I just tried out BYKI – Before You Know It. http://www.byki.com/ it’s a free foreign-language flashcard vocab builder, they have versions for Mac and PC, and you can write non-English accent markings and other scripts without having to change settings on your computer.
They have a long list of languages, and the program lets you practice listening, reading, and writing. You can practice speaking too, but that’s honor system. And when you finish a level, they play a lovely soothing musical chord. the downside is that if you don’t type it in EXACTLY as they expect (hey, it is just a computer) then a frowny face appears and a sort of tu-tut minor chord is played. so learn your dammas and tanwins, or your accents circonflex, kids, and always remember to capitalate and punctuize properly.
Pretty cool. My agency has a pretty cool deal where we get Rosetta Stone for free. Been meaning to use it but I have been working on other things (like this site 🙂 lately after work.
It is a great program. My exceptionally smart ten year old daughter Gabby tried it out to learn Latin, she was hooked.
ahaha….you better take it too, Amanda, or you’ll never know what she’s saying about you!
maureen dowd had her column written in Latin recently; Latin must be the new English.
Very nice. There is no time like the present to work on the second language. I am always in awe of people who can speak in multiple languages. Need to work on that.