01-26-2011 05:52 PM
I know Barnes and Noble carries Rosetta Stone but I want to know how effective it is? For anyone who has purchased Rosetta Stone, does it really make you read, speak, and comprehend a foreign language as opposed to studying a foreign language in school? The commercial states that you will learn quickly. Is this so? I have seen the price for the Rosetta Stone and it is expensive, but if it really does what it claims to do, the expense would be well worth it.
01-26-2011 06:45 PM
I can't speak for Rosetta Stone because I've not tried one of their courses.
But my experience with language programs that promise you'll be speaking a foreign language in 10 minutes or less is because in the first 10 minutes, you learn to say "Hello, my name is."
I guess that counts as speaking in a foreign language within 10 minutes.
01-26-2011 11:00 PM
I've purchased both the German and Spanish version and I would say they work really well. I never completed the series, but I purchased the Spanish to brush up for Spanish speaking only patients when they came into the doctors office. I purchased the German one because I moved to Germany and in one disc I have enough knowledge that I can understand and read basic German. No, you're not going to learn overnight, but I think they are definitely worth it, but you need to spend the time using the program at least 3-4 times a week which was the most challenging thing.
01-26-2011 11:46 PM - edited 01-26-2011 11:47 PM
Here's a couple of things I found here for Spanish. The learning course is 99-cents, the Living document is free.
Hope this comes through all right, I've never added product before.
Edit -- Rats, the image for the second one doesn't want to display.
01-27-2011 07:47 AM
Desert_Brat, don't feel bad. Sometimes there are computer glitches and pictures will not show up. That situation happens all the time.
01-31-2011 12:06 AM - edited 01-31-2011 12:09 AM
Seriously Rosetta Stone is AWESOME!!!! It's so good if I'm not mistaken there's a money back guarantee.... They use picture and word association and then they even have a voice modulator where you speak into the computer to perfect the dialect of the language.... Get the free sample and check it out for yourself... AWESOME!!!!!
btw. Rosetta Stone doesn't promise you'll be speaking the language in 10 mins... more like 6 months to a year depending on your commitment. I had the pleasure of going to a live demostration and I would say 80% of the people there were impressed enough to buy a copy on the spot.