Whether you want to blend in with the natives on your next vacation, you need to prep for a business trip with international contacts, or you’re taking the plunge with some extended overseas backpacking, learning the language of your destination can lead to a richer experience. Connecting with locals will be easier, which means you’ll be able to find hidden culinary gems and hotspots that foreign guidebooks miss out on. If you want to dive into a new language, Rosetta Stone can help you get the lay of the language land for full immersion in a foreign culture.
Rosetta Stone is the gold standard of language-learning software. The Wall Street Journal called it “the next best thing to living in a country,” and it’s won PC Mag’s Editors’ Choice Award for five years in a row. It’s even used by international travel guides like TripAdvisor, and NASA uses it to help employees from different parts of the world connect. The program relies on an intuitive, immersive method that mimics how you naturally learn a new language in childhood.
You’ll begin by matching pictures with images — translations aren’t available with Rosetta Stone’s immersive software, but that means that you’ll learn each language more effectively and naturally for vocabulary that sticks. After you’ve mastered the images, interactive lessons with Rosetta Stone’s proprietary TruAccent speech recognition technology will evaluate and improve your accent with instant feedback that lets you know if you sound like a native or a tourist, then you’ll grapple with basic conversational skills that will help you shop for souvenirs, order exotic dishes, and talk about the latest pop culture in your new land.
Normally a one-year subscription to Rosetta Stone’s award-winning language learning programs would set you back $179.99, but right now you can learn Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese or Chinese for just $109.