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« on: January 12, 2011, 04:48:51 PM »

Anyone here use this programme?

I need to get some basic understanding of a 2nd language (Polish or Spanish, my choice) and was wondering if anyone had any experiences they could share.

How often and how long did you use it, for instance?
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 05:30:20 PM »

They suck hard. Overpriced, crap method, narrow focus, and just all around godawful products.

As someone who studies languages for fun because I am a nerd, I'd recommend just picking a target language, finding some grammar sites online, working through wikipedia articles or simple news sites with a dictionary, going through the FSI tapes if they have FSI tapes for your target language, and so on.

Do not get Rosetta Stone though it's like a goddamn scam.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 08:25:02 PM »

I've never used RS before but it has come up in class discussions before (I studied Spanish as a third language and a lot of people in my politics tutorials study or want to study Arabic). The common consensus is as Mesh says: overpriced and crappy.

There are plenty of online resources if you want to study another language and they would probably be more useful to you. I used news sites, movies and basic conversation to keep up my Spanish before. Movies/shows are especially useful if you're trying to learn the rhythm of the language- although this varies with regions and accents. Good luck with your Polish/Spanish efforts! :D
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 08:28:45 PM »

I used Rosetta Stone and it's everything they said.  I was really pissed off too because I was using it in an effort to rebuild some ill used language skills only to find that at Level 3 it was the most basic of stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 09:21:05 PM »

They suck hard. Overpriced, crap method, narrow focus, and just all around godawful products.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 09:55:50 PM »

I liked it and thought it was useful.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 10:06:22 PM »

Buying a dildo with hundreds of spikes would be a smarter investment.

My friend was able to use it for free because of his service in the military, and I tried the beginning Korean levels (way below my level, but wanted to see how the beginning was) and there's no way an adult could learn a language through this program.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011, 10:09:12 PM »

Buying a dildo with hundreds of spikes would be a smarter investment.



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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011, 10:23:17 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 12:44:42 AM »

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