My daughter has been fascinated with languages for years and trys to learn some of them. She has customers of other nationalities come in Food Lion who always look for her when she's on duty as a cashier, so they can converse a little with her in their language while checking out. She gets a kick out of doing it as well - says it's the only fun part of the day. Most of them say she speaks very well for as little time as she's been learning. They teach her a few more words everytime they come in. Currently, she's speaking some Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, French, and Spanish.
Anyway, she recently purchased Part I of the Japanese Rosetta Stone software to increase her knowledge even more and absolutely loves it so far. From what she tells me about it, the program teaches you much the same way a child learns a language from the beginning - associating visual objects and actions with words. She really gets into it because I hear her jibber-jabbering in Japanese with her headset on while watching the monitor. The program lets you know if you didn't speak back correctly. Since she wants to work in a medical office I told her these language skills could come in handy. Especially with the population ever diversifying in nationalities around here it could be a plus for her landing a job. If I ever decided to pick up on German again I might give it a try myself. Has anyone else tried using this language program? If so, how do you rate it?