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    Rosetta Stone Is Half Price Right Now And Your Mom's About To Be Smarter Than Ever

    Greek, Swedish, Korean, French, German — Rosetta Stone has 25 different super simple language courses, all up to 50% off!

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    Attention everyone shopping for Mother's Day!! (Or just for yourself!) From this very moment until the end of the day on May 13th — aka all the way through Mother's Day! — the language-learning site Rosetta Stone is offering up to FIFTY PERCENT OFF (YES, FIVE-ZERO PERCENT OFF) subscriptions to their app/website.

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    Whether y'all want to travel, connect more deeply with family or friends who speak a different language, or just broaden your horizons and stay mentally sharp, learning a new language is the perfect way to get started!

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    You could also potentially learn your mother's language using this discount (if you don't really know it already, of course), get her something else for Mother's Day, then reveal your new skills as a birthday / holiday / anytime gift!

    And Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language as low-effort (and fun!) as possible, because it teaches with a time-tested and proven immersion method, which is v. different from all those classes you took in high school.

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    Well, at least my classes in high school. Immersion works with your brain's ~natural language learning ability~, and while all students are different, anyone trying it out could have a pretty decent grip on the basics of the language after even only an hour each day for a little over a month. So if you have any international travel planned later this summer or fall, it's not too late to start!

    A subscription comes with incredibly useful features: besides the full multi-unit Rosetta Stone course, you get an app with a phrasebook and ~Seek and Speak~, which lets you take a photo of basically anything and then have practice conversations about it.

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    And it uses your speaker and microphone to help you with your pronunciation! Practicing conversations is key, because the more you actually spend speaking and thinking in a different language, the more it sticks with you.

    Naturally, a subscription works *both* on a desktop/laptop and phone/tablet apps, all depending on your mom's (or your!) preferences and schedule.

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    And everything keeps up with the exact moment that you left off, even if you were on your phone and switch over to your laptop.

    Each course itself has several levels with four units each; each unit features core lessons that lay the foundation of the language. In between each unit, you get several other little entertaining activities to help you practice what you've just learned.

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    Each lesson takes between five and 30 minutes, and most people put in about 40–50 hours working their way through all of the content. So it doesn't take all that long to finish, depending on how diligent you are.

    And there are 25 different languages to choose from!

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    They include: French, German, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Spain's Spanish, American English, British English, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Dutch, Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

    So treat your mom to something different and deeply fulfilling this year — and save $$$ while doing it. Plans with the discount included start at $5.99/month! But don't forget, this discount's only good if you sign up through Monday, May 13th!

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    That's for the two year deal; there's also a 12-month option for $7.99/month, a six-month option for $10.99/month, or a three-month options for $11.99/month.

    Your mom (or you!), after just a few hours practicing a new language:

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