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CasperAZ
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Registered: ‎01-01-2011

Rosetta Stone

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. 

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Desert_Brat
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Re: Rosetta Stone

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. :smileysurprised:

 

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Re: Rosetta Stone

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.

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CasperAZ
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Well, as the saying goes:  "Practice makes perfect." 

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Desert_Brat
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Re: Rosetta Stone

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Here's a couple of things I found here for Spanish. The learning course is 99-cents, the Living document is free.

 

 

The Spanish Language Speed Learning Course

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Living Method for Learning how to Think in Spanish

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope this comes through all right, I've never added product before. :smileysurprised:

 

Edit -- Rats, the image for the second one doesn't want to display. :smileymad:

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CasperAZ
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Desert_Brat, don't feel bad.  Sometimes there are computer glitches and pictures will not show up.  That situation happens all the time. :smileyhappy:

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AlmH
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Re: Rosetta Stone

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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.

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Re: Rosetta Stone

AlmH, your review of Rosetta Stone is impressive.

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