How I regained enthusiasm for language learning with Rosetta Stone

Between moving to a new town and starting a business, I didn’t think now was the ideal time to learn Spanish.

I’m not the most organized at the best of times. I worried that learning a language would only add to my seemingly never-ending to-do list. I imagined I’d be totally stressed out trying to do a hundred things at once.

But it hasn’t been like that at all.

I hadn’t anticipated how enjoyable learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone would be.  I look forward to logging in to the programme.  I love the bright, colourful pictures in the activities.  I feel like I’ve been transported to Spain.  It’s a great way to relax at the end of a busy day.

When I signed up for the programme, I thought I might feel lonely studying online. But I’ve met other students on Spanish chat – Rosetta Stone’s instant message service.  And I don’t get nervous because I have time to think about what I want to say.

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At the end of the day, I love to unwind by playing games in Rosetta World.  They reinforce what I’ve learned in the lessons. You can play most games on your own or ask another student on chat to play with you.  There’s even a games night. In the morning before I start work I play Picardi (quickly finding a picture in a stack that matches a spoken prompt).  While MemGo, (matching pictures to their descriptions) helps me switch off at the end of the day.

At the moment, I have to fit my studying around my work and move.    The main lessons are divided into different activities including pronunciation, speaking, and listening.  The programme tells you how long each activity lasts, so I can plan my study sessions around other tasks.

I feel my Spanish is improving, and I’m having a lot of fun. Tomorrow I’m going on holiday to Spain.  I’m excited to finally practise everything I’ve learned.

What’s your favourite Rosetta Stone activity?

Carol Brennan is a freelance writer and qualified TEFL tutor. She writes authority blog posts on education. Her writer website is Writer Carol. She hopes to one day live a location independent life and would love to spend time visiting the Spanish Costas.

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