I've talked many times before about the positive aspects of learning multiple languages. While I am still only fluent in one I do my best to learn French where I can. I have posted other ways to learn foreign languages in the past. Since then I have come up with a few others. Listen to the alternate language tracks on your DVDs. I have kids, so I watch the same movies over, and over, and over, and over... you get the picture. I have a quebecois in my EQ2 guild who gives me one phrase lessons quite often. For those of you who just want to enjoy your movies in your native tongue and don't have foreign language friends there is a new tool that recently went into beta online. The new tool is called Mango. ...
I tried it out and it seems decent. It is still in beta, and that is obvious at some points, but the basic lessons seem good. There is repetition of spelling, sound and meaning. Since learning a different language means looking at the world through different filters, it is good to learn the real meanings of the phrases you are saying.
There are 11 different courses, 9 of which are for english speakers. The french for english speakers currently has 100 lessons. It will be interesting to see how this grows over time. More courses? More lessons? Video?