Minneapolis, MN (PressExposure) October 09, 2009 -- Spanish speakers and language students see a new resource this week: a monolingual Spanish dictionary complete with a verb conjugation tool, flashcard generator, and number translator. This comes as the Vox dictionary brand partners with Ultralingua software to offer the ultimate Spanish Mac software for the back to school season.
"Students studying a second language need to immerse themselves in it as much as possible" Explains Loring Harrop, General Manager of Ultralingua. "Vox Comprehensive Spanish Dictionary provides a means for students to experience this as they study - we see that using a monolingual resource yields better results."
There has been significant research by CARLA (The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) on language immersion, which indicates higher levels of proficiency among immersion students than those whose studies are translation based. Linguists and researchers find that there is a level of meaning in language often lost in translation and relying on a monolingual resource can be a solution. Increased exposure to a language has been linked to increased proficiency.
Vox Comprehensive Spanish Dictionary includes both Latin American and European varieties of Spanish, and clearly indicates regional differences within the dictionary definitions. This Mac software includes a flashcard tool which allows users to create, organize, store, and review flashcards in an attractive 3D viewer.
The dictionary contains more than 53,000 headwords with more than 112,000 definitions, as well as 12,000 synonyms. Ultralingua also offers a monolingual French dictionary.