I’ve loved languages for a long time. It started with Spanish (when I was about 16) due to where I live, moved onto Chinese since I wanted to speak with the kids at the orphanage I’d be working at (when I was 18), then to French for all of our times in France, with a little dash of Italian for the same reasons as French. I’ve since dabbled back and forth the most between French and Chinese.
At my best, I was somewhat decent with both French and Chinese. But the problem is that once I head on to another country I try my best to speak some of that language — thus pushing the amount that I knew farther back in my brain.
So I’m officially wanting to refresh my Chinese brain and I’m down to Rosetta Stone and Fluenz. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? I’ve heard Rosetta Stone is great — outside of the Chinese. I’ve heard good things about the Chinese with Fluenz. But if you’ve used either for any language, I’d love to hear first hand accounts, your friend’s experience, or your uncle’s dentist’s mechanic’s account… Can you tell I’m pretty curious?
Also, anything additional that you know of is more than welcomed :)
The South Gate and Thom Bayon – Cambodia.