Language learning CD-ROMS are popular tools for use with students in Computer Rooms and/or classrooms (if they are equipped with IWBs/data-projectors). Many (but not all) of the CD-ROMS that involve games are designed for young learners. Here is a selection:

  • Word Bird. Read a review here. Aimed at Primary level (5+) learners, Wordbird is an attractive package ofr early English learning and features a number of well-designed games.

  • Manic Monkey's Little Bridge. A recent addition to this for young learners is Little Bridge ( More than just a CD-ROM, Little Bridge is a full package of resources that can be used by teachers in the classroom / computer room and by students learning at home. Based on the Cambridge ESOL Starters level Young Learner, the software contains a number of highly engaging games