Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion™ method reconnects people to the language skills they used successfully to master their first language. With Rosetta Stone, you start from a position of strength—your own strength.
Learn a Foreign Language through Context
Rosetta Stone presents a carefully chosen selection of four images and asks you to select the image that matches the written text and the voices of native speakers. Building on the knowledge you’ve already gained and your intuitive grasp of the meaning of each picture, you make a choice. There’s absolutely no translation or memorization to hold you back, so you start making progress immediately.
The very second you complete a task, Rosetta Stone provides feedback. Speak a word and our unique voiceprint technology automatically rates your pronunciation. Connect an image with a phrase and you’ll immediately learn if your choice was correct. Complete a set of exercises and you’ll instantly know how well you did. With Rosetta Stone, you always know where you stand.
Dynamic Immersion™ is a continuous process. The Rosetta Stone curriculum is carefully sequenced, gradually incorporating new words, phrases, and more complex grammar as it reinforces existing learning. Your understanding of your new language grows naturally.
It’s fast. It’s easy. It works!
Rosetta Stone Language Software offers a comprehensive course of study for beginning learners leading to everyday proficiency in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing.
Learn All 4 Language Skills. Our balanced curriculum includes listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
Native Speakers & Speech Recognition. Improve your speech by imitating a native speaker. Rosetta Stone’s speech recognition records your voice and evaluates your pronunciation and accent dynamically.
No Tedious Memorization or Translation. Immerses you completely in your new language so you’ll learn quickly and retain what you learn. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills.
Immediate Reinforcement. Previews, exercises, and tests with automated tutorials help you focus on areas that need additional reinforcement.
Hear what the others say about Rosetta Stone Software:
“I am astounded by the power of this software.”
–Filmore Bender, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
“Rosetta Stone allows students to master their curricular lessons in English, reaching required assessment goals and succeeding in leaving no child behind.”
–Vicki Taylor; Coordinator, English Learner Services, Duarte Unified School District
“[My wife] speaks Portuguese and a little English. We got married and spoke two different languages… She has been using the program for about a month now and the change is unbelievable…The program is great and we tell everybody about it.”
–Joseph and Marialuiza Kissane, Massachusetts
“I am convinced that Rosetta Stone is the best commercial language software available, which is why I recommend it to all my serious students and why I would definitely adopt it if I were in charge of a language program.”
–Paul Lyddon, Ph.D. Candidate, Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (SLAT)
“It used to be that the best way to learn a language was to go to the country and immerse oneself in it. I think Rosetta Stone is even better: I can turn on the computer at any time, any place and am not dependent on anyone or any circumstance for learning Arabic. I’m amazed, and I’m telling everyone I know about Rosetta Stone.”
–Steve Stoker, Texas
The ENGLISH Language: English is spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world. English is the official language of about 45 nations. It is the mother tongue of about 60 million persons in the British Isles, from where it spread to many other parts of the world owing to British exploring, colonizing, and empire-building from the 17th through the 19th cent. It is now also the first language of an additional 228 million people in the United States; 16.5 million in Canada; 17 million in Australia; 3 million in New Zealand and a number of Pacific islands; and approximately 15 million others in different parts of the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Asia. As a result of expansion, English is the most widely scattered of the great speech communities. It is also the most commonly used auxiliary language in the world. The United Nations uses English not only as one of its official languages but also as one of its two working languages. There are many dialects of the English language.