Top 10 Language Learning Software

Comparison Chart (2014)

Speed Learning LanguagesPimsleurMichel Thomas FluenzRosetta Stone
Ranking
Editor & User ReviewsRead ReviewsRead ReviewsRead ReviewsRead ReviewsRead Reviews
Editor’s Rating
5.0/5
4.0/5
4.0/5
4.0/5
3.5/5
User Rating
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
4.0/5 (24 votes)
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
3.4/5 (24 votes)
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
3.7/5 (29 votes)
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
3.5/5 (11 votes)
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
2.6/5 (28 votes)
Price$179-$358$243-$747$50-$96$198-$323$206-$629
Ratings
Effectiveness
Material covered
Interactivity
Ease of use
Levels
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Topics Covered
Vocabulary
Grammar
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Material Format
Software
Text
Audio
Digital Format
System
Windows 7
Windoes Vista
Windows XP
Mac 10.5+
Available Languages
Spanish
French
German
Italian
OthersMandarin (Chinese)45 languagesMandarin (Chinese)18 languages

Removed Learn to Speak Tell Me More Instant Immersion Berlitz
Ranking
Editor & User ReviewsRead ReviewsRead ReviewsRead ReviewsRead Reviews
Editor’s Rating
3.0/5
2.0/5
2.0/5
1.0/5
User Rating
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
2.4/5 (5 votes)
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
2.2/5 (14 votes)
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
1.7/5 (11 votes)
VA:RO [1.7.0_948]
1.7/5 (6 votes)
Price$99-$249$499$35$35
Ratings
Effectiveness
Material Covered
Interactivity
Ease of use
Levels
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Topics Covered
Vocabulary
Grammar
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Material Format
Software
Text
Audio
Digital Format
System
Windows 7
Windoes Vista
Windows XP
Mac 10.5+
Available Languages
Spanish
French
German
Italian
OthersEnglishEnglish100+Mandarin (Chinese)

9 Comments (and one trackback)

  • #1 by Tanja on February 21 - 7:15 pm

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    This overview over all the language courses is great! many thanks!!!

  • #2 by Stefan oloffs on May 7 - 9:44 pm

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    nothing beats learning a language face to face with a tutor …

  • #3 by polyglothopeful on August 28 - 2:06 pm

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    thanks for the reviews of some of the language courses out there. this will certainly help people like me to decide which language course to use. it gave me a great deal of information on which language program i can use. i noticed that living language ultimate from random house is not in your reviews of language courses. i was hoping if anybody could give me their useful opinion regarding this language course as well. my cousin just gave me one in french and mandarin and i was hoping if this language course is any good before i start using it. thanks for anybody who would answer me.

  • #4 by Zetaclear on November 26 - 11:45 am

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    I have to say.. I do like the fluenz based courses… that are of good value!

  • #5 by Zetaclear on November 26 - 11:56 am

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    Has anyone tried those rocket language courses? I hear a lot about them online too!

  • #6 by Seany on November 26 - 12:00 pm

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    Yeah… I heard of those rocket language course.. but I am not too sure about their success…

  • #7 by James Smith on December 10 - 2:33 pm

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    Of course we all know that the “best” way to learn another language is total immersion, or with a tutor, but some of us don’t have access, or the financial means to do that right off the bat, so courses such as these are completely necessary. It’s a given that no one course is going to get you to complete fluency (you’re going to have to talk to someone eventually). It’s also good to compare different courses. I’ve had problems understanding certain pronunciations in some courses, that I found were clearer in yet another course, so that the two complemented each other. Basically, if the course is sound in it’s fundamentals it really depends on how much work you are willing to put into it.

  • #8 by Jimmy Page on September 1 - 8:08 am

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    I have used the earworms method and found it quick and very easy to use – I would like to see a review here!

  • #9 by Manolo García on June 12 - 10:48 am

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    Great site. I was looking for this information in different sites and finally I just landed here. I never tried rocket languages, I think I will try it this time.

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