Learning another language has a multitude of benefits. According to the Eton Institute, it boosts memory, increases the ability to multitask, enhances decision-making and even improves your first language. If you've always wanted to learn a second (or third) language or you'd like to brush up on the skills you've already acquired through school, these three programs can help get you on track.
Duolingo's free bite-sized foreign language lessons are more like a game instead of a traditional textbook, which makes learning fun. The company offers lessons in 35 languages and can be used on a computer or on a phone or tablet through the Duolingo app.
Babbel offers courses in 14 languages that are tailored to your native language. The subscription-based program is available online and through the app and promises "the shortest path to a real-life conversation" in your new language.
Rosetta Stone focuses on helping language-learners thrive in real-life conversations. Its Dynamic Immersion method helps you acquire vocabulary and phrases in the context in which they’re used in everyday conversations instead of just memorizing individual words. Rosetta Stone is available on the web and through its app.