Has anyone else tried Rocket French? It has really good reviews, particularly in terms of value for money.
I myself find it a very good program, but it would be good to know of any contrary views.
Do you agree with PC Mag that it is better than any other language learning software?
Read 10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Rocket French at at http://ebestlanguagelearningsoftware.com/rocket-french/
In The Atlantic
this month there is an article about someone who is just so frustrated about learning French.
Here is an excerpt:
But what if you never learn the language? I don’t mean what if you never decide to learn, but what if expend a great amount of effort and learn nothing. …
The hardest thing about learning a language is that, at its core, it is black magic. No one can tell you when, where or how you will crossover–some people will even tell you that no such crossover exists. The only answer is to put one foot in front of the other, to keep walking, to understand that the way is up. The only answer is a resource which many of us have long ago discarded. C’est à dire, faith.
I know what the author means about French. I have spent so long learning it myself, and still….
Spanish, on the other hand is just soooooo much easier. I can’t believe how quickly I nailed that, and yet French
remains so elusive. I have learned to live with my limitations and simply accept that I will never be really fluent.
What’s your view?
This is one of the top trending #YouTube videos in #France, from the comedy show #LesGuignols which is like the UK’s #SpittingImage(RIP). This is great for French learners because it has captions so you can follow the words.
I always find it interesting that the French have a distinct word for unemployment and the unemployed, unlike English speakers.
This is quite impressive, or is it some kind of hoax?
Does this cat really understand both Spanish and English?
(“El gato hace….” means “The cat goes….”)
Check out the video here:
This question was asked at http://www.quora.com/Spanish-language/How-can-I-start-to-learn-Spanish
I suggested to start off with free Spanish resources online for a couple of weeks, join some online groups, and start looking at Spanish movies or news where you know the content already and so can figure out what they may be trying to say.
But I suggest you get a good Spanish language program. Rosetta Stone is the most popular, but I don’t really recommend it. It is too pricey and the teaching method leaves a lot to be desired. If you have the money, Fluenz is probably the best. If you are on a budget, then Rocket Spanish is by far the best deal. You can look at a comparison of the different software at Best Spanish Learning Software: Reviews for You to Choose the Best One ( http://ebestlanguagelearningsoftware.com/best-spanish-learning-software/ )
From there you can really climb up the ladder to fluency, eventually speaking with native Spanish speakers online through Skype, real-time chats or other interactive programs.
What would you suggest?
What do you think? The US Foreign Service Institute says English speakers can become proficient in some languages in 23-24 weeks (575-600 class hours), but others 88 weeks (2200 class hours)(about half that time preferably spent studying in-country)
How long would it take to learn another language fluently?
If you want get programs to learn Portuguese, you have a number of choices, however not the same number of options that you get with more common languages like Spanish or French.
In our view, you get the best value with Rocket Portuguese, which is one of their newer languages on offer. Rocket Portuguese has lots of features offering lots of capabilities and components, even more than some of the top brands such as Rosetta Stone, and it also comes with lifetime upgrades and membership.
Here is a chart below which puts side-by-side the features of Rocket Portuguese against some other top language software:
Read More at Learn Portuguese Software: Rocket Languages and More.
Funny video, but one that will undoubtedly offend native Portuguese speakers…!
I always thought like Portuguese sounded like Spanish with a slur, or sometimes with a bit of German-type sounds.
Making fun of Portuguese language – Russell Peters – StumbleUpon.