If you're interested in learning Russian or some other language, Mango might be worth a try.
Advantages? It's free.
And it's also free.
Mango is in beta version currently and the sign-up is very easy. There are 100 Russian lessons with literally thousands of slides and sound files.
Languages include Mandarin Chinese, Greek, and even Pig Latin. Troductioninay otay Igpay Atinlay. See how it just rolls off the tongue?
Even the language-challenged should be able to master that.
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