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The Top Alternatives To Rosetta Stone

Updated on July 18, 2016

Top Rosetta Stone Alternatives

"Learning an additional language is one of the best experiences I've had in my life.... " DRG.

For those of you who wish to learn a new language, I have some good alternatives to Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone is such a great program but they are more concerned with profits rather their consumers learning. Rosetta Stone comes in levels and you have to pay to progress and currently in America, that's about $125 a pop. Imagine a Rosetta Stone social networking site where members interact and learn with each other, wouldn't that be great!

Google Translate is just as efficient as Rosetta Stone without the extra hardware. When you type a word or phrase into the box you can hear it from one language to another. Also it will teach you how to write it. GT can do long paragraphs and the voices can by choice. Google offers translate for free. Google translate is fairly new. The site is ad free and runs fast even on the slowest speeds and pops up right at the top of your page's search bar. There are other resources for learning a language besides Google translate. Here's some advice/insight on three.

1. Google Translate

Here's some advice on how to learn language with Google Translate

1. Make yourself a list of the words that you know are basic.

2. Make your self a list of common phrases, certain situations, and famous places

3. Copy and paste paragraphs or quotes from websites and translate it to become familiar with the tongue of a language.

2. Learn A Language is a website version of Rosetta Stone. It is equipped which many learning abilities and also many languages. They even offer games and other activities to help the quality of learning.

3. is a language learning directory website with great resources to other websites that specialize in one language. It is equipped with forums, chat sites connection, YouTube videos, language courses, translators and dictionaries.

4. Babble is an online platform for learning how to speak, read & write in a new language. The site mostly has lessons for European languages like French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Dutch. In addition, it has the Russian and Turkish languages.

5. busuu is an online platform with very unique features and has an app as well on the Android and Apple markets. NY times says ''busuu uses clear graphics, and its interface is easy to use.'' The app also feels cheerful when you're using it' They have video lessons, travel courses

"The language learning community empowers everyone in the world to learn a new language. Our 60 million users make us a world-leading provider of language learning apps. With busuu, language learners can train their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, get advanced grammar units and practice with native speakers. We believe that language learning does not need to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive. That’s why we have created busuu, the easy and effective way to learn another language." busuu

6. Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. The have an app and you can earn points for correct answers. The platform is vibrant and easy to navigate for anyone. There's plenty of features and options in this fun platform. Duolingo is school friendly and has different platforms for different learners. The App for Duolingo is the only langauge learning app that is across the main three platforms, Apple, Androind and Windows cellphone markets. There's not many languages but the site and app are growing. The platform grades you on your performance.

7. Memrise is an online learning tool with courses created by its community. Its courses are mainly used to teach languages, but are also used for other academic and nonacademic subjects. The British based company that makes the learning experience exciting. Their platform is pretty smooth and features a competitive game you can play with your friends. AVailable as an app on Apple and Android platforms and is free. You can also learn additionally aside of languages on Memrise. Their website has a great social networking vibe to it and you can learn by courses.

8. Ninchanese enables you to read, understand and speak Chinese with more than 3500 Mandarin lessons. They have a simple ad free network with many kid friendly features like cartoons.

9. Lingvist claims that you'll learn a learn a language in 200 hours. (I will personally test that out and get you the results) It is completely free to join their network. Lingvist works on any mobile technology and claims..

"200 hours of study time is the theoretical minimum a person needs to reach a B2 level proficiency in a foreign language. This means you will be able to understand texts, have casual conversations on everyday topics that don’t require specialist knowledge, and watch movies in another language."

10. AnkiApp is a refreshing app exclusively on the Apple, Amazon, Windows, and Android platforms. It teaches languages via flash cards which can be downloaded for free. There are currently 80+ million flkash cards available.

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    • DRG Da Real Grinc profile image

      Felix J Hernandez 5 years ago from All over the USA

      @ Chris

      Some people actually want to learn to speak a language and not just translate one.

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      Chris 5 years ago

      Seriously? Copy and paste into Google translate as alternative to Rosetta Stone? It only takes doing this once with a paragraph to know that it's not even close most of the time.

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      benjamin 5 years ago

      awesome post thanks for this descriptive post yours hub is so intresting and i m sure this will help every one

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      girltalksshop 6 years ago

      Interesting hub. Voted it up and useful! : ) I will have to check it out as I would like to learn French.

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      hailei 6 years ago from Romania

      Very useful. I'm trying to learn German, I'm sure these will help. Thank you

    • DRG Da Real Grinc profile image

      Felix J Hernandez 6 years ago from All over the USA

      Your welcome. Ty for checking my hub out.

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      thertastore 6 years ago from Oakland, NJ 07436

      Thank you so much for sharing such an informative post like you got in here. Also thanks for the tips. It's definitely worth the read..and special for me to understand my client which are from French and Russia..

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      feenix 6 years ago

      Hello, DRG,

      Thank you very much for taking the time to write and publish this very informative and useful post.

      I have bookmarked this article because I am on a mission to improve and expand my speaking of Spanish.

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      Mcham Law 6 years ago from Round Rock, Texas

      voted up. good stuff

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

      I had never heard of most of these sites, except Google Translate. As a language enthusiast, I'll have to check them out! Thanks a lot for sharing. :)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for introducing us to these free sites. Could be helpful to many people.

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      Mandeep Randhawa 6 years ago from India

      Informative Hub.Thanks for sharing.Voted up.