Language learning company Rosetta Stone launches a free Xbox One app; get the first details here.
Language learning software company Rosetta Stone has launched its latest product, but it might not be what you expect. The company has released a free Rosetta Stone Xbox One app called "Discover Languages" that aims to help people learn English or Spanish from the comfort of their couch.
"Playing video games is great cognitive exercise; it helps improve your focus, memory, and ability to multitask," the company said on its blog.
How does it work? The app leverages what Rosetta Stone calls "immersive simulation." Basically, you'll virtually travel to a variety of locations and talk with the characters you find there. This gives you the feeling of real-world interaction, but in a venue where you probably won't be embarrassed if you screw up.
The Xbox One Rosetta Stone app also comes with study recommendations, cultural tips, phrase books, and games to help you hone your skills.