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Rosetta Stone

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  • WEBSITE, MOBILE APP

Rosetta Stone helps all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Using interactive activities and contextual lessons, language learners are immersed in a new language of their choice. Learners may use any device and fine-tune pronunciation with a speech recognition engine. Other tools include games, audio lessons, and a phrasebook.

COST: Varies, with subscriptions between 3 to 24 months long.

PROS

  • Intensive and immersive program helps students learn quickly. 
  • A well-respected program used by many schools and businesses. 
  • Lessons can be completed in 10-minute increments. 
  • Some tools for learners with special needs, such as audio resources.

CONS

  • May not be appropriate for younger language learners (under 12).
  • Casual learners may find the program too intensive.

Why it’s helpful for families living internationally

Rosetta Stone is a great resource for serious language learners. The program helps you begin learning the language of your new location before you go there. It’s highly mobile — users can take lessons on their computer, phone, and tablet.

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