Title: Arthur's Teacher Trouble
Overall Rating: A
Source: Broderbund
Playing Time: 15 minutes ( if you want the story read to you)
Date: 1992
Cost:$74.95 http://shop.co.nz/shop/shop.cgi
Number of Players: n/a
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: computer with CD Rom
Subject Area: S
Objectives:  1.  Students will get familiar with the Spanish accent by listening to the narrator read the story.
2.  Students will be able to recognize certain words in English, as well as Spanish.
3.  Students will be able to translate at least on page from English to Spanish and vice versa.
Brief Description: The story is about a young man who doesn't have very much confidence in himself.  He later  takes a  spelling test and qualifies for the school spelling bee, with the help of his teacher.  His teacher shows them that hard work pays off in the end.  While the other classes were on field trips, they were studying.  In the end, their class ended up winning and Arthur gained the confidence he needed, along with respect for his teacher.
Entry Capabilities Required:  1.  Must have a basic knowledge of Spanish.
2.  Must be able to read on a second or third grade reading level.
3.  Must be able to hear well.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: The strong points were that the CD allows on to hear what they are reading.  This is very important when learning a second language.  It allow one to view the words while the book is being read to you- they are highlighted.  The program allow you to switch between languages, if needed.  The graphics are wonderful, one would want to use the program just to look at the wonderful pictures and animation of the characters.  The Play With Me aspect of the CD  allows one to have the story read to them at their own pace.  You decide when the next page is going to be read.  This story would give me the liberty to come up with my own lessons.  It was easy to access and it came along with a workbook ,in English, which one could transcribe into Spanish and have the students learn in lower level Spanish classes.
Weak Points: I really didn't find any weak points because this was a book that I would incorporate into my lesson plan.  This book, as stated previously, wasn't made for a Spanish class but would be a very good supplementary item.
Reviewer: Sonja A. Williams
Position: Undergraduate student  SUNY Potsdam
Date: 21 September 1998
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.