How well do language CDs, books, and other methods work for those that want or need to learn a foreign language? I am going to explore a variety of methods and share my results with you.
I am beginning this exploration by learning some Japanese. Why Japanese? I was in a discount store last Sunday and they had a variety of language learning CDs on sale. I know nothing of Japanese and the language is vastly different than the smattering and bits and pieces of languages that I know (Spanish, French, etc.). I purchased the Instant Immersion Japanese Levels 1, 2, & 3 for $29.95. I like Japanese culture and philosophy, so this should be fun.
If anyone is using the Instant Immersion series or other language CDs/DVDs, please share your thoughts. Also, anyone know of a good, inexpensive Japanese grammar book?