All activities require Flash Player 8 or later to run. If the computer does not have this, a prompt should automatically appear. Or click on the link below to download the latest flash player. Download is free.
Languages Online uses sounds extensively. These are contained in the Flash activities. To hear the sounds you must have headphones or speakers attached to your computer, and the 'playback volume' must be adjusted correctly. You can access the Playback Volume by clicking on the small speaker icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. Make sure the slider is all the way to the top, and that the 'mute' boxed is not checked. The playback volume control panel can also be accessed through the control panels (Select 'Sounds and audio devices')
Headphones are a good idea in computer labs.
If your students work in pairs, you can use two headphones on each computer by using audio splitters (like a double adaptor for the audio socket). These allow two sets of headphones to be plugged into each computer. These are available from electronics shops and cost a few dollars each. Ask for a '3.5mm stereo audio splitter'.
All downloadable documents on the site have the file type listed in brackets following the link, as well as the size of the file. For example 'Worksheet 1 (PDF 35kb)'.
The following types of documents can be downloaded from Languages Online:
Some French, German or Italian activities require you to type an 'accented letter' (an é or ß for example). In these activities an Accent keys button will appear on the menu at the top of the activity. To type an accented letter:
In the Macedonian activities that require you to type the answer you must change the 'input method' to Macedonian. Do this by adding Macedonian through the Regions and Language settings in your control panel. If you are unsure how to do this ask your IT support to help, check your systems help files, or search online for 'Changing the input method on XP' (or Vist or Windows 7).
Some schools hide control panels from users. If this is the case ask your IT support for help.
NOTE: Selecting a 'Macedonian' font will not work! You must change the text 'input method'.
Technical requirements for the applications are listed on each download pages. Each application also includes detailed help files.
When creating games, two default save paths are used. They are:
In both instances the program looks for these folders with the users profile.
If the 'temp' or 'My Documents' directories are not available it may cause an error. A system administrator can change these default paths by doing the following:
The Game Maker will then use these addresses as the default save paths. If you delete the file the program will revert to it pre-defined default paths.
For any further technical information or help contact the Languages Online team at email@example.com