For an upcoming feature, dealnews
will be reviewing and evaluating different methods to learn a language. Starting today, and continuing over the next month, three of our editors will each take a different approach to learning Italian. Jeffrey Contray
will be using Rosetta Stone's online software; Louis Ramirez
will be using Pimsleur Basic Italian audio lessons; and Jeff Somogyi
will be using whatever he can find for free online. (Podcasts, mostly.)
In a month's time, they'll all take a standardized written exam to see which method yields the best results.
In the mean-time, check out each of the participant's blogs for (in)frequent updates on their progress.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire
unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were
available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of
publication (unless otherwise specified).