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Any good software to learn French?

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Any good software to learn French?

What are some good software that I can use to learn beginner french?
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Rosetta Stone. I have tried it and it's really good, it's the closest you can get to a true immersion experience.
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I suggest the Pimsleur method. I have it, as well as Rosetta Stone and to be honest with you, I was prepared to like RS better but in fact like the Pimsleur method better. It's all audio but it is actually really good and you just put it on your mp3 and you're good to go. GOOD LUCK with whatever you choose.
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Instant Immersion French, by Topics Entertainment is a great program to learn French. This 5-CD set is a decent program for the price. A complete immersion program based on the language-learning technique of listening and speaking, it includes games and stories to keep it fun. On the down side, although it's aimed at beginners, it assumes knowledge of basic grammar and pronunciation. Upper-beginner to intermediate level, "fun" approach is particularly suited for younger learners.
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Try Livemocha. I always recommend it for learning languages without having to pay to buy software. It's community based learning and it's free. Just register, pick a language/level and start. The lessons are well designed, a lot of interactive content, and the written/oral (you'll need a microphone) portions are saved on the site for other members to correct.

http://livemocha.com/
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JustBob wrote: Try Livemocha. I always recommend it for learning languages without having to pay to buy software. It's community based learning and it's free. Just register, pick a language/level and start. The lessons are well designed, a lot of interactive content, and the written/oral (you'll need a microphone) portions are saved on the site for other members to correct.

http://livemocha.com/
I agree. I used them last year and they are very good! There are a lot of things on the net that are free, this being one of them.
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Rosetta = Overpriced, hyped up POS product.

Now to answer your question, the best combination is a solid grammar book, in combination with the audio CDs from Pimsleur. Find someone to practice with ASAP as well.
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I also highly recommend Coffee Break French. It starts with absolute basic phrases but then gradually builds on grammar and vocabulary. I've been listening to it this summer and my French is greatly improved. By the end it gets quite challenging, but you'll have a decent foundation in French.

You'll want to check out French.about.com too, great site, and buy a good French workbook.
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TellMeMoar is a modern product and pretty good
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From my opinion, "Talk Now! French" is a nice software to learn french. You can try it.
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Free methods of learning french may be a good start as a resource but would not recommend as your only source. Definately check out some of the softwares mentioned above.

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