The new – all languages – version of Rosetta Stone has been given 5 stars and rated “Outstanding” in PC Magazine’s 2020 review of language learning products. This prestigious annual review cited the unique immersive methodology, consistent approach and quality across all taught languages, and improved value (now offering access to all 24 languages) as grounds for awarding the very top score and naming Rosetta Stone best in class.
PC magazine loves the Rosetta Stone way of learning languages, understanding what makes it unique and so effective across all the 24 languages we teach. It’s about getting learners to work-out definitions for themselves, not just to learn translations by rote….
“It’s well structured, clear, and moves at a deliberate pace. You learn by doing exercises in the app that often start with deductive reasoning. For example, you might hear the word for cat two or three times while looking at a picture of a cat; then you hear a new word and see pictures of both a cat and a dog.”
PC magazine really liked the added value offered in 2020 with the introduction of Rosetta Stone Unlimited, where you can purchase access to all 24 languages with just one subscription.
“Previously, when you bought Rosetta Stone, you had to choose one language per purchase. Now, when you buy a two-year, or lifetime subscription, you get all the languages in the catalog. That’s a much better deal.”
PC magazine highlighted Rosetta Stone Coaching Sessions. More than just the best language-learning software, Rosetta Stone also comes with the option to book Coaching Sessions and practise your new skills in real conversations. PC magazine was especially impressed by the value of these sessions compared with other online providers as well as with offline schools and classes.
“The lessons are a great value-add because there is a huge difference between speaking a foreign language to a computer versus listening and responding to another person. The Coaching Sessions let you practice your language skills with a real live human instructor. These classes take place via one-way video conferences and can be solo or with a small group……excellent resources that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere for the same price. “
The reviewer from PC magazine also loved the Stories feature. And who wouldn’t? With culturally relevant articles, snippets and interviews all graded to your learning level and delivered with pronunciation feedback, Stories are a core part of what makes Rosetta Stone the best language-learning software.
“The reading section is my favorite here. It’s full of short stories designed to be within your reach. You can listen to them, read them silently, read them out loud, or any combination of those options.”
Use Rosetta Stone faithfully for a few months and you’ll learn to speak, read, write, and understand basic words and phrases. Rosetta Stone is the best full-featured language-learning software, and it’s our Editors’ Choice for paid programs.”
PC Magazine’s 2020 review of language learning products.
Language learner, teacher and contributing author to the Rosetta Stone magazine
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