Over 437 million people around the world speak Spanish, and learning the language is a popular undertaking. Many make the decision to learn Spanish because of travel plans or business needs. Others hear the language in their everyday lives in music, television shows and movies, and want to be more involved in popular culture of a new language.
The most effective way to learn Spanish is by immersing yourself in the language. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had the time and resources to take an extended vacation to one of the 20 countries where Spanish is the native tongue to achieve this goal? For most, however, this is not a feasible learning option.
Rosetta Stone’s teaching methodology is an immersion approach within reach for everyone else. This patented method is called Dynamic Immersion®, and is the most natural way to learn Spanish. New words and phrases are reinforced as learners practice speaking and listening in an online environment that provides real-world contexts for using the new language. This method allows you to build your Spanish skill set beyond vocabulary.
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 on your own time and schedule. We have brief, 10-minute lessons which are easy to fit into your life and built to master the basics first, and then move on to longer phrases and more complex grammar. The award-winning app is included with your language subscription allowing even more flexibility and practicality.
A crucial part of learning Spanish is getting the pronunciation right. It’s worth noting that there are some pronunciation distinctions in Spanish that can make it a challenge. For instance, the letter ‘r’ is pronounced differently and takes some practice. This distinct sound is formed by tapping the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth, about a third of the way back, with some new learners citing success by attempting to make the “tt” sound, as it sounds in the English word “butter.”
Immediate feedback is necessary to guide you to the corrections you need. One of the many advantages of using Rosetta Stone is its TruAccent® technology . This patented technology compares your voice to native speakers and offers you immediate feedback and corrections, based on the quality of your pronunciation. If you wish to speak like a local, TruAccent will be a valuable tool to guide you. With daily practice, and Rosetta Stone, you’ll build conversational confidence when speaking Spanish wherever you go.
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.