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    Learning Italian. What provrams do you suggest?

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    I'm trying to learn Italian and I was wondering what would be the best program to use. The cheaper the better.:)
     
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    The Rosetta Stone system is good, but it isn't cheap.
     
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    That's what I was going to suggest.

    I have a Berlitz software program for learning Spanish, and it's pretty good. Costs like $40.
     
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    Awesome Freeflow, I have always wanted to learn Italian, too. What a great idea. ;)
     
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    You can do what I did when I was learning French. I found some websites online that offer free courses. They even had sound clips to help with pronunciation. After finishing all the material, I found some children's books and began reading those. Then I worked my way up to harder novels. It took a while, but I'm pretty much fluent in French now. It's a cheap and effective way (at least, it was for me) to learn a new language.

    I just looked at the price for Rosetta Stone. All I can say is yikes! But most reviews do say that it's one of the best, if not the best, software, so I'm guessing it's worth the price.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback! I will look into it more and then review all the different products free or not for everyone. P.S. Sorry for the mistake on the title. I'm on my phone so it is difficult to see everything.
     
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    That's a good idea! I'm going to start finding children's books in Spanish and do that.
     
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    I was going to suggest Rossetta Stone, but damn thats expensive!
     
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    Check with your local library; they may have Rosetta Stone there for you to try before you buy. Also, check out Pimsleur - they have an audio only method of learning which works well, and their way of teaching pronunciation is excellent. Your library may have those too.
     

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