A few of the top-rated online language learning programs are Duolingo, Mango and Livemocha, according to PCMag and the Telegraph. While these relatively new programs typically lead the way in online language study, old favorites such as Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone have also begun to add online options.
Each of these programs has its own strengths and weaknesses, so language learners should always do some comparative research before committing to just one. Common differences between online language learning programs include the availability of languages, the time commitment required, price, lesson format and their community aspect. For example, learners looking for a free, structured, vocabulary-heavy course may be most interested in Duolingo, while those looking for a community-based social network with private tutors may be more satisfied with Livemocha.