The Best Second Language Learning Programs

If you want to learn a second language the best and quickest way possible then below we have reviewed the best programs to learn a second language, but who offers you more value for your dollar? This review will be between the top 3 contendors Rocket Languages, Rosetta Stone and Fleunz. We have thoroughly tried and tested many language program and found that these three language learning programs are the best, due to their popularity and level of interaction.

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a language learning program, therefore we will compare and rank the software suites, using certain criteria outlined below.

1. Rocket Languages

Website: www.RocketLanguages.com
Guarantee: 60 Day – 100% Money Back
Cost: From $69 – $260
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Free Trial: Yes
Format: Life time acess software (Instant online or delivered).

Rocket Languages is designed to be an easy to use, systematic program with emphasis on teaching your chosen language fast. Their focus is to to ensure you enjoy yourself whilst learning to speak a foreign language. The program teaches you from the basic words, common greetings to conversations, language, and punctuation for the advanced users. Rocket Languages is also downloadable immediately.

Features:

The Rocket Language Series includes audio lessons, written texts, games and various other tools.

It’s designed to teach you interactively as a complete language course. The aims are to speak, read and right just like a native by immersing you in the language straight away.

The program features 3 Mega components. This will allow you to learn vocabulary, phrases and expressions. By listening to audio (in mp3 which makes it good for portable players as well) you will learn words, phrases and pronunciation and allow you to participate in dialogues with native speakers. You will then learn grammar and verb sentence constructions.

A members only forum and support is also included for you to ask there dedicated expertsand fellow native speakers anything you want, or just to participate in general discussion on line. The Rocket Language packages are great for beginners or intermediate users, from young to older users. I would highly recommend this one, due to its functionality and relatively low cost.

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2. Rosetta Stone

Website: www.RosettaStone.eu
Guarantee: 30 days – 100% Money Back
Cost: $260 – $450
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Free Trial: Yes
Format: Time limited subscription online.

Rosetta Stone is probably the most well known of the language learning software available today. Its simplcity in software show focus on visuals to get you to learn the second language. This program is good for beginners, and focuses on reading, writing, and verbal comprehension by using photos. Also, there are many more languages to choose from with this program.

Features:

Rosetta Stone software which is in its 3rd editions now includes a combination of photos, text, and sound to allow the user to interact with the software through a series of tests. This ensures that you have memorised and learned the course before moving on to more difficult stages.

This program utilizes difficulty levels, starting from level 1, level 2, etc. (where you pay for each level), so that the student progresses in order to teach vocabulary and grammer, without drills or translation. Rosetta Stone builds on previous lessons, by reinforcing previous lessons and incorporating terms and phrases from one lesson to the next.

The interface with the user is easy to use and allows you to choose between 4 different setups or ways to learn, such as spoken text and choosing between 4 photos or a photo, where you choose the correct corresponding text.

Their aim is to somewhat try and immerse you in the language so that you learn in the same way that you did your first language.

Languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, English (British, American), Farsi (Persian), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America, Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh.

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3. Fluenz

Website: www.Fluenz.com
Guarantee: 30 Days – 100% Money Back
Cost: $170 – $370
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Free Trial: No
Format: Software Package Delivered or downloadable.

Fluenz is one of the new language learning software packages on the market. This simple package but effective has be constructed by english speaking people that have lived in the countries and learnt the languages.

Hence they have applied the same learning technique and boxed it up for you. Fluenz is good for beginners through to advanced (you have to pay more for advanced levels), and focuses on reading, writing, and verbal comprehension by using photos, podcasts and videos.

Features:

Fluenz DVD software is slightly different to Rosetta stone or Rocket Languages. Fluenz claims that adults learn differently to children. Hence having already learnt another language they lack the ability to absorb and remember information like a kid, so they focus more on conversational teaching rather than image association.

This program utilizes difficulty levels, starting from level 1 through to level 2, so that the student can progress at their own pace. The lessons are extremely clear and well explained meaning they don’t progress too quickly.

The package consists of two DVD’s, two audio CD’s and an accompaning phrase book. Together their focus is to get you learning the language in the quickest time possible. As the package is quiet comprehensive (and it should be for the price) it’s hard to flaw it. The only downfall is it’s steep price and the fact that you have to pay extra for advanced levels.

Languages:

Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese.

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Conclusion

Rocket Languages is our top choice if you’re looking for a cost effective way to learn another language confidently and in the quickest time possible. It offers a much more comprehensive, interactive way, using different angles (including games) to teach you how to speak, read and write within a few months. Not to mention it’s much cheaper for life time access.

Rosetta Stone offers a good platform to get you from beginner to more advanced. Its simple and easy to use which allows you to learn a language intuitively, and make for remembering material easy. If thats all you need than Rosetta Stone may be for you, as long as you are prepared to pay through the levels of learning and the fact that it doesn’t give you lifetime access.

Fluenz offers another excellent platform and an attactive interface to get you from beginner to more advanced. It too is simple and easy to use with varies formats including podcasts, for portable devices or listening in the car. However as it’s currenty limited in languages and with the price being over the $150 mark it gets 4 stars.

Overall, we found Rocket Languages the best language learning program as it’s feature are similar to the others, if not better and actually has an active forum where you can interact with fellow language learners. And if we talk about value for money then it’s considerably the most cost effective of our top three options.

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