LA in Baltimore wrote:Crystal... and anyone else who has already used version 3...
Adding to the RS question...
What are the improvements to version 3 that you enjoy?
Here is a limited list of some of those improvements from v. 3 to v. 2 that we have enjoyed.
*In version 3, we find it more interactive than version 2. not sure how to explain that right now. V2 was interactive, so it's a relative term to compare it. The entire program was revamped.
*quicker to get to examples where you have to put a phrase together from samples. Example would be box 1 would show and say The boy is eating. Box 2: The girl is drinking. Box 3: The girl is eating. Then for box 4: you are shown The boy is drinking, but you build it without a direct model (the boy is drinking). So, you have all of the ingredients to build it.
*helps seems easier to use overall.
*we love the Dashboard feature instead of the old Student Management System. Very user friendly.
*the different modes of learning (speaking, seeing, writing…) are integrated in the sequence of lessons instead of accessing them manually. I’m too tired to explain that better and hope someone else can chime in.
*in version 3 – a great feature called Milestones. V 2 didn’t have them. Milestones are every 5th unit. They require you to come up with the dialogues that makes sense for the situation. Helps and hints are there.
Maybe we’ll write more later after we finish unpacking from our trip.
John, Crystal and Kate
Postby mfwrocks » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:21 pm
There are a few languages that haven't been changed to version 3 yet. those are:
Danish, Indonesian, Pashto, Swahili, Thai, Welsh.
So in the small case you doing one of those -- you'll want the current version (2) of that language and it will be ok. For example, this past fall when MFW was still able to sell RS, I was able to order Swahili for a missionary family in my church. That was version 2 b/c there isn't a version 3 of Swahili. and that family is doing fine with just version 2 level 1 -- fitting their needs to get on the mission field very soon.
Hope that helps a bit.