Discovery Educational Software
  Discovery Educational Software


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 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

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.

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.

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E-mail addresses

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

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 copies on USB, 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.

A copy of the site licence is available on request.

  Postage and Packing (number of items):

    1    2    3 - 9     10+
UK only £  3.00 £  3.00 £  4.00 £  6.00
Rest of Europe £  4.00 £  6.00 £  7.00 £10.00
Outside Europe £10.00 £10.00 £12.00 £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.