Win a six month Rosetta Stone language course

Rosetta Stone

So donning my Santa hat once more, I’ve got another lovely giveaway for you all.  This would be a fab present for those who love to travel and explore new countries.  Or maybe you’d like to keep it for yourself and learn to chat away with the locals next time you’re away?  It’s also a really fab thing to do as a family – I’ve had a go myself and it’s really quite easy – you can listen and repeat and the app will tell you if you’re pronouncing it correctly.

All you have to do is visit Rosetta Stone’s website, then leave a comment and tell me which language you’d like to learn and why.  The winner will receive an online 6 month language course of their choice.

For a bonus entry, send a tweet to @englishmum and @RosettaStoneUK saying which language you’d like to learn, using the hashtag #RosettaMum and comment to confirm that you’ve done so.

Usual English Mum competition rules apply.  This giveaway ends at 9am on Tuesday 10th December 2013.  New commenters please note that your comment won’t show until it has been moderated.  Winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck!


**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for all your entries – congratulations to winner Beth Gurney! **

105 replies
  1. Laura McGreevy
    Laura McGreevy says:

    Italian. Because. I want to go back to Venice and find and help a little old homeless man that I met last year, and it would like to be able to communicate with him.

  2. Charlotte Hood
    Charlotte Hood says:

    I’d love to learn Spanish, as I feel so terrible when I visit there and have to be a typical British holiday-er!

  3. Lynne Rea
    Lynne Rea says:

    I would love to learn Portuguese, A lot of my neighbours come from East Timor and their English is pretty basic, but at least they make the effort, I would love to be able to show them some of us are willing to make the effort too.

  4. Zahra S
    Zahra S says:

    I would love to learn Persian!
    My mother in law is persian and it will be great to know what she is saying!and to be able to communicate with her.

  5. Avis Newell
    Avis Newell says:

    Polish, as I have recently discovered that I have a Polish brother who does not speak a word of English. He is 68 and I am 58 and he had searched for his English family for over 50 years, we have still to meet!

  6. Kirsty Sparks
    Kirsty Sparks says:

    French because I am looking for a new job and would love to apply for a job at Disneyland Paris but they require you to speak fluent French and I only speak French at a basic level.

  7. Denise Jones
    Denise Jones says:

    Speaking just English when travelling abroad, Makes me feel like a failure, an absolute fraud, But hopefully I’ll develop some real backbone, And now learn Italian with Rosetta Stone!

  8. Lydia G
    Lydia G says:

    I need to learn Swedish as we are looking at moving there within the next 18 months.

    I want to teach my 2 little girls who are 6 and 8 as much as I can before we move to make it easier for them to settle in.

    I have tried the trial version on the computer, which was brilliant, and would love to get it but I can’t afford over £300.

  9. Laura Vitty
    Laura Vitty says:

    I’d love to improve my French as I only have the basics and I really enjoy using what I do know when I’m in France :) x

  10. Beth Gurney
    Beth Gurney says:

    Spanish – as I had lessons as a child and loved it. I’d love to rekindle what I learnt and develop my skills further. I go to Spain every year and would love to at least hold a full conversation with a local who lives there x

  11. ann hole
    ann hole says:

    German to keep up with my children as my son is studying German at university and would like to work in Hamburg
    and my daughter is doing it for GCSE.

  12. Lynda Pace Avery
    Lynda Pace Avery says:

    Welsh: I run the 1st Llanwrtyd Beaver Scouts and they are registered for the Welsh award and will have to say the promise in Welsh. If the Beavers are learning it is only fair I learn as well.

  13. Maureen Millward
    Maureen Millward says:

    I have studied several languages but I would like to study Chinese next as it’s so important for business nowadays

  14. Allan Wilson
    Allan Wilson says:

    French – As half my family are either french or live in French it would be good to actually be able to speak the languafe when I visit them.

  15. Jacqui Brown
    Jacqui Brown says:

    I’d love to relearn French. I managed to get an A grade at A-Level but most of it’s completely disappeared from my head!!
    This would be fantastic as we’re planning a month of the French canals in July next year! :)

  16. Victoria Rowley
    Victoria Rowley says:

    Arabic so I can use it to be a better candidate for an international law firm in the future and also to reach out to the new people I have met in my travels whose first language is arabic.

  17. Victoria B
    Victoria B says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn Italian. It sounds such a beautiful language, and you never used to be able to learn it at school. We’re going in May so it would be great to have a headstart.

  18. Stacy Freeland
    Stacy Freeland says:

    I would love to learn Spanish. I have lots of books, but I cannot retain the info without hearing it (and the Spanish people I have met say it all sooooo quickly!!).
    Rosetta Stone would really help me learn the pronunciation as well as the grammar.

  19. Remi Follet
    Remi Follet says:

    I would love to study Spanish again. I have studied it for 5 years but lost most of it now unfortunately. A course would help me refreshing my knowledge that I could use to develop our tourism products and presence in the Spanish markets.

  20. Lyndon Thomas
    Lyndon Thomas says:

    I would love to learn Spanish. I have a lot of friends who live in Spain and we meet up in Menorca every year. Their English is limited and my Spanish even more so. I would love to surprise them next year.

  21. Kerry-Ann Stanley
    Kerry-Ann Stanley says:

    Japanese – it is one of my favourite countries to travel to and as we are looking at setting at up our own business in a London tourist hotspot soon, it would be great for liaisiing with Japanese customers

  22. Bernice Cockrell
    Bernice Cockrell says:

    Spanish- so that I don’t have to get my children to translate anymore and so that I can speak to all my friends.

  23. Laura Gee
    Laura Gee says:

    Published this to Twitter (I am @_compingqueen

    @EnglishMum @RosettaStoneUK German; I’m studying for a Business Degree & want to work in automotive industry! Lowly student!

  24. rose p
    rose p says:

    Iwould love to learn Greek as I currently eat,drink and go to the toilet in Greek and thats the extent of my grasping of the language

  25. Jo Goodman
    Jo Goodman says:

    Spanish – have loved the language since I worked with a Spanish company, never mastered anything but the basics, always wanted to take it further.

  26. Emily
    Emily says:

    I’d really love to learn Russian. It’s a difficult language and I’ve been trying to learn the basics for a while now but it’s not sinking in! My best friend in the whole world is Russian and I’d love to learn to speak his language.

  27. Geoff L
    Geoff L says:

    Japanese – I’ve become a great fan of Japanese films in the past few years and would love to be able to watch them without having to rely on subtitles (or worse – dubbing!)

  28. sarah Knightley
    sarah Knightley says:

    I would love to learn german as I have family abroad and it would be really nice for them not to speak english all the time.

  29. Laura Caraher
    Laura Caraher says:

    I would love to learn Spanish (Latin American) as I am due to go travelling next year and would to be able to interact with the locals :)

  30. Donna R
    Donna R says:

    I would love to learn French as I enjoy going to rural areas in France and being able to speak some French would be a great help.

  31. Carol Fowkes
    Carol Fowkes says:

    French : Because we would like to prove to Jon our friend who lives in France- when we visit him this summer- that we can do it !

  32. Nadia Ponzini
    Nadia Ponzini says:

    German, So i can help my two sons with there German home work and revision.
    Feeling totally useless that i cant help them :-(

  33. Phillip Roseman
    Phillip Roseman says:

    Italian. My wife and I started going to Italy a couple of years ago and have fallen in love with the country, the people and the lifestyle, but it is no good unless we can converse with the locals. Rosetta stone can provide us with the answer

  34. Fiona Flaherty
    Fiona Flaherty says:

    I would like to learn Finnish because I have a friend that lives in Funland (as she calls it) and every time she posts anything in her native tongue on Facebook it’s impossible to even guess what she’s saying!

  35. Rebecka Jansson
    Rebecka Jansson says:

    I would love to learn Mandarin because one of my goals is to go to China and practice Martial Arts for 6 months to 1 year. This would help me a long way toward that goal. Thank you.

    /Rebecka J.


    This term i am teaching French to the class within the primary\junior school that I work in.

    To help me I have been using Apps that I have downloaded onto my IPad


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