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Learning a new language is hard. It takes time, patience and the willingness to embarrass yourself when you flub the pronunciation of a word. While becoming fluent in a new tongue is a long journey, Rosetta Stone is one resource that could help get you there faster.
I know firsthand because it was the program that supported my quest to learn Spanish. Twice a week, my eighth-grade class scurried down to the library and had our skills put to the test by Rosetta Stone.
For those unfamiliar, Rosetta Stone is one of the most popular programs that helps thousands of people learn to “read, write and speak more than 30 languages.” It’s available for schools, workplaces and for people to use at home worldwide. And right now, you can score a lifetime subscription for $100 off.
Originally $299, the lifetime subscription comes with access to as many languages offered for a one-time payment of $199. So, if you want to use this social distancing time to begin your journey to learn French, Italian, Mandarin or all the above, you can.
Part of what makes Rosetta Stone popular is its Dynamic Immersion method. Instead of memorization, it focuses on recreating “a real-life immersion experience and relies on your active participation,” according to the company website.
For example, it uses pictures to establish the meaning of words and phrases instead of simple translation. In this way you learn to draw upon your own skills and prior experience to help further your development.
But if you rather not fully commit, you also can choose subscriptions that last 12 months or 24 months. The two-year subscription is broken down by monthly payments of $6 and is currently over $200 off. The 12-month subscription is $8 a month, and is on sale for just $100.
Prices are valid through Sept. 2.
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