saintsfan92612 New Orleans Saints Fan a pretty good city Member since Oct 2008 16580 posts
re: Friend going to France for awhile. What is best program to learn enough French (Posted on 12/8/12 at 2:17 pm to prplhze2000)
Rosetta is good for trying to master a language from the ground up...but it is incredibly time consuming.
I used both Rosetta and Pimsleur simultaneously-Pimsleur for Italian and RS for Spanish and I could barely form sentences in Spanish but could converse in Italian decently when I was in Europe. Pimsleur is MUCH better, imo, for learning how to speak a language.
RS may be better at actually teaching the language fundamentals, but it is a huge time commitment. Pimsleur is audio based not interactive, so you can do the lessons in your car on the way to work or while on a jog or something.