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What advantages does Duolingo offer over Rosetta Stone?

August 19, 2013

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• It's free

• Has a better design

• Has a community where you can practice

• Has an app for iOS and Android

• Has several updates and many other things


First, Duolingo is totally free. No ads, no subscriptions, no 5-easy-payments plan. Rosetta Stone costs hundreds of dollars.

Second, there is scientific evidence that Duolingo can be more effective. An independent study was done by a research team that previously evaluated the effectiveness of Rosetta Stone. They found that it takes students on Duolingo 34 hours to learn the equivalent of a one-semester university course, whereas it takes 55 hours with Rosetta Stone. Here is a link to the study: http://static.duolingo.com/s3/DuolingoReport_Final.pdf

And of course there are other differences that are harder to quantify: Duolingo has game mechanics, a 5-star mobile app, and since it doesn't come in a CD-ROM, we're able to improve it on a daily basis.


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