Learning a new language is an experience that can transform your life. It may open you to a world full of personal and professional possibilities. With technology, the ability to learn a language is easier than ever before, and comes with countless benefits. Don’t hesitate to take on this endeavor because of concerns that there is a huge time commitment or cost, or that learning a language as an adult is more difficult. These are common misconceptions. However, research suggests that your ability to learn a language is mostly a matter of practice, and has nothing to do with age. And Rosetta Stone makes language learning convenient on your schedule, at the fraction of a cost of a classroom course.
Here are some helpful tips to consider that will make your journey even more enjoyable.
- Make language learning part of your daily routine.
- Immerse yourself in the language.
- Speak the language.
- Set attainable language learning goals.
- Commit to the language journey, not the destination.
Keep reading to see how Rosetta Stone can help you with all of these!
Best Language Learning Techniques
Everyone has the ability to learn to read, write and speak a new language with confidence using Rosetta Stone’s award-winning program. With over 25 years of language learning experience, they have learned which techniques work, and using that knowledge they have designed language learning around a method called Dynamic Immersion®. This method enables you to acquire vocabulary and phrases in the context in which they’re used in everyday conversations. Following the principles of our immersion method, you’ll be surrounded with words, images, and the voices of native speakers. The progression will take you naturally from words and phrases to sentences and conversations, and you’ll learn correct grammar and syntax by reading and listening to examples of native speakers using the language. This uses your own natural language-learning abilities to connect new language with meaning in real-life contexts, empowering you to think in your new language. Whether ordering a meal, asking how to get to the nearest subway station, or simply navigating around a new city, Rosetta Stone’s goal is to help language learners build confidence speaking so that they can thrive in real-world situations that don’t follow a script.
As mentioned above, for true success, your language program must emphasize speaking the language and practicing pronunciation, not just learning vocabulary and grammar rules. In other words, to build your confidence as a language learner, you need to know not only what to say, but how to say it correctly. There’s little point knowing the words if you can’t speak and understand them in conversations.
Rosetta Stone has you speaking the language with accurate pronunciation from your very first lesson using a patented speech recognition engine called TruAccent®. By comparing your voice to thousands of native speakers, TruAccent gives you instant feedback and this enables you to perfect your accent. With enough practice, you’ll be confidently speaking like a local.
Try Our Award-Winning App
Surround yourself with a language 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.