Choosing to learn a new language is not just an attractive endeavor for those who wish to broaden their professional and personal opportunities. Especially when that language is Spanish. As the second most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish has more than 400 million speakers and is the native tongue in 20 different countries. There are more than 40 million Spanish speakers in the U.S., and it is the second most widely spoken language in the United States, making knowing how to understand and speak Spanish a huge asset.
For beginners, Spanish tends to come naturally, especially for those who speak English, Italian or French. Each of these languages have either direct roots in Latin or a significant number of words that stem from Latin, and they share thousands of words that are very similar to one another. These are called cognates. This is why an English word such as “family” sounds remarkably similar in French (famille), Italian (famiglia), and Spanish (familia). Spanish vocabulary also has an extremely straightforward system of pronunciation and very few irregularities in either spelling or pronunciation.
Gone are the days where beginners sign up for Spanish instruction involving a physical classroom. At Rosetta Stone, we use a blend of technology-based learning and native-speaking tutors to simulate real-world immersion wherever you are—allowing you to learn Spanish effectively on your own time and schedule. And at a fraction of the cost of individual classroom instruction.
You may have seen or heard ads talking about foreign language instruction. Promising that you’ll learn Spanish as a beginner online and at no cost. These sites may be adequate for picking up a few basic vocabulary phrases. But they do not have tools to teach the language so that you can speak and understand Spanish with confidence.
We assume that you want to learn Spanish and not just acquire some vocabulary words. Especially as a beginner, you’ll want to start off on the right foot. To learn Spanish effectively, you’ll need access to language learning with a holistic approach. Rosetta Stone's method of simulating immersive experiences while putting emphasis on accurate pronunciation is designed to teach you Spanish that you’ll be able to use in the real world.
Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® methodology is an effective approach for doing this. We will prepare you to use your new language in your everyday life, and handle any situations with ease and confidence. Our proven program is also convenient and flexible, allowing you to fit learning into your life on your schedule, not the other way around. You can access lessons online or download them for offline learning. Our award-winning mobile app is always in sync with the desktop program allowing you to pick up learning where you left off, no matter where you are.
A crucial part of learning Spanish, or any new language, is getting the pronunciation right. And for beginners, even more important to ensure that you are learning correctly. You’ll need immediate feedback with your attempts to guide you in any corrections required. Rosetta Stone keeps your pronunciation in check with our TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine . TruAccent compares your voice to native speakers and gets you feedback in real time for the most accurate pronunciation. It’s also adjustable, which allows you to tweak your accent as needed. If you wish to speak like a local, TruAccent will be a valuable tool in your journey!
Surround yourself with Spanish 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.