Friday, January 30, 2009

Alternative to Rosetta Stone

There are several alternatives to Rosetta Stone - some are not as detailed and thorough but at least offer language assistance.

One resource to check is Annenberg Media - the registration is free and Spanish and French are both available.

Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. There are a couple additional options that I have run across:

    Mango Languages
    "Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 12 different language courses."

    They do sell the service to libraries - more info here:

    They offer lessons in the following languages:
    -Brazilian Portuguese
    -Mandarin Chinese
    -English for Polish Speakers
    -English for Spanish Speakers
    -English for Brazilian Portuguese Speakers

    The other one is LiveMocha

    "Livemocha is the world's largest online community for language learners, with free lessons and a global community to help you learn a new language."