Developed by language and education experts, Rosetta Stone’s mobile app features powerful tools to get learners speaking in their new language confidently and accurately, right from the first lesson. Trusted by millions worldwide, the program is sequenced to introduce new skills in a way that stimulates the brain’s natural learning abilities. Rosetta Stone is the only language platform that helps learners improve pronunciation and build confidence through its best-in-class TruAccent™ speech recognition technology software. With downloadable lessons, users can learn anytime, anywhere -- even offline. Rosetta Stone has recently added exciting new features to its mobile app:
Seek & Speak -- Using object-recognition technology that leverages augmented reality, Seek & Speak turns everyday objects into conversation practice with scavenger hunt-style challenges. Seek & Speak enables users to point their phone’s camera at an object and receive a translation in their language of choice, and then practice conversation using the newly obtained vocabulary with Rosetta Stone’s proprietary speech recognition engine, TrueAccent®. The feature is now in beta for English, French, Spanish, Italian and German and will expand to include more scavenger hunt challenges and languages throughout 2019.
Embedded Translations -- In response to user feedback, Rosetta Stone has launched embedded translations. At any point in the immersive experience, customers seeking clarity on vocabulary in the immersive experience can “long-press” on a word to reveal its translation. Embedded translations are now available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German, and will expand to more languages throughout 2019.
Phrasebook -- The latest version of Rosetta Stone’s Phrasebook teaches language learners how to say useful phrases, with over 164 phrases across 8 categories. Perfect for travelers, Phrasebook features native speakers saying everyday phrases that are useful in common situations, such as meeting people, dining out, and staying in a hotel. Phrasebook works offline, so users don’t need an international data plan to speak confidently while traveling abroad.
TruAccent® Speech Recognition Engine -- The new iPhone app features the latest version of Rosetta Stone’s patented speech recognition technology, TruAccent®, which uses machine learning to help customers improve their pronunciation while learning any of Rosetta Stone’s 30 languages. The new version ensures users match their language’s accent more accurately than ever before. Rather than using simple pattern recognition like licensed speech engines in other language learning apps, TruAccent® uses thousands of hours of recorded speech data to train its proprietary statistical models on sound patterns and grammar found in natural language. These models use machine learning to continuously train and improve TruAccent® over time.