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Programs like Rosetta Stone

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Programs like Rosetta Stone

Post by Tsar » January 29th, 2013, 6:17 pm

Has anyone ever used a program like Rosetta Stone? I won't begin taking classes until autumn. It might be good if I can become more familiar with the language and begin learning it. The Russian alphabet has two silent letters so it would help if it also teaches about their usage.

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Post by abcdavid01 » January 29th, 2013, 6:34 pm

It's expensive unless you torrent it. Not a bad program at all and certainly user friendly, but I'm sure there are much faster ways to learn a language.
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Post by Rock » January 29th, 2013, 7:14 pm

abcdavid01 wrote:It's expensive unless you torrent it. Not a bad program at all and certainly user friendly, but I'm sure there are much faster ways to learn a language.
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Post by Jester » January 30th, 2013, 10:07 am

Rosetta Stone gets sold used on Craigslist for peanuts.

Pimsleur is a major competitor, don't know which is better.

Maybe Ladislav will give some Russian lessons via Skype? ;)

Anyway my brief experience with Russian is that it is hard to learn proper pronunciatin, so I heartily endorse the idea of a Rosetta Stone-type program that works you on pronunciation.
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Post by xiongmao » January 30th, 2013, 12:21 pm

The best way to learn a language is to get a teacher, so look for an evening class or something.

In a couple of weeks I'm off to study Mandarin Chinese in China, I guess that's the best way of all! 18 weeks of that and my Mandarin could be amazing.
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Post by xiongmao » May 4th, 2013, 2:17 am

OK I've been using Rosetta Stone - it's pretty good especially when it comes to remembering vocabulary. Mindless repetition is the best way to get words into long term memory.

Old copies sell for very little as most language learners give up!

Pimsleur is nothing like Rosetta, in fact I think Rosetta is pretty unique. Plus Rosetta is fun.
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