When you’re ready to learn French, why not use the best app out there? The best way to learn a new language is to surround yourself with it, and Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® method does just that. There’s nothing like it, especially if you want to go beyond building basic vocabulary and get to the point where you can truly use your language skills in Paris, across France, and beyond. Interactive and contextual lessons blend with Extended Learning features that are literally at your fingertips—any time, anywhere, any device; online or off.
With a variety of speaking-focused lessons and features, instantaneous pronunciation feedback, a track record of getting people speaking confidently, and a nearly perfect 4.7 in the app store, the award-winning Rosetta Stone mobile app is the best way to learn French.
Honing your pronunciation means getting feedback and making corrections, practicing, and persisting until your mouth can get a feel for how to shape the sounds that make up your language of choice. Rosetta Stone embeds our patented speech-recognition engine, called TruAccent, into each and every lesson to provide instant feedback that helps you align your accent with that of native speakers. Developed by scanning and integrating the speech of native and non-native speakers, TruAccent is a powerful tool in helping you learn to understand and be understood.
Once beginners have learned the basics that make up the building blocks of speaking French, it’s natural to transition to the longer phrases that are the backbone of conversations. Rosetta Stone’s 10-minute lessons are built in exactly this way, scaling naturally towards speaking confidently in real-world situations. To broaden your skills in French, it helps to focus on some tactics that can accelerate your understanding. The Rosetta Stone app can do just that.
The most effective approach to learning the French language depends on what your objectives are. Some beginner language learners are at an early stage of mastering common words and phrases and learning to accurately replicate the French accent—as we hear in au revoir, baguette, amour, and many other common words. Intermediate language learners may be returning to French after significant exposure to the language throughout their academic careers. Whatever your objectives might be in learning French, it’s advisable to consider a language learning program built with your specific goals in mind.
One of the notable aspects of the French language is its je ne sais quoi, which is an indefinable quality that makes the French accent sound so alluring and mysterious. But what makes the French language seem so mysterious is really just the nuances of French pronunciation. Some of the sounds in French can be challenging because they are distinctly more nasal than the sounds in other languages. Practice does make perfect. That’s why it’s so very important to learn French pronunciation first, starting with the sounds in the French alphabet.
Although the French alphabet shares the same letters as the English alphabet, some of the letter sounds in French are pronounced differently. For example, one of the most familiar sounds in French is that of the letter “e.” The French pronunciation of “e” is ‘euh’ and can be heard in virtually all French conversations. That’s because the letter “e” is used in the same way English speakers use the sound “uh” as a pause or connector to another thought. And unlike English, French provides helpful accent marks to guide your pronunciation. There are five different French accent marks to be learned: the cédille (Ç); the aigu (é); the circonflexe (â, ê, î, ô, û); the grave (à, è, ù); and the tréma (ë, ï, ü). These accent marks most often indicate that the sound of the letter is irregular. One exception to this is the circonflexe accent, which is used only in French writing and doesn’t alter the pronunciation of the word.
Rosetta Stone has unparalleled experience in designing effective language learning programs that help you build comfort and confidence in speaking French. Whether you’re a language learning beginner or an intermediate speaker already, Rosetta Stone can help you. Rosetta Stone’s immersive approach, focused on contextualized learning, employs an award-winning mobile app (for both smartphone and tablet) that offers short lessons to help you capably learn French, anytime and anywhere.
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.