Alternatives to Rosetta Stone for all platforms with any license

  • Duolingo icon

    Duolingo

    Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, English and more. Totally fun and 100% free.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Android Wear

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    Memrise

    Memrise is a free tool for learning vocabulary in multiple languages, using enhanced flashcards, powerful memory techniques, spaced repetition, and community sharing. Flashcards, lists, and mnemonics that are added by anyone are...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone Kindle Fire

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    Busuu

    busuu.com is a free online community for learning languages. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide. Enhance your language learning with our online languages courses.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch

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    Ninchanese

    Ninchanese.com is a complete method to learn Chinese, built for beginners and advanced Chinese learners alike. It offers an effective and entertaining way for you to learn to read, write, speak and understand Chinese. Ninchanese...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android

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    Lingvist

    Lingvist is the fastest and most effective way to learn a new language. Learn words and phrases that are statistically relevant and used every day around the world. A smart algorithm keeps track of your progress

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    AnkiApp

    AnkiApp is a simple, efficient, flashcard app that lets you study at your own pace, whenever you have time. Study sessions are as quick as 1 minute or less. It works on phones, tablets, and desktop browsers, and synchronizes...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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    Learning with Texts

    Learning with Texts (LWT) is a tool for Language Learning, inspired by Stephen Krashen's principles in Second Language Acquisition, Steve Kaufmann's LingQ System and ideas from Khatzumoto (published at AJATT - All Japanese All...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Babbel

    Babbel is multi-platform learning tool, available as a mobile app or on the web Babbel allows users from all over the world to engage with 13 languages ranging from English to Indonesian Babbel adapts to the way users learn ...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad Kindle Fire

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    Lexicum

    Lexicum is a tool that helps you expand your foreign language vocabulary by providing exercises and vocabulary-based social exchange. It helps both learners attending a language class, and experienced speakers that casually encounter...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    PIMSLEUR UNLIMITED

    Pimsleur Unlimited combines the interactivity of software-based learning tools with the convenience and power of the portable Pimsleur Method

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    lang-8

    Lang-8 is a social networking site -- with a twist. Unlike Facebook or other SNS, the purpose of Lang-8 is learning a second language (or third, or fourth, ....) while making international friends. Lang-8 basically works on the...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    HelloTalk

    HelloTalk – The 1st Language Exchange Social Networking App in the world. HelloTalk, a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices, lets language learners learn and practice a language with native speakers from around the world.

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Learn and play English

    This engaging game of skill is a mobile tutor for self-study of vocabulary and phonetics on the beginner’s (elementary, basic) level. The word list includes words from various topics used in everyday life. This self-teaching game...

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ... Kindle Fire Opera

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    Learn to speak English grammar

    This app can be used in self teaching of languages and as an addition to English lessons. With this course one can master grammar easily and learn to build sentences correctly. It will also help to avoid mistakes in oral speech and...

    Free Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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    Edustation

    Edustation is a language learning platform for individuals, and SaaS language system for tutors, schools and companies. We offer a three dimensional learning place, where you can learn foreign languages, talk with others, and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Tablet iPad

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    Learn and play French

    This engaging game of skill is a mobile tutor for self-study of vocabulary and phonetics on the beginner’s (elementary, basic) level. The word list includes words from various topics used in everyday life. This self-teaching game...

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • Smigin icon

    Smigin

    Smigin gets you speaking another language fast by focusing more on conversation and less on grammar. It’s language for real life.

    Freemium Android iPhone

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    MindSnacks Italian

    *** One of the best educational apps of the year - Apple (iTunes Rewind) *** Now learning to speak & read Italian from your iPhone or iPad is a total cinch. With 9 addictive games designed for essential vocabulary &...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    iKnow!

    iKnow offers science-based learning of Japanese, Chinese, and English iKnow tracks your progress on every item (such as a word or phrase) and calculates the optimum moment for you to study. The system adapts to your goals and...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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    Hello-Hello Complete

    Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hungarian, Indonesian and Hindi in a single app. ATTENTION: You have to purchase a license of Hello-Hello Complete directly from our website link:...

    Commercial Android iPhone

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    One Month Spanish

    One Month Spanish helps travelers and motivated students learn conversational Spanish in 30 days. Based on a proven methodology used to teach FBI agents, and diplomats, One Month Spanish is ideal for travelers, foreign exchange...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    Foreign Language Text Reader

    FLTR helps you to do both extensive and intensive reading as part of your foreign language acquisition in an easy and pleasant way. While reading, you look up unknown words in web dictionaries (you must be online to do so) and save...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • English Attack! icon

    English Attack!

    Learn English with music videos, video games, clips from blockbuster movies, hit TV series and global news channels, as well as with social networking. English Attack! uses online entertainment to help people of any level anywhere...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Instreamia

    Instreamia makes learning a language fun - learn by watching videos, listening to music, reading articles, and interacting with others. With Instreamia, you can expand your world in exactly the ways that interest you. It is built on...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Learn and play Spanish icon

    Learn and play Spanish

    This engaging game of skill is a mobile tutor for self-study of vocabulary and phonetics on the beginner’s (elementary, basic) level. The word list includes words from various topics used in everyday life. This self-teaching game...

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • Ayni icon

    Ayni

    Ayni is a language exchange platform on which you learn by talking with someone you share interests with!.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

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    LearnWithOliver.com

    Learn Languages online with our innovative Audio Flashcard System, multiple choice test, annotated texts and games. Suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Byki

    Byki is a powerful and personalized language-learning system. It locks foreign language words and phrases into your memory so that you can recall them perfectly and remember them forever.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    MindSnacks Portuguese

    *** One of the best educational apps of the year - Apple (iTunes Rewind) *** Learn Portuguese while playing games -- with MindSnacks, it’s that easy. Featuring 9 addictive games designed for essential vocab & conversation skills...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    Loqu8 iCE

    Learn Chinese faster with Loqu8 iCE (iNterpret Chinese-English). Read and understand popular Chinese websites, email and documents using iCEs popup window. Supports simplified and traditional Chinese, Pinyin and Bopomofo. Dictionary...

    Commercial Windows

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    Mondly

    Learn 33 languages in 500 bite-size lessons and 14 conversational modules. Be on your way to fluency by mastering the most essential 5000 words and phrases spoken by professional voice actors. Features: • Crystal-clear audio and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch

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    Effective English

    This will help your child in confidence with learning about phonics AtoZ in English. This is perfect for first language or ESL learners in home schooling. Help your child to pick up common phonics AtoZ words while being immersed with...

    Free Windows

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    Skill Silo

    Skill Silo pairs users with educators via live 1-on-1 video conferencing to learn new languages.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    Learn French (Hello-Hello)

    Research-based methodology developed in collaboration with the most prestigious institution for language teachers and professionals: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages – ACTFL - INNOVATIVE METHODOLOGY:...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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Rosetta Stone Comments

Works, not worth the big bucks

Comment by impossible
about Rosetta Stone Aug 2013

Good product for learning a new language, it takes a good approach and as previous comments say, it is not worth the large amount of money they ask for.

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This is a great product.However, tech support is not the gr ...

Comment by decimic
about Rosetta Stone Jun 2011

This is a great product.

However, tech support is not the greatest. I think even Microsoft Tech Support is better than them. If your computer crashes, or you uninstall Rosetta Stone without prior deactivation, you will not be able to reactivate (it said that the software was already installed on another computer), and you have to contact tech support with proof of purchase. The problem is that some people, like me, don't have the proof of purchase anymore. Even to deactivate prior to uninstalling, you have to contact tech support, which is still a big pain.

The software is not smart like Adobe products or Windows products. If you re-install and active one of these vendors products on the same machine, they KNOW ITS THE SAME MACHINE! Some other software will allow you to log in to a site and deactivate a computer from there so you can reactivate it in a few simple clicks. Rosetta Stone, although smart enough to teach you a language, is not smart enough to remember where you are learning it from.

This is not worth $500, not with this crap. What a rip-off.

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