Learn French with Rosetta Stone's proficiency-based listening and reading activities.
Pronounce French words correctly after practicing with our proprietary speech recognition and analysis tools.
Speak French without a script in no time! Rosetta Stone's Contextual Formation™ makes sure you have the confidence and the cues you need to get the words out on the spot.
Use Rosetta Stone Milestone activities to gain confidence quickly in French so that you can engage in real-life conversations.
Track your French language learning progress to reinforce your strengths and revisit needs with our Adaptive Recall™ Language feature.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been interested in languages for years. I've spent many, many thousands of dollars on language learning aids. I have to say that, although I was very skeptical about buying it, this one is truly amazing. I was afraid to buy it because of the cheesy computer language programs I'd seen years ago. But this software is excellent -- they've come a long way with these programs. The photography is beautiful and the speech analysis software is astounding. You can set the strictness of the speech analyzer from 1 to 10. I set it on the hardest since I want to have a really good accent. Installation was trivial. Very, very easy to install on a Windows XP. They are also good about customer service.
Another nice feature is that you can have multiple users and it will keep track of each person's progress independently.
I had one gripe about the volume control not being located in the software itself. Rather irritating. Apparently it used to be, but is now just...
This is terrific software, and truly immerses you into the French language. It is easy to use, and the graphics well done.
The most important thing to keep in mind, though, is that this software will only work if you personally learn using an immersion system. As a neuropsychologist who specializes in learning theory, I can clearly state that the immersion method does not work with everyone. You should try the free lessons Rosetta Stone offers on their website before purchasing.
Some people learn faster, and retain their knowledge better if they use the standard rote memorization system (such as the Living Language system). Others learn better using the immersion method.
Some caveats to keep in mind after having worked through about 10 lessons (I already speak fluent French, but wanted to know why my partner was having such a hard time with this software):
- The lessons are boring -- it repeats sets of 4 words over and over. They system...
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...
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