Language learning made easy.

Why would you want to learn Italian online?

Because it’s easy, and

Because it’s fun!

If you live in an area with a large Italian population, or you live near a college or university, you probably have access to Italian classes in a traditional classroom. But not everyone can benefit from that kind of instruction, either because they just don’t learn well in a classroom setting, or the classes just don’t fit into the time they have available. And, of course, Italian classroom instruction isn’t even an option for people who don’t live close to a venue where Italian is taught.

Fortunately, the advent of the Internet has made quality Italian instruction possible for every student, no matter where they live—no matter who they are. You don’t need to have a lot of money. You don’t need to have a certain level of education in order to take the class.

Best of all, the opportunity to learn Italian online gives you a chance to do something you’d never be able to do in a traditional classroom—choose your learning method. Some people learn best by reading, and these people generally have a really difficult time with language classes that focus exclusively on listening to conversations. Other people learn best by listening, and these people tend to have a really difficult time with chasses that focus on reading, writing, and spelling their new language. If you sign up for Italian classes at your local university, you probably have little choice in learning method—you get whatever method the instructor chooses. With online instruction, though, you can select the learning method that works best for you.

But with online instruction, don’t you suffer from a lack of human interaction? No, not at a basic conversational/word recognition level. A simple program like Audible Italian teaches you simple words and phrases while providing both written transcripts and audio clips to ensure that you learn basic Italian thoroughly and well. With this beginner program, you won’t be trying to construct complicated sentences—you’ll be learning how to order from a menu, book a hotel room, or get to the airport. You can learn all the Italian you really need from the comfort of your own home—or better yet, on your mobile device, wherever you happen to be!

If you’d like to give Audible Italian a try, there’s no better time! Check it out at www.audibleitalian.com, or join the Rocket Italian free trial below and begin to learn Italian online today!

Many first-time visitors to Japan make a crucial mistake before their plane even lands. Because they’ve assumed that “everybody in Japan speaks English,” they make no effort to learn any Japanese at all, or worse—they try to learn it on the fly while they’re in a foreign country, under stress. Here’s why you should learn Japanese before you visit Japan!

Japan is not bilingual. Even though most Japanese schoolchildren take English in school, and many adults are able to read English characters, those who don’t use English for work or school may not speak it very well. Their educational emphasis is on reading, not conversation, and thus many Japanese people are extremely hesitant to embarrass themselves by speaking poorly. In addition, older Japanese, particularly those in rural areas, do not speak English at all. If you are planning to interact with anyone who is not young or urban, you’ll want to learn some Japanese.

You may also have heard that most Japanese signs are printed in two languages—Japanese and English. This is true in Tokyo, and to a lesser extent in smaller cities. However, again, think about the bilingual signs you see in American chain stores. Just because the signs are bilingual, does that mean the sales clerks are? Not at all—and the same is true in Japan. The more Japanese you know, the easier your trip will be—and that’s another great reason you should learn Japanese before you visit Japan.

Suppose, however, you’re just making a short business trip to Tokyo and you have no intention of venturing out of the most Westernized areas. You know your Japanese contacts speak English very well. Why learn any Japanese? The best reason may lie in one of the Japanese people’s most distinctive characteristics: respect. Learning to greet your hosts in their own language shows you respect them enough to have put effort into this meeting. At the very least, learn to say “Hello,” “How do you do?” “Nice to meet you,” “Excuse me,” “I’m sorry,” and “Goodbye.” The Japanese may just be the most polite people on earth, and these simple phrases will earn you many brownie points.

So why should you learn Japanese before you visit Japan? You’ll make it easier on yourself as you try to navigate a country so different from yours. And even if you speak Japanese with a strong accent—which you will—your willingness to put forth the effort will impress your Japanese hosts tremendously, and earn you the respect that may just seal the deal!

For some free Japanese audio lessons join the Rocket Japanese free trial below and learn to speak Japanese fast.

Do you speak French “juste un peu” but you want to learn more?

Well, have you tried Rocket French?

You absolutely should!

The ability to say hello, to ask someone’s name, or to comment on the weather in a foreign language is pretty impressive. And French speakers just love it when you try to talk to them in their own tongue. But as soon as you engage a French speaker in any kind of conversation, they tend to just bubble over like a fountain, and before long their French is coming at you so thick and fast you have no idea what they’re saying.

Maybe you’ve completed our Audible French course and you’ve gained some basic conversational skills, but now you want more. Or maybe that rusty French you learned in high school, or that basic-basic class you took for your trip to Paris, has begun to fade into the back of your memory. You’d sure like to have the ability to speak French with your new friends, but you don’t have time to study right now….

Enough of the pity-party! Go to http://www.rocketlanguages.com/french/premium and read why Rocket French is the best solution to your problem! Rocket French is a fresh, exciting new approach to learning a foreign language. If you’ve completed a basic French course like Audible French – if you’ve taken French in the past – or even if you’ve never taken a French course in your life, this remarkable program will work for you!

How do I know? Because Rocket French is designed to target multiple learning styles simultaneously. Maybe you don’t learn well by listening, but you remember everything you read. Maybe you don’t remember what you read, but you love video games and remember things you play. Maybe you remember everything you hear. It doesn’t matter, because Rocket French has a learning stream that plays to your particular strength.

Listeners will love the engaging conversations between Claire and Paul. Readers will love the written transcripts that accompany the conversations. And gamers – you’ll want to download Rocket French’s Language-Master games to your desktop and play every one. (I warn you – these games are so addictive, I couldn’t stop playing!) And you won’t feel alone as you use Rocket French, because there’s a wonderful learner’s forum called “My Community” that puts you in touch with other French students.

Is it any wonder PC Magazine said Rocket Languages was their “editor’s choice for language learning”? Any way you look at it, this is simply a fabulous program. The audio portions are iPod and MP3 compatible, the whole learning system works with either PC or Mac systems, and the low low price of $99.95 includes lifetime access – not just to the forums, not just to the culture lessons or the conversations or the games, but to the entire glorious package.

How could you possibly beat this?

To put it simply, you can’t.

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