Considering language learning software- Anybody have success with it?

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  1. Kevin XI

    Kevin XI Well-Known Member

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    I would like to learn to understand Spanish, because I come into contact with the language often. I got the idea from the Rosetta Stone commercials. I understand they're not the only game in town. The thing is, I've never met or heard of anyone who has learned a language this way. I figured, if it really worked, why aren't there more people speaking more languages? Then I saw that the price of the higher rated programs were through the roof. Damn! So, I'd like to know if there's something worth it.

    Any insight and experience in learning is welcome. Thanks!
     
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    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    I'd like to know too. (Always wanted to learn Russian)
     
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    I've toyed around with Rosetta Stone's entry level Japanese, that didn't work too well for me. It was mostly guess work, especially for grammar. It didn't help that they were insistent on using the same pictures for every single thing ever, and they failed to explain the difference. For example, a picture of a boy would be used as "Otokonoko" as well as "Otokonoko ga aruite imasu".
    Then again, I may just be stupid.
     
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    This. And Japanese, South Korean and Mandarin Chinese.
     
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    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    Would like to learn Spanish myself. It's in high demand these days
     
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    LatinJEM777 TFW's Premier Shredder

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    I speak Spanish, and have watched my girlfriend go through a trial lesson.

    If you are the type of person that learns visually, and can relate meanings, thoughts, and statements to pictures, then Rosetta Stone is definitely the way to go.

    Of course, learning a new language depends on a couple of things (but not limited to):

    1. Memory; remembering words.
    2. Unlearning English Grammar/Sentence Structure
    3. Practice, Practice, Practice! I've been speaking Spanish all my life, and since since my new job where no one speaks Spanish, I don't get to practice/speak it. And even I AM getting rusty. So practice is VERY important.

    There's a trial lesson for free if you want to try it.

    I'd definitely try to learn it, as the ladies love listening to it! :thumb 
     

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