Alternatives to Rosetta Stone for all platforms with any license

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

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    Read any text, translate the words and phrases you don't know, and let Readlang create flashcards to help you learn.

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    Smigin

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

    Free Android iPhone

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    Play & Learn SPANISH

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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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