English/Spanish interactive language tutorial

The Illinois Landscape Contractors on, in cooperation with the University of Illinois Department of English as an International Language, has prepared a four-part Interactive Language Tutorial in both English and Spanish for the landscape industry.

Included are 41 primary topics and 123 subtopics, with more than 2,000 phrases of construction, maintenance, nursery, garden center, annuals, perennials and day-to-day instruction. Created by Professor Judith Gordon, in collaboration with ILCA members, this tutorial provides an easy way to improve communication skills, whether the "native" language is English or Spanish. Whether alone at the computer, working in pairs or teams with the flash cards, pulling the dictionary from a pocket, or popping an audio tape into the cassette player, learning a second language has just become easier!

The package consists of four components, each including the 2,000-plus phrases:

Interactive CD ROM – English and Spanish phrases appear side by side on the screen, with illustrations across the bottom. Highlight a phrase in the language of your choice – the translation is marked and pronounced. Listen as many times as you wish, and see the red circle marking the appropriate illustration.

Audio Tapes – Five, each in English-to-Spanish, with two pronunciations. Illustrated Flash Cards – 252 cards with English on one side, Spanish on the other – most with illustrations.

Phrase Dictionary – 136 pages, including a Table of Contents and Index in each language, plus useful words and Spanish verbs.

To order, please send check payable to ILCA to 2625 Butterfield Rd, Ste 204W, Oak Brook IL 60523 or fax Visa or MasterCard information to 630-472-3150. ILCA Member: $195 plus $13.16 IL Sales Tax plus $8.50 shipping/handling = $216.66

Nonmember: $275 plus $18.56 IL Sales Tax plus $8.50 shipping/handling = $302.06.

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association provides leadership, education and valued services while promoting environmental awareness within the landscape industry. 630-472-2851 or www.ilca.net.

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