Over 437 million people around the world speak Spanish, and 40 million of those speakers are in the United States. It is the second most spoken language in the world, making learning Spanish an attractive endeavor for both business and personal reasons. With its prevalence in everyday life through music, movies and television shows, an increase in those wishing to learn Spanish is inevitable.
The best way to start off on the right foot is by focusing on the pronunciation of some basic words and phrases. Pronunciation is key when learning a new language as it’s one of basic building blocks of successfully using Spanish in everyday life. If Spanish is new to you, there are some pronunciation distinctions that can make it challenging. For instance, the letter ‘r’ is pronounced differently and takes some practice. This distinct Spanish sound is created by tapping the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth, about a third of the way back. Some new learners have success practicing making the “tt” sound, as it sounds in the English word “butter.”
Rosetta Stone places great emphasis on correct pronunciation as part of the learning program. Our patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine is embedded into every lesson. It compares your voice to native speakers and gives you feedback in real time so that you are able to make tweaks and adjust your attempts on the spot to achieve the most accurate pronunciation.
Rosetta Stone takes the guesswork out of learning Spanish . Our program is effective, convenient, and flexible. Language-learning programs are designed to build confidence in both speaking and understanding Spanish, and teaching you a skillset beyond vocabulary. Our patented immersive approach, Dynamic Immersion®, combines learning vocabulary with real-world situations and building a greater contextual understanding of key Spanish phrases. This method prepares you to adapt in new conversations by applying the context of what you already know to new words and phrases so that you’ll learn the language and build upon it with your own experiences.
Our brief, 10-minute lessons are designed to help you master the basics before moving on to tackle the longer phrases and more complex grammar. This is the perfect approach to help you acquire the skills to speak Spanish with confidence. The convenience of the program allows you to fit language learning easily into your everyday life. This way, learning does not seem like a chore, but rather something to look forward to. With our award-winning mobile app, you’ll be able to take your learning with you wherever you go, and will be speaking Spanish confidently in no time!
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.