iOS: Rosetta Stone’s language learning tools on iOS recently received an update that added some much sought-after features. The app now has a built-in phrasebook, audio lessons you can listen to without an internet connection, and a new way to practise your pronunciation.
If you have a Rosetta Stone subscription, you can navigate to the menu within the app and select “Extended Learning”. There you’ll find the new tools. Phrasebook provides you with all the need-to-know phrases, like greetings and navigation questions. It’s a nice thing to have on hand if you’re learning a language while you travel. The Audio Companion feature has a library of audio lessons you can listen to you while you drive, cook or do anything that requires your hands. The lessons can all be downloaded for offline use.
Lastly, the Stories tool lets you read and record stories in the language you’re learning, then get feedback on your pronunciation from Rosetta Stone’s advanced speech-recognition engine that samples your voice with 16,000 data points per second. It can even show you how you’re doing in real time. The update, which dropped yesterday, also adds these new features to their web platform.