As an twenty-something teacher, I had qualms about buying a DS (Will it enhance anything other than my "cool quotient" amongst teens and children?) HOWEVER, once I saw that they offered language programs I purchased the DS and the My French Coach program. I am drawn to play it every day, multiple times a day for various reasons. 1) They start you off with a placement test to see your French capacity and then keep you moving with lessons to suit your needs. My level was super-beginner so they started me at the first levels. 2) They present the lessons first, then a variety of games like wordsearches, whack-a-mole, flashcards, memory and multiple choice at different levels to test you. As you master more words, more games and lessons become available. They continue to incorporate mastered words into new games as you proceed. 3) They offer reference tools as well like a phrasebook, dictionary and sketchpad to record notes or numbers that may come to your mind on your French journey. The words and phrases available are vast. 4) The best feature is the ability to compare your pronunciation with the native speaker for any word or phrase in the game. You record your version of the word or phrase and can play it back in conjunction with the native version. I am not much of an action game sort of person so I really enjoyed the user-friendliness of the game. I highly recommend this program, and will probably get the Chinese one later.
yes: I recommend this product