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firefly2442
March 6th, 2010, 08:53 AM
Are there any Open Source tools out there that can help me learn a foreign language (specifically Japanese)? I'm just focusing on speaking it as I don't have time to learn the written language. A tool that has integrated audio of someone pronouncing the words or phrases would be helpful.

Thanks in advance. :)

lisati
March 6th, 2010, 08:58 AM
If you can, spend time around native speakers of the language you wish to learn. It can help with pronunciation and getting a feel for the way they think. It also provides opportunities for practice that you can't get from a book or multimedia presentation.

(Spoken from experience: I spend time with speakers of Maori and Samoan and have picked up some of what I know from them)