Re: Rosetta Stone
It is pretty expensive software, but most people consider it an effective way to learn the basics about a foreign language.
I bought the Spanish version for my wife last Christmas. She was pretty engaged right off the bat and felt that it was a great way to accomodate adults with varied learning styles.
Since then, her interest in continuing the program has waned a bit. As with most pieces of knowledge, you either 'use it or lose it.'
She plans to re-immerse herself in this program over the holidays.
"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY