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Instant  Tutor
 Instant Author
 Dictionary

The tutor is for students.

There are 72 lessons in 24 “hours” (sessions).  

The front, menu page has a drop down menu for each hour of instruction. This page can be customized.

The program and self-installation is written in Delphi.

The author creates and edits lessons.

Text to speech (TTS) is automatic. Recorded sound will override the TTS.

Making new lessons is as simple as dragging words from the floating dictionary browser to the sentence panel. The new lesson will appear as you add words. Step by step instructions for creating lessons are in the authoring manual.

The Dictionary creates and edits the multimedia words used in the Author.

There are 52 dictionaries organized by part of speech.

There are 3000 root word icons and extra icons for tense, plurals, phonics, punctuation, and numbers. New dictionaries are simple to create.

Instant  Books
Instant  Icons
Internet version

Student workbooks are included on the CD.

They are in Word format.

The books are half-page size, so when they are printed, they should be cut in half.

The icon collection is separate and includes 5000 bitmap images, 54 pixels high. Icons from this collection can be inserted in any document. Icons can easily be created using photo images of students or other real people and places. Just size the photo to 54 pixels in height, and add to one of the dictionaries.

There is one poem online that has the same functionality as the CD. It is the model for the online program to come.

In the meantime, the CD can be downloaded or received in the mail.

  Credits: Thanks to the students who found all our mistakes.
 

Instant English is copyrighted and patented by Mary Beth Guinan, President, Icon Language Systems, Inc.

Dennis Startsev programmed the Windows 95 version. Xun Ding did the recent upgrade and Leo Kong is working on the web version.

Evelyn McHugh coded the web design.

Business manager is Suzie Isaacs.

At Truman College, technology support is provided by President Phoebe Helm and webmaster Joy Walker.

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