Some of the best things in life worth doing require time and commitment — learning a new language is no different. While you can't get around how much practice you'll need in order to become proficient or fluent in a second, third or even fourth language, there are resources that can make the learning experience an easier, more intuitive process.
Rosetta Stone is close to an iconic brand at this point, widely known as an app-based way to get learning a new language. And right now, six of its language subscriptions are down to $189. Combine that with code MERRYSAVE15 at checkout for an extra 15 percent off and your price is $161.
Rosetta Stone is known for its immersive training method, designed to mimic learning various languages in the same way you learned your mother tongue as a child. Its interactive lessons also tap into a powerful speech recognition technology called TruAccent that will check your pronunciation and have you speaking like a local along the way. Plus, Rosetta Stone focuses your courses on practical vocabularies, such as shopping, ordering food and traveling, so that you're only practicing conversations you'll actually use in practice.