Rosetta Stone language courses

Rosetta Stone is an advanced language platform open to students, lecturers and technical and administrative staff of the University of Milano-Bicocca, offering online courses ranging from “beginner” (A1) to “expert” (C1) level. Users must identify their level of initial linguistic ability via a test. 

At the end of the test, the programme puts forward a number of areas to focus on during the course. We recommend that you select all of the areas, because you’ll only be able to access the relevant parts of the course if you select the corresponding areas at this stage.  Rosetta Stone is divided into subject areas. This allows anyone who needs to hone a specific linguistic style (legal, medical, financial, sport etc.) to find subjects, passages of text and conversations containing the right kind of vocabulary. The grammar is extrapolated from the text via icons, which users will quickly learn to recognise and use.

Who are Rosetta Stone courses targeted at?

Courses are open to anyone with an or account (Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree students, outgoing students on mobility programmes, PhD students, post-graduate students, lecturers, technical and administrative staff, incoming students on mobility programmes).

What languages can I learn and to what level?

Rosetta Stone offers the following 24 languages, but you can only pick and complete one course at a time: 
Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Hebrew, Filipino (Tagalog), French, Japanese, Greek, Hindi, English (American), English (British), Irish, Italian (as a foreign language), Dutch, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Spain), Swedish, German, Turkish, Vietnamese.

How does it work?

You can either follow the programme set out by the course, formulate a learning plan to focus on expanding your understanding or going over specific grammar rules or concentrate on developing a linguistic register in a particular subject area. As specified above, Rosetta Stone is split into subject areas.

There are lots of listening comprehension and pronunciation activities (you’ll need headphones and a microphone).

When can I study?

Courses are accessible online at any time.

Where do I find them?

Courses can be accessed on the Rosetta Stone platform. Make sure you've received an email from "RosettaStone <>" containing your log-in details.

How much does it cost?

It's free to take part in courses.

How many participants can take part?

There’s no limit on participants.

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