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Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone

I want to augment my Inlingua lessons with one of these two language courses.....there is quite a bit written in other threads about Rosetta Stone but not much about Pimsleur method.

Both are pretty expensive so I want to make sure - the web has many testemonials about Pimsleur which sound almost magical - but i'm a little sceptical....

Does anybody have any experience?

(Also there are hints about ability to *cough* "find" Rosetta Stone courses on the web...anybody know anything about this?)
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Re: Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone

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I want to augment my Inlingua lessons with one of these two language courses.....there is quite a bit written in other threads about Rosetta Stone but not much about Pimsleur method.

Both are pretty expensive so I want to make sure - the web has many testemonials about Pimsleur which sound almost magical - but i'm a little sceptical....

Does anybody have any experience?

(Also there are hints about ability to *cough* "find" Rosetta Stone courses on the web...anybody know anything about this?)
I have used Rosetta Stone and I think its a fast way to learn a language. Not familiar with Inlingua however. You may find it one some torrents websites.
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(Also there are hints about ability to *cough* "find" Rosetta Stone courses on the web...anybody know anything about this?)
*cough* *cough* ... a grossly inappropriate question, but ...

Has it occurred to you to type some permutation of rosetta stone free download into and follow the trail wherever it leads?
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*cough* *cough* ... a grossly inappropriate question, but ...

Has it occurred to you to type some permutation of rosetta stone free download into and follow the trail wherever it leads?
Quite right - I apologise for my loose language - I meant, can anybody recommend any solution which won't bring a heap of cr@p down on me and my PC
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Re: Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone

I love Rosetta Stone. It's simplistic and sometimes seems like you are wasting your time, but it has really helped me to get a better understanding of German. Go to www.thepiratebay.org. You can "FIND" the software you need there. Make sure you read the comments for each one and follow the simple steps to set up the software
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Re: Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone

Contact me for mp. I have your "solution" 4 free.
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Re: Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone

And everyone wonders and complains as to why commercial software is so expensive ?

Besides that, much of the "available" software on these sites can also include "features" and "bonuses" one might not want on their computer...
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Re: Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone

It's true that torrents can leave unwanted surprises on your PC and even your anti-virus may not detect them.
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Re: Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone

In regards to torrents: Get Nod32 or equivalent and read comments to each torrent. There problem solved.

As for the original question, I've used Pimsleur for a few langauges and have found that the retention rate is quite high for everything you do. Downside is even after a few levels your vocabulary is quite low (less than 1000) but you should remember all of it. It's more for conversations rather than true knowledge of a language and you never see the words your learning so you can't learn to read. It starts off with Hi, how are you, good, where do you live, what, what do you want to eat, with me, with you, etc simple things but useful.
If your an audio learner then it works well, if your visual well.....

Rosetta Stone: I've never used it myself however from my understanding it's based on a picture/word approach similar to a site like livemocha.com (which is free, try it out). So you see a picture of a horse and the software says Cheval and you associate Cheval with a horse. And repeat.
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