Why Give the Gift of Language with Rosetta Stone

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A new language opens a world of possibilities. Learning a foreign language makes a wonderful gift to give for the holidays, a birthday, a wedding, or any special occasion. Giving the gift of language is also easy with Rosetta Stone's customizable e-cards. Plus, I know from personal experience that their subscription-based online language learning program is simple and fun to use. Read on to learn more!

The gift of language opens a world of possibilities
The gift of language opens a world of possibilities (Photo credit: Antartis, Depositphotos.com)

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1. The gift of language enhances travel experiences.

Do you know someone who is planning that dream trip to France, Spain, Japan, or some other incredible foreign destination? Understanding and speaking the language for travel makes a vacation so much easier. Even a few key phrases in the local dialect help!

Plus, it is the connections with locals that make a trip truly meaningful and memorable. Being able to carry on simple conversations in a foreign location adds so much depth to traveling.

The gift of language is great for a special trip
The gift of language is great for a special trip (Photo credit: anyaberkut, Depositphotos.com)

2. A new language is the perfect present for the person who has everything.

We all have that person on our gift list who already has everything they need or want. Who really needs another sweater or necktie? Rather than filling up homes with unwanted clutter, giving the gift of language opens minds and improves lives.

A new language is the perfect present for the person who has everything
A new language is the perfect present for the person who has everything (Photo credit: windujedi, Depositphotos.com)

3. A Rosetta Stone subscription is better for the environment.

With dire global warming predictions from scientists around the world, it's important for everyone to take steps to decrease carbon emissions and reduce waste. Why buy yet another tchotchke that will one day wind up in a landfill?

A Rosetta Stone subscription enables users to learn a language online, via computer or smartphone. There's no bulky packaging, no plastic waste, and no factory polluting the air.

A new language keeps us youthful and active
A new language keeps us youthful and active (Photo credit: rglinsky, Depositphotos.com)

4. Learning a new language keeps brains active and young.

Rosetta Stone makes a great gift option for retirees. We all need activities to bring meaning to life and keep us feeling active and young.

According to Alzheimers.net, “speaking two languages requires a specific type of brain training and switching between two languages requires a specific type of attention. That part of the brain, if exercised, may be what delays certain types of dementia.”

Now, that’s a good reason to give the gift of language to someone you love!

Language learning adds to a genealogy journey
Language learning adds to a genealogy journey (Photo credit: Steve_Allen, Depositphotos.com)

5. Add depth to heritage research.

DNA-based tests and ancestry research are more popular than ever. If you have friends or relatives who love learning about their heritage, then learning to speak their ancestors' native tongue will make them feel even closer to their family's past.

Speaking a new language can lead to new connections and friendships
Speaking a new language can lead to new connections and friendships (Photo credit: oneinchpunch, Depositphotos.com)

6. Support the love of a foreign tongue.

If you know someone who loves the lilt of the French language or who delights in the passion of Italian speech, then indulge their interest with the gift of learning that language. It can be lovely to listen to foreign words, even without understanding their meaning. Knowing what those mellifluous words mean, however, is way more satisfying!

Add depth to a beloved hobby with language
Add depth to a beloved hobby with language (Photo credit: stockasso, Depositphotos.com)

7. Add another dimension to a beloved hobby.

Got a friend who loves to cook Italian cuisine? Imagine how exciting it would be to make dishes from a cookbook written entirely in Italian or to attend a cooking class in Italy.

Or do you know someone who can't get enough Aikido? An understanding of the Japanese language would bring a deeper meaning to this martial art form.

Maybe you know someone who loves music from another country, like my daughter who is obsessed with KPop from Korea. What fun it would be to understand those foreign lyrics!

Speaking a foreign language helps job candidates stand out from others
Foreign language skills can help job candidates stand out from others (Photo credit: baranq, Depositphotos.com)

8. Increase potential job opportunities.

Know someone on the job hunt? Slowing job growth makes it difficult for recent graduates and workers of any age to land the job they want. Knowing a foreign language can differentiate a candidate and increase earning potential. Rosetta Stone just may be the key to climbing the corporate ladder.

Speaking a beloved language can be a revelation
Speaking a beloved language can be a revelation (Photo credit: mavoimages, Depositphotos.com)

9. New language skills improve health and happiness.

Learning a foreign language reaps many rewards, from gaining a better understanding of other cultures to preventing dementia. Want to learn more? Read about the benefits of learning a foreign language!

Celebrate by giving the gift of language
Celebrate by giving the gift of language (Photo credit: Rawpixel, Depositphotos.com)

10. Give a gift that will last a lifetime.

Long after the fancy packages are unwrapped, new language skills will continue to enrich your loved one's life. Give a Rosetta Stone subscription for three months or 12 months, or go all out with a lifetime membership.

Subscribe to Rosetta Stone online language learning program now! Choose from any of their 25 languages like Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Mandarin. The intuitive system is easy to follow and fun to do!

Save money on your Rosetta Stone subscription!
Save money on your Rosetta Stone subscription! (Photo credit: rmcarvalhobsb, Depositphotos.com)

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Kid learning a new language with Rosetta Stone
My daughter learning a new language with Rosetta Stone (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Rosetta Stone is for adults and kids.

Rosetta Stone makes a good gift for kids and teens, too. In fact, my children had great success in learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone. Take a look at my tips for using Rosetta Stone with kids!

10 Reasons to Give the Gift of Learning a Foreign Language

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About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, TravelMamas.com. She is an expert in travel with kids and without. As the author of the book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents how to make the most of traveling with babies and children. Colleen loves sharing tips on hotels, cruises, spas, theme parks, and global lifestyle topics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. Melanie williams says

    What a great idea for sure. Learning anew language is such a fun hobby and a great skill to have

  2. Having learned a new language was one of the best decisions I ever made. I wouldn’t be here where I am now if I didn’t learn German. I have heard of Rosetta Stone before and even considered using it when I was still learning German. I visited the site again, sadly, they don’t offer the Hungarian language which I am learning right now. 🙂 But it is really one of the best websites in learning a new language.

    • Colleen Lanin says

      I love to hear that your foreign language learning has benefited you! People sometimes when I tell them I was a French major and they say, “How did that work out for you?” My response: GREAT! I’m a professional writer and having an understanding another language helps me a lot. Plus, I love being able to communicate when I travel to France and, now, when visiting Spanish-speaking countries (gracias to Rosetta Stone)!

  3. katrina Kroeplin says

    i love this! i speak fluent spanish, so giving the gift of another language is amazing to me. this is amazing.

  4. Shannon Gurnee - Redhead Mom says

    This definitely sounds like a great holiday gift idea! I would love to check this out for my family! Thanks for sharing.

  5. i actually funny enough just enrolled in a rosetta stone language course via my library. can’t wait to see what it’s all about.

  6. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says

    I would really love to learn Dutch. It is such a fun language and a lot of people I know use it.

  7. elicitfolio says

    I think this would be an awesome gift to give! My goal is to one day speak 3 languages fluently. Having this software helps!

  8. Myrah Duque says

    I totally with you that speaking the local language makes your travel adventures much easier. Rosetta Stone is a very useful way to learn!

  9. Ntensibe Edgar Michael says

    Nnniiicccceeeeee….how I wish I had something like this around, 5 years ago! It would be such a perfect gift. I love it.

  10. I think this is a great gift for anyone that shows interest and travels a lot! Every time I travel overseas, I always come back saying that I want to learn the language!

    • Colleen Lanin says

      Stacy – Rosetta Stone can be so handy in preparing for those international trips! I used the 3-month subscription to brush up on my French skills before I went to Paris last year & was so glad I did!

  11. Emman Damian says

    This is the first time I heard about Rosetta Stone service. It sounds like a great app. I hope to make use of it.

  12. Bill Sweeney says

    This would make a great gift for students who may wish to travel or study abroad once they’re finished with their studies. Learning a new language sounds like it can be challenging, but a lot of fun.

  13. Cherishingflo says

    I literally was just looking up ways to learn a new language YESTERDAY. Perfect timing!

    • Colleen Lanin says

      Oh wonderful! Such incredible discounts on this amazing product right now! I had a monthly subscription but now I’m buying the Lifetime Access for myself!

  14. This would be an amazing gift for almost anyone! What a great idea!

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