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

November 7, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

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.

What is the best way to learn German without being able to speak it with native/other speakers?

October 19, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

What is the best way to learn German without being able to speak it with native/other speakers? I am trying to learn the German language and am using the Pimsleur German and Berlitz German programs. I am wondering if there is a faster, easier, or better way to do it. I also have a very large library of German teaching books with exercises, but I have yet to use them very much.

You can use an audio-book-cd, than you can buy the book in english and in german. If you want to speed up german language learning and speaking German fast. I suggest to really combine your materials (reading, courses, movies etc).