Some refer to Latin as the “dead language”, which may leave you wondering if learning Latin is worth the effort. If you believe it’s a useless endeavor, nothing could be further from the truth. Latin has a significant importance and influence in science, religion, philosophy, law, and literature. Latin roots often determine scientific terminology and species naming conventions. Catholic mass is still given in Latin, and if you work in law, you won’t be able to escape the influence of Latin in legal terms such as habeas corpus.
Latin does have limited reach as a spoken language. However, learning Latin can provide access to a wealth of classic literature. The seeds of the Latin language also have roots in Romance languages such as Italian, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.
Rosetta Stone designs language-learning programs that build confidence in understanding Latin. As a beginner, Rosetta Stone can help!
Don’t be deterred if you’re concerned about the time required to learn Latin . Rosetta Stone has developed a natural learning path of small steps to help you acquire, understand, and speak the language. With an immersive approach that focuses on contextualizing learning, Rosetta Stone uses an award-winning mobile app to deliver bite-sized lessons that help you learn Latin anytime and anywhere.
This approach of small steps learning ensures you have the flexibility to schedule language lessons into your life. Whether you’re walking the dog, taking a break from playing with the kids, or commuting home from work, Rosetta Stone makes it possible for you to find the time to fit in the small steps that lead to learning Latin.
To fine tune your Latin pronunciation, you’ll need to receive accurate and immediate feedback. This critical step will allow you to make any and all needed corrections to your pronunciation. Rosetta Stone embeds our proven and patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine into every language learning lesson. It provides you with the immediate feedback you rely on for correct pronunciation. TruAccent was developed by scanning and then analyzing the speech of native speakers. You will find it can be an extremely powerful tool to help you learn to speak and understand Latin.