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1. (WO2001001290) BITEXTUAL, BIFOCAL LANGUAGE LEARNING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/001290    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/017805
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 29 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G09B 19/06
Applicants: CRAWFORD, Richard, Henry, Dana
SAAIB, Urivan, A.
Inventors: CRAWFORD, Richard, Henry, Dana
SAAIB, Urivan, A.
Title: BITEXTUAL, BIFOCAL LANGUAGE LEARNING SYSTEM
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for displaying dual texts in a manner to facilitate language learning by presenting a highly visible 'study text' (111), divided into individual unit of thought (222), or 'chunks of meaning' (222), which are preferably formatted in association with less visible units of a 'teach text', provided in proximity, preferably upon a separate focal plane, thus effecting a bitextual, bifocal presentation (22, 33). The method and apparatus clearly relate the study text (111) and the teach text (233), associating their individually related chunks of meaning (222, 233), storing these associations in computer memory (1009) as '.txt.' (141) or 'Unicode equivalent' files, which, when organized into folders, allow computer programs to access these associations and automatically produce bitextual, preferably bifocal, presentations. These presentations can preferably be accessed in publications printed on paper, such as in books and magazines and can also be accessed by users over a computer network, such as the Internet, and displayed.