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Languages
Levels of Difficulty
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Type
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Audio exercises
Video exercises
Support
Mobile options
Interactivity/Games
Tutoring/ feedback
Recording/Voice comparison
Cultural lessons
Placement test
Community
 
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    *Est. $100 and up
    Pros: interactive, practical and engaging lessons, easy setup and straightforward design, web-based and mobile, cultural tips
    Cons: no tutoring or feedback, no video
     
    All/browser-based
    12: Arabic, American Sign Language, Chinese, French, English for Japanese Speakers and English for Spanish Speakers, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish
    Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
    Rocket Languages
    N/A
    N/A
    NA
    *Est. $100 and up
    Yes
    No
    Online FAQ, email, phone and chat room, free
    MP3, iPad/iPhone, Android
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    Yes
     
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    *Est. $180 and up
    Pros: comprehensive method teaches reading, listening, speaking and writing, live, online lessons with native speakers, interactive games, 23 languages
    Cons: no cultural lessons, no placement test
     
    Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, browser
    24: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spani
    Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
    Rosetta Stone
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    *Est. $180 and up
    Yes
    Yes
    Online FAQ, email, live chat, phone, free
    iPad/iPhone, Android. MP3 only with the CD
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    No
    Yes
     
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    *Est. $7.45/month a …
    Pros: comprehensive method (reading, writing, listening, speaking), mobile-friendly, well-reviewed apps, logical, straightforward interface
    Cons: only offers 7 full language courses
    not avail.
     
    All/browser-based
    German, English, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish. Vocabulary-only resources for Dutch, Turkish, Polish, Indonesian
    Unclear
    Babbel
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    $7.45/month and up
    Yes
    No
    Online FAQ, email
    iPad, iPhone, Android
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    No
    No
    Yes
     
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    *Est. $100 and up
    Pros: interactive lessons with comprehensive learning, live tutoring offered, detailed calendar and progress tracker
    Cons: no mobile options, no community options, few languages offered
    not avail.
     
    All/browser-based
    Mandarin, French, Spanish, German, Latin
    Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Software available for elementary, middle school, high school and AP (advanced placement)
    Powerspeak
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    *Est. $100 and up
    Yes
    Yes
    Email, phone
    Online
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    No, but guidance is available
    No
     

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