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All About Extended Learning in Foundations



NOTICE: As of August 2020, the Play and Talk features (games and chat) will no longer be available as Adobe Flash will not be supported. While the Play and Talk features are still available in the interim, clicking Play or Talk will give you the following warning:



When games and chat are removed, we will also remove the Play and Talk buttons from the program.

An important part of your language learning experience is incorporating activities that reinforce what you are learning in your lessons in a way that’s fun and exciting. There are two types of additional activities in Foundations: Games and Stories.

To access Games and Stories, select Extended Learning at the top left of your Rosetta Stone program (note: Extended Learning may not be available depending on the type of program your school or organization chose).


  • Introduction to Games
  • What types of games can I play?
  • How do I play or start a game?
  • When do Games & Activities unlock?

Once you click on Extended Learning, Games are available in the PLAY section. As you make your way through the levels and units of your program, you will have the opportunity to participate in language building games that align with your current progress.

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What types of games can I play?

Foundations includes five games:

  1. BuzzBingo: LIsten to the native speaker and mark words on your bingo card that you recognize. Try to complete and row: across, down, or diagonal. As your lessons gets more difficult, so do the bingo cards!
  2. Picari: Quickly find the picture in a stack that matches the prompt. Your pictures will be shuffled in you fall behind, so be fast and accurate!
  3. Super Bubble Mania: Practice your ability to distinguish between similar sounds. Click on clusters of bubbles to match the target word. The more bubbles in a cluster of the same color, the faster you’ll get to the next level. Race the clock to get through as many levels as you can!
  4. MemGo: Turn over two cards at a time and try to match pictures and words.
  5. Prospero: Race to find buried treasure! Use our clues to build the right sentence, and say it correctly to dig up a plot. Maybe there’s treasure; maybe there’s not. Collect as much as you can before time runs out.



How do I play or start a Game?

Playing games is a great way to practice your new language! To begin, select the PLAY category.


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When do Games unlock?

Games are designed around your language training content. The further you progress in your Core Lessons, the more games you'll unlock. Keep in mind, the games unlock at different times depending on your language and your customization settings. Below are the general guidelines for most languages:

Completed Unit & LessonUnlocked Game
Unit 1, Lesson 1MemGo!, Picari, Prospero (for select languages only)
Unit 1, Lesson 2Buzz Bingo (Lesson 4 for some languages)
Unit 1, Lesson 1-4Super Bubble Mania

After the initial content is unlocked for each game, the content is updated as you progress through your language training. For example, you will see different content when you play MemGo once you are in Level 1 Unit 2 than you did when you played it in Level 1 Unit 1.

*Note: games require Flash and are only available in the web version of Foundations, not on the app.



Stories are just that, a story that is written and narrated by native speakers of the language you're learning. You can listen and read along at the same time, or record yourself reading the story and listen back to see how you did. Stories offer broader exposure to your new language in a wide range of entertaining pieces—read poetry, take a tour of a city, or hear about a family's work on their farm.


Where to Find Stories

Stories can be accessed on the web version of Foundations or through the Learn Languages mobile app.


On Web:

  1. Click Extended Learning at the top left
  2. Click Read

On Mobile:

  1. From the main screen, tap the Menu button at the top right
  2. Tap Extended Learning
  3. Tap Stories


How to Use Stories

Select a Story you find interesting that is at your skill level based on the unit(s) you have completed in Lessons. Once in the Story, you will be asked to set up your headset, and then you can select from three modes: Read, Listen, and Record.



Unlike games, stories are accessible immediately upon signing into your account and do not require Flash.


Time Tracking

Extended Learning usage time appears in learner reports under the Games Use section.


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How long does it take Extended Learning usage time to show up on reports?

While the usage time and progress of course activities usually appear on learner reports quickly, the usage time in Extended Learning (games and stories) can take longer to appear in reports. Below is an overview of how long it generally takes games and story usage to show up on reports.


ActivityDeviceAverage time to show up on a learner report
Extended Learning GamePC browseraround 1-2 hours after completing
Extended Learning StoryPC browseraround 1-2 hours after completing
Extended Learning StoryMobile apparound 3 hours after completing


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