Learning a new language with the Rosetta Stone Mobile App

*By Mark

Ok confession time…

… since my last post on learning to speak Polish with the rather excellent Rosetta Stone language course I have been rather spasmodic in my attention to it. Now I could just blame the fact that life has swamped me or even stand up to be counted as one of the lazy folk in this world who is easily distracted and has zero will power, both true to a degree. Though I think it is fairer to say that I have a lifestyle that is not conducive to this exercise, let me explain…

I work a rather severe shift pattern that has me up at 3am one week and the next week going to bed at 5am; this takes a severe toll on the body and spirit. Coupled with the fact that I have one of the few remaining jobs in the universe that is not computer related means my access to a PC is limited. I tend to find that when I have the time to learn I have no energy or attention to fully indulge in the wonders of learning new stuff, especially complex matters like Polish.

I was starting to think that this was a lost cause and that I was not going to be able to maximise my limited access to this wonderful opportunity.

Then a life changing connection was made.

Sitting there one day waiting to come home I was playing around with my phone, a smart phone when I discovered that there was an app for that!

There is an app for everything these days, but the app I was focused on was the Rosetta Stone Mobile App.

Learning a new language with the Rosetta Stone Mobile App

A quick download and install later, I entered in my obligatory password and username and voila there was not only my course but it already knew what lessons I had taken, my scores and my progress point. This changed everything, now all I need is a Wi-Fi connection and an ear piece with a microphone, sorted.

I still have the problem that I do not have access to the writing part of the exercises but that for me is not an issue as my main goal is to be able to talk in Polish and have the added bonus of being able to read Polish.

Good Morning!
Good Morning!
She has a fish.
She has a fish.
Here we are looking for a pen... or not...
Here we are looking for a pen… or not…

I am also kind of hoping that if I crack those two targets that the writing part will flow along naturally, time will tell.

Wish me luck.

*We received on online pass for 6 months in order to try the Rosetta Stone language course.

17 thoughts on “Learning a new language with the Rosetta Stone Mobile App

  1. I would love to learn a new language. I’ve never been very good at new languages but I’d really love to learn. Maybe Rosetta Stone has what I need to learn it. Thanks for the review.

  2. I’ve always wanted to learn more Russian or Ukrainian through Rosetta Stone. But honestly, I had no idea that had an app. I may even be able to start before the end of the year now. 🙂

  3. This app looks like a really good way to learn a new language. I learned some French in high school and then I tried to learn Spanish on my own. I was never very good at learning the sounds but this app looks like it would help with that while being convenient and an easier to learn.

  4. I love that there is an app for it! Everything that is accessible via mobile gadgets is much more user friendly! Good luck in your endeavor to learn Polish! That’s exciting!

  5. I never knew that had an app. I have to admit I love travelling but i am rubbish at learning languages, but I would give this a go!

  6. I didn’t realise Rosetta Stone had an app to learn languages from! Such a good idea, I’d love to learn another language but like you mentioned I just don’t have the time!

    L x

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