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Contents of the TEACHER.TXT file


LANGUAGE TEACHER
Version 2.3 -- 3/1/89
by Cindy & Andrew Bartorillo

Distributed by
Micro Tutor Products
1819 Millstream Drive
Frederick, Md. 21701

Copyright 1982,87,88,89 - A Sharware Educational Program Series

You can find the latest copies of The LANGUAGE TEACHER series on our
Bulletin Board, The BAUDLINE II, at 301-694-7108, 300/1200/2400 N/8/1.

LANGUAGE TEACHER is a series of menu-driven language tutorial programs
designed to be run on the IBM PC/XT/AT/jr or any compatible clone. Each
program in the series contains hundreds of word combinations and verb
conjugation forms. A line printer can be used with LANGUAGE TEACHER to take
advantage of its versatility.

Also included is the capability to select language-to-English or
English-to-language combinations, choose multiple choice answers, be
retested on misses, print a multiple choice test, and to run a full quiz
diagnostic routine with line printer output. Of particular interest to non-
English students is the capability to select the direction of the
combinations.

All words, phrases, and verb conjugations are selected randomly by the
program; the user being unable to predict what the next selection will be.
The program package is not designed to teach conversational skills or
pronunciation but, instead, to provide practice drills in order to increase
your working vocabulary and to perfect your use of the conjugation forms.

The LANGUAGE TEACHER series was originally published by Acorn Software
Products, Inc. of Washington, DC. Since then, the company has gone out of
business and the authors are releasing the series to the Sharware market. In
order to receive any support for the series, or notices of future updates,
you must register the package(s) you are using (see the registration form at
the end of these instructions).


PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS:

Minimum system configuration: LANGUAGE TEACHER is written in BASIC and
compiled with Borland International's Turbo BASIC compiler. The program
requires a minimum of 256K bytes of RAM, one disk drive (or a hard disk) and
a suitable high resolution monitor. Preferred monitors are the IBM Monochrome
Display attached to the IBM Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter or a green
screen or "direct drive" RGB/EGA/etc. monitor attached to the appropriate
monitor adapter. In most cases, only a high quality color monitor or green
screen will provide the resolution necessary to display the special
characters used with LANGUAGE TEACHER. All other program functions will be
suitable, though, if a low quality color composite monitor is used.

Optional equipment includes an 80 column line printer.


BULLETIN BOARD VERSIONS VS. REGISTERED VERSIONS:

Copies of the Language Teacher Series that appear on Bulletin Boards
have the following limitations:

1. There are a limited number of data files supplied with the program.
See the table below for a listing of the data files that appear in
each ZIP archive.

2. The editing of the data files, the modify random selection timing
defaults, and the modify type of printer options are not active.

The registered versions of the Series contain a full set of data files and
have all applicable options active.


PROGRAM FILES:

The following files should appear in the applicable ARChive:

EVALUATION VERSIONS:

SPAN1-23.ZIP: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB6.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB6.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE6.DAT

SPAN2-23.ZIP: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB6.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB6.DAT

GERM1-23.ZIP: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB6.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB6.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE2.DAT

GERM2-23.ZIP: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB6.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB6.DAT

FREN1-23.ZIP: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB6.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB6.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE2.DAT

FREN2-23.ZIP: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB6.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB6.DAT

ITAL1-23.ZIP: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB6.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB6.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE2.DAT

REGISTERED VERSIONS:

SPANISH1.EXE: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB15.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB12.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE15.DAT

SPANISH2.EXE: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB16.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB17.DAT

GERMAN1.EXE: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB16.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB12.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE8.DAT

GERMAN2.EXE: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB16.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB13.DAT

FRENCH1.EXE: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB16.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB16.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE10.DAT

FRENCH2.EXE: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB18.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB16.DAT

ITALIAN1.EXE: TEACHER.EXE VOCAB1.DAT thru VOCAB17.DAT
TEACHER.TXT VERB1.DAT thru VERB15.DAT
PHRASE1.DAT thru PHRASE5.DAT


LOADING INSTRUCTIONS:

Power up your system the way you normally would, with either your
Language Teacher diskette in disk drive "A", or the Language Teacher package
loaded on your hard disk. At your normal DOS prompt, enter either TEACHER /M,
if you are using a non-color monitor, or TEACHER, if you are using a color
monitor (note that the default selection is color, if no modifier is added).
Language Teacher users running the program from the menu given to registered
users should follow the instructions supplied with the special menu. NOTE:
The previous instructions assume your have unZIPed the applicable file
using one of the popular unZIPing programs.


SPECIAL CHARACTER SET:

LANGUAGE TEACHER utilizes the keyboard function keys to represent the
special characters used in the language. These keys are active only when a
non-multiple choice drill is selected, in which you must spell out the exact
answer. The 25th line of the screen will display which function key is
associated with which foreign character.

NOTE: Due to the inability of some line printers to be able to
recognize these special characters, there is a main menu option that allows
you to toggle the conversion of these special characters to their "normal"
letters before being output to the line printer. Once you have obtained your
printout, insert the special marks by hand. The default condition is to
recognize an IBM compatible printer.


MISCELLANEOUS:

If a multiple choice type quiz has been selected, you will only be
given 15 seconds (25 seconds for verb conjugation) to input your answer. If
the time expires before you make your choice, you will be credited with an
incorrect answer. NOTE that these are the default values for the program.
These default values can be changed at any time via a main menu option.

If you have not chosen a multiple choice type of quiz, you will have to
type in the exact answer. In the case of being quizzed with a noun, you must
also type in the definite article ("the") that proceeds the noun.

If your original option was the verb conjugation drill, no retesting
can be performed. Also, the diagnostic display will let you know how many of
each person and tense you missed. If you missed more than 3 of any
person/tense, an "*" is displayed beside the applicable person/tense,
indicating you need more practice.


EXTRA GOODIES:

All users who register their program(s) will receive a free copy of a
Hard Disk menu system that will enable you to run multiple Language Teacher
programs from a DOS menu written in Turbo Pascal and compiled with Borland
International's Turbo Pascal Compiler. This program will allow you to switch
between any of the Language Teacher programs (up to 7) at the touch of a
key. The menu program will be customized to your specific Language Teacher
application(s). Remember, this program is only available to registered
users.

NOTE: The hard disk menu system will NOT work with DOS versions below 3.0.
If you do not have access to DOS 3.0 or above, notify us so that an
alternative method of running your Language Teacher program can be
provided.


FILE EDITING CAPABILITY:

Now, with version 2.x of the Language Series, you have the capability
to edit any of the vocabulary or phrase files. The editing functions are
selectable from the main menu. With this feature, you can create your own word
lists. You cannot create any additional lists, but you can modify the
existing data to add new items. Note that, due to the complexity of the verb
conjugation files, the capability to edit them has not been included.


VOCABULARY WORD LOOKUP:

With version 2.3, an option has been added to allow you to use your
Language Teacher program like an English/Language dictionary. When choosing
this option, you will be prompted for English-to-Language or Language-to-
English. NOTE that if you enter a foreign language word, the definite article
must also be supplied. This is in keeping with the importance of the
definite article in most foreign languages.
If you have a registered version of the program and are using the
Language Teacher hard disk menu system with both Language 1 and Language 2,
both Language subdirectory data bases will be searched for a vocabulary
match.


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

The extent of the vocabulary of each program is given below. Since the
program randomly selects from its contents in each option, you truly have a
thorough drill in each language!

SPANISH I: 750 Spanish/English word combinations, 1488 verb conjugations
and 150 Spanish/English phrase combinations.

SPANISH II: 800 Spanish/English word combinations and 2108 verb
conjugation forms.

FRENCH I: 784 French/English word combinations, 1600 verb conjugations
and 196 French/English phrase combinations.

FRENCH II: 864 French/English word combinations and 1600 verb
conjugation forms.

GERMAN I: 800 German/English word combinations, 1860 verb conjugations
and 160 German/English phrase combinations.

GERMAN II: 800 German/English word combinations and 2015 verb
conjugation forms.

ITALIAN I: 816 Italian/English word combinations, 1500 verb conjugations
and 114 Italian/English phrase combinations.


REVISION HISTORY:

1.x - Original version(s) of the Language Teacher series.

2.0 - Series made compatible with and compiled with Borland International's
Basic compiler. Now supplying two versions of the programs: one for
use with non-color systems, and one for use with color systems.
Incorporated fixes to all known bugs. Incorporated all sensible
suggestions. Also added a Hard Disk menu system for registered users.
Added the capability to edit vocabulary and phrase files.

2.1 - * Color and monochrome versions combined into one program, with the
default being the color version. The monochrome version is selected
by adding the command line parameter /M when loading the program.
* Fixed a bug in which special characters (entered by using the Alt
key and the keypad) could not be entered. This was actually a bug in
the version 1.0 of the Borland Basic compiler, and not a program
bug. Version 1.1 of the Borland Basic compiler was used to compile
version 2.1 of the Series.
* Fixed a bug in which editing a phrase containing a comma (,) would
cause the system to crash.
* Fixed a problem in which the System Clock was used to time the
Multiple Choice option. This caused the System Clock to be incorrect
upon exiting from the program. Internal program timing now solves
this problem.
* In conjunction with solving the previous problem, a new option has
been added to the Main Menu to allow the user to manually set the
amount of time allowed to make a multiple choice entry.
* Made the program compatible with the IBM PCjr. Previous versions
did not work due to the setting of the border colors via "normal"
IBM ports. If the use of a PCjr is detected, the border colors
remain unaltered.
* Added a new main menu option to be able to select between an IBM
compatible printer that can display the IBM extended character set
and one that can't.

2.2 - Version produced for registered owners only. Version incorporates
better "handshaking" with new version 2.2 of registered owner hard
disk menu system. No technical or cosmetic changes made to main
program coding.

2.21 - Minor fix to correct problem in which program did not recognize the
IBM compatible printer condition.

2.3 - Added new menu option in which you can use the program like a
dictionary. Vocabulary words can be entered and an equivalent match
will be searched for.


We hope that you have many enjoyable and informative hours working with your
LANGUAGE TEACHER program.

Andrew P. Bartorillo
c/o Micro Tutor Products
1819 Millstream Drive
Frederick, MD 21701


REGISTRATION/ORDER FORM

Micro Tutor Products
1819 Millstream Drive
Frederick, MD 21701

PURCHASE of any Language Teacher Series product is $10
for each program. Sorry, but time constraints prohibit
us from responding to questions from non-registered users.

Name _____________________________________________________

Street ___________________________________________________

City ____________________ State ____________ Zip ________




Spanish I . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00


Spanish II . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00


French I . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00


French II . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00


German I . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00


German II . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00


Italian I . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00


Complete Series (all 7) . . . . . 60.00


Hard Disk Language Teacher . . . No Charge
Menu System

SHIPPING & HANDLING (per order) -- 5.00
3.5 inch distribution disk -- 1.00

TOTAL (merchandise & shipping) ________

DOS version you are using _______

Language Teacher version requested:
Hard Disk _____ Floppy Disk _____

Distribution Disk: 5.25 inch _____
3.5 inch _____ (Add $1 extra)




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