I just embarked yesterday on my long journey of learning Korean. I purchased the Rosetta Stone Etotal program because there is nowhere the offers classes in Korean near me. Now I have heard mixed things about this program from different people, but after spending hours and hours on it yesterday and today, I will say that so far my opinion is that if you are willing to try hard and take notes and repeat lessons when you know you don’t have things down pat yet it is an effective program. Really, it’s like the old saying “You get out what you put in,” it’s cliche, but it’s very true. I have already learned tons of new vocabulary and I am beginning to learn the basics of the grammatical structure, which will make it easier to pick things up while I’m watching my kdramas. I have not used these features yet, but the Etotal version has games that you can use to practice skills either by yourself or with others, you can also talk to conversation partners online (Koreans who are trying to learn English), and there are online tutors that can give you lessons via webcam. So essentially, it is a distance learning program as well. I can’t use these features until I am a little further along, but I am super excited for when I can. One of these days I will be able to watch my dramas without subs….