I bought this DS French course out of desperation - my daughter started French at a new school and all the other kids had already done 2-3 years of it so she was behind everyone else. I bought this because she loves using her DS and I knew she would be more likely to use this software than to sit with me for the same length of time learning vocabulary. Within a week she had learnt the numbers 1-13, colours, days of the week, months, etc. and she has now nearly caught up the other kids in her class. As an adult I would prefer to go to a language class if I were learning a new language, but for a DS-mad kid this is a really good way of learning.