What computer programs have you used to learn a language?

@annamol (275)
United States
July 20, 2010 8:11pm CST
I'd like to learn Spanish, German and French some day. I was thinking of learning them through Rosetta Stone. Has anybody tried it yet? Does it work? I know that it's very expensive and that's what stops me. Maybe there are some other computer programs that are useful.
3 responses
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
21 Jul 10
I've learned speaking English mainly through the internet. Just kept ( still making them but I am glad I can express myself decently) on making mistakes, trying to see connections between grammar in different situation. Looking up words and trying even to make my own sayings, which sadly were either quite laughable or they already existed. One example: I didn't know how to say: "as if" or "as though". In the context of: "As if politicians care about the citizens" In Dutch that is "alsof", "als" = as and "of" ="if" ( also or but I know that wouldn't going to make sense) and I looked it up yep it was right. Rosetta stone full package is over 600 dollars. Cheaper alternative is pimsleur, used by cia, fbi to learn the basics of a language in merely 10 days. Or, if legal in your country, download a warez version of Rosetta Stone. It's just a possibility :)
@annamol (275)
• United States
21 Jul 10
Thank you, I'll be checking Pimsleur and Warez version of Rosetta Stone. Not sure though if it's ok here to download the program for free. It's so expensive.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
21 Jul 10
It's not okay if it's illegal in your country. Here it is illegal but users have never been charged with piracy for just downloading a piece of software with no commercial intent. :)
@annamol (275)
• United States
21 Jul 10
I guess it's illegal here.
• China
21 Jul 10
i use rosetta stone once. i use it to learn a little japanese. i download this programs from internet for free, i think maybe it is a pirated software. i think it is useful. but don't use use pirated software, it is a wrong thing^^, i delete what i download...
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
21 Jul 10
Yup, Rosetta is 600 dollars for the full package. So if you downloaded it for free it is definitely warez.
@annamol (275)
• United States
21 Jul 10
I'm afraid to use pirated software although it can be useful.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
22 Jul 10
i did used rosetta stone and its competitor i have forgotten its name haha to learn a little bit of arabic. i have seen some good language tutorial sites also.