1. Micro-Tac Italian Assistant (IBM) Micro-Tac Software 4655 Cass St. #214 San Diego, CA 92109 Also available from HyperGlot, below Has verb forms, translation module. Written by someone who copied a dictionary in its earlier form- all accents copied, etc. 2. Hyper Glot Tense Tutor (Mac) Drill-and-Kill type program. Can be user-modified. HyperGlot Software Company PO Box 10746 Knoxville, TN 37939-0746 3. Hyper Glot Word Torture (Mac; IBM Windows; IBM DOS) as above, # 2 4. HyperGlot's Berlitz Think and Talk Mac multiple CD disks, online dictionary, interactive audio CDs, etc. As above, # 2 5. More general, but includes a lot of Italian stuff: Culture 2.0 Mac Cultural Resources, Inc. 30 Iroquois Road Cranford, NJ 07016 Works with National Gallery of Art Laserdisc, Apple's Visual Alamanac, Western Civilization laserdisk; WW Norton's Anthology of Western Music recordings; WW Norton's Norton Scores recordings. All this costs extra and has separate distributors. 6. Word Perfect: dictionaries/thesaurus for Italian. Available for any version-- now up to 6.0 for DOS, exists also for Mac and Windows. (Great stuff! I have French, Italian, German, and use them all together on Bibliographies! Beware of 4.2 version though- another dictionary copier, a really poor version.) 7. Downloadable drills: available from Gopher and Isaac. Have a network-savvy student work on this. They are free but have been binhexed and therefore need to be processed before use. Both Mac and IBM stuff is out there. 8. Italica press' A Pilgrim's Guide to Rome Mac Lots of fun-- in English, but good cultural stuff, and the best of Hypercard. Students can point and click to try anything in sight. 9. De Italia Includes 10 diskettes and videodisc. Mac HyperCard stuff, based on Agnelli foundation's videodisk. Lots of culture- some mistakes in the Italian, but can be edited. Available through Jeffrey Wills, Videodisc Project Dept of Classics, Van Hise Hall 910 University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706 Phone: 608-262-9755 10. Letteratura italiana Zanichelli (LIZ): $300 +/- CD-Rom. Includes much of non-copyrighted Italian literature, from S. Francis to Svevo; superb search capabilities; DOS. Zanichelli via Irnerio 34 40126 Bologna, IT or maybe better, contact the author directly: Pasquale Stoppelli, Lexis Ricerche v. Acireale 19, 00182 ROMA e-mail email@example.com (reviewed in Lettere italiane 47,2 (1995), 312-19. 11. Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana (CD-Rom): complete, but expensive: Chadwyck-Healey 1101 King St., Alexandria VA 22314 firstname.lastname@example.org Other programs for Italian (language and culture): I. These come from Lingo-Fun, Inc. PO Box 486 Westerville, OH 1. Italian Grammar Computerized (Mac) 2. Come si dice (Mac, IBM) 3. Cloze encounters in Italian (Mac, IBM) 4. Italian Flash (Mac) 5. Italian Flash Stacks (Mac) 6. Versatext (Mac) 7. Versatext Culturegram, Italian (Mac) II. Transparent Language Consists of a basic package, plus different texts in different languages. These are simultaneous translations, with translator's notes. It's available from numerous sources, and has been reviewed in _Computers and the Humanities_, among others. 22 Proctor Hill Rd., PO Box 575 Hollis NH 03049 USA 1-800-752-1767 (US and Canada) 603-465-2230; FAX 603-465-2779 1. Introduction to Italian (tutorial) + audio cassette 2. Tom Sawyer 3. La ricerca di Ruben Bundy 4. Pinocchio 5. Gli Imbianchini non hanno ricordi 6. I promessi sposi (sel.) 7. Italian Grammar computerized 8. Cloze Reading in Italian 9. Italian Word Torture III. Authoring programs (good for any language) 1. Calis & WinCalis (from Duke Univ. Computing center; first is free: IBM 2. Dasher (U. of Iowa) Mac and IBM; U. of Iowa has written exercises for Da Capo with them (Dept. of French and Italian, U. of Iowa; Mac version) IV. These are available from: Applause Learning Resources ('95 catalogue) 85 Fernwood Lane Roslyn, NY 11576-1431 1. Come si dice...? Apple , Mac 2. Vocabulearn/Ce-Italian (3 levels; with sound (Mac- IBM-DOS- IBM-Windows-), each level 3. Picture it! Italian (picture dictionary) IBM-DOS; Mac; IBM-Windows 4. Cloze encounters in Italian Apple/IBM/Mac 5. Italian Word Drill, Plus Apple 6. Italian Grammar Review I Apple II's; MS-Dos; Mac 7. Italian Vocabulary Games Apple II, MS-DOS, 8. Italian Transparent Language MS-Dos/Mac (disk or CD-Rom) 9. Key into Italian MS-Windows; Mac 10. Think and Talk Italian CD-Rom (either) 11. Italian Word Torture MAC/MS- Windows V. These come from: Multi-Cultural Audio Video Systems 19785 West 12 Mi. Rd., Suite 207 Southfield, MI 48076 Canadian address: 12033 St. Thomas Crescent Tecumseh, Ontario Canada N8N 3V6 1. Italian Basic Voca. Builder on Computer 2 diskettes, Apple 2. Kidwriter Apple VI. These come from: World of Reading Ltd. PO Box 13902 Atlanta GA 30324-0092 1. Picture It MAC, MS-Dos, Windows 2. E-Z Languages MS DOS 30.00; Cd-rom w/all langs 3. Vocabulearn level 1,2,3 CD-Rom 4. Berlitz Think and Talk 5. Tense Tutor Mac 6. Word Torture MS-Dos /Mac 7. Key into Dictionaries either 8. Language Assistant either VII: This can be found in: The Whole World Language Catalogue 96 Broad St. Guilford, CT 06437 1. Tense Tutor MAC VIII: Also: Holt Rinehart Winston Harcourt Brace College Publishers 301 Commerce St., Suite 3700 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Tel 817-334-7500 FAX 817-334-0947 Troubleshooters Instructional Software to accompany Ciao; Basic Italian available with books only Gessler Publishing Co., Inc 10 E. Church Ave. Roanoke, VA 24011 800-456-5825 MacReader (authoring material for cloze, timed reading, jumbled sentences, jumbled paragraphs) MAC Accent Expres (Accent Special Edition; Accent 1.0) Multilingual word processor PC (basic program) Special edition includes English, French, German, Italian and Spanish-- includes thesaurus, hyphenation and word-for-word translation in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish Accent 1.0 for professional: spell checker in 17 languages, 9 language thesaurus, hyphenation feature in 12 languages and same word-for-word translation feature as above.