Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Totally unrelated to the previous post, is Rosetta Stone

any good at helping learn a new language?

7 comments:

Kevin said...

I'll admit to being interested in the answer to that question myself. I would like to learn my wife's native language.

tkdkerry said...

Kevin, dude...

She's your WIFE. You will NEVER learn her language.

;)

og said...

If you want to learn spanish or japanese or french or german, yes. The modules can be expensive. I see them used on ebay once in a while.

Seth said...

I watched a review once that stated it is a good start but will not get you as proficient as the ads claim

Seth said...

He said that you would learn vocabulary but not sentence construction.

Sigivald said...

I've heard only good things about it, though Seth's caveats seem plausible.

(That said, vocabulary is the hard part, most of the time. Grammar's much easier to get someplace else if you have to.

At least that's my experience.)

Anonymous said...

I've used them for the Army. I like the interactive, repetitive, visual picture, along with visual wording, along with sound and the mix it up as you go along that they do. I believe they're very good but like any program the results will depend on how much time and effort you put into it. Proficiency will require one to two hours a day for a long time.