rosseta stone or duolingo?
just wondering which one is better? I know rosseta stone costs money, but I actually think duolingo is easier to use and completes more in a lesson. what are the main differences between them?
I have tried Rosetta Stone. I would rather recommend Pimsleur + Duolingo. But Not Rosetta Stone, even if it's more used today. But if you look at this Google Trend graph http://bit.ly/17izT8G you can clearly see that Duolingo is gaining a huge crowd and will soon be more popular than Rosetta Stone. I'm not surprised. It's all self evident. Duolingo is much better and it's FREE plus you also help to translate the internet in the meantime! :)
"better" is pretty subjective, like asking your favorite flavor of ice cream, but $$$$$ is the biggie in Duo's favor. RS costs A LOT of money. I wish I had what RS spends on advertising! Learners have different learning styles and objectives, and some folks prefer one over the other, and many folks buy RS because of name recognition and/or reputation, "It is what they use at the school."
Yes indeed. I hope that Duolingo will expand our interaction abilities further in the future. For example, it would be really nice if it became possible for an Arabic native who wants to learn Swedish to speak to a Swedish person who wants to learn Arabic. That would be amazing. Some kind of video chat system where you can find new language partners to practice your language with.