Summary: It has some minor flaws and some strange words that you don't really need to know, but I have really enjoyed it. I have been using it to help learn french while also doing Rosetta Stone, working through a french grammar book, and I have just started incorporating pimsleur audio as well.
Summary: While not a perfect substitute for an actual teacher, this product certainly reviews the major components of the language, and can give you a boost when coming to a French class, or the nation itself. Strongly recommended for people that want to begin to learn a new language!
Summary: I got this for my middle-school-aged son to start learning French, and he has enjoyed each lesson so far. He likes playing the quiz games along the way and keeping track of his progress. I like having him listen to a native speaker for pronounciation. The games are smart and well-constructed. However, we have already encountered some mistakes in the program. For instance, "tu" is listed as "formal" in the pronoun lesson.
Summary: I bought this to keep the summertime boredom down with my 10 and 7 year olds. To my surprise, the 10 year old grabbed it as soon as it came in the mail and played it non-stop for the next 2 days. Some of the games are pretty easy-- word searches and then just tapping on the spot with the new vocabulary word, sort of like whack-a-mole. They seem to be effective at any rate, she is learning and retaining French words.
Summary: I guess if you have a young child that wants to learn a language this is an alright resource. It is mostly disjointed memorization that rarely builds on itself. I didn't expect this to be magical or better than Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur but it really isn't worth it beyond the initial use. Maybe a small child would get more out of it just to introduce them to the concept of language studies.
Summary: I love these games because it makes it so easy to learn a new language. Within a day I could count to 100, knew all of the months/days and could speak in full sentences. I have also used the Japanese and Spanish versions, all have been wonderful!
Summary: I got this game about two months before a trip to Paris to work on basic French since I had no experience with the language. I was fairly fluent in Spanish about 10 years ago but haven't practiced in the meantime so I think that familiarity helped me progress. I practiced every day leading up to my trip and I can't even tell you how much it helped. I learned so much vocabulary that I was able to communicate my needs clearly and ask for help and directions.