Does any one know of a cheap and effective way to learn German?

November 7, 2008 by  

I have checked the Rosetta Stone software and that is over $200. I was wondering if any one knows of any kind of software/books that you can learn German from for under $100.

http://www.fsi-language-courses.com/default.aspx

That's the FSI language courses from the '60s. It's got a good German course and it's free! :)
The downside is that it's somewhat boring and just focuses on grammar drills and such. Also, some of the words are a little dated.

http://www.assimil.com/

That's a company's site that makes really good books to learn languages. There's a german course in English, and if you speak French there are several courses. You can buy the books + CDs on amazon for pretty cheap and they're great.

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3 Responses to “Does any one know of a cheap and effective way to learn German?”

  1. razekial on November 7th, 2008 4:41 am

    http://www.fsi-language-courses.com/default.aspx

    That's the FSI language courses from the '60s. It's got a good German course and it's free! :)
    The downside is that it's somewhat boring and just focuses on grammar drills and such. Also, some of the words are a little dated.

    http://www.assimil.com/

    That's a company's site that makes really good books to learn languages. There's a german course in English, and if you speak French there are several courses. You can buy the books + CDs on amazon for pretty cheap and they're great.
    References :

  2. GettingThere on November 7th, 2008 5:09 am

    You might like this. I have enjoyed it a lot and learnaed a lot, and you can practice with native speakers.

    http://www.livemocha.com/

    …by the way, it's free :)

    Here's my second choice, also free

    http://www.fsi-language-courses.com/
    References :

  3. Atarashi Shiva Schwein De Muerte on November 7th, 2008 5:26 am

    german demestifyed book 20 dolla!

    look it up i might have spelled it wrong
    XDD

    and if you wanna talk to natives go to myhappyplanet.com

    and sign up fur free
    :D
    References :

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