At 4/4/11 03:06 PM, Cootie wrote:
Rosetta Stone is called the best and easiest way to learn and they teach basically every language on Earth.
No, the best method would be to go there and learn it whilst being doused in the environment and culture.
You're never going to learn a language if you play a few games and listen to a few clips. You need to be speaking and be spoken to every day in that language. It's a lot more work than most people think, and the Rosetta Stone is just another one of those things that gives faith to people who want to do things the easy way.
I've spent the past two years speaking German every day, practicing when I'm alone (driving in the car, in the shower), using it whenever possible, and also being in an environment where the people I'm talking to will not respond in French (or English).Two years and I'm still not fluent, and that's a given. And it was the same way when I was learning English.
One thing that you need to know is that you will NEVER learn a language if you aren't totally passionate about it. It takes dedication and practice... All of the time. And once you become fluent it doesn't stop. You can lose the ability to speak more rapidly than the time it took to learn it.