How to design a language course shaped around your interests

Rosetta Italian has become a part of my daily life. … after only one month I find that I am beginning to name everyday actions and objects in Italian, hold mini conversations with myself and throw a few phrases into contacts with Italian friends.” – 5 star review on trust pilot

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Learning about things that matter to you

Immersive learning teaches you to communicate in the situations you want to communicate in. It helps you to pursue your hobbies and talk to the people in your life. You don’t have to wait until you’re an intermediate before the language becomes relevant; everything you learn is relevant to your interests, right from the first lesson.

Align your life and language goals

So if you are a foody, learn all about food in another culture and if you are into yoga, find a yoga teacher online who teaches in your new language. – You get the idea? Language learning compliments many other hobbies and doubles down on your productivity.

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How you can choose your content with Your Plan

The Rosetta Stone course is broken down by themes, not tenses or parts of speech. So you can choose what topics you want to learn about. The Your Plan feature asks you about what you’re interested in and provides a bespoke syllabus, suggesting learning material that is both interesting for you and at the right level. Your Plan is the very first screen you see when you use Rosetta Stone, it shows you where you have got to and suggests exercises for you to do every day.

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What type of topics does Rosetta Stone cover?

Rosetta Stone has a core course of 20 Units that covers a vast range of topics and themes. Here are just three to give you an idea:

Unit 2

“By the end of completing [the basic] levels you can hold a pretty decent conversation. I survived navigating my way around the Metro system in Moscow, thanks to Rosetta Stone…it works!” – Review on Trust Pilot

Unit 2 is about greetings and introductions. It contains all the vocabulary you need to introduce yourself and others and to get going with first conversations in the language. Unsurprisingly it comes fairly early in the course and features in all our recommended learning plans. Learn how to refer to friends and family, to describe what they are wearing, to describe what you do and where you come from and ask people how they are.

Unit 8

“I found by the time I was halfway through the course I was sitting in a restaurant and I could understand the conversations around me” – Review on Trust Pilot

Unit 8, lesson 1 is all about dining. How to order your meal, and make sure you have your cutlery. There are lots of words to learn to describe different types of food and the actions around eating and drinking. It’s the perfect introduction to all the vocabulary and phrases there are around food. A great place to start pursuing your passion for food in another language.

Unit 14

“Tapping into your ‘reason why’ is an essential…that goes for anything, starting a business, learning to sing, or indeed learning a language.“

Unit 14 explores phrases about professions and hobbies; teaching you about different roles and what they do at work, as well as types of hobbies. Then going deeper you learn about how people have ideas across both these topics. You learn how to express your ideas, how to present and evaluate them and how they might be realised. Lesson 2 contains an interview with a painter about his work and what inspires him.

Discovering the full Rosetta Stone programme

In total there are 20 Units in the core Rosetta Stone course, comprising over 200 hours of learning. Unlock the full programme today with our offer on Rosetta Stone Unlimited – all languages, and start designing your perfect course.

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About the Author Simon Goodall

Language learner, teacher and contributing author to the Rosetta Stone magazine

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