Collins Talking Dictionary
by Intense Language Office
(Spanish-English / English-Spanish or
Russian-English / English-Russian)
This page has two different dictionaries for sale. Choose the one you want below.
These dictionaries can be fully installed to your hard drive so you can rapidly access them whenever you need to look up a word. Why be uncertain about a word when you can look it up in seconds?
These Dictionaries talk in both languages.
From the Publisher
These dictionaries include a licensed copy of a Collins dictionary, a basis dictionary with language teaching software programs.
The products are designed for both work and study, for people who have just started learning English or a foreign language as well as for those who already use the language in their professional life. The most important aim for language learners as well as for professional users is to increase vocabulary and for this we have developed a set of computer-based learning exercises.
Each dictionary includes 80,000 words and 120,000 translations.
There are 4 main elements:
Dictionary: All head words in the dictionary - in both languages - have been recorded so that the user can hear how each word is pronounced. The product is just as convenient to use as a conventional paper dictionary and can also be used for translating texts of any size. It includes a quick search facility for each word, cross-referencing, explanations of any abbreviations used in the entries, word by word translation and a lot more. It can be used with any applications including word processors and the Internet.
- Shooting gallery
Please note: The French English edition is out of print and stock.
See a sample of the French-English interface
See a sample of the English-French interface
Shooting gallery: This is a special exercise which is extremely effective for learning new words. It uses as a database different sets of most used words from 200 to 3000 as well as the whole dictionary, plus there are several levels of difficulty. The exercise is designed so that it literally makes the user remember new words and our ?random numbers generator? selects words avoiding repetition and omitting words already ?guessed?. The simplicity and effectiveness of this exercise is the result of 3 years? hard work on the part of our team of mathematicians.
See a sample of the shooting gallery (French)
Crosswords: This exercise was developed by the same group of mathematicians also with the aim of building the user?s vocabulary. There are an infinite number of bilingual crosswords which are never duplicated. The traditional fun involved in solving crosswords has now become a powerful device in learning a foreign language. The random numbers generator creates a new crossword in a split second omitting any words which have been previously guessed. The crossword generator also offers several levels of difficulty.
See a sample of the crossword puzzles (French)
Audio-pad: This is an exercise allowing the user to practice his/her pronunciation to perfection. The exercise is based on new technologies such as full duplex mode with voice recognition.
See a sample of the Audio-pad (French)
All four elements of the program are combined in one system with convenient interface and comprehensive help.
Windows: 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7 (You have to install updates for XP & Vista [see below], Windows 7 - help may not work)
486 processor (or above)
16 Mb RAM, 15 Mb diskspace
Video 256 colors (or above)
Sound card 16-bit, full duplex recommended
Speakers or headphones, microphone.
"What a great product ! My son loves it, Thank for the prompt delivery." G. L., Canada
"En un mot, c'est une merveille!. I have started learning French again after many years, and it is a tremendous learning tool.
I highly recommend it!"
R. M., Vancouver, Canada
"Sorry for being so late in expressing my gratitude in sending me the bilingual dictionary I purchased from eLearnAid. It reached me at the moment when I needed it the most. Excellent! I really enjoy it very much because it is easy to use and it provides handy information. Its small size fits at any place of my screen and it saves time. Excellent. Once more, thanks." J.A.R., Panama
Tech Tip: To copy sound data to the hard disk of your computer:
- Right click on the dictionary icon in the system tray
- Choose Properties item in the pop up menu
- Click on the Administration tab in the Dictionaries Properties window
- Set check marks opposite desired sound database(s)