CLS Online Help
- On the left hand side of the lesson page, you can select which ‘view’ of the lesson you would like to examine.
- Lesson Text/Footnotes view
- Click on the video icon
and watch the lesson video. You can scroll the lesson text if you want to follow along while the video plays.
- Try to guess as much as possible about the dialogue of the lesson, taking into account all contextual clues such as gestures and facial expressions.
- You need the Adobe Flash plugin to see videos. For more information, see video help .
- Click on any underlined text to learn cultural, grammatical, and other relevant information. Footnotes can be text, video, audio, or a link to another lesson. You can hover the mouse pointer over text footnotes for a preview.
- Word or Sentence view
- Click on any underlined text to hear it spoken. Right-click to hear the English translation.
- In Sentence view,
listen to each sentence individually or click "Allplay", matching sounds to linguistic forms.
- In Word view, you can listen to words individually, pronouncing them out loud after the native speaker. NOTE: Check the translation recordings of words and sentences ONLY AFTER trying to grasp the meanings in the native language.
- Use the 'stop', 'pause', and 'resume' buttons at the top of the page to control audio playback.
- The Adobe Flash plugin is required for advanced audio functionality. If it is not installed, right-click and audio control buttons will not work, and audio may play in an external player (such as Windows Media Player). For more information see audio help.