Add another string to your bow: Learn a new language

 

One of the best ways to enhance your skill set - as well as make new connections - is to learn a new language.

Whether you’re looking to learn Spanish to make new friends on your holiday in Madrid, learn French to get the promotion that would relocate you to Paris, or learn Italian to finally understand your Italian cousin’s jokes, be sure you find a method that is fun, effective, and fits into your lifestyle.

However with a plethora of methods to choose from, it can be difficult to find the one that works for you. For example, traditional classroom courses might work, but if you are ahead or behind your classmates, or are forced to rearrange your schedule to get to class, it can be frustrating. 

You might choose the personal tutor route, but tutors can be expensive. For a fraction of the cost of classrooms or private tutoring, Rosetta Stone offers a personalized language-learning experience that gets you speaking from the very first lesson. You learn by simply connecting words, images and sounds in realistic scenarios, and as a result you naturally discover what each word means without the need for translation. The Rosetta Stone method mimics the way you learnt your first language as a child and you can  experience it right on your computer or any other smart device.

No memorization or translation

And it doesn’t have to be boring. From the very beginning, Rosetta Stone gets learners speaking in real-life scenarios and offers online practice sessions with coaches who are native speakers - eliminating the need for homework, grammar drills or translation. It’s a brilliant confidence booster, and will give you the practical skills you need to get by.

Unlike books, CDs, or classrooms, Rosetta Stone language courses offer instant pronunciation feedback. State-of-the-art speech recognition technology lets learners compare their pronunciation with a native speaker’s pronunciation. That way, they can hear the changes they need to make. They can even slow down the words to get a better sense of how they sound. This is important when trying to develop relationships with speakers of other languages. You want to make sure you’re understood.

Learning through playing

The social aspects of language-learning can be some of the most important when it comes to memory recall. Unlike other self-study methods, Rosetta Stone connects learners who are the same level. Having the opportunity to socialize in a fun learning environment builds your confidence.

“You will not be disappointed with your purchase. Rosetta Stone is immensely effective and engaging. Language learning has never been so much fun and even addictive!” Jessica, Wales (2012)

Convenience is the key

These days, we are constantly on the move, and the program’s flexibility is one of its best features. Rosetta Stone have made it as convenient as possible to learn any time, anywhere; at home, on the plane, in the car, or even in the queue at the supermarket -you don’t have to be stuck in a classroom, struggling with grammar drills. With activities that work on just about any device, learners can immerse themselves in a new language on their computers, tablets, or smartphones. It's all about mobility - literally and figuratively.

In a recent review, Macworld stated in April this year ‘TOTALe’s immersive nature is impressive as is the range of languages on offer’.

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There’s a reason millions of people have been successful with Rosetta Stone. Join today at RosettaStone.co.uk/independent

 

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