The best way to learn another language fast
Two language-learning resources for travelers/tourists:
What’s the best way to learn language prior to your trip? Want to speak another language, ask directions, or ask for help or simply introduce yourself in another language when traveling overseas?
Everyone agrees the best way to learn a foreign language (especially if you don’t have much time) is by hearing/speaking/relating to other people. Now you can do that before your trip overseas by speaking to real people on www.iTalki.com online. If you’ve ever tried listening to CDs or DVDs you already know how hard that is. It is for me too, and I was a language major! With iTalki.com you agree to a fee for live tutoring at the best time that works for you. And you get to learn a bit about the culture and people at the same time.
So far they have been receiving rave reviews from many happy customers.
Of course in the past we have often recommended the WordLens app for iPhone and Android smartphones from QuestVisual.com/US WordLens translates text and signs from a foreign tongue to English and vice versa in case you are coming to the USA. See their amazing video here:
Currently it translates to and from Spanish, German, Italian, Portugese and French
And yes, Chinese and Russian are in the works! See their FAQ page at http://questvisual.com/faq/