Rosetta Stone: + Intuitive learning structure. + Interactive and visually oriented. - Does not explain why grammar rules do what they do. - Is finicky about multiple computer usage.
Fluenz + Simulates one-on-one instruction. + Explains why grammar rules do what they do. - Not as intuitive of a learning structure. - Not as visually oriented. + Is not finicky about multiple computer usage.
If you: * Want to learn the basics of the language fairly quickly for a trip, or have a solid foundation for adult conversation or travel practicalities. * Always want to know the "why" behind things. Choose Fluenz.
If you: * Want to learn a language at a slower pace to create a foundation for fluency and are not in a hurry to ask how to buy a train ticket or order something in a coffee shop. * Are buying this for a child. * Are visually oriented Choose Rosetta Stone
If you: * Want to have a solid foundation for future fluency. * Have the money to drop. Buy both and use them simultaneously.
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