Alright, here’s the lowdown. Since Stuff Asian People Like started, I’ve gotten numerous emails about people who are dying to learn an Asian Language or two (you know, for business or impressing that special someone). However, due to the millions of products out there, they’ve had no idea or direction in their decisions. I’ve done a massive amount of research (as we at Stuff Asian People Like are known for), and have narrowed it down to either hiring a tutor for around 20-30 dollars an hour, or purchasing some language software.
Now, before I continue, I want to tell you that my native language is Vietnamese. I’ve been interested in languages and linguistics since the age of 9, and I finally was able to learn the ins-and-out of Chinese using Rosetta Stone. It’s a pretty simple program: You stick it in, you install it, and then you start learning the basics of the language. To reinforce it, the makers use mix and match puzzles, voice activated games, and other random tutorial methods better suited for younger children. But then again, aren’t we all like children when we’re learning these things? We need to learn with reinforcement and images.
I’ve had experiences with language tutors, which are very effective, and can be contacted and spoken to over Skype if they are too far from you. That’s perfectly fine. As language softwares go, Rosetta Stone is pretty good in all aspects. However, the CDs can be a bit cumbersome to stick in and out (if you have multiple levels), but that’s nothing an ISO copy and mounting can’t fix.
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m on Skype quite a bit, so you can ask me pretty much anything!
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