The New Jersey State Library at 185 West State Street in Trenton, NJ, provides a wealth of electronic resources to New Jersey residents through public libraries statewide. State Library and public library cardholders have access to Rosetta Stone, the language-learning program, now available in 30 languages. In 50 hours, users can learn Arabic, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and many more languages.
The software includes modules with graduated lessons that use deductive reasoning and repetition to teach pronunciation, speaking, reading, listening, vocabulary and grammar. Rosetta Stone also employs TruAccent speech-recognition technology and scavenger-hunt style lessons in its software to make the learning experience more immersive and interactive. Learners can even listen to lessons in their car using the software’s audio features. To maximize your use of Rosetta Stone’s software features, the library recommends that users:
Practice a little bit every day. 30 minutes in the program a day will get you closer to your goal of learning a new language.
Schedule practice time on your calendar. This will help you remember to get in those 30 minutes and make your new language a part of your daily routine.
Find a language partner. This is a great way to practice your new vocabulary with a new friend at your library.
Immerse yourself in your new language. Look for opportunities to practice your language skills outside of your Rosetta Stone learning. Your librarian can help you find music, news, and movies in your new language.
Use the mobile application. Don’t let your busy schedule keep you away from continuing along your exciting new journey.
Library cardholders can access Rosetta Stone remotely by visiting JerseyClicks.org. For information, visit https://www.njstatelib.org/