With a reputation for being mysterious and alluring, there are many reasons to fall in love with one of the most famous romance languages, French. It’s the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, and the only other language besides English spoken on all five continents. And with France having the fifth largest economy, French is also useful in a competitive international job market. When you make the decision to learn a new language, the sense of accomplishment that comes with taking on the challenge is invaluable.
Of course it’s perfectly fine to take shortcuts on your path to learning a new language. And translation engines are very convenient and powerful tools which can serve as French-English dictionaries. But, don’t confuse translations for language learning. It’s fine to use some of these shortcuts, but truly learning a new language goes beyond mere translations and requires a language learning program you can rely on.
How Rosetta Stone Can Help
Learning French can transform your life, both personally and professionally. You can also expand your thinking and improve your confidence. Our ability to learn a new language can be an important part of how we interact and thrive.
With over 25 years of experience in language learning, Rosetta Stone employs our Dynamic Immersion® methodology and teaches you to speak the French language. Our method is effective at preparing you to use French in your everyday life. We don’t simply focus on word memorization, as that is not typically a successful way to learn a language. As a beginner, you will start out by practicing proper pronunciation of basic words. The program progression moves you on to longer phrases that make up so much of everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone’s brief, 10-minute lessons are built to conveniently fit in your life and help you acquire the skills to understand and be understood in French.
As we mentioned above, pronunciation is one of the most important parts of learning French, and is a primary focus right from the start. We use our TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine to instantly compare your voice to native speakers, which gives you valuable real-time feedback on your French pronunciation. This patented technology is embedded into every lesson. Armed with these corrections, you can quickly adjust and perfect your pronunciation and fine-tune your accent. TruAccent is among the most powerful tools for helping you learn and speak the French language so you can get out and explore the world.
Try Our Award-Winning App
Surround yourself with French whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.