5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Some of the Local Language with Rosetta Stone Before Your Next Trip!
Before my trip to Paris this summer, I decided I wanted to learn a little bit of French! While I speak Spanish all the time (since I manufacture my line of swimsuits down in Colombia), and always love brushing up on my Spanish skills with Rosetta Stone, I know very, very little French!
And since I was attending a wedding this summer in Paris, I knew it was the perfect time to learn so I’d be able to communicate with the locals, and get around the city with ease. Not to mention, who doesn’t dream of being able to order “un croissant s’il vous plaît” in a deliciously flawless French accent.
After trying out Rosetta Stone’s language learning app, I’m sold on it being a must-do for anyone traveling to a new country. Here are 5 reasons why you should download Rosetta Stone before your next trip!
1. Knowing a little bit of the local language will make your trip easier, safer, and more fun.
If you brush up on key words and phrases before traveling to a new country, you will save yourself time and money. Knowing a few key phrases will help you navigate a new country with ease. Being able to read road signs, ask for directions, or order food at the restaurant will make traveling so much easier. Not to mention help you if there is an emergency.
You can also barter with shopkeepers and avoid being scammed or charged higher prices just because you look like a tourist. In France, I was surprised by how few menus are in English! (especially at the good restaurants!), so I was glad I had brushed up on the dining & vacation lessons before the trip so I didn’t end up accidentally ordering escargot!
2. The locals will love you!
I think a lot of people get intimidated by new languages because they think it will be too hard and they don’t want to be embarrassed by making mistakes with locals when they’re abroad, but I always find that locals love it when you try and speak their language. They find it endearing, respectful, and thoughtful – after all, there’s nothing worse than an ugly American who comes as a tourist to a foreign nation and assumes that everyone should speak English, is there!?
3. With the Rosetta Stone mobile app, you have an easy on-the-go activity to get you excited and prepared for your trip
Since all of your learning is done within their super-user-friendly app, it’s easy to get your lessons done wherever you have downtime! I bring the app with me everywhere – planes, trains, ubers & anytime I’m waiting in lines. Each time I open the app, it feels more like a game and a way to pass the time than an academic lesson, which I love.
4. Rosetta Stone approaches language-learning differently, so it feels less like a class you’re taking and more like you’re being immersed in the country – even before you get there!
Rosetta Stone’s approach to teaching language is called Dynamic Immersion, which involves gradually introducing sights and sounds, words, sentences, conversations, and concepts in a way intended to accelerate your learning process.
I love this approach because, to me, this is similar to the language learning you experience when you are immersed in a culture and learn as you go. They even have their patented TruAccent® technology, the world’s best speech recognition technology, to help you with your pronunciation and accents.
5. Rosetta Stone is the best in the biz, and they’ve perfected language learning for the modern age
Rosetta Stone has been in the language learning business since 1992, which means they’re pretty darn good at what they do. For the last 26 years, they’ve been focused on not just teaching languages around the world, but improving the way we learn languages around the world. Whether you’re traveling to a new country and want to learn the language before you do, or you’ve always wanted to learn Italian, or French, or German, or Spanish, or you just want to freshen up on an old language you once knew, Rosetta Stone is a perfect place to start.
They offer 24 languages on the app (Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), English (US), English (UK), French, Japanese, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Dutch, Tagalog, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Farsi, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese), and even more online!
You can learn one of their 24 languages, and you they promise you no long-term commitments, so you can cancel anytime with a 30-day money back guarantee if you choose you don’t want to continue the lessons.
*This post was sponsored by Rosetta Stone and includes affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own and based on my own personal experiences with the product! This just means that if you purchase or sign up, Jetset Christina, at no cost to you, may earn a small commission that helps run this website!
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