Best source for learning a new language?

India
August 1, 2011 10:57am CST
I want to learn german and was thinking about what are the best sources to learn or what is the way which you'vd preferred if you want to learn it.I got the books and i got the audio files but is there any other best way of learning it online ?
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@sup3rdud3 (231)
• Indonesia
1 Aug 11
The best way to learn a language is to learn the spoken language first before you learn the written language. This is how a native speaker of the language learn the language. It's difficult for a learner of second language to learn the language in that order. Usually they learn written language first before they learn the spoken language which is not effective. There is actually a method of learning a new language called Pimsleur language learning system which was developed by Paul Pimsleur. It is basically an audio-based language learning system where you hear a spoken language and repeat it over and over again until you are able to speak it and understand it. I find this method to be quite effective of learning the basic conversation of a new language that I want to learn. I think they are actually selling the CDs for German language also.
• India
2 Aug 11
Now thats a lot of information you got there.....thanks mate...happy mylotting
@vivamir (673)
13 Oct 11
Great advice sup3rdud3.. (",) I believe that this is the best way too..
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
I don't know if this would be applicable for the German language, but here's how I learned my few Japanese words: I kept on watching Japanese movies and anime (I'm an anime lover!), and those come with subtitles, right? As I continued watching these materials, I tend to associate some subtitle words with the spoken language, and eventually I learned basic Japanese! Of course this came with a few researches and readings too. So in your case, downloading and watching German movies with english subtitles might just help you.
• India
2 Aug 11
Nice...i'll try and let you know if i progress or not....happy mylotting
@carlo420 (29)
• United States
1 Aug 11
Rossetastone is the known as the best way, and quickest. It is legit. Dont go the cheap way and not learn well. Rosseta is made by professionals in the language industry. Learning a language is not cheap. Never take the easy way out.
• India
2 Aug 11
Thanks for the advice mate
@catof1 (683)
• United States
1 Aug 11
I would say the best way to learn any new language is to use Rossetta stone. I LOVE IT. You can sometimes find deals on it or even borrow it. I would go to you local book store and see if they have any sets for you. It is so very worth the cost if you do have to pay for it. Another site you can visit is freecycling.com. YOu may find one in your area that someone does not need anymore. Good luck.
• India
2 Aug 11
Thanks for the help mate... i will figure out the book in some local stores..