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Fred Martin


Discovery Educational Software was founded in 1998 by Fred Martin, who taught Modern Languages for 26 years before moving into Learning Support. He started developing computer programs for his own pupils in 1984, and his first published title, "Six French Games" immediately became a best seller. Several other titles followed, all published by AVP Ltd of Chepstow in Wales, now sadly out of business. Fred has now retired from teaching and devotes his time to software development.

Based in Scotland near Dundee, the city of Discovery*, we specialise in multimedia software for learners of modern foreign languages, including English as a second or additional language. Our aim is to put fun into learning languages, and we do this by using sound, pictures and games, which entertain as well as instruct.

Our software is developed by, and in consultation with, practising teachers. All voices are native speakers.

We are contunally updating our software and extending our range to meed the needs of users.

R.R.S. Discovery

* R.R.S. Discovery, our logo, is the ship in which Robert Scott made his expedition to the South Pole in 1912.   It was built in Dundee and is now docked there and open to the public. For further information visit www.rrsdiscovery.com.

Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

Dispatch of goods:

Goods will normally be dispatched on the day the order is received, or the first working day thereafter. Orders to UK addresses will be sent 2nd class mail. Overseas orders will be sent standard airmail.

Return of goods:

Goods found to be unsuitable may be returned to us within 15 days of purchase. A full refund, less postage costs, will be made.

If there is a problem with any software which cannot be resolved, a full refund will be made.

Discovery Educational Software can in no event be liable for any consequential damages beyond the purchase price.

Security

All personal and credit card information is protected by Secure Socket Layer technology and is handled with complete privacy by PayPal. For more information see our Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

We at Discovery Educational Software are committed to protecting your privacy as an internet user whenever you buy, or consider buying, our software.

Bank and Credit Card details:

For on-line payments we use the services of PayPal. The only details of a transaction we receive from PayPal, are the name and delivery address, the item(s) ordered and the total amount paid.

We do not have access to any card information whatsoever.

For more information visit www.paypal.com.

E-mail addresses

We do not allow any third party access to your contact details.

We do send occasional e-mails about free upgrades and new titles. Should you wish to stop receiving these, there is a simple unsubscribe link in every e-mail.

Site Licences

Our site licence allows you to copy the software onto a network or onto an unlimited number of free-standing machines, or to make duplicate copies of the CD-ROM / USB drive., all for use within the specified establishment.

It also allows teachers to install the software on home computers for use in connection with the licenced premises.

The prices include one CD-ROM or USB drive.

A copy of the site licence is available on request.

  Postage and Packing (number of items):

    1    2    3 - 9     10+
United Kingdom only £ 2.00 £ 2.50 £  4.00 £  6.00
Rest of Europe £ 3.50 £ 5.00 £  7.00 £10.00
Outside Europe £ 5.50 £ 7.00 £10.00 £15.00

 

How to order

Click "Buy" next to the chosen title. If you wish to order more than one title, click "Continue shopping" or use your browser's Back button.

When you have finished selecting, click "Basket" or "Checkout".

Complete the Name and Address section and continue to the payment page (See 'How to Pay').

If you are buying a registration code for downloaded software, you must include the serial number of your software download.

If you have asked to pay by invoice, continue until your order is acknowledged.

How to pay

Payment should be made online by Paypal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can pay as a guest using a credit or debit card.

The Invoice option is available to UK schools and nurseries only. Use the "Additional Information" box if you have an order number.

All other customers must pay for the goods before they are dispatched.