There are over 128 million people worldwide who are speaking German as a second or learned language. And you could be one of them. While the perception of some out there is that German is a difficult language to learn, that’s not necessarily the case. And it’s not something that should deter you from taking on this goal. The German language does, however, include vocabulary that can be somewhat of a challenge to learn. Mark Twain is said to have famously taken issue with the “clumsy” German language and their many compound and overly complicated multi-syllable words.
An example of this is the German word Freundschaftsbezeugung which translates to "demonstrations of friendship." While one would agree that the word is quite long, by breaking it up into recognizable and understandable parts, you may have an easier time figuring it out. As you see, the compound word starts with the single word "Freund." The word “Freund” is called a cognate, a counterpart with the same meaning of the English word "friend."
If you are an English speaker, you already have an advantage to learning German as English and German are linguistic siblings.
If you don’t have time or resources to devote to an in-person classroom to learn German , you should consider taking an online German course. That’s where Rosetta Stone can help you shine.
With our immersive teaching approach, Rosetta Stone's Dynamic Immersion® methodology will teach you the German language, not just the words. We have over 25 years of experience developing trusted language learning programs. In our program, you will learn the foundations of the German language . When studying vocabulary, it is presented in an order proven to ensure better understanding of how to communicate effectively in German. Our Dynamic Immersion method is a proven effective way to prepare you to use German in your everyday life.
Accurate pronunciation is one of the most crucial parts of learning a new language, and should be practiced from the onset of your program. We embed every lesson with our patented speech-recognition engine called TruAccent™. This technology instantly compares your voice to native speakers and gives you real-time feedback on your German pronunciation, allowing you to make the corrections and tweak your accent right away. TruAccent is truly valuable and among the most powerful tools to help you learn and speak German.
Practice is essential to your success. And language learning must be convenient to you and your schedule in order to stick with it. With our quick, 10-minute lessons, you can fit language learning into your schedule at any time. From the beginning basics to tackling more of the German language as your progress levels, you’ll be able to fit them into your day with ease. Our award-winning mobile app is included with your subscription and is in sync with the desktop, meaning you can take your learning journey on the road with you and fit in practice at any time and anywhere.
Surround yourself with German 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.