Different reasons for learning French call for different approaches to learning it, Rosetta Stone Used which means you have to do your research. For your convenience I will review the 3 best French learning program's that I've personally used while attempting to learn French. There won't be a clear cut "winner" but the right course for your situation and/or budget will be apparent to you.
1. Michel Thomas
The Michel Thomas method is very popular amongst the language learning crowd funny rosetta stone because of it's informal setting and it's interesting approach to learning French. Michel Thomas is an audio only course, which for some people is a turn-off because they want to be able to read French as well as speak it, but not everybody wants to read French. The lessons have a certain "improv" feel as it seems like Michel is simply talking to the 2 students about French as opposed to "teaching" them, but it's a subtle way to get your brain piecing together the information he's teaching. One thing I did find a little annoying was Michel's accent: while very good, rosetta stone outlet buy he's not a native speaker (I was still a beginner when I did Michel's course and I noticed he mispronounced certain things). All things considered however it's still a worthy French learning program.
2. Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone is probably the French learning program you are most familiar with, rosetta stone outlet coupon now that it's in it's third edition it's better than ever. For those who aren't familiar, Rosetta Stone uses word/picture association to teach you French in an attempt to simulate how we all learned our first language. It's not perfect, but it's getting close. Rosetta Stone is probably ideal for a travelling businessman who needs to get some French under his belt and doesn't mind paying a premium for it. Oh yes, Rosetta Stone is expensive, nearly $550 for all three levels. So you're probably asking, is it worth it? Rosetta Stone English outlet I say that if you have that kind of money, then yes it is, but you can get nearly as good at French with other French learning program's for less than a quarter of the price.
3. Rocket French
As with the above French learning program's, Rocket French has it's niche which is the beginner's market, and it does a very good job of servicing said market. It has an audio component similar in length and content to Michel Thomas' course, some software games rosetta stone french outlet that incorporate grammar and spelling and a users forum that you can ask questions and interact with other Rocket French users on. Rocket French doesn't have quite as much content as Rosetta Stone, but it's also just under $100.
Final Thoughts & Resources
Any of these French learning program's are great, Rosetta Stone suits those http://dfvbjdfb187.blog.com who can afford to pay a premium, Michel Thomas is good for those who want an informal setting, and Rocket French is perfect for beginners. Here's a little tip: if you go through this Rocket French reseller you can order Rocket French plus get some extra free materials and programs that will help you learn French more easily.