Rocket Languages and Rosetta Stone are widely-used language learning resources that teach a number of languages. They start with the basics and work up in difficulty, though a variety of speaking, listening, and grammar activities.
Both tools use different teaching methods to cover a lot of material. The key difference between the resources is:
- Rocket Languages includes lots of English and explanations whereas Rosetta Stone only uses the target language.
Both are fairly expensive, neither is really outstanding, and both tend to get boring quicker than other courses.
If I had to choose one, it’d probably be Rocket Languages, though some of their courses are worse than others, so for some cases, Rosetta Stone might be better.
Generally speaking, I’d recommend language learners to check some of the alternatives out there, as many are better and cheaper.
We’ve outlined some of our favorite language learning resources based on the language you want to learn in the table below. (more…)