Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone: Qual è il migliore?

Come tutti sappiamo, l'apprendimento di una nuova lingua è benefico, soprattutto per chi desidera un cambiamento radicale nella propria vita. Living Language e Rosetta Stone sono due dei più famosi e fondatori di programmi di apprendimento delle lingue. Ora che la tecnologia si è sviluppata, entrambi questi programmi forniscono ancora strumenti di apprendimento come CD audio e libri. In questo articolo li confronteremo in dettaglio per vedere qual è il migliore.

Breve introduzione: Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone

Lingua viva

Living Language è uno dei programmi di apprendimento delle lingue ed è stato fondato nel 1946. Inizialmente editore di libri di testo per l'autoapprendimento, ora offre anche CD audio e corsi di apprendimento linguistico online Tutti i diritti sono riservati a Penguin Random House.

Ciò che contraddistingue Living Language sono i lunghi anni di presenza sul mercato di molte generazioni. Il sito web di Living Stone ha anche un Laboratorio linguistico, corsi a tempo limitato come Passaportoche ha una validità di tre mesi.

Living Language ha anche un Inglese come seconda lingua (ESL/EFL)). Living Language ha anche  Dothraki, la lingua della serie di successo Game of Thrones, e Linguaggio dei segni americano (ASL).

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Living Language soddisfa i requisiti minimi per i corsi online. Si tratta di un computer desktop o portatile con sistema operativo Windows o Mac, un browser web moderno (come la versione attuale di Firefox, Safari, Chrome o Internet Explorer 11) e capacità di riproduzione audio. Spesso si consiglia un collegamento Internet a banda larga ad alta velocità.

Pro

  • Adatto ai principianti
  • Offrire corsi brevi
  • Fornisce risorse gratuite
  • 28 lingue offerte

Contro

  • Le flashcard nelle lezioni sono troppo noiose.
  • Non disponibile per le applicazioni mobili.

Pietra di Rosetta

D'altra parte, Pietra di Rosetta è anche uno dei fondatori di software per l'apprendimento delle lingue sul mercato. È stata fondata nel 1992 dal suo fondatore Allen Stoltzfus e inizialmente era conosciuta come Fairfield Language Technologies.

Rosetta Stones fornisce Live-tutoring a tutti gli abbonati consumer, ad eccezione degli abbonati studenti. Rosetta Stone offre anche una prova gratuita di tre giorni per una lingua, per sperimentare cosa c'è all'interno del corso. Infine, la particolarità di Rosetta Stone è che ha Rosetta Stone per lo spagnolo, che è una versione spagnola del sito ufficiale di Rosetta Stone.

Rosetta Stone offre una garanzia di rimborso di 30 giorni per il software acquistato direttamente da Rosetta Stone. Attualmente offre tre piani tra cui scegliere. Attualmente sono in vendita gli abbonamenti annuali e a vita, che vi permetteranno di accedere completamente a tutte le lingue.

Come Living Language, anche Rosetta Stone segue dei requisiti minimi per i suoi corsi online. Una scrivania o un computer portatile con sistema operativo Windows 7 e Mac Os X 10.9 o superiore. Funziona su tutti i browser web, purché sia l'ultima versione, e lo stesso vale per Adobe Player. Cuffie, altoparlanti o microfono, oltre a Internet ad alta velocità.

Pro:

  • Adatto ai principianti
  • Live-tutoring con tutor madrelingua.
  • Interfaccia sostanziale dell'app mobile e del sito web
  • Contenuti coinvolgenti come giochi, racconti, ecc.

 Contro:

  • In qualche modo costoso rispetto ad altri concorrenti
  • A volte monotono

Catalogo delle lingue: Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone

Se siete di madrelingua inglese, potete imparare fino a 61 lingue con i diversi programmi online di Living Stone. I corsi completi includono ASL, arabo, dothraki, olandese, inglese per lo spagnolo, mandarino, giapponese, coreano, arabo e russo. Le edizioni Essential e Complete non sono disponibili online, poiché utilizzano solo libri e CD audio.

A seconda di quanto le persone vogliono impegnarsi, Living Language offre quattro corsi di lingua commerciale10 lingue per Passaporto per chi viaggia. C'è anche un corso chiamato On the Job, che consiste in ASL e spagnolo per bibliotecari, forze dell'ordine e operatori sanitari. Infine, 36 corsi di sole flashcards.

Rosetta Stone offre attualmente 25 lingue. Non tutte sono disponibili su tutte le sue piattaforme di apprendimento linguistico. Le lingue Dari, Indonesiano, Pashto e Swahili non sono disponibili per gli abbonati di tipo consumer.

Il mio voto va a Living Language perché offre una varietà di lingue tra cui scegliere. Anche se non siete anglofoni, vi permette di imparare l'inglese come seconda lingua. Offre anche un corso online di lingua dei segni americana (ASL). Ci sono anche corsi brevi per diventare in qualche modo conversabili abbastanza rapidamente.

Prezzo e programma: Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone

Sia Living Language che Rosetta Stone offrono una serie di abbonamenti adatti alle nostre esigenze. Ma i prezzi di ogni abbonamento variano.

So for the Comprehensive courses of Living Language, it has four subscription plans available (except for American Sign Language in which doesn’t have monthly): one-month for $39, three-month, which costs $50, six-month for $75, and one year for $150. I would suggest this course as it will really teach a beginner to become an advanced speaker. It has three levels, with a total of 46 lessons and games.

The other special series of Living Language, like the business course, offers a three-month subscription for $60. For the Passport course, a three-month subscription as well for $50 (individual) and $75 (learn with a friend). For flashcard-based language programs, it offers monthly for $15, three-month costs $30, and semi-annually for $45. For on-the-job programs, it has monthly, three-month, and semi-annually but the prices vary.

The good thing about Living Language is that it offers a free one lesson for people who wants to test the program first. Though it’s just limited access, at least it will show you what to expect inside of its language learning programs. Also, another thing I love about the Living Language is the Language Lab, in which it’s open to anyone.

While on the other hand, Rosetta Stones currently has special offers: three-month for $35.97 (original retail price), one-year costs $95.88 ($179 initial retail price), and lifetime subscription for $199 ($299 initial price). Once the subscriptions expired, it will automatically renew the subscriptions to the full retail price. Rosetta Stone also offers online tutoring with native speakers. This will costs you $14-$19 per class.

Rosetta Stone offers an easy payment plan, either three or five works to pay for $99 and up. Unlike Living Language, Rosetta Stone is available through ios and android mobile apps. You can also access language learning programs, even offline, whenever, wherever you are.

So for pricing and what’s included, I would say Rosetta Stones wins vs. Living Language. $39 for a one-month subscription of Living Language compare to a three-month subscription of Rosetta Stone for $35.97? That’s a lot of difference in price. Also, I read somewhere that Rosetta Stone always offers discounts of up to an average of 20%. The subscriptions also included access to mobile apps that can be used offline.

Metodi di apprendimento: Lingua viva vs. Rosetta Stone

Living Language and Rosetta Stone both focus on gradually building a strong foundation for beginners. The only difference is that Living Language teaches using explicit grammar. Living Language does the grammatical explanation so that people will be aware of what is the right way to use some vocabulary or phrases. For example, in learning Spanish, grammatical rules will explain when to use the La El in learning Spanish. Also, another good thing is that it really teaches you vocabulary and phrases that you can actually use to converse in real-life situations. I also love to listen for full conversation using the new language after every lesson.

Living Language also uses flashcards together with images and audio recordings of native speakers. It will allow you to choose whether you want to see how words and phrases are being written. The images are disturbing and irrelevant to the meaning, and the flashcards are repetitive. It also has audio for you to listen to how words are being pronounced, but it sounds too robotic for me. There’s also too much English in the content, and some of it is inaccurate and out of date.

On the other hand, Rosetta Stone also uses images and audio recordings, but that is it. You will just know the meaning by looking at the pictures. The pictures will really help you think deeply about how you will interpret it and will provide multiple choices to assist you. I love how the software can get how you pronounce the vocabularies and phrases clearly. What I dislike about the audio is that, though it really sounds like from native speakers, you really need to follow the pitch or intonations. Also, the images Rosetta Stone uses because it’s somehow not clear, and no explanation about the words and phrases that cannot be used in real-life situations.

Living Language and Rosetta Stone promote engagements on their contents such as games, short stories, and etc. I like the idea that Living Language keeps developing to adapt to new technologies. But the games added to the language learning program is too dull for me. It seems inappropriate for me to just click floating bubbles or flipping cards. Maybe younger students will be more engaged in this style. Rosetta Stone provides more compelling content.

For the learning method approach, I preferred Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone. I love how Living Language includes grammatical rules in the lessons to better understand the language. Even though it is less engaging compared to Rosetta Stone, people can actually learn to converse using the language quickly.

Caratteristiche principali: Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone

Lingua viva

  • Laboratorio linguistico

This is my favorite feature of Living Language. This a free resource wherein people can access it for free even without signing up. There are 18 languages available.

  • Dothraki Language

This is a fictional language used in the Game of Throne series.

  • American Sign Language (ASL)

It offers easy to follow visual learning programs so that learners can communicate well with the deaf community.

  • Special Series

These are short language learning programs for your specific needs. If you want to be conversable enough with a foreign language when you travel, the Passport course is for you. There’s also a flashcards-based learning program, business course, and on the job courses.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL/EFL)

This learning language class is for Non-English speakers who want to know how to speak, write, and converse in English.

  • The Essential and Complete editions package

These are the traditional learning tool. It includes textbooks and audio CDs. Living Stone still offers this package, especially for Educators.

Pietra di Rosetta

  • Rosetta Stone Spanish

This is a Spanish, Rosetta Stone website version. It will help people to learn Spanish with Rosetta Stone, and also help Spanish speakers to learn other languages with this website.

  • Full access to all languages

If you purchase one year, two years, and the lifetime subscriptions.

  • Available to Androids and iOS

It also included in your subscriptions with Rosetta Stones so that you can download contents and learn on the go.

  • Easy payment plans

For purchases $99 and above, Rosetta Stone allows you to pay it in smaller payments with no interest.

  • Personal Tutoring

If you reach a required number of lessons, the system will show you to book tutoring. The first class is free, then you will be charged either $14 or $19 for the preceding sessions.

Living Language contro Rosetta Stone: Il verdetto

Here’s my thought about Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone. These language learning programs are satisfactory for newbies. The difference between these two is its method, features, variety of languages offered, and pricing. So if I based on these four categories to choose, which is better between Living Language vs. Rosetta Stone, I go for Living Language over Rosetta Stone. Living Language is more than 70 years now in the market, but I love the fact that it’s doing its best in adapting its programs to the new technologies. I also love the flexibility it offers to learners and the teaching method in which it includes explanations to better understand the language.

But at the end of the day, in choosing the right language learning platform for you, it all really depends on your personal preferences and learning styles. So before purchasing or trying any language learning programs, assess yourself first.

I would suggest using  Living Language if:

  • You’re a beginner and looking for a brief language learning program to use either for travel, for a business trip, or for your job.
  • You’re already an expert but just need to have a refresher course of the language.
  • You are dedicated to learning in-depth of the language.
  • You want to use a learning tool like textbooks and CDs.

So if you are one on the list, you may check out learning with Living Language by clicking qui. You mail also subscribe to its newsletters to get one-time 20% off.

Otherwise, use Rosetta Stone if:

  • You want to have lifetime access to all available language.
  • You’re looking for a language learning platform where you can reach other learners of the language and be tutored by a native speaker.
  • You want to learn using mobile apps offline with no ads.

You may check and see Rosetta Stone qui with its current special offers.

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