For fifteen years, Rosetta Stone has produced pioneering language learning software. The latest version uses speech-recognition technology to help you master a foreign tongue. 9to5Toys Specials currently has four language packs priced at $150 each (Orig. $229).
In terms of learning a new language, these immersive courses are the next best thing to moving abroad. Through visual prompts and fun mini-games, you learn how to read, write, speak, and understand the new language of your choice.
Each course is broken down into five levels, starting with basic greetings and phrases. You’ll then learn conversational skills, like how to order a taxi or go shopping. You’ll progress to discussing popular culture and expressing your opinions.
To help you become fluent, the software analyzes your speech 100 times per second and compares your accent with that of native speakers. You also get 12 live tutoring sessions with native speakers, and three months of mobile access for practice on-the-go.
Rosetta Stone works on PC and Mac (customers will receive a digital code to redeem online & physical DVD), and you can choose from four different languages. Order now for $150.