Im kinda resigned to the fact that age 56, my mind no longer has the capability to learn another language. In order to attempt to speak to Spanish speaking people that have moved into my neighborhood, I have tried Berlitz & other language instruction tools like CD's , but not without lots of memorization (and thats with always forgetting where I had put my keys, wallet & reading glasses). This just isn't working. My brothers kids as youngsters attempted Rosetta stone for Italian, Spanish & German without much success either. Then I read it takes an adult at least 5 years of daily study to get to any level of proficiency. Guess I'm an utter failure at it. Has anyone out there been able to accomplish another language (esp at my age & without immersion into the other culture---I think thats the only way after struggling with the other worthless tools.) Its real frustrating.