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How much does The Pimsleur Approach cost? How much does Rosetta Stone cost? What are your opinions on them, or suggestions?

I'd like to learn Japanese and I know that the commercials and ads don't always tell you the REAL prices. And if you know if a better language learning method, what is it? Thank you :)

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Pimsleur claims you can get their software for $9.95 but be sure to read the fine print - you are signing up for a "subscription" where you get charged again and again every two months until you hit the $256 price. You can also buy a single level of a language outright and get over 15 CDs to listen to but it end up costing you $345. Other levels cost extra.
The best deal might be a used CD at http://www.amazon.com but again, you have to buy each one separately.
Rosetta Stone is also over $150 for each level.
There's a college offering a language program that includes Japanese at http://www.cbcwebcollege.com/LearnALanguage.htm for only $48.
I have found it's good to use different strengths of different programs to learn a new language and then to keep building on what you've learned.
Hope that helps and good luck!

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The Rosetta Stone software is wicked awesome. Level One costs $179. Or you can buy Levels 1 & 2 & 3 as a package for $399.

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