Talk Now Shona
IF you’re new to a language, there are some basics you will have to learn, whether you’re eight years old or 80, on business abroad or a tourist on holiday. Talk Now! Shona offers a simple-to-use method for you to start learning the language, whoever you are.
Will it work for me?
Lots of people have difficulty learning languages. Why? Most have been put off at school, don’t have time to learn, or think they are too lazy to do it.
Talk Now! Shona answers these problems:
- It lifts the language off the page. There are no dull exercises; just encouraging games that award you points for progress.
- It fits easily into short ten-minute sessions. But if you want to push yourself you can learn the basics in a weekend.
- if you think you’re lazy, think again! You’ll be amazed how motivated you can be when you enjoy the experience of learning!
What will I learn?
To speak and understand enough to “get by”.
You’re just starting, so we won’t drop you in at the deep end. There are some things you’ll want to say in any language: you’ll want to say ‘hello’, order a drink, ask for directions and so on.
This beginners program gets straight to the point. It covers food, colours, shopping, parts of the body, numbers, telling the time, countries, greetings and essential phrases.
Talk Now help languages
- Arabic (Egyptian)
- Berber (Tamazight)
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- English (American)
- Haitian Creole
- Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)
- Latin American Spanish
- Pidgin (Papua New Guinea)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Portuguese (European)
- Scottish Gaelic
- Sesotho (Southern)
- Swiss German
How does it work?
Talk Now! Shona gives you easy-to-achieve goals. Learning a new language is far too big a task to tackle all at once, so we have broken it down into a series of rewarding challenges.
Play interactive language games. Talk Now! feeds you new words, along with pictures to reinforce your memory. It then tests your knowledge with fun quizzes. As soon as you start playing you start learning.
Earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.
You will hear Shona all of the time and, using the recording games, you can start speaking straight away, then compare your voice to a native speaker.
You can learn on the move. Carry on learning in the airport lounge or the ferry without a computer. Just print out the phrasebook sheets included in the program and take them with you, or upload the program’s sound files onto an iPod.