So, You Need to Learn Swahili?

Learning languages is labor-intensive. Here's how to get you up to speed.
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:08 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Get ready for your business trip or vacation with these programs recommended by Porfolio.

  • Pimsleur Approach: 10-day courses offered in 40 languages.
  • Rosetta Stone: Promises competence in 2 weeks in 30 languages.
  • Teach Yourself: CDs and books offer 200 languages at varying speeds.

  • Unforgettable Languages: Links foreign words with English mental imagery.  Promises 100 words an hour in any of 30 languages.
  • Berlitz: Classic conversational method offers 50 languages, one-on-one or in groups, in person or online.
  • Living Languages: Recordings and books teach 22 languages in six weeks.
  • Assimil: Offers 9 languages in a conservative 4 to 6 weeks.