Language Learning Express, or Lex for short, is a language learning tool where you, as a learner, use authentic material that interests you as a starting point for language learning. The learning will be much easier if you have a genuine interest in the material that you work on. It will also be more efficient because you are more likely to remember words that you really want to know.
Lex contains a Web browser by which you can find interesting material on the World Wide Web. If you are interested in plants and flowers you read about that. If you are interested in song lyrics, movie scripts or something else you work on that.
The important thing is that you are focused on the content and really want to understand what a web page is all about. In this process a lot of questions will naturally pop up. The most common one being: What does the word mean? Then again, Lex will make you turn to the Web to find an answer to that question and to others you may have.
Lex supplies everything you need as a language learner at your fingertips. It's a tool through which you will be able to use the vast amount of material available on the World Wide Web for the purpose of language learning.
When you have found an interesting text to work on you can easily look up words, listen to pronunciations, highlight words and make your own text exercises. Lex uses various sites on the Web to look up words in both bilingual and monolingual dictionaries.
As part of the look up process you can build up your own glossary, which later on can be used to make glossary exercises. To look up grammar points you simply navigate to grammar sites, either in your target language or in your native language.
Thanks to Lex you will no longer have to spend a lot of time searching in books, like dictionaries and grammars. You can instead let the computer do all the tedious searching and focus your efforts on the language issues themselves.
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Recent Changes: Not Established
Install Support: Install and Uninstall
Supported Languages: English
Additional Requirements: Pentium lll, 500 MHz, 256 MB RAM, Internet connection: 0.5 MB/s, Screen: 1024 x 768, IE 6
PAD file URL: http://www.learnware.se/LexPadFile/pad_file.xml