What resources are you using to learn your given language?
My question is actually a three-part question:
First, how exactly are you learning your chosen language? For example, are you taking classes somewhere? Do you have a personal tutor, or are you teaching yourself?
Second, if you are teaching yourself, what are your main learning tools? Are you using one of those complete language sets (that come with books, CDs and flashcards)? Or do you just stick with grammar and phrasebooks? Or are you learning through the internet (i.e. downloading language programs, using sites like italki)?
And third, have you tried other language learning sites? I recently looked up Livemocha and I’m wondering if anyone else has ever used it.
The reason I’m asking these questions is because I’ve been teaching myself French for almost 3 months now, and I’ve tried to be consistent. But lately, I seem to be losing focus “-_-. I’m hoping there are other people out there who are also teaching themselves. Maybe we can exchange ideas and methods? =)
Thanks for all the feedback =)
My goal is to be fluent in French (or at the very least to be able to understand and speak reasonably well French). And I know for that to happen I have to eventually either enroll in a course or find a tutor. Its just that at the moment I can't (but will hopefully do so after a couple of months). For now, I'm stuck with teaching myself =D
So far the lesson plans I've been following have been pretty okay. But I was looking for ways to mix things up (like recently I started trying out translation exercises, and my French-to-English dictionary has been my best friend =) ).
Anyway, again thanks for the suggestions everyone.