Three days into my Rosetta Stone Spanish lessons, I'm really enjoying myself. I've been doing about an hour or work each day. The time flies by, and I usually have to remind myself that an hour at a time is plenty.
I'm resisting the urge to stop and suss out grammatical rules as the lessons go, as that really isn't how things are supposed to work in this system. (Of course, I love figuring out grammatical rules, so I haven't been entirely successful in that regard.)
The lessons cover listening comprehension, vocabulary building, pronunciation (with the aid of a microphone that lets the system evaluate my accent), reading and writing. It's extremely thorough, but new bits of information are introduced gradually, so they never feel overwhelming.
I can see now that each language course is extremely comprehensive. After my three hours, I am approximately one third of the way through level one of five levels in the Spanish One package. Spanish Two and Three lie ahead.
I'm really excited at how much content the courses contain. I don't have any patience with with lame language teaching. I know there's a ton to learn with every language, but I find that really exciting, not daunting. (Well, usually it's not daunting.)
My biggest challenge right now is just finding time to carve out of each day do get some real learning done.
So, we're off to a good start!