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This review is from: TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion German Levels 1,2 & 3
Pros: Only the price. That's it.
Cons: This is not a single application; it appears to be a collection of programs written by different developers and packaged together under one name. I can't be completely sure; the chaos killed my motivation to continue using this product, so I quit after the second program. I completed level 1 and moved on to level 2 only to discover that the second program didn't read my results from level 1 because it was a completely different application. Another problem is that these applications appear to be from the mid-90s. The graphics are old and blurry; the voices that are supposed to be teaching me German sound like a computer reading the text rather than a native speaker of the language. At times it sounded like the program(s) itself needs to learn the language and its pronunciations.
Other Thoughts: I went ahead and got an online subscription with the expensive competitor—I'm sure we've all heard of them. Once again, I guess you get what you pay for. Now, I'm actually learning German from native speakers' voices, and the competitor's program is modern, cleaner, and has a much better layout. The Instant Immersion guys say that the competitor is expensive in order to pay for advertising. My subscription is new, but I'm learning that the higher price is also for better quality and native speakers.
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