Guest Author - Leena Kothari
Byki is a different kind of language-learning software. Byki actually stands for “Before You Know It”. The makers claim that you will learn the language before you know it when using this software!
The free version of byki is known as Biki Lite however there is a deluxe version that you have to pay for. This software is available to download in an amazing 63 different languages. The way it helps you learn is using dialogue with native speakers, and also visual clues.
The Biki Lite version is basically a cut down version of Byki deluxe and is just designed to give you a taster. The free version has at least 12 different lists of words and phrases. The best part of this software is that you don’t have to complete it within a certain amount of time. You are free to complete the course at your own pace.
The deluxe version is obviously what they are trying to sell you. If you have completed the Biki Lite version then you no doubt need to buy the deluxe version so that you can improve even more. The deluxe version has over 75 different lists of words and phrases. It is possible to use a number of different situations.
The phrases in the deluxe version can be customized; you can even record your speaking and compare it to the native speakers. It is possible to put the audio files onto your mp3 player so you can learn on the move.
Byki is very clever, and also very helpful. Although it is not really a free piece of software it does allow you to try it out before you buy. You can decide whether or not the software is right for you, and also whether you really want to learn the language. The Biki Lite version allows you to get started for free, after you’ve outgrown this free version then you have to shell out in order to continue your studies. However this isn’t really a bad thing.
If you read through the reviews on their Website then you will clearly see that what they are doing is working. Many people say how thrilled they are with the software and that they will upgrade as soon as they have completed the lite course. This is basically just a trial version of the software, just renamed to make you less suspicious. Byki works on Windows and Mac.
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