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Old Oct 25th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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Learning a language software recommendations?

Hi:

I have been determined to learn French for years now, and think that now is the time to start. There are a variety of software products out there (Rosetta Stone is one) and was wondering if anyone had any feedback on language learning software?

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What kind of software do you want?

The kind that's offered to travelers who want to learn tourist-centric phases? An indepth attempt to learn the 'daily' language? Something that comes with corresponding books and manuals and grammar lists and exercies or just audio?
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Old Oct 25th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #3
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Why not start with one of the many free language podcasts in the iTunes store?

I'd also highly recommend finding a language buddy to study with. If you don't have anyone to speak French with regularly, it will only ever be a classroom thing and you'll lose it before you realise.
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #4
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Looking to learn the language for "functional french" for work.

I'm thinking I'd use software to start and refresh what I learned once, and then perhaps move from there?

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What kind of software do you want?

The kind that's offered to travelers who want to learn tourist-centric phases? An indepth attempt to learn the 'daily' language? Something that comes with corresponding books and manuals and grammar lists and exercies or just audio?
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #5
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Check out these videos. I am currently going to school and learning French. But before school i had been watching these videos. they are great. Old but great. And i also bought The Learning Company French deluxe 9. They are great programs.
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Old Oct 27th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #6
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Mar2007: What videos?

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Check out these videos. I am currently going to school and learning French. But before school i had been watching these videos. they are great. Old but great. And i also bought The Learning Company French deluxe 9. They are great programs.
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Old Oct 27th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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The gold standard for language learning:*Rosetta Stone: The World's #1 Language-Learning Software. Choose from 30 languages - used by forgein services, security agencies, etc., etc., etc., and me!* Works very well.
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oh sorry. I thought i put the link up. I didn't actually buy the video's. I downloaded them. I'm not sure if u can watch them one this site. But it tells you all about it. There is like 50 videos.

Resource: French in Action
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Two credits in Latin are all that separates me from acceptance into a Masters program at the University of Ottawa in Classical Studies.

From what I hear, Rosetta Stone is the way to go. I'll give it a shot!
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