I’m planning a seven week trip to Europe this coming spring, and as I sift through apartment rental listings in Italy, Switzerland, and France, I am growing ever more eager to learn some Italian and brush up on French before my plane departs in April. One great resource I’ve discovered so far is Byki, a competitor of Rosetta Stone that offers a “lite,” instantly download-able version of its language software for free. In two days, I’ve learned twenty-five Italian words and phrases! I also downloaded their French program and have zipped through those lists a lot faster. I’m trying to decide if I want to pay $70 to buy the full version of their Italian program. I really like the Byki approach so far and think it could be worth it.
Have you ever used Byki? Would you recommend buying it?
What about other language learning resources? I still have my French texts, workbooks, and tapes, so I’m mostly concerned about Italian at this point. If I could do this for free, that would be ideal. Do you know of free downloads anywhere else? Any other suggestions? I’d appreciate all the help I can get!