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$289.99
1. Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1
$171.60
2. Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America)
$289.99
3. Rosetta Stone Chinese Level 1
$289.99
4. Rosetta Stone Japanese Level 1
$289.99
5. Rosetta Stone Russian Level 1
$289.99
6. Rosetta Stone German Level 1 &
$174.99
7. Rosetta Stone French Level 1 Win/Mac
8. SmartFrench CD-ROM 1
$171.60
9. Rosetta Stone Hebrew Level 1 Win/Mac
$289.99
10. Rosetta Stone Arabic Level 1 &
$171.60
11. Rosetta Stone Latin Level 1 Win/Mac
$171.60
12. Rosetta Stone Hindi Level 1 Win/Mac
$289.99
13. Rosetta Stone English (US) Level
$171.60
14. Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1
$289.99
15. Rosetta Stone Portuguese (Brazil)
$22.99
16. Eazyspeak Spanish Levels 1 and
$34.87
17. Instant Immersion American Sign
$19.99
18. Eazyspeak French Levels 1 and
$9.84
19. Instant Immersion Russian 2 CD-ROM
$171.60
20. Rosetta Stone German Level 1 Win/Mac

1. Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000077DD4
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Looking for an effective way to get lasting language skills? Rosetta Stone's unique learning approach is designed to get you there, with faster results and a deeper understanding and mastery of the language. With Rosetta Stone, you will learn Italian the way you learned your own native language, without translation or memorization. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools will adapt to your personal needs and impart a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent Italian speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speaker to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (13)

4-0 out of 5 stars Combined with lessons this is very good
I agree with other reviewers. This software should be combined with other lessons. It was very helpful, and I would recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent for beginners!!!
I am fluent in Spanish. So, the Rosetta Stone Italian language software, was perfect for me. It is very easy to understand, to follow and to learn. If you study one hour per day, in one week you are going to remember several words and phrases. I don't have any regret at all, I think my investment was worthwhile.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not exactly top notch but it will get you there
This review might be alittle hard on the product but I wasnt impressed.Expecting something revolutionary instead the lessons were kind of like going though High School again with one big exception.They dont give you a writen translation of what every thing means.Rossetta Stone focuses on pictures and the actual sounding out of words spoken.In the program you are presented a picture and in Italian a narrator tells you what is going on or what the picture is.However what he is saying is not directly translated in written words.Its up to you to figure out what he is saying based on what you see in the pictures.So pretty much you are not sure at times which words spoken are verbs or nouns.They do their best to single out the verbs in which they give you multiple pictures of ppl performing the same actions.However still its up to you to figure that out.Other than that its a great program.It forces you to pronounce italian with an italian accent using the pictures you see.You are able to write italian sentences using the same technique (still no english translation).I chose a language I already knew to try the program out.If I was a true beginner...I might have a hard time learning this language and I would by far not be fluent in it.Thats for sure. ... Read more


2. Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM
list price: $195.00 -- our price: $171.60
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004YUGL
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in Spanish, as you experience the language just as a native-speaker would
  • You'll enjoy 12 special activities with 92 lessons each -- all of them fun and interesting, and sure to teach you more about the language
  • Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of Spanish and South American culture
  • Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your Spanish speaking skills never cease to grow!

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone Spanish - Are the Criticisms Fair or Unfair? Accurate or Inaccurate?
As the editor of the Learning Spanish Products Reviews (LearningSpanishProductsReviews) site, one of my responsibilities is to review learning-Spanish software products that are listed on Amazon. I am also a native Spanish speaker and a professional Spanish instructor.
1-0 out of 5 stars Completely useless on it's own!
This course is completely useless as a standalone course. It is supposed to take you from beginner to intermediate level, but you will learn very little that you can use in the real world.
3-0 out of 5 stars Warning!Disks cannot be copied
After just paying 200.00 for the program for my son, I find that the disk is NOT something that can be copied for backup.
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3. Rosetta Stone Chinese Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000077DCZ
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent Chinese speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speaker to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars Stellar for Speaking, Listening; Poorly Adapted to Chinese for Writing and Reading
Before I review the excellent Rosetta Stone software, I should make a general disclaimer about the Chinese Language: it is not a language you should try to learn independent from a class. The pronunciation and writing system are such that you are likely to fossilize a lot of errors at the very beginning if you do not have real instruction to help you along. Furthermore, the writing system is best learned in a class. So, this program is best used in conjunction with a class or after already having taken some. Otherwise you are likely to be quickly overloaded & lost by this program.
3-0 out of 5 stars Good for speaking -- not so good for reading and writing
Relative to many of the other languages offered through Rosetta Stone, the Mandarin package is very good. Rosetta presents all material using the continuous tense (e.g., "The boy is running;" "The girl is laughing.") -- this is not conducive to learning how to conjugate verbs, which, in my mind, would make learning how to effectively use a lanuage very difficult. But in Mandarin, there is no conjugation of verbs, which makes learning through the continuous tense just fine.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Immersion Program
The idea behind this is to help you learn a new language the way you learned your first one: Repetition.There is NO English.This is not like classroom learning with vocab. memorization and grammar charts.You just jump in and do the lessons over and over until you finally 'get it.' It's a lot like being a baby, but that's how you learned English- right?
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4. Rosetta Stone Japanese Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000077DD5
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent Japanese speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speakers to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (16)

1-0 out of 5 stars Learning Japanese is hard and Rosette Stone make it harder.
This softeware is full of crap.Excuse my language but It doesn't work.I would have given no star if I could...I heard about it on tv. Then I went online to do more research and it said one of the company I work for use it.I figure it a big corporation like mine using it then it worth a try.I went to the mall on day and saw it in a kisok and then purchase the two hundred dollar software.Well anyway after I tried it for 5 mins I hated it.I got luck because they do give 6 month refund period.Also got luck because I check my credit card and was not charged for the item yet it been two months.Hopefully that new cashier really did it wrong unless they are going to charge me on the 6th month.Anyway save me time from having to return it.Basically why It sucks is because it teach you like your mother or father would teach you from birth. It shows you picture and then says the words.The only thing is the words you learn are worthless. Like horse, pig, airplane.There no translations you basically have to look at the picture and figure out what they trying to tell you. I got frustrated very quickly and you can choose between romanji, kanji, katana but if you don't know what they are saying you get lost. They do teach you character reading.They teach you words only no solid phrase.I don't know learn how to saying a boy is sit on the table or a boy in an airplane does me any good. For your sake save your money.What I found out is that [...]is very good so If you trying to learn japanese go there it worth a try.If you don't want to continue membership they make it easy for you to cancel on the website.You don't have to hunt it down.Also What I like is if you don't want to do a monthly membership you can do a trial period and then print the material or try to save then on the a pdf file.Only part about that is you can listen to the words or phrase but what the heck give that a try it only 10 bucks and not two hundred bucks.Try that better.It a better step by step approach.Not picture and guess.I am in no way connect to [...]. I just search and found this website.

1-0 out of 5 stars Pictures don't always speak words...
I just tried doing the demo and thought it was absurd.What's the point of learning words and the pronunciation if you have no idea what the words mean.It's not good enough to think you know what they're saying.I looked at the 4 pictures and thought of numerous interpretations.Does the software that you get actually tell you?Is the demo picture "the man running", "a boy and girl walking"???It doesn't make any sense to learn just words and not the vocabulary the same way you learned your own language as a child. Especially for a language like Japanese where it's Very important to use the right sentance structure and putting the right empahasis on vowels and constantants in the right place. Just like English two words spelled the same can have totally different meanings if the vowel is dragged out.How can you possibly learn the language if you don't know in advance that I is pronounded e and U pronouned oo. I just don't understand how this method of teacing can help someone to Learn the language. This is no different that a tape that asks you to listen and repeat words.Pictures are fine but a written workbook works just as well.I don't need to see a picture of an apple to relate it to what's being spoken.Four pictures with a girl and boy walking, a black man running, a white woman running and kids walking doesn't make the translation easier than "reading" what the translation is.
4-0 out of 5 stars A good supplemental program
Personally, I feel this program would be great for students already in a Japanese class.It has greatly improved my abilities to listen and pronounce Japanese, and has also given me reading and writing practice.
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5. Rosetta Stone Russian Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000077DD7
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent Russian speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speakers to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent and different way to learn a language
I've studied four foreign languages in virtually every possible way of learning a language.Rosetta Stone's approach is a very nice combination of matching pictures with words in the language you're learning, with plain old (but very effective) brute repetition.
4-0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the Money, Some Annoying Quirks.
Overall, Rosetta Stone Russian is an exceptionally useful tool to enhance learning of Russian. The pictures are well chosen, I found the pacing to be just right and I truly believe someone could get to an intermediate level just using the software. This is pretty amazing considering how difficulty Russian is for a native English speaker with minimal exposure.
5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Language Tool
I've owned this program for several months now and have enjoyed it immensely. It's fun and easy to use. My method is of course to keep a Russian/English dictionary handy to help learn new vocabulary.
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6. Rosetta Stone German Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000077DD3
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Looking for an effective way to get lasting language skills? Rosetta Stone's unique learning approach is designed to get you there, with faster results and a deeper understanding and mastery of the language. With Rosetta Stone, you will learn German the way you learned your own native language, without translation or memorization. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent German speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speakers to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential...if you know how to use it
This is actually a review for more than one product (Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone)
1-0 out of 5 stars No comparison to Tell me More software
I have many (too many) Rosetta Stone softwares for language learning, however after purchasing "Tell Me More" software I will never go back to Rosetta Stone. It is true that you can learn a lot of vocabulary with Rosetta's program but that is about it! Rosetta's software is very illogical! Honestly, do not waste your time and money with this program, check Tell Me More and you will be amazed!

3-0 out of 5 stars Price...
The price alone is what makes this product a rip-off. On it's own, Rosetta Stone is great...I mean, it's probably one of the most effective and easily accessible vocabulary learning tools on the market. However, the value of this package is not more than...60-70 bucks. 150 is a fair price for the entire 2 level package.
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7. Rosetta Stone French Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM
list price: $194.99 -- our price: $174.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004YUGM
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in French, as you experience the language just as a native-speaker would
  • You'll enjoy 12 special activities with 92 lessons each -- all of them fun and interesting, and sure to teach you more about the language
  • Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of French culture
  • Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your French speaking skills never cease to grow!

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Intuitive program
I like the immersion-feel of the program.It is very intuitive; you learn faster than you are at first aware.I am only through the first quarter or so of the material, but I am enjoying this program.It's repetitive, but in no other way does it seem like a chore.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's OK...Depending on How you Learn Best...
I found that I can not learn another language without ANY English involved.I don't like having to guess at what they would like for me to know just by looking at pictures.I need to hear it in English first and then hear the foriegn phrase.
5-0 out of 5 stars unlike any other!
This program is amazing. We have an apartment in France, and for five years have been attempting to learn the language. This is a fun and different approach with which we have made more progress in a month, than past years of memorization and boring drills. ... Read more


8. SmartFrench CD-ROM 1
by SmartFrench
CD-ROM
list price: $39.95
Asin: B0000U3LI8
Sales Rank: 459
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • CD-ROM
  • For Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Repetition of excerpts of complete conversations
  • French language rules explained in a simple way
  • CD-Rom with booklet containing actual transcripts of French natives
  • Color-coding shows what is and what is not pronounced in spoken French

Reviews (25)

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart French works!
Smart French is a unique program that carefully introduces the learner to the way the language is really spoken by native speakers.I've used many instructional materials, texts, cd roms, tapes, videos, and have taken classes as well as worked with a private tutor for a year.Smart French is one of the best programs I've used, particularly in the way it structures the lessons and its use of highlighted text that shows what is and is not pronounced in French conversation.It has helped a lot with listening comprehension. I'm also pleased that my pronunciation, fluency, and accent have improved. I have a long way to go, but this program has made a difference.I recommend Smart French highly as a very effective way to increase confidence and ease with the language.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not Your Father's Language Lab
If you are serious about understanding spoken French, and learning to speak it yourself, then you owe it to yourself to pick up Smart French.Each lesson is broken down into logical steps that enable you to progress rapidly.It still takes discipline and motivation, and a good book on grammar is highly recommended, but of all the ways I have attempted to learn and to teach myself french, this is far and away the best.
5-0 out of 5 stars The right approach learning French
I am a French native and I am very very very familiar with SmartFrench. I am a French teacher myself and this product is the best. You won't be bored with endless old fashion text and audio which will put you to sleep. This interactive product will keep you interested and fresh.
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9. Rosetta Stone Hebrew Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM
list price: $195.00 -- our price: $171.60
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005ICD3
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in Hebrew, as you experience the language just as a native-speaker would
  • You'll enjoy 12 special activities with 92 lessons each -- all of them fun and interesting, and sure to teach you more about the language
  • Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of Jewish culture
  • Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your Hebrew speaking skills never cease to grow!

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not the Fastest Way to Learn a Language
Fairfield's marketing is much better than their engineering.There are eight units with 11 or 12 lessons each.Each lesson has 10 parts.And each part has 4 phrases or sentences, arranged as picture (or cartoon) squares (sometimes related, sometimes not).In the preview for each each part, one selects a square and the phrase is uttered.Unfortunately the Hebrew is plastered on top of the picture, thereby preventing certain details from being decipherable.There is no English translation provided, nor are there any grammar lessons.One cannot click on a word to get its meaning.So what happens is that one has to make a guess as to the meaning, which may or may not be correct.In the guided exercises, the program rapidly goes through each of the four pictures, then you get quizzed.In the speaking section, you must mimic the speaker as best you can--but the Hebrew phrase is not displayed on the screen.Even worse, the voice frequency display does not readily halt.All in all, this product needs a lot of work before I will recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent teaching tool!!!!
This learning course does not allow you to go away from it without learning the language intuitivly...at least if you accually use it:)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Program for Learning Hebrew
Although I did know some basic Hebrew, this program has begun to teach me Modern Hebrew in a very effective way.I definitely would recommend it.
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10. Rosetta Stone Arabic Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000077DCY
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent Arabic speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speaker to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Manage your expectations
I went through Arabic level one with the online version, and I found it fairly useful.After reading other reviews, I would caution shoppers to be realistic about their expectations...Rosetta Stone uses learning techniques similar to those used by a child learning their first language, so it's a good idea to remember how that actually went.It's pretty likely that your first "formal" education in your native language started at about age 5...after you had been immersed in the language EVERY DAY for FIVE YEARS.If you expect to reach a similar level of proficiency in a language with a completely different alphabet and different sentence constructions after taking an entry-level immersion course, you are going to be disappointed.
5-0 out of 5 stars Useless on its own, powerful if used with other material
If you don't understand the Arabic alphabet, this will be useless. But if you get a dictionary and learn the alphabet, this is the best software you can get.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good when in conjuction with other materials
The Rosetta Stone software can be very useful to the learning and study of arabic as long as you use it in conjuction with other materials. Rosetta Stone Arabic teaches Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which is a more academic and universal form of arabic as it is based on the written language. This differs from colloquial dialects which are rarely written and can differ greatly n different regions. The materials I used, and in fact are still using, are the Rosetta Stone software along with The Arabic Alphabet, by Nicholas Awde and Arabic for Dummies, by Amine Bouchentouf. These materials cover all the general subjects required for the learning of MSA. The Arabic Alphabet covers the alphabet and does an excellent job and should be covered before the use of the Rosetta Stone software. The Rosetta Stone software itself is essential to the building up of a vocabulary. It starts with basic nouns and then building on them and then forming sentences by adding verbs and adjectives.Through this method you begin to understand the structure and grammar of the language, however without further instruction it can be hard to define exactly what the grammatical structure is. The software, however, is weak on the fact that it does not teach the alphabet, it only shows it in conjuction with the media which it is teaching through. It also does not cover conversational abilities. You may be able to say, "The small boy kicked a black and white ball inside a large house and broke a window", but you won't be able to say "Hello, my name is x". Luckily the other two materials cover these apects. Arabic for Dummies provides an excellent introduction to MSA along with having a simple yet informative coverage of arabic grammar. Arabic for Dummies also supplies the converasational aspect as it includes 17 chapters covering most everyday situations. However this book avoids using the arabic alphabet although it gives a brief introduction of it. Because of this I recommend that this book come first as it provides a solid introduction and shows you exactly what your getting into. ... Read more


11. Rosetta Stone Latin Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM
list price: $195.00 -- our price: $171.60
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006AW2Z
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in Latin, the ancient lingua franca of Europe
  • You'll experience Latin just as a native-speaker would have, in 12 special activities with 92 lessons each
  • Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of the different cultures that speaking Latinesque tongues
  • Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your Latin speaking skills never cease to grow!

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars A good program, but restrictive
I like this program.The accent is great and it is very easy, even fun to follow, and it teaches the language well - it is very natural so that thought comes in the language rather than an attempt to make a fast mental 'translation.'
5-0 out of 5 stars Best way to learn a language
The Rosetta Stone method is simply the best way you could possibly learn any foreign language.By removing the slow, deliberating step of English translation from the process of language comprehension, it teaches Latin to you the way it should be taught.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great supplement for those learning Latin
I am a linguist and have purchased six of Rosetta Stone's language programmes. I have found them to be excellent supplemental tools in aquiring foreign languages. Without translations, your mind is forced to rely upon context (visual and verbal) to extract meaning. The repetive phrases ranging from one or two words to an entire paragraph engrain a syntactical map of how sentence structures are fabricated. I found that the more you work these lessons, the better they work for you. Repeating the phrases out loud each time after the speaker is much more powerful than simply listening.
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12. Rosetta Stone Hindi Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM
list price: $195.00 -- our price: $171.60
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005APYO
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in Hindi, as you experience the language just as a native-speaker would
  • You'll enjoy 12 special activities with 92 lessons each -- all of them fun and interesting, and sure to teach you more about the language
  • Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of India's culture
  • Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your Hindi speaking skills never cease to grow!

Reviews (8)

4-0 out of 5 stars better than most, but not nearly what it could be
Depending on your learning style, this might be the best non-classroom language learning method out there.This software you two advantages over learning from a book/cassette that make it easily worth the cost.First, you get to hear the words as they are introduced, and see a picture of what they describe.This engages both auditory and kinesthetic learning processes.Second, the extensive practice options essentially set your learning methodology for you (no need to make your own flashcards, etc), which makes this a fairly stress-free, almost passive process.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good for a beginner
Purchased this after having experienced their Spanish course.It is a great software to have.It builds up slowly and is very easy to follow.I, especially, enjoy the companion book.It is entirely in Hindi.I take it with me a lot and read a chapter or two a day.I really wish they would add levels to this course like they do with the European language courses.
5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I can't believe I'm understanding Hindi sentences!I am amazed everyday when I look at the length of these sentences and know that I understand it.And I'm only on Unit 1, lesson 10 I really hope they come out with a level two. ... Read more


13. Rosetta Stone English (US) Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
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Asin: B000077DD1
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent English speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speaker to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for Beginners to Low-Intermediates
We use this in our language lab for our ESL students. The students who put forth the effort to work on Rosetta every week get higher TOEFL scores than those who don't. The software focuses on most aspects of language learning--speaking,listening, and reading. It also has a neat feature called Speech Comparison, where it shows a wave form of a sentence and, after recording the student's voice, compares the two wave forms, which gives a visual representation of how close the student's pronunciation is to the native speaker's.
5-0 out of 5 stars Rosetta methods
I also use Rosetta for Russian and find that the system works for me because it offers a totally different type of learning.The immersion method uses interesting pictures, progressions, at least 4 different methods or combinations of ways to learn to attract visual learners, auditory learners and those who learn by writing. I had a chance to update my Rosetta system and found that the next version was even better than the first as some small details got greater attention. For me, it is like playing one of the complicated computer games - it is exciting and interesting to advance through each successive level of each unit. The technology never gets in the way of the content.

3-0 out of 5 stars not for improving your English
If you are looking to improve your English, don't try it, this just some of the basics for the beginners ... Read more


14. Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM
list price: $195.00 -- our price: $171.60
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000639OA
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in Italian, as you experience the language just as a native-speaker would
  • You'll enjoy 12 special activities with 92 lessons each -- all of them fun and interesting, and sure to teach you more about the language
  • Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of Italian culture
  • Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your Italian speaking skills never cease to grow!

Reviews (8)

4-0 out of 5 stars Italian Lv1 Rosetta Stone
Easy to use and fun. Eliminates tedious repitition and memorizing of rules.Great product to get you started.I only wish it had a dictionary included.Easier to use than most similar products.****

5-0 out of 5 stars Italian at its best!!!!
This is an excellent way to learn how to speak Italian right in the privacy of my own home....it's like having a language laboratory right in front of me....I like it so much that I purchased one for my daughter....next I would like to get the French level to review my language skills there....

5-0 out of 5 stars Userful for Learning Italian
This will not work for you as the first or only program for learning Italian.It is great as a supplement to other methods of learning Italian.The method is entirely intuitive - there is no English anywhere, so you may also want to have a dictionary and a grammar book.
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15. Rosetta Stone Portuguese (Brazil) Level 1 & 2 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM (28 October, 2002)
list price: $329.00 -- our price: $289.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000077DD6
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you'll learn the way children do -- by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent Portuguese speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speakers to help improve pronunciation

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Some Instructions PLEASE!!!!!!!!
I like the Rosetta Stone method but the product does not come with any instructions.I mean it has a user guide but it does not tell you what to do or how to do anything.It describes the setup of the program but does not tell you to start some place and finish some place.The product would be more helpful if it said to go to lesson 1 and follow these steps.I find myself hopping all over the place and getting lost.You can see that it is a good product, I just don't know which is the most effective way to use it!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars About as good as language software can be
First, the Rosetta Stone system is a good one.It uses exercises that combine pictures, words, and audio to teach a language.You can choose whether to focus on general learning, reading, listening, speaking, or writing.The software runs well overall, though I have had some problems with slow startup and instability when doing speaking exercises ... but I'm using an Intel-based Mac and the software is running in PowerPC emulation in the current version.I believe that more stability will come soon.
4-0 out of 5 stars Great, but one major flaw.
This program, simply put, is great! The concept behind it is so simple, yet it so effective.The student can never get bored because there are always new drills, new phrases, new pictures, and new exercises.
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16. Eazyspeak Spanish Levels 1 and 2 (PC & Mac)
by Kutoka
CD-ROM (06 December, 2004)
list price: $24.99 -- our price: $22.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006H1I80
Sales Rank: 420
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • CD-ROM
  • Game-like learning system teaches over 800 words of vocabulary
  • Quickly extends conversational skills; no lengthy explanations and exercises
  • Portrayed in a comic cartoon style; modern, interactive, and full of humor
  • Includes both beginner and intermediate levels
  • For ages 12 and up

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars For ALL ages! BEST WAY TO LEARN SPANISH IMHO
When I tried this program out, I at first had some trouble running it. But Then I went to the website at: www.kutoka.com and click on the support tab and then select EasySpeak Spanish. They give you a link for the version of Flash 8 you need to run. After this everything worked well.
1-0 out of 5 stars I sent mine back to Amazon
The software requires a "patch"...not a big deal.
4-0 out of 5 stars For Mature Audiences!
I've been using EazySpeak Spanish for about a week now and find it HIGHLY enjoyable and amusing. I do, however, have to agree with other reviews in that it is not for children. I was a little surprised at the semi-nudity of the characters and how, in one exercise, one bikini-clad female had semi-circles in her chest region to suggest nipples. Also, elsewhere in the program, one is introduced to the Spanish words for beer, rum, brandy, cigarettes, and various types of wine. All of these topics should be off-limits to a 12 year-old, which, the box claims, EazySpeak is suitable for.
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17. Instant Immersion American Sign Language Deluxe
by Topics Entertainment
CD-ROM (30 September, 2004)
list price: $49.99 -- our price: $34.87
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00066EJPK
Sales Rank: 883
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • CD-ROM
  • Learn body and hand positioning for grammar and fingerspelling
  • Video lessons and explanations of ASL phrase syntax improve beginners' foundation in ASL
  • Hands-on ASL dictionary packed with over 6,000 words - plus synonyms and written sign movement descriptions for each entry
  • ASL Phrase Guide offers real-life communication -- over 600 phrases are introduced, with video demonstrations of each entry
  • Complete reference guide provides overview of the scope & history of America's third most common language

Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars Sign Language
The video portion frequently skips.The signers have different hand motions, so it can be hard to tell the same sign.Would be interested to see a rating system of beginner, intermediate, advanced from Instant Immersion on their product(s).

4-0 out of 5 stars Instant Immersion ASL Deluxe -Good for the Beginner
I have had the Instant Immersion ASL Deluxe program for a little over a month.I think it is very helpful for those just learning to sign, but not for the more advanced signer.I have taken sign language courses in the past, and to me it is very similar, with the exception of that in school I had to learn signs from drawings, which can be difficult to see which way to hold you hand or turn you fingers.The program uses video to show how to correctly display fingers and how to make proper hand gestures.It also allows you to replay and to slow down the video if you need more practice with certain words or phrases.
4-0 out of 5 stars A good start
This software is offers a good start for learning ASL.I've learned the general syntax of ASL, a bit of vocabulary, and seen different people's "accents".It will also be a good reference for me because of the dictionary that is included.However, I wish it had better games and quizes. ... Read more


18. Eazyspeak French Levels 1 and 2 (PC & Mac)
by Kutoka
CD-ROM (06 December, 2004)
list price: $24.99 -- our price: $19.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006H1I7Q
Sales Rank: 366
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • CD-ROM
  • Interactive, immersive, French language learning system
  • Combines beginner and intermediate levels in one product
  • Teaches 800 vocabulary words; quickly extends conversational skills
  • Aimed at school and home learning markets; no grammar or rules to learn
  • Complete lessons for improving everyday communication

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Learning French Can Be Fun
My daughters needed to begin learning French quickly because it is a part of the curriculum at their new school.This CD has made the learning process fun for them and me.We all use it and enjoy the activities on it.The girls will play Doki voluntarily when they have free time and love the graphics and occasional silliness of the characters.I bought two different learn to speak French CDs and they have a strong preference for this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for whole family!
This product totally surpassed my expectations. Originally bought as a gift for my daughter, I ended up using for myself for trips to Montreal and France with my husband.This product is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a language fast. To learn the basics to converse in restaurants, banks, airports, hotels, shopping without sounding like a fool.It didn't waste my time with grammar or things I wouldn't need.It was fun as it uses humourous cartoon characters who at first seemed childish, but then I realized it made for a non-intimidating environment for someone who couldn't remember more than bonjour from high school.As for my daughter, it provided her with much needed comprehension pratise that's not emphasized at schools as much anymore.Very happy with purchase and well worth my money, ... Read more


19. Instant Immersion Russian 2 CD-ROM Set (Jewel Case)
by Topics Entertainment
CD-ROM (29 October, 2001)
list price: $9.99 -- our price: $9.84
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Asin: B00005RIQ5
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Editorial Review

Learn to speak Russian through complete immersion. The Euro Method is an easy and simple way to learn to speak a second language. Based on the same techniques that allow a 4-year-old child to speak a language long before that same child can read or write, the Instant Immersion Russian CDs teach users to speak Russian quickly. The software provides interactive lessons that truly immerse users in the language. The two CD-ROMs enclosed are from EuroTalk, a European publisher of language-learning software. Talk Now! and World Talk will take users from beginning to intermediate levels using fun and easy-to-follow methods. Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • You'll learn by being completely immersed in Russian, experiencing it directly and learning more quickly
  • In no time, you'll be ordering food, conducting business and asking in-depth questions
  • Start out simply, with the calendar, numbers, asking directions, and other topics
  • Dictation feature helps you compare your pronunciation with native-speakers
  • Teaches through fun quizzes and games that help you remember your new language skills

Reviews (25)

1-0 out of 5 stars not good for pronounciation
there wasnt a clear voice doing the talking and so when we got to russian nothing was pronounced the way we thought and we couldnt be understood at all.

2-0 out of 5 stars Seriously Flawed
First of all, don't but this if you're a beginner looking for an introduction to the basics Russian language.This product is only meant for learning words and phrases through repetition and memorization.That constitutes the first CD.The second, on the other hand, is absolutely ridiculous.It's basically a game that you have NO way of winning or even doing well at unless you're relatively schooled in Russian.The one thing that this product did come in handy with was helping me to at least hear spoken Russian from native speakers while I worked my way thorough Nicholas J. Brown's "The New Penguin Russian Course," which you should redirect your search engine to right now if you're looking to this product to help you actually learn Russian language - it's the best of the best.All in all, buy this if all you want is to memorize words/phrases or if you need the aid of hearing a native speaker while attempting to self-instruct yourself through the basics of the Russian language.Either way, you'll only receive any use from the first of the two CDs.

2-0 out of 5 stars Difficulty with Immersion Russian CD
I liked the combination of repetition of words and games to reinforce learning, although the male and female's pronunciations were difficult to hear at times. Also, the program stopped running in the middle of the lessons.I have Windows XP, and have not been able to figure out the problem, rendering the CD's useless to me.If anyone knows what the problem is and how to fix it, I would like to know. ... Read more


20. Rosetta Stone German Level 1 Win/Mac Personal Edition
by Fairfield Language Technologies
CD-ROM
list price: $195.00 -- our price: $171.60
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004YUGN
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Editorial Review

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.Read more

Features

  • CD-ROM
  • This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in German, as you experience the language just as a native-speaker would
  • You'll enjoy 12 special activities with 92 lessons each -- all of them fun and interesting, and sure to teach you more about the language
  • Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of German culture
  • Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your German speaking skills never cease to grow!

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Product
I tried an inexpensive program first and found it just didn't work. This program has been fantastic!

5-0 out of 5 stars The ONLY worthwhile language learning software!
The Rosetta Stone series of language instruction software is "Pimsleur" level of effectiveness and unfortunately, Pimsleur level cost as well.5-0 out of 5 stars Great program
I really liked this program and highly recommend it.Read more


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