The coronavirus has pushed millions into self-quarantine, leaving hundreds of thousands of people to find things to do with all of this time on their hands. Some people have taken this advantage to learn a new language! Here are three easy ways to learn a new language in the comfort of your home.
Advertised as “The world’s best way to learn a new language,” Duolingo does not disappoint. Reviews from happy learners around the world beam about how Duolingo has made it easy and fun to learn the basics of a new language while also being completely free. The app is supported on iOS devices, Android, and any laptop or desktop computer and free to download. You create your own account, which makes it easy and straightforward to track your progress and set a daily goal for yourself. Starting from the very basics such a boy, girl, apple, water, etc. Duolingo makes sure to cover absolutely everything. From English to Spanish, Hebrew to Danish, and even Navajo, it’s hard to choose. The 36 languages Duolingo has to offer will keep your brain working hard and the time flying by during self-quarantine!
Since 1992, Rosetta Stone has been teaching language to inquisitive learners all around the world. With a stay-at-home order in place for many, Rosetta Stone has opened up its services for free for any student. Rosetta Stone takes learning a language to a whole new level. Thanks to private coaching and being able to speak with others learning the same language you are, Rosetta Stone is a step-up from Duolingo and Babble while keeping the same concepts. Although Rosetta Stone only has 24 languages compared to Duolingo with 36, Rosetta Stone is able to go in-depth and includes spelling and speaking in their course.
Just like Rosetta Stone, Babbel has also opened its services for free during the pandemic to students. Such as Duolingo, Babbel has fantastic reviews for being a cheaper alternative for language classes and a great way to learn a language. Costing between $6 and $13 a month for anyone who is not a student, Babbel supplies the learner with simple phrasing and vocabulary as well as basic terms needed for a conversation. As the courses increase, so does the difficulty. By creating a solid foundation in the beginning, Babbel can help you branch into a fluent conversation.