$259.99 for a Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe Level 1–4 set ($449 list price)
Available languages: French, Italian, or Spanish (Latin America)
Rosetta Stone Language Course
Rosetta Stone garnered a PC Magazine Editors' Choice award for Best Language-Learning Software for its educational blend of reading, listening, speaking, and writing for new speakers. The interactive lessons rely on speech-recognition technology to give instant feedback on pronunciation, making it simple to succeed at conversational skills ranging from telling time and discussing weather to sharing opinions and challenging Napoleon to a rap battle. Rosetta Stone's supportive community of online learners engages pupils in live conversations, game play, and live practice sessions with native speakers. The included audio companion allows for mobile language practice on the go.