4 tools that can enhance basic language skills

09/19/2011 | TheStreet.com

This article looks at four programs that can help users pick up basic language skills, although writer Jonathan Blum cautions that "learning a way to communicate remains the work it always has been." Brain Scape Business Spanish is a free program with flashcards available on iPhone, and the free Dictionary.com Word Dynamo offers basic lessons, word games and practice tests in French, Latin and Spanish. Babbel.com provides a wider array of tools in mostly European languages for $13 per month, while Rosetta Stone -- at $200 -- could make sense for users as part of a larger language course.

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