That’s what I use to learn the vocabulary of a new language (along with Rosetta Stone). I took French in high school, but as a Chicago native probably should have chosen something different. Polish?
Regardless, I’m back to French and one of my favorite Mac tools is Wokabulary (which also works on iPhone and iPad). Think digital flash cards.
Add vocabulary words for whatever language you want to learn, and let Wokabulary help to pound it into your brain– again, and again, and again. That’s what flash cards do.
The vocabulary database comes from Quizlet.com which gives you a fresh word list for free, but the real fun is in how Wokabulary tracks your progress with statistics that help motivate you to learn more.
The learn mode is like a rehearsal. The quiz mode lets you decide which words to test. And Wokabulary handles multiple languages with ease. Your vocabularies can be synchronized between Mac, iPhone, and iPad using Dropbox.
This is lots of fun, actually beneficial to learning, and very affordable.