Rosetta Stone helps you understand everyday language through our proficiency-based listening and reading activities
You will pronounce words correctly after practicing with our proprietary speech recognition and analysis tools
In no time you will speak without a script, Rosetta Stone's Contextual Formation™ makes sure you have the confidence and the cues you need to get the words out on the spot
With Rosetta Stone Milestone activities you quickly gain confidence to engage in real-life conversations
Track your progress to reinforce your strengths and revisit needs with our Adaptive Recall™ Language feature
Level 1 & 2
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Two months ago, I bought V3 French Level 1&2 following positive experiences with V2 German and V2 Italian. Thus far, my wife has been the primary user and is enjoying it very much.
My problem is with the license restrictions. With V2, we could each install the basic application on our own computers and then exchange the CDROM that has the actual language content. With V3, you no longer need the language CDROM to run the application, but the license is for one computer only. Supposedly you can never move it back after transferring it to a different computer.
To use V3, I will need to borrow my wife's computer. She will become annoyed when she wants to check her email or browse the web. We can't travel with Rosetta Stone on a laptop if we have it installed on a desktop. If Rosetta Stone is so distrustful of its customers, please just give us a hardware dongle to prevent multiple simultaneous users.
BACKGROUND Using Rosetta Stone French (v.3) on a Mac iBook G4 (10.3.9). Using home school addition. Have used it for last 6 weeks.
SUMMARY In spite of the cost, the awkward port from Windows and difficult network set up, it's still best of class for learning a foreign language.
REVIEW Powerful, detailed and complicated: those are the adjectives I would use to describe this program. If you want to learn the language, then this program systemically teaches it to you. It keeps record of your progress, gives tests and records your grades. It treats you as if you are a student in a classroom. Additional workbook, study guide and included microphone headset supplement the visual and audio CD disk. But having said all this, there are some things I wish as a Mac user that I would have known.
The set-up of the program is SO non-intuitive and non-mac like. This includes installation of the application and its MANY helper files needed to run in the...
I bought French Level 1&2, and I went through Level 1 so far. For someone like me, with zero background in French and no time for going to language classes, the software does a very good job. If you have realistic expectations and don't think you should be fluent in French after Level 1, the progress is truly amazing. I like the combination of audio, visual aids, spelling and pronunciation drills- add numerous repetitions to the mix, and you will be surprised how much you can learn. I would recommend buying a separate grammar reference book though, as sometimes intuitive learning is not sufficient, and being able to see the whole structure helps a lot. I have tried some other language self-study courses before, and I can say that Rosetta is the most effective one. Also, I am a Mac user, and I did not have any issues with the software installation (and I am not a tech savvy person!). I think that the problems described in some previous reviews may only relate to network settings,...
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