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What Are Romance Languages

Romance languages are those with roots traced back to the language of the Roman Empire, which was Latin. In a way, the Roman Empire “lives on” today through the nearly 1 billion people around the world that speak one of the Romance languages as their native language.

By far, the most commonly spoken of all of the 40-some Romance languages are:

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Romanian

If you know you want to learn a Romance language, but don’t have a first one in mind, then you might consider starting with Spanish. That’s because Spanish is the most widely spoken of Romance languages, which means you’ll likely get to use your new language skills right away. Plus, Spanish is considered to be one of the easiest languages for native English speakers to learn.

Rosetta Stone's Dynamic Immersion® methodology teaches you to speak the language, not just memorize the words. What makes this approach effective is that we prepare you to use your new language in your everyday life. So, it’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. It helps you get ready to handle situations with confidence.

Learn A Romance Language

As technology shrinks our world, the ability to learn a language becomes an essential part of how we interact. Learning a romance language can open you to a world full of personal possibilities, and also expands your confidence.

Perhaps you've hesitated to learn a new language because you're worried about the time commitment or have heard it's more difficult to learn a language as an adult. Set these misconceptions aside. Research suggests that your ability to learn a language is mostly a matter of practice, building confidence through speaking, and contextualizing your learning.

Once beginners have acquired basic words and proper pronunciation, it will be a natural transition to learn the longer phrases that make up so much of everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone's brief, 10-minute lessons are built in exactly this way—teaching the basics first, then moving onto longer phrases. This approach helps you acquire those skills to understand and be understood with confidence. Our TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine compares your voice to native speakers in real-time. So you get the feedback you need for the most accurate pronunciation. It is also adjustable, which allows you to tweak your accent as needed. TruAccent is a powerful tool for helping you learn and speak a new language.

Try Our Award-Winning App

Surround yourself with a language 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.

Learn Languages app in Google Play store Learn Languages app in iOS app store

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