What is Rosetta Stone?

@keval32 (1099)
India
May 24, 2010 8:22pm CST
I have downloaded that program recently, and I found that it is language learning program. But I want to ask you myLotters that has anyone tried it? Does it help much to learn any foreign language? Anyone here who's familiar with Rosetta Stone? Using that program for about 2 days I think it would just help me to learn saying "Hi" and "Hello" in particular foreign language. Did you learn any language from that program? Does it make us fluent in particular language? Help Needed myLotters !!
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7 responses
• Philippines
25 May 10
I have a copy of the program and Japanese and French language discs. However, the program will not make you fluent with other language if you're not using it. that's why English is still the only language I know apart from my native tongue which Filipino.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
25 May 10
I think if I am using it though I won't get that fluency in any language, I don't have experience yet, but I think learning language must be started with alphabets. What do you think abt it?
• Philippines
26 May 10
Rosetta Stone also teaches you the alphabet. In my Japanese disc, Hiragana and Katakana were also tackled in some lessons. Even grammar. Though, Kanji is another story.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
26 May 10
Oh Okay.....I have recheck it that whether it offers alphabet learning in other language or not.
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
25 May 10
Hello Keval, I actually dont know the Rosetta Stone until my boyfriend told me about it. My boyfriend is a foreigner and he is living and studying here in our country. He tried to bought a cd of rosetta stone and he tried to used it in his daily conversation. It went pretty good because he can now speak our language. Not so perfect but he manage to understand our language. Sometimes he have hard time to pronounce it but he manage to be understood by the person he is talking. I guess that Rosetta Stone helps him to improve his speaking skills.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
26 May 10
Of course, Rosetta stone helps to make speaking any language fast, but we can't speak it fluently with it. We just know the "Hi", "Hello" kind of words with that language.
• United Kingdom
25 May 10
This is interesting as only recently did I call them up and I asked them to send me the free demo cd-rom. On the demo cd there are a number of different languages that you can try and I think that it just focuses on level 1 on each language. I'm really pleased with what I have seen so far and I'm inclined to try and learn a new language using Rosetta Stone. There have been quite a few adverts on the television regarding this company and they have excellent reviews. The only thing that is quite off putting is the price of the course once you decide to make a purchase. I'm pretty sure that it's the best language learning program out there and if my finances improve or I decide to start saving money towards this then I will certainly give it a try. I think I would like to focus on Italian as my first language! Andrew
@keval32 (1099)
• India
26 May 10
Oh...Wow!! Italian? What u say is it easy language? Should I also try to learn it? Would it help me in my career?
@charylady (424)
• Philippines
25 May 10
i have the one for learning korean. i tried several of the exercises; i think if you use it consistently then it would help. i did not have the patience to do so and besides i think korean is such a hard language to learn. probably the best way to learn it is to find someone to talk to.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
25 May 10
Ya, I also don't have that much patience to sit before computer and keep learning new words with pronunciation.
@zralte (4186)
• India
25 May 10
Hi Keval32, I have the Rosetta Stone for UK English. Purchased it for training purpose. I think it is good if you want to learn the correct pronunciations. I haven't tried the other language. You said you downloaded it? I had to purchase it and it was not cheap. I think I paid £175 for it, if I'm not mistaken. It could be slightly less or more. I bought it a few years ago.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
25 May 10
Hey, well sorry to say that I have downloaded it illegally, you paid 175 for that? That's good. Having legal copy is better then illegal one. Ya it's good for correct pronunciations.
• United States
25 May 10
I have not used it myself but the high school here uses it and it works great also the US military uses it so it must work, right?
@keval32 (1099)
• India
25 May 10
Oh really? Us military does use it?
@Jaluke (677)
• United States
25 May 10
I personally haven't used it, but from people who have and from research I've done on the program, I've found that it is probably one of the best if not the best language learning programs that are out there if you actually use it every day and use it correctly. I've heard nothing, but good things about it. I hope this was helpful to you.
@keval32 (1099)
• India
25 May 10
Okay...Thanks for that.