I've been saying that I want to learn another language for years now, but it keeps falling lower and lower on my to-do list. Between work, social obligations and trying to find time to relax, I just don't have the time to go to classes or hire a tutor.
I always assumed that becoming bilingual would take a lot of time and money. A few months ago, I decided to stop making excuses and see if there was an easier way for me to start learning French (I've been obsessed ever since I saw the old classic Les Enfants du Paradis!).
I thought about signing up for online classes, but that would still require me to submit assignments by a certain date. I need something that can fit my crazy schedule, and luckily I found Rosetta Stone. I've obviously heard of them before, but these guys have really stepped up their game in the last few years!
Here's 5 reasons why Rosetta Stone is the best way to learn a new language
1. Lessons Take Less Than 30 Minutes A Day
Turns out learning a new language doesn't have to require long hours and pointless assignments! Rosetta Stone is designed to fit into your everyday life - lessons take just 15-30 minutes a day.
The bite-sized lessons make it easier for your brain to absorb the learning's. All of their lessons are interesting and interactive and designed to teach you real conversational vocabulary.
I love that I can pop in my headphones on the way to work or when I'm cleaning my apartment, so it's much better than sitting through a boring class.
2. It's Convenient
Rosetta Stone's app could not be more convenient- you can use it any time, anywhere.
The learning never stops - even without wifi! You can download the lessons and listen to them on your commute. I love that I can use that time to learn - so much better than scrolling social media for half an hour straight!
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3. Interactive Features
The app has a ton of innovative features like TruAccent® - it shows you exactly how accurate your pronunciation is with a little icon that would go green, yellow, or red when you speak. It's awesome because I feel like I never know what I actually sound like, so this definitely gave me more confidence.
The Phrasebook and Seek & Speak® features are going to be a godsend when I visit Paris later this year. Phrasebook tells you out loud how to say short, useful expressions and Seek & Speak lets you partake in a fun scavenger hunt-like activity for everyday items, like fruit and veg. It tasks you with seeking out a list of items, and once you take an image of one of the items, it will translate it for you. Such a fun and interactive way to keep the learning going, can't wait to hit up a farmers market and test it out.
4. I Have Access To All Languages
When you sign up for Rosetta Stone's annual plan, you get access to all of their languages. They have French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Mandarin, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Filipino, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sweedish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
I'm determined to crack French, but I also love having the option to gem up on the basis of other languages when I travel to different places.
5. It's Affordable
An annual subscription to Rosetta Stone is only £7,99 a month and gives you access to all of the languages. They also have a 24 month option that works out at £5,99 a month, such a great deal! Or if you wanna try it out before committing, their 3 month subscription costs £11,99 a month.
Such a steal considering the amount of awesome features their app has. Rosetta Stone is way more affordable than going to classes or hiring a tutor, and their approach to learning is just better. Not to mention, they're also offering free live tutoring sessions!
I've been using Rosetta Stone for 2 months now, and I'm really proud of my progress. Their app makes it easy to stick to it and not give up.
I can finally tick "learn French" off my bucket list!
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