
80 to 100% ~ good / very good
You can see the results of pronunciation exercises in the column “Pronunciation score” of your IntelliPlan.
The IntelliPlan also shows you how much time you have spent in each exercise (in minutes) and the
last date on which you worked in an exercise.
Moving on to the next exercise
You can move on to the next exercise
- by clicking on the arrow button in the menu bar,
- by giving the video tutor a voice command,
- by clicking on the next exercise in the IntelliPlan.
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Drag and drop exercises
Move the cursor over one of the possible solutions. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the solution
to the correct gap. When you have dragged the solution into the gap, it “locks” in place and you can release the mouse button.
Many drag and drop exercises can also be solved using voice commands. If you see a microphone
symbol in the gap, just say the correct answer directly into the microphone and the missing word or
phrase will automatically move into the gap. Be careful: wrong answers can also be moved into the
gap.
Correction: Any words or phrases that have been moved into the wrong gap will fall to the bottom of
the window.
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Fill-in-the-gap
Click on the gap and type in the correct solution. You can move on to the next gap by moving the cursor or
by pressing the Return or Tab key.
Correction: Any wrong answers will begin to flash. If you move the cursor to the flashing word, you will see
an error message which will point you in the right direction. To see a translation of the error message, hold
down the Alt key. When you correct your mistakes, you should proceed step by step:
Click on Correction.
Drag the cursor over the errors and read the error messages.
Try to correct the errors.
Click on Correction again and repeat the process until nothing flashes.
Entering special characters
In order to enter special characters that are not on your keyboard (for example the ç in the French program), press down Ctrl. At the same time press the hidden function key with the special character (for example, an accent) and can then type in the desired letter.
For example, ç: hold down Ctrl, press F6 and then type c.
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4 Fill-in-the-gap with alternatives
These exercises are particularly easy to identify: Unlike in the regular Fill-in-the-gap exercises, the gaps
here are not white in color. Additionally, the form of the cursor changes: It appears as two arrows forming a
circle. To complete the exercise, click on a gap until you see the correct answer.
Correction: The wrong answers will begin to flash. If you move the cursor to the flashing word, you will see
an error message which will point you in the right direction. To see a translation of the error message, hold
down the Alt key. When you correct your mistakes, you should proceed step by step:
Click on Correction.
Place the cursor over the errors and read the error messages.
Correct the errors.
Click on Correction again and repeat the process until nothing flashes.
5
Multiple choice exercises
Click on the box next to the correct answer (the box will be marked with a blue spot). There may be more
than one correct answer per question.
Correction: The wrong answers will blink.
6
Answer exercises
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Click in the blanks and type in the correct words to complete the sentence using your keyboard. You can
move to the next blank by pressing the Return or Tab key.
Correction: The wrong entries will blink. When you place the mouse cursor over the blinking word, you will
see specific correction hints (you can also translate these using the Alt key). When you correct your mistakes, you should go step by step:
Select Correction.
Place the cursor over the errors and read the error messages.
Correct the error.
Select Correction again and repeat the process until nothing flashes.
7
Scrambled sentences
To move a word, hold down the left mouse key and drag the word to its correct position. The new position
is indicated by a blue insert mark. When the insert mark is in the correct position, you can release the
mouse. Do the same for all subsequent words until you have arranged all the words correctly.
Correction: Words which are in the wrong position stay white and remain moveable. The exercise has
been solved correctly when the words are no longer white.
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Scrambled tables
To move a word or sentence part, hold down the left mouse button and drag it to the correct position. The
new position is indicated by a blue insert mark. When the insert mark is in the correct position, you can release the mouse button.
Correction: Items which are in the wrong position stay white and remain moveable. The exercise has been
solved correctly when all of the words remain fixed in position.
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Picture choice exercises
To move a picture, hold down the left mouse button and drag the picture into the correct gap. When you
have dragged the picture into the gap, it locks in place and you can release the mouse.
Correction: Pictures in the wrong position will fall to the bottom of the window. The exercise has been
solved correctly when all pictures remain fixed in position.
10 Pronunciation exercises
Here the idea is to imitate a native speaker’s pronunciation as closely as possible. Click on the first word,
listen to the speaker and then speak the word into the microphone. Next to the video tutor, you will see a
blue bar and a number that tells you how well your pronunciation compares to that of a native speaker.
The goal is to match the pronunciation of the native speaker with at least 80%. When you reach 80%, the
program will automatically go on to the next word. If you do not succeed in reaching 80%, just click on the
next word with the mouse. If you would like to practice the pronunciation of a word again, you can do so by
clicking on it.
There is no Correction function for this exercise. Your pronunciation results are automatically entered into
the IntelliPlan after each word.
11 Speech recognition exercises
If you have been giving your video tutor voice commands, then you will already be familiar with this exercise type. Click on a sentence or word to hear it. Then repeat it into the microphone. Try to imitate the pro-
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nunciation of the speaker as closely as you can. If you have done this successfully, a blue check mark will
appear. If not, a question mark will appear.
Every vocal entry is immediately corrected (marked with a blue check mark). No results are entered into
the IntelliPlan.
12 Textmark exercises
To mark a word or sentence, just click on it. Click on the word or sentence a second time to de-select it.
Correction: Any incorrect words or sentences, including those which should have been marked, but weren't, will begin to flash.
13 Pronunciation practice
These exercises are designed to help you improve your pronunciation, so the corresponding results displayed in the IntelliPlan only refer to your pronunciation. The software analyses your pronunciation and
recommends a course of action: additional practice of the whole sentence, of sentence parts or of individual words. The results indicate how good your pronunciation is in comparison to a native speaker; the goal
is to achieve a level of 80%.
First, the sentence will be spoken by a native speaker. Listen carefully to the native speaker’s pronunciation and stress. You can listen to the sentence as often as you like by clicking on the loudspeaker symbol
to the left of the sentence.
You know when the program is ready to accept your spoken entry by the blinking blue bar underneath the
sentence. Now try saying the sentence into your microphone and imitating the native speaker’s pronunciation as closely as possible.
Your pronunciation entry will now be analyzed in three ways:
Above every word in the sentence, a column appears indicating how well your pronunciation for that
word matched the native speaker’s. The higher the column, the better your result! The top of each
column is also color-coded. Red stands for incorrect or unclear pronunciation, yellow for average, and
green means that your pronunciation reached 80% or more compared to the native speaker.
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To the left of the result columns, a total evaluation score is shown as indicated by the small result symbol just as in the IntelliPlan. The same color-coding used with the individual words also appears here for
the entire sentence. (green = good; yellow = average; red = needs work). To hear your pronunciation
once more, simply click on the loudspeaker symbol next to the displayed result.
The large result symbol over the percentage shows your best pronunciation result achieved for the
entire sentence during your practice session—naturally, after your first attempt the result will be identical to the small result symbol on the right. The same color-coding is used here again, and you will
see a percentage under the symbol indicating exactly how closely your pronunciation matched the native speaker’s. This grade will be recorded in your IntelliPlan.
After the program analyzes your pronunciation and displays your result, you will automatically be given
another opportunity to repeat either the entire sentence or individual words. The blinking blue bar under
the sentence prompts you to speak again. In this manner, the program leads you, step by step, to perfect
pronunciation.
The black and white lines in the table help you visualize your goal. Try to have your result columns grow to
meet these lines.
An exercise counts as completed when:
You have achieved a total of two “green” evaluations for the entire sentence.
After several repetitions, no more room is available for the results’ columns in the exercise.
In both cases your video tutor gives you feedback on your result, and the best result from all of your attempts will be recorded in your IntelliPlan.
If you want to start the exercise again, just click on Reset in the menu bar.
14 Additional function: listening comprehension exercises
If you have correctly solved an exercise (you have clicked on Correction and nothing more flashes, or you
have clicked on Solution) and the cursor displays a loudspeaker symbol, this is a sign that you should
practice your listening comprehension. Click on the text to hear it .
15 Additional function: language laboratory
If you have correctly solved an exercise (you have clicked on Correction and nothing more flashes, or you
have clicked on Solution) and the cursor displays a microphone symbol, this is a sign that you should
practice your pronunciation. Your pronunciation work will be evaluated and entered in your IntelliPlan and
carried into the total result of your course.
The language laboratory appears to the right of the video tutor. Here you can practice your pronunciation on entire sentences. Simply click on a sentence from the exercise, and this sentence will appear
in the language laboratory text bar.
Speak the sentence into the microphone. Wait until the dot under the video tutor turns red before you
speak.
The percentage of how well your pronunciation matches the native speaker’s is shown immediately
on the left-hand side of the language laboratory. Try to reach a correlation of at least 80%.
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To listen to the sentence spoken by a native speaker, click on the loudspeaker symbol to the left of
the sentence. You can listen to your own entry by clicking on the top loudspeaker symbol.
The various colored columns or bars over the individual words indicate how well your pronunciation
matches the native speaker’s. Focus on those for which you received yellow (average) or red (needs
work) results.
To practice the pronunciation of individual words in the language laboratory, just click on that word
and speak it into the microphone. The program evaluates your pronunciation of this word, just as it
does for the whole sentence. Once again, strive for at least 80%.
16 Interactive dialogs
Certain units may end with an interactive dialog in which you can work on your text and oral comprehension.
Start the dialog.
When the dialog stops, several options will appear on your screen.
Click on the correct option or speak it out loud into your microphone. When speaking into the microphone, make sure not to make long pauses between words or sentences.
If you have chosen the correct option, the dialog will start again automatically. If you have chosen an
incorrect option, you will receive a hint that should help you select the correct option.
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Tests
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E Tests
During your language course, you may have the opportunity to test your learning progress in the form of a
Test.
To take a test, click on the Test folder and read carefully the instructions as well as the help file.
When you are ready to take the test, open the first exercise (using the arrow symbol in the menu bar).
The test countdown starts and you can see the time remaining for the test in the task bar at the top of
your course window.
Naturally, neither the integrated dictionary nor grammatical explanations are available during a test.
When you’re done with the first exercise, either click on Correction or immediately jump to the next
exercise using the arrow symbol. You have to solve the exercises in the given order. Once an exercise has been corrected or submitted, it is locked, meaning you can no longer change your answers.
You can view your test results and the results for each exercise in your IntelliPlan.
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F Focused learning with the IntelliPlan
1
The organization of the contents in IntelliPlan
The IntelliPlan works like Windows Explorer. With the plus and minus symbols you can open or close the
contents of a folder. When you click on a folder or exercise in the IntelliPlan, it appears in the course window.
There are three main types of folders:
Course folders (black, the exercises are to be solved “normally”)
Test folders (blue, the exercises are in “test mode”, meaning that there are no aids available and
there is a time limit)
Vocabulary practice (green, words can be added and worked on)
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Information in the IntelliPlan columns
All information about your learning progress is saved in the IntelliPlan columns. Here you can see exactly
what you have already completed, the score that you have received and what is next.
You can change the order of the columns. To do this press down the left mouse button and drag the
column to its new location. The Content column cannot be moved.
The width of the columns can also be changed. Just put the mouse cursor over the right border of the
column heading, press the left mouse button and drag the border line to make it wider or narrower.
To fade out individual columns, click on the column heading with the right mouse button and select
the column from the list.
Column heading
Description
Contents
Here you can find from top to bottom all learning elements.
Read-only
This entry is read-only. You may not change the name, drag the entry
to another location, or insert new material.
(Note)
Shows that you have inserted a note in an exercise.
(Type)
Symbol for the exercise type.
(Additional information)
Symbol for additional functions: listening comprehension and / or
speech recognition.
Results
Shows the score after the last correction (X% correctly solved).
Pronunciation score
Shows the score of your pronunciation (X% compares your pronunciation to a native speaker’s).
D
Results for dictation exercises (only in Vocabulary practice).
Time
Amount of time required to solve an exercise. If you work on an exercise several times, you will find the total time listed here.
Date
Last date on which the exercise was corrected.
Level
1 easy | 2 middle | 3 difficult
Skill
Language skill
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Results and pronunciation scoring are given in percentages:
red symbol
0 to 49% ~ poor
yellow symbol
50 to 79% ~ average / good
green symbol
80 to 100% ~ good / very good
The results for each folder is the average score for all exercises, the duration is the total amount of
time which has been spent in the folder and the date is the last time an element in the folder was
used.
A score of 100% can only be achieved for a folder if all the elements within have been completed with
a result of 100%. Thus, the cumulative score will be relatively low until all the elements of a folder
have been completed.
The scores from tests (blue type script in IntelliPlan) are not included in the total score.
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Using the IntelliPlan
Many functions can be activated through the context menu of the IntelliPlan. Select an element and click
on the right mouse button to open the context menu. The function chosen applies to the selected element.
Not all functions are activated in all courses.
Context menu
Fonction
Search
Opens the Search dialog and allows a text search within the selected
elements.
Copy
Copies the selected item.
Paste
Pastes the selected item.
Delete
Deletes the selected item (read-only content cannot be deleted).
Insert note
Inserts a note.
Remove note
Deletes a note.
Add words
Transfers all words contained in the selected element into the folder My
words of the vocabulary practice.
Sort
Sorts the words in the selected folder.
Review
Creates the folder Review with a copy of all the selected words.
Add to index card box
Adds the selected words into the first compartment of the chosen index
card box.
Print
Prints the selected items.
In the vocabulary practice, prints a vocabulary list with the selected
words.
Print IntelliPlan
Prints the IntelliPlan.
Print textbook
Prints a textbook with solutions and an index. The name of the selected
folder appears on the front page of the textbook.
Print vocabulary cards
Prints words on vocabulary cards (in the vocabulary practice).
Learning with iPod
Saves audio data with text information on your PC, which can be then
uploaded on an iPod.
Export audio
Saves the dialogs, vocabulary and exercises as MP3.
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Insert notes
To insert notes, click on an exercise or folder, right-click to display the context menu, and select the option
Insert note. A blank note will be inserted into the exercise and a corresponding yellow symbol will appear
in the IntelliPlan.
If you need to increase the size of the note, simply drag its edges. You can also position the note anywhere you like within the exercise, or you can minimize it by clicking on the minus symbol.
Should you wish to quickly locate all of your notes within the course, simply close all of the folders in the
IntelliPlan and look for the transparent note symbol at the folder level.
To delete a note, simply click on the exercise or folder, right-click and select Delete note from the context
menu.
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The menu options of IntelliPlan
In the menu bar of the IntelliPlan you can find the options Actions, Settings and Internet.
Actions
Functions
Calibrate
Optimizes the microphone settings to achieve the best possible results
in the pronunciation and speech recognition exercises.
Show position
Highlights the exercise which you are currently working on in the IntelliPlan. The unit containing the exercise is also automatically
opened.
Quit
Settings
Ends the program and saves the results.
Functions
Tutor
Turns the video tutor on or off.
Speech recognition
Activates the speech recognition function.
Always on top
Ensures that the IntelliPlan always stays in the foreground with this
option, even when you are working in the course window.
Mouse focus
When this option is activated, the window in which the mouse cursor is
active is the window that is in the foreground.
Internet
WebMag
?
Help
Functions
Accesses the Internet magazine.
Functions
Shows the help window..
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Vocabulary practice
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Vocabulary practice
Under the Reference Section, you will find Vocabulary practice in bold green type, where you can practice your vocabulary.
The Vocabulary list contains all of the words which you choose to learn. Until you have chosen
words to practice, this folder is empty.
Under My words you have the opportunity to train and manage your chosen vocabulary words.
Within My index card boxes, you have the chance to systematically learn new words and review
older ones of your choice.
1.
Choosing words to learn in “Vocabulary practice”
When you first start the program, the folders of the Vocabulary practice are empty. It’s up to you to select
the words that you wish to learn and transfer them into the folder My words. There are two ways to do
this:
In an exercise: Right-click on a word to view the dictionary entry. Then click on the symbol A, which
you will see in the dictionary entry window, to transfer it into the folder My words.
In IntelliPlan: Select one or more exercises or folders in the IntelliPlan, right-click to show the context
menu and select the option Add words. All the words of the selected exercises or folders will be
transferred into the folder My words.
2.
Organizing entries under “My words”
Words which have been entered into the folder My words also automatically appear in the folder Vocabulary list. You can create new folders according to your personal needs within My words by using all of the
standard the IntelliPlan functions (copy, drag, etc.).
Deleting words
Highlight one or more words in the IntelliPlan, right-click to show the context menu and select the option
Delete. The words will be deleted from the folders they were in, but remain in the Vocabulary list. Only
when you delete words from the Vocabulary list are they removed from every folder in the Vocabulary
practice.
Sorting words in a folder
Right-click on the folder and select Sort from the context menu. In the sorting window, choose how you
would like to sort your words by clicking on the titles of the columns. To change the order of the columns,
simply drag them to the desired position. To restore the original order of the words (alphabetical), click on the
arrow symbol.
3.
Learning vocabulary
Each folder containing vocabulary displays these four symbols:
Vocabulary list (overview): Shows all of the words in the folder on index cards, as they are sorted.
Memorize (exercise type): Blend the words’ translations by clicking on the eye symbol in the upper left
corner of the index card and see if you can remember them. Then, check your answer by pressing the
Alt key. If you know the word, click on the green forward button (know word) at the top right of the menu
bar to move on to the next word. If you don't know the word, click on the red forward button (don't know
word).
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Translate (exercise type): Type the correct word into the entry field on the left-hand side of the
screen. Alternatively, say the word into the microphone (provided that the speech recognition mode is
activated). Check your answer by clicking on Correction or pressing the Return key. To see the next
word, click on the forward arrow in the menu bar at the top right of the window.
Dictation (exercise type): Listen to the word and write it down in the entry field on the left index card.
To check your answer, simply click on Correction or press the Return key. Move on to the next word
by clicking on the forward arrow.
No cheating!
Once you have chosen an exercise type, the words in the IntelliPlan will be hidden and all of the words in
the folder will appear in a random order.
Pronunciation practice
You can practice the pronunciation of each word as often as you like. You will see an evaluation of your
pronunciation to the right of the video tutor. Each result is also saved in the IntelliPlan.
Reviewing vocabulary
To review a particular group of words, highlight them in the IntelliPlan, right-click and select the option Review from the context menu. This creates a copy of the selected words in a new folder called Review,
where you can practice them using the various exercise types. If you no longer need the folder, you can
delete it without second thoughts - your results for each word are still recorded in the global Vocabulary
list. Note: it is easier to select the words you want to review if you first start by sorting them (for example
according to results).
4.
Learning new words with the Index card boxes
Highlight the words you want to practice using index card boxes and then select the option Add to index
card box in the context menu.
The index card box system follows a five-step principle: The words are repeated systematically until they
have been firmly rooted in your long-term memory.
Start in Compartment 1 and select an exercise type. The words you know move on automatically to the
next compartment. The words you don’t know move back into the previous compartment and therefore will
come up again for more practice. Keep on selecting exercise types and practicing until all of the words end
up in Compartment 5.
5.
Results
The result achieved for every word is saved in the IntelliPlan. Color codes are used and previous results
are taken into account.
The first result for a word registered in the IntelliPlan will either be green (know) or red (don't know). If the
second result for this word is poor, then the green will change to yellow. If the third result is poor, then the
yellow will change to red. Likewise, a red result can change to yellow and then to green.
In the long range results carry the following meaning:
green: learner knows this word
yellow: learner is not sure of this word
red: learner does not know this word
The following information is saved in the IntelliPlan for each word:
Result: result achieved in the Memorize and Translation exercises
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Pronunciation: evaluation of pronunciation
Dictation: the result achieved in the Dictation exercises
Date: date word was last reviewed
Additionally, on the folder level, you will see the total amount of time spent in each section.
6.
Printing vocabulary cards
To print out your own index cards, select the words or word folders you would like to study, then right-click
and choose the option Print vocabulary cards from the context menu.
Print the vocabulary cards in double-sided format. Per page you can print 8 vocabulary cards. Either print
the cards on heavy-duty paper and cut them out yourself, or you can use pre-formatted perforated index
cards available in business supply stores or online.
On your vocabulary cards you will see the word you are trying to learn with sample sentences, and the
translation on the back.
If your printer cannot print double-side, then set your paper feed to manual and print the first side. Reinsert
the paper and print the second side.
Print vocabulary list
In the IntelliPlan, mark the words or the folder containing words you wish to print, right click to open the
context menu and select Print.
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Online magazine
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H Online magazine
Every week, the online magazine (WebMag) offers interesting and current reports about countries and
people in the target language. Additionally, there are word explanations, information about the target language and many links to more information on the topics.
In the IntelliPlan menu select Internet and then the WebMag option.
Important: In order to use the Internet service you must have an Internet browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator version 4 or higher) installed. Be aware that because of the online connection a telephone charge may be incurred.
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Voice Pilot
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Voice Pilot
You have almost certainly already “spoken” to and tried to navigate through the program using voice
commands. With voice commands you can completely operate the program with your voice—in the target
language, of course, as it’s the language you want to be able to speak!
What the Voice Pilot understands and how it works
The IntelliSpeech Voice Pilot is a so-called natural speaking program interface. Since he or she reacts to
keywords, your video tutor can “understand” almost all voice commands in the target language:
In order to activate the Voice Pilot in the speech recognition, every instruction must begin with the
name of the video tutor.
The Voice Pilot only understands voice commands that make sense. For example, if you are on an
overview page (not in an exercise) the voice command to correct would not be accepted (since there
is nothing to correct).
Next to the level indicator located under the video tutor you can see what the Voice Pilot has just understood. This way you can find out quickly which commands are understood best.
Note: Like all of the other recording functions in the program, the Voice Pilot is ready to record when the
little red mark under the video tutor is red.
Exercises for communicating with the Voice Pilot can be found in the folder Voice Pilot.
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Self-study tips
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J Self-study tips
Set your own learning targets
Motivation does not always come easily. Nevertheless, in an online learning environment you have
greater responsibility for your own motivation, as opposed to a traditional learning environment.
Determine what best motivates you and is most important for you to learn, and form concrete learning
targets, which you can also verify.
Set priorities!
Overcome your own resistance and laziness by creating and sticking to a course plan or study plan.
Set deadlines for yourself.
Understand the value of your learning goals and set mandatory appointments to learn, as you would
in any business environment.
Organize your self-study time
Inform your colleagues and supervisors of your need and intention to learn and even the goals you
are striving for.
Which goals do you want to achieve and in what intervals? To ensure you stick with your plan, set
aside standard times during the week to work on your course, and have back-ups available.
Shoot for shorter learning blocks starting with 30 minutes.
When learning for longer periods, plan a break.
Use the right approach to what you are learning
New material should be repeated more often.
Always remember to review points which proved difficult the first time around.
Plan review sessions into your self-study plan.
When learning intensively, do remember to build-in breaks.
Reward yourself when you have achieved one or more of your goals.
Transform your passive knowledge to active use
Take advantage of available communications methods (e-mail or telephone) to correspond with other
students and with your tutor!
In the workplace, do get together with other students to share tips about learning and your learning
progress.
Reduce interruptions and disruptions while learning
Analyze what factors may interfere with your learning (other PC programs, how your work station is
organized, colleagues in your vicinity)
Create a “disruption-free learning zone”, clearly visible to other colleagues. Forward your calls during
your learning time and discuss solutions with your colleagues and supervisors.
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Contact
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digital publishing AG
www.clt-net.com
cltsupport@digitalpublishing.de
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