- Online courses are a great solution for people who want to learn a new language
- With uTalk you can learn how to properly speak your chosen dialect
As part of an ongoing series, the CNN Underscored team showcases outstanding deals you can shop right now on the CNN Store. Each week, our staff chooses a product to feature that we think you'll love. This week, we're highlighting the uTalk Language Education Lifetime Subscription ($29.99, originally $389.94; store.cnn.com)
It's never too late to learn another language. As long as you have the commitment and passion, you can become a bi- or even trilingual speaker. Beyond just expanding your knowledge, learning another language makes your résumé more cutting-edge and can help you feel more comfortable and empowered when you travel.
For those who have limited time and money to invest in learning a new language from the very beginning, online courses are a great solution. These provide you with the learning you need, but cost far less than in-person lessons and give you the flexibility to arrange your classes around your schedule. You're probably already familiar with big-name purveyors of digital language courses like Rosetta Stone, but there's a lesser-known, but still solid, brand that might not be on your radar yet: uTalk.
UTalk's Language Education Lifetime Subscription ($29.99, originally $389.94; store.cnn.com) functions similarly to other digital learning sites, where you can learn to speak your chosen dialect, listening to voices from native speakers who understand the nuances of the language. There's no time limit to when you need to log on to complete your lessons. Instead, you can learn at your leisure and pick up wherever you leave off. The program is compatible with a number of devices, including iOS and Android devices as well as PCs and Macs, or on any Web browser, so you can take your classes with you no matter where you are. The software also offers practical vocabulary lessons that you can use in real-life scenarios, interactive gaming content that can reinforce your learning, and an interface that allows you to measure your language achievements as you progress.
What sets uTalk apart, though, is that you can choose six different languages to learn, instead of opting for just one. You make your six choices from a list of more than 130 languages or dialects, which span from from Cantonese to Croatian and everything in between.
Another major difference is the price. It will come as no surprise that language software is pricey, and typically uTalk is as well. But currently on the CNN Store, its six-language pack is just $29.99 (reduced from its original price of $389.94). There are even further markdowns on more language packs, like access to 22 languages ($99.99, originally $1,299.80; store.cnn.com) and all 130 languages ($299.99; store.cnn.com), so no matter how many languages you're hoping to learn, there's a program that can suit your needs and your budget.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.