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.
Summary: It shipped promptly and the game is simple to use. So far so good, I have learned some new words. The game allows you to listen to how the words are pronounced and develop some basic French skills. You can build sentences, practice spelling and even congugate some of the most common verbs.