There’s nothing worse than traveling the world and not being able to speak ANY other language than English. Especially when the majority of Europeans speaks 3-5 languages! I guess this is the time that I say “I should’ve paid more attention in French class in school!”.
So- to make up for it, I’ve set a goal to learn Italian. Not the widest spoken language in the world, but it’s one that I love and am passionate about. And I figure, if I can learn Italian, then French and Spanish will be a bit easier to master. In the hunt for the best language learn programs, I came across three that I think are great in their own way. Here they are:
Pro: Learn 30 new language like a baby! From learning the basics like boy and girl, all the way through conjugation of verbs and sentence structure.
Cons: It’s VERY expensive.
Price: A set of Levels 1-5 is $500
Pro: They offer 50 different languages! Easy to do the audio portion on a road trip, while in traffic or on your couch at home.
Cons: For me, this one seems very travel based. More about learning to ask common questions, order food etc… and less about truly learning the language. Also- very expensive!
Price: Phases 1-3 is $795
3. Duo Lingo
Pro: They have made learning a new language into a game! Learn like a baby! From learning the basics like boy and girl, all the way through conjugation of verbs and sentence structure. They also offer their course online or download the free app to your mobile device!
Cons: So far, I can’t find any issues. Maybe that they only currently offer 6 languages?
Price: FREE…..yep, freakin’ FREE!!!