Rosetta Stone

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Rosetta Stone review by James J.
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"Useful though frustrating at times"

What do you like best?

The use of images in the program lifts Rosetta Stone above the levels of other language learning programs, helping to create mental associations between images and words. Most useful for vocabulary and best paired with a conversational program.

What do you dislike?

The coursework is highly repetitive, and you have to work through quite a bit of material that has little real-life applicability before reaching anything useful. You'll be memorizing the words for "child", "boy", "girl", "run", "milk", "water," etc. for many an hour before reaching anything conversational level. There is also a tendency for the program to run into errors that can cause you to lose your progress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Rosetta Stone is a very useful tool but you will want to pair it with another language learning tool to grasp the fundamentals of spoken conversation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta Stone not only assists with language learning but with general literary skills by allowing you to understand the similarities between different languages, and by creating a better understanding of the fundamental constructs of communication and language structure.

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Rosetta Stone review by Nicholas H.
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"Honestly the Best Way to Learn a New Language"

What do you like best?

As a Linguistics student in college, I know that a simple word exchange does not work in retaining a language which is why I love how Rosetta Stone teaches you. They provide new vocabulary in connection with an image or video on the action, which your brain then associates with that item and not with the word you already know.

What do you dislike?

I wish the price were a bit lower, but honestly, with the level of customer support and the quality of the lessons that you receive it's definitely worth it!

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is not a simple word for word translation and so you need to be prepared to learn more abstractly. Rosetta Stone gives you the concept or image along with the new words or phrases, which allows you to associate the new language in realistic terms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed to learn Spanish for my company in order to move up into a more managerial role. Not only has my concentration increased after taking Rosetta Stone, but also my overall perspective. Learning a new language teaches you how to think critically and problem solve efficiently.

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Rosetta Stone review by User in Publishing
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"Best Language Learning Solution"

What do you like best?

I am a Rosetta Stone user since 2011. I have learned and studied three different languages. Every time, it worked perfectly. I was able to speak basic daily language and sound quite conversational. You will have a chance to practice what you learn with a native speaker.

What do you dislike?

Online studio conversations are very helpful. But sometimes the plug in stops working when you are in a conversation with the studio coach who is a native speaker of that particular language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are into different cultures and languages, Rosetta Stone is right for you!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Due to the nature of my profession, I have travel a lot and pay business visits to various countries every year. It is very helpful to speak the local language when you travel to remote parts of the world. Rosetta Stone lessons and other online language learning tools are perfect for learning daily conversation in any language.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Good starting point"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that Rosetta Stone connects new words with images to create a word/image association, however, it can be better by introducing more images for similar words to create a more profound and thorough association.Another great thing is its a learn at your own pace and schedule platform, making learning a new language much more convenient.

What do you dislike?

Its could be a bit less costly and also, needs a companion book or guide to write down and retain what we learn. Usually, I need to write down words/sentences on a random notebook and tend to have disjointed notes that aren't very helpful in the long run. Having a companion book will be very convenient.

Recommendations to others considering the product

RS is good if you are an absolute beginner but DONOT consider it as the one and only resource needed to learn a new language. Instead, doing the entire course as an intro to a language and then use other means (such as joining a Spanish/German learning club or professional academy) to continue your learning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using RS to learn Spanish and help connect student with Study/Co-op abroad opportunities through local firms/companies, particularly within Latin America.

Rosetta Stone review by Michael D. R.
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"Extremely satisfied and impressed user of Rosetta Stone"

What do you like best?

Truly excellent program that is well designed with short (5-10 minute) lessons. Program focuses on integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the target language with no translations.

What do you dislike?

Minor issue, but I have not figured out how one can pause the program when a lesson finishes before it jumps to the next lesson. Often I want to write down some of the vocabulary or grammar from a particular lesson at the end of it, but the program jumps to the next one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it! You will not be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our program often works with adult learners in our computer labs whose first language is not English but who want/need to learn English to better integrate into American society

Rosetta Stone review by Aubrey D.
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"Very Useful Language Tool with Few Drawbacks"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language casual & accessible. It's great that most of the lessons are only 5 or 10 minutes long, making it possible for me to squeeze one or two in between calls and meetings.

What do you dislike?

I really wish that there was a pretest for Rosetta Stone. Although I recognize that this is an extremely useful tool, I am kind of bored with it since I am going through a lot of stuff I have already learned.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company has recently taken on a lot of accounts in other countries, and assistance is needed with customer service for these accounts. Rosetta Stone is allowing more people on our team to learn other languages, which really helps.

Rosetta Stone review by Nirmohi D.
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"Great learning tool on the expensive side"

What do you like best?

Comprehensive lessons with enough repetitions to cement concepts for many available languages. The Rosetta Stone app works great on IPad and iPhone as well, better than even the web app. The no translation, image to word association strategy worked well for me.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the repetitions make learning a tad bit too slow - can turn tedious and time-consuming. The price for the subscription is on the higher side if compared to other resources. The speech recognition sometimes does not work 100% accurately.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have the time and $$, go for it. Can definitely be useful to give language exams if completed. Although I would recommend that one try out/ shop around for free resources first.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Rosetta Stone to learn German for 6 months until I switched to a free resource. I used it while preparing for the German A1 level examination. Might consider buying the course with a one time fee in the future.

Rosetta Stone review by Mike G.
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"High end, but a bit pricey language learning software"

What do you like best?

As advertised, Rosetta Stone software creates an immersive language experience that uses methods through which you acquire your native tongue as a child. These include interactive lessons with speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In particular, the software relies on images/pictures and associative vocabulary to drill new vocabulary into the mind of the user.

What do you dislike?

Aside from the high cost, which is a bit steep, the aspect of Rosetta Stone I disliked most was the slow speed and repetitive nature of the learning process. While I understand the necessity of repetation for learning, it often seems as though you are stuck doing the same (relatively easy) sentences over and over again. In other words, it's very time-consuming and I often feel I can't dedicate proper time to it due my busy schedule.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Rosetta Stone is relatively high cost compared to some of the more freely available online apps and other material. Moreover, it is also rather time consuming and can be a bit tedious. Prepare to spend a lot of time with this software if your goal is to gain any measure of proficiency in a short time frame.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have attempted to use Rosetta Stone to learn French for my work overseas in sub-Saharan Africa. While I've learned some French with Rosetta Stone and other methods, my French remains quite basic because of the time consuming nature of the language learning process. This may be a knock against my busy lifestyle, rather than Rosetta Stone, but RS does seem to be slower and technologically streamlined than other available software, such as DuoLingo.

Rosetta Stone review by Angélique S.
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"A great learning platform"

What do you like best?

I used Rosetta Stone for 4 months in 2012. I like the fact that CDs required minimal installation- I used them on a Netbook (which does not have much processing power). It was nice to be able to access it on my computer rather than on a website.

What do you dislike?

I was going through the levels for the German language and was not able to pronounce a sound (/ch/) because of the point system, I was not able to move forward to the next lesson. I also did not have anyone to talk to about it because it was a website but a software

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would consider purchasing a headset with a strong microphone so that the sounds are easily understood by the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am developing my language skills so that I can better communicate with stakeholders on other campuses in other countries

Rosetta Stone review by Lucas O.
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"Very good product for learn languages."

What do you like best?

I love that child way of learning , repeating hundreds of time the same sentences and words so you can learn it as you were a child learning your first language, i love that there is a lot of languages that you can learn and the format is the same for all the languages.

Very easy to use, user friendly and with pretty images that makes your experience nice and funny.

I am learning Japanese with this tool and it's pretty useful.

Is not the only one tools that you will use for learning a language because is not that simple! haha but yet is a very good software to be used when you take also class from a private teacher or a course in the university.

What do you dislike?

There are few things that can be better but the worst i think that is very expansive and at the end is not that useful , you cannot learn a language just by using rosetta stone, of course if you bought a book for example you can use it with rosetta stone and you will be ok , but with just rosetta stone i think will be too hard.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For use rosetta stone you have to buy the languages so just check in the official web page what languages are available and have fun!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta stone is a very good help when i want to learn a new language.

And it's very helpful to learn a new language because it can help you with your personal and business life.

Rosetta Stone review by Allyson K.
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"Rosetta Stone- Spanish Latin America"

What do you like best?

The image to word association strategy works really well for easy memorization. I also liked the ability to have additional tutoring sessions with an actual Spanish speaker. The examples seemed realistic and useful for real-life interactions with Spanish speakers.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there is a lag between what you say and what the software "hears", so sometimes you falsely get something wrong. I also think there should be more languages available- especially tonal languages like Thai.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend the time every day to do the lessons. If you let too much time pass between lessons, you will have to start over again, and that can be discouraging.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta Stone is really helpful for quickly learning enough of a language to be conversational with clients. This has the potential to improve client relations, and develop a rapport.

Rosetta Stone review by Travis K.
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"Good for a beginner language learner"

What do you like best?

I like how Rosetta Stone uses the "immersion approach" and just starts you off as if you had moved to a new country. It starts off with no instructions in your own language. It shows you various pictures and talks to you in the language you are trying to learn. I also like that you can visually see the native speakers audio pitch.

What do you dislike?

As much as I like the immersion approach, at times it would be nice to be able to click a button to turn on some instruction in my own language. Sometimes it is difficult to know what the pictures are trying to depict without any instructions. It can also be confusing what a grammar point is trying to do without any instruction in my language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would take a look at some of the other options before settling on Rosetta Stone. There are many free language learning tools out there and Rosetta Stone is a little bit expensive in my opinion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My wife and I are using this to learn Japanese. We are missionaries in Japan. It has helped us to be able to speak some basic Japanese.

Rosetta Stone review by Michael R.
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"I totally enjoy using this program"

What do you like best?

Excellent software to learn a second language. Focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing in that order. Lots of supplemental materials and excellent customer service to help you use the program.

What do you dislike?

Not much to really dislike. It is not free but it is worth every dollar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using the software to review and strengthen my proficiency in Spanish. My organization also uses it to provide adult English language learners a tool to improve their English speaking skills.

Rosetta Stone review by Stefan T.
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"Personal language teacher"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that Rosetta Stone is very interactive/

What do you dislike?

I dislike beginner level repeatable questions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to get basics of some language you can learn them quickly with Rosetta stone. And you will be able to have,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta is very good time saver app. If you are going to a business trip to some other country that your don't know nothing off, or you don't know a word of that language, you can start beginner course, and in 3-4 days you will be ready for basic conversation in that language. For example, how much does it cost, when will the bus arrive, what time is it, introduction, greetings etc.

Rosetta Stone review by User
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"Good for learning basics!"

What do you like best?

I like that the layout is very defining, no chance to get confused or mistaken. As a new learner, its courses are very interactive with image and several media. Courses are not that long, which it is good for someone who is trying to learn the language in a fast pace. A great feature that helps during the courses are the repeat course option, which let you do the course again in case you didn't feel comfortable no the first try. Overall, this language learning system is a great tool for the purpose.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that for every language you need to pay a lot. Instead of creating a big pack of languages and selling them as a whole and not as a individual language. Also, the way you configure each language could be very difficult for someone who does not handle well a computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out first and see if this is right for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You will learn a new language with this software, the software provides a step by step course which is almost the same as having a personalized teacher.

Rosetta Stone review by Jennifer G.
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"Rosetta Stone review"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use. You can learn Spanish on anytime on your schedule, with any device, pc, mobile and iPad from anywhere in the world. They have a latest features and can start learning immediately. There is no downloads or installations required.

What do you dislike?

So far, I like it and I have no problem using this language app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth any penny.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As freelance marketing, it helps me widen my horizon. Learning new languages added my talent, makes me more valuable in the market.

Rosetta Stone review by Kevina W.
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"An innovative way to learn a new language"

What do you like best?

Using Rosetta Stone I have purchased a few language courses for languages that I have wanted to study on my own, and I can say, at least for me, that while I am still not fluent I managed to retain a majority of the content that I learned. The program is well thought out and constantly reinforces the content to help the user adjust to both the required pronounciation and the context. You can constantly review and practice the language and with enough reinforcement you will see development in no time.

What do you dislike?

First and foremost the product is very expensive which is always a bit of a downer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had a Japanese teacher in college and I had learned Japanese on Rosetta Stone some months before, so I was so excited to test my pronounciation and conversation skills. Mr. Tatami (my teacher) was more than happy to be a conversation partner and just the sense of accomplishment was enough of a pat on the back.

Rosetta Stone review by Whitney B.
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"Rosetta Stone is a great way to start learning a language"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone is very interactive, and as a multiple language speaker, I find it one of the best ways to learn a new language, outside of actually immersing oneself in another country.

What do you dislike?

Actually there is very little that I dislike about the program, aside from the cost!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think it is one of the best language learning software programs out there. Although it is pricey, it is worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personally, I utilized it for my own language learning, as a supplement to actual class time. I think it is a fantastic way to learn a language, although it is difficult to fully learn a language with a computer program, Rosetta Stone is a great start.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Entertainment
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"French"

What do you like best?

It's immersive and structured for your best learning. It's very simple and logical and helps you to build your language skills in an effective and efficient way. I think it's a great supplement to classes. I love taking Rosetta Stone before traveling somewhere. Few years ago I learned French with Rosetta Stone before taking a trip to Switzerland (the French speaking region). It's got a great, clean, modern interface. There are clear instructions, with games and challenges. It's fun and exciting method to learn a new language. It's also convenient way to learn because you can learn at your own time, compared to having a schedule to tightly follow. I learn this whenever I have a break or late at night after work when I have time to relax. This is why I think it's a great supplement to class.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I'm not sure it has the best teaching technique. It's not the cheapest learning tool at $10 to $26 per month. There are free learning tools out there, including free apps. The one thing about learning a language is you need to be able to practice speaking it with someone, which is something an app can hardly provide.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try the trial version before purchase.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me learn French much faster. It can help you learn your second or third language.

Rosetta Stone review by Mohit S.
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"Fun way to Learn a new Language"

What do you like best?

It's a fun way to start learning a new language and add to your personal and professional development. The visual cues based leaning is the best for beginners and make the learning fun rather than studying from a book.

What do you dislike?

The course changes it's format about a year back, and it gets boring and tedious to learn using the new tools, as it feels like studying for a University exam.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Learning new languages.

Rosetta Stone review by Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Language issues"

What do you like best?

I like how many visual aids are available through the program. They use a lot of descriptive images to help my students connect vocabulary words with the respective pictures.

What do you dislike?

I use Rosetta Stone with my students to teach them Spanish. While the basis of the program is good, the timing needs a lot of work. When asked to repeat a word, you end up getting it wrong because you say it immediately and that will end up being before the beep. By the time you repeat the word again, you've already missed it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work at a school, not a business so we're not really solving any problems. The biggest benefit with Rosetta Stone is that I can keep track of how each kid is doing. It tracks everything from their speed to what they struggle with most.

Rosetta Stone review by Sharyn F.
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"Rosetta Stone for students"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone really focuses on pronunciation. It won’t let a user continue to the next step unless the speech is near perfect.

What do you dislike?

The directions are not always clear, and this can confuse and frustrate younger students.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have comfortable and compatible headphones.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows a user to quickly pick up the basics of a language from the comfort of their computer, and it emphasizes correct pronunciation.

Rosetta Stone review by Patricio S.
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"A good tool to learn a new language and meet people!"

What do you like best?

I used livemocha to learn hrvatski. I had a good experience, met a lot of people that were always willing to help. One very positive aspect about this tool is that the learning modules are quite short, you don't have to spend hours to complete each of them, they are well structured. I was able to learn at least the basics, vocabulary, pronouns, adverbs, and so on.

Every time you complete a Writting section, it is shared with "language teachers" who review what you wrote and rate it, providing feedback about your speech.

Even though this site is not available anymore, it has been acquired by hellolingo conserving the methodology.

I was so engaged with the tool that I added myself as expert of my native language to help other people in their learning.

What do you dislike?

One of the things I really disliked about this tool was that many people were using it to send aggresive comments or sexual content messages. As I am an adult I am able to distinguish them and discard them, but if you think that children can also use the site for learning purposes, it is an aspect to really worry about.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moderate somehow messages sent by users. Use some kind of software to don't allow sending bad words or sexual content messages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to quickly learn other language not being alone, you always have someone that knows the language you are learning and is willing to help, so you don't feel alone during the learning process.

Rosetta Stone review by Julia K.
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"Learning Brazilian Portuguese was a breeze"

What do you like best?

My Rosetta stone subscription helped me learn to actually speak Brazilian Portuguese conversationally, not useless rote memorization. Both the recorded lessons and the access to live classroom sessions truly made a large difference.

What do you dislike?

There wasn't much I didn't like. Sometimes the lessons felt repetitive. The voice recognition didn't always do a great job of capturing what I said. Sometimes things felt a little slow. I wish there was a way to better customize what kinds of lessons come when.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You get what you pay for. Rosetta stone isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. In depth lessons, access to native speakers and live classroom. Recorded lessons that are well designed, and incredibly high quality voice recognition so you can be sure you are speaking the language correctly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed to be understood by Brazilian Portuguese Speakers. Rosetta Stone has allowed me to do that in a way that makes me speak like and understand real people, not robots.

Rosetta Stone review by Jeremy I.
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"If you want to learn a language, use Rosetta Stone."

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone now offers subscription based learning as well as a way to download to your computer.. It teaches you language using visual stimulation, words spoken, and of course text.

What do you dislike?

I have no complaints about the program and it is very user-friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have been using Rosetta Stone for about 5 months now. My knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language has grown so much do to this wonderful program. Rosetta Stone shows you pictures and you match up to what is being said. This is a great way for me to learn as I am a visual learner. They also speak it audibly which is great to practice saying the words.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By learning Spanish or any language on Rosetta stone, one can be better equipped to handle foreign clientele and thus make a stronger impact on your company performance.

Rosetta Stone review by Zach M.
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"Back to basics "

What do you like best?

This program brings the learner back to the fundamentals of the language as if they previously knew no language at all. There were no direct word references to my native language which helped in developing the foundation of the new language I was learning(in this case, Mandarin). Different languages don't always correspond the same when it comes to sentence structure and I was able to put small sentences together after just a few hours of lessons thanks to the techniques of Rosetta Stone. Super effective and Highly Recommended!

-Zach McGillivray

What do you dislike?

I had to enable or disable full screen mode in order to change to the next chapter or remain on that lesson if I felt I wanted to go over it one more time.

I would like to see the transition after a lesson is completed happen a little faster.

Having said this ^ I had to nit pick to find a dislike because this truly is a great program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have made several trips to China following the use of this program. I can now travel, conduct business and socialize in Mandarin thanks to this program. Two thumbs up, no doubt.

Rosetta Stone review by Agency
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"Pleasant learning experience"

What do you like best?

The program has fun activities like games and stories that help you reinforce what you have learned. Plus it helps you with learning new words, pronunciation, and retention.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a vocabulary list with each lesson. Sometimes it's hard to know that the meaning of some words are solely based on the picture provided.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta Stone allows me to share language learning tools with my English Language Learners. It is also helping me to learn another language so that I can provide workshops to persons who speak other languages.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Real Estate
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"Rosetta Stone for Working Abroad"

What do you like best?

I like the access of coursework at anytime that I wanted to continue. This was a great program to use on my own time while preparing for my trip abroad.

What do you dislike?

I found it a bit difficult to pick up. Maybe I just have more difficulty with French than other languages. I only used this particular program for learning French before working abroad. I found it extremely difficult. It is also definitely on the pricier side and my employer didn't cover the cost. Was there a return on investment for me? Probably not which a little disheartening. But hey, it helped prepare me for a fantastic trip abroad!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you can pick up languages easily than you will have little to no difficulty. It was more difficult for me with French than any other language

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this program before studying abroad. I wanted to be fully immersed in the culture and be able to communicate in their language. I used Rosetta Stone and found it pretty difficult, however maybe French is just a difficult language? Hard to say. I would use this again but with less expectations.

Rosetta Stone review by Luke L.
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"Immersive language learning"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone's lessons are engineered to help you effectively learn a language from the bottom up. It requires you to use the words or concepts you're learning quickly so they stick and become habits, not just a regurgitation of information. Allowing me to learn a language at my own pace has been incredibly convenient, and I am more motivated to continue using it.

What do you dislike?

I feel like the interface can be clunky at times, but this is probably just a personal preference.

Not the cheapest software for language learning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Support has been really good for this program, don't hesitate to reach out to them for support if any issues arise.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using this program to further my learning and be a more valuable asset to my current employer or any future employers. I'm hoping that if the opportunity for international contact occurs, I will be prepared.

Rosetta Stone review by Cayla L.
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"Most Natural Way to Learn a Language"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Rosetta Stone is the learning techniques used. You quite literally start from scratch so that you can learn your chosen language no matter what your native tongue. English was only used in extreme moderation- much more so pictures, sounds, and verbal ques. It's a different way to learn, but definitely productive.

What do you dislike?

At times, the things I liked best (the fact that they use very many images and not anything in native tongue) were also the things I found most frustrating. For some of the images, I didn't understand what they were trying to depict. It would have been nice to have an English cheat sheet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're considering Rosetta Stone, I'd consider trying some free online language learning resources first. While we had a positive experience, it can be quite costly depending on the depth of language knowledge you're looking to achieve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main problem we were solving when implementing this software use with our customer service experts was to reach a larger clientele by being able to understand and communicate (at least basically) in another language. In our case, Spanish. We used this software to train both myself and 2 other agents.

Rosetta Stone review by Jake E.
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"Excellent for learning a language!"

What do you like best?

The lessons immerse you in the language. The majority of the early lessons take the form of seeing a picture and saying the word that describes it or reading a word or phrase and matching it with a picture. Since it is all completely in the language you're trying to learn (Arabic in my case) it makes you start thinking in that language rather quickly.

What do you dislike?

There is little to no explanation of the grammar in English. As I mentioned in what I like best, Rosetta Stone's teaching style is very immersive and it is almost completely the language you're trying to learn from Lesson 1. I just wish they had an option to turn on more detailed English explanations of things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have not, as yet, applied this to any business ventures, but my grasp of the Arabic language has greatly increased. Once I become fluent in the language I would easily be able to gain employment just on the basis of my grasp of the language.

Rosetta Stone review by Susi B.
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"Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language fun!"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone jumps right in - full immersion into the new language; learning words and sentence structure quickly.

What do you dislike?

Their reporting isn't really set up for a school administrator to gather progress easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're a school, so it's an open door for studetns to explore a new language.

Rosetta Stone review by James C.
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"Pleased with Rosetta Stone"

What do you like best?

I initially purchased only Level 1 of 5 (of Italian) due to my unfamiliarity with the software but within an hour the quality of instruction and ease of learning was apparent. It became an enjoyable process of adding more and more words and phrases to my vocabulary. The software is intuitive and the learning methodology is straightforward – starting with common situations and progressing to other social and business scenarios. You progress as far as you want when you practice, and you’re prompted to review past lessons each time you come back for more training. The result is not only proficiency gained but high language retention over time. After completing Level 1, was so pleased that I purchased levels 2 through 5.

Having purchased Rosetta Stone for Mandarin as well, I can say that the process is essentially the same for both languages. You’re presented with a picture of an item, a situation a person, etc, and asked a question or given options to indicate what the picture is illustrating. Speaking recognition is fully integrated into the lessons so you practice your pronunciation as you go. The software tracks your answers and progress and you repeat lessons until a passing score is reached. At your next session, you’re prompted to review recently-completed lessons to solidify retention and to point out what you have or haven’t learned. At the end of lesson sets and overall levels, you’re given final tests and full on situations to walk through.

What do you dislike?

After completing the Italian language course lessons, I purchased the Mandarin language courses. Even in the beginning lessons, I would have liked to see more practices and lessons related to writing the characters used in Mandarin - not just recognizing them - which I feel would have helped in my retention.

For the Mandarin pronunciation lessons, I frequently felt that the pronunciation modules - even on a more lenient setting - were sometimes inaccurate. Sometimes I could pronounce things incorrectly and the software would accept it and other times the software would not accept my pronunciation even when fairly accurate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider the cost of actual language classes in an accredited school to the cost of Rosetta Stone. In my opinion (after 4 years of high school Spanish and 3 semesters of college Spanish before one year studying Spanish in Mexico) you can learn just as much through Rosetta Stone, in less time, at your own pace, and for less cost, than you can in a classroom.

If you doubt your ability to learn a language either recreationally or seriously, know that the software and course lessons seem to have been engineered very responsibly because you not only go through each lesson, but review recently-passed lessons to enhance retention prior to starting new lessons. By the time you get to the third of the 5 Levels, you will definitely see evidence of your learning. You should discipline yourself to spend 30 minutes per day learning (more if you have the time and inclination).

If you put in the time regularly, you will learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my case, my purchases were purely based on an interest in learning languages and being able to understand and communicate with non-English speakers. Based on my experience in learning Spanish (on my own in Mexico during college) vs Italian using Rosetta Stone, my feeling/conclusion was that I wished there had been such software for me during my high school and college years because it gave me a working knowledge and comfort level with the language that I wished I had during my first semester studying in Mexico. Speaking for my Italian studies with Rosetta Stone, even 4 years after completing the courses, I can still properly pronounce Italian words, read and compose basic to intermediate phrases and sentences and can figure out new words and concepts that I didn't see in the lessons. In short: not only the words and phrases but an enhanced awareness.

Rosetta Stone review by Consultant in Arts and Crafts
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"Excellent product,mneeding a few improvements "

What do you like best?

--The online Studio sessions. The ability to have either a group or a private lesson.

--The way that the lessons approach the same material from several angles.

What do you dislike?

--The price of the group and private sessions of Studio. The price seems high. And, ideally, I would like to be able ti have an online subscription for private sessions only, without having to sign up for group sessions as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure of what y are buying...the online subscription versus the download.

Commit to doing lessons every day for an hour. This is how you will advance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits I have realized from learning Italian via Rosetta Stone are too numerous to completely cover here. First, the interaction with Italians made possible by being able to speak is very satisfying and beneficial. Second, in my small business, being able to speak to potential clients who are Italian is surprising to them and beneficial to us both. And, third, when traveling to Italy for pleasure, it is just plain polite to speak the language.

The business problems I am solving are not exactly problems. My Italian is allowing me to go one step farther.

Rosetta Stone review by Adam C.
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"Very intuitive way to learn a new language"

What do you like best?

The way that each unit it split into sub-units and sections, makes it easier to time manage, and make personal targets of when to progress to a new level. For example, every week, I aim to learn at least 90 minutes of new material. The fact that each section has an estimated time to complete, also makes it easier to budget which sections to learn throughout the week.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can take a minute or two, when trying to load up a connection between a headset and the laptop, to get the microphone to work. This may just be a problem with my own laptop however, Or it could be the choice of microphone I am using.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even if you lead a busy lifestyle, make goals and timeframes to set yourself, so that you keep on learning. This is easier said than done, however 10 to 15 minutes per day could be managed before work or in the lunch hour.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has helped negotiations with Chinese suppliers, as I work in a purchasing role, and am learning Mandarin via Rosetta Stone. On one occasion, a significant saving was made with a company, as I typed in Pinyin, which was so respected by a supplier, that they offered a huge discount based on this!

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Learn a language at your own pace"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, learn wherever and whenever you want. I love being able to use this software at home, in preparation for upcoming trips. Having tests and reviewing my scores keeps me on track and motivated.

What do you dislike?

Direct feedback is always best, but this is a great way to get started. Also, you have to be motivated to keep using the software; I think having some automated reminders would help to stay on track.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This brand is arguably the most famous language learning software, and there's a very good reason for it: it is well thought-out, and it works! It's worth the investment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reaching basic level understanding of a language for better interaction with customers

Rosetta Stone review by Diana N.
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"Effective for regular users"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone is an intuitively immersive language program - allowing users to use the learning language immediately, with no first language support.

Users can choose the platform with which they are most comfortable - hardware installed on a computer or their online platform which includes games, user-to-user connections, and small group chat sessions with native speakers. They also have a smart-phone app that the user can use to reinforce skills or brush up on old ones.

What do you dislike?

The sequence of their language learning acquisition has not been updated since I last used the program. Language related to business or hospitality is not addressed until much later units.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More features are included with the online subscription. Worth the money for those serious in language learning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have not used this product for a business setting. Benefits to gain include language fluency and new vocabulary if one uses the online platform.

Rosetta Stone review by Sarah M.
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"Learn a New Language"

What do you like best?

Fast language learning, immersion, writing and speaking

What do you dislike?

It can have some trouble with voice recognition. Sometimes I have to repeat several times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Teaching a second language to students and providing extra support to those who are struggling.

Rosetta Stone review by Erick W.
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"An excellent product that uses immersive learning techniques and A.I. to evaluate learning."

What do you like best?

I like the lack of word-for-word translation but, rather, pictures and intuition to learn. Using the microphone ensures that the word is being pronounced properly.

What do you dislike?

I find that it can be repetitive and something is missing to keep me engaged long enough to get deeper into the course.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have an increasing number of Latino students and I would like to learn Spanish so that I can more effectively educate them.

Rosetta Stone review by Nick S.
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"Self-paced classroom teaching"

What do you like best?

RS brings classroom style teaching and activities to an individual, self-paced learning environment.

What do you dislike?

RS is one of the most expensive programs of its kind.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an intuitive program and easy to navigate. It starts with the fundamentals and builds into the more complicated components of language. Nearly as good as classroom teaching. Know that it's not cheap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication with international student/prospect population. Integration of multi-language, multicultural ministry practice.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Rosetta Stone Review"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone is extremely easy to use and helps to not only get started with learning a new language, but also keep up with it. I have used this software for multiple languages and have been impressed with the results.

What do you dislike?

The only drawback to this software is that learning grammar in a particular language can be tough through their methods. One can become conversational in a matter of months, but might not have the grammar required in general conversation nailed down for several years just using the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot, it's worth your time! Make sure to use the software for a few months before deciding whether it is the correct method for you or not. You'll be surprised at how well it works!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software assisted me in learning Polish before a temporary position abroad. It benefited me in that it allowed some of the communication barriers that would have normally existed to be minimized early on in my time overseas.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Computer Games
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"Quick remedy for learning a new language "

What do you like best?

You can learn a new language in a natural way. I feel it's the way that a baby learn a language.

There's no formal grammar and other fancy things, but the best and quickest way to enter the world of a new language..

What do you dislike?

I think some method of Gamification can boost up this application a lot. Exactly like what Duolingo does. It makes the whole process of learning a new language like a game, and you don't get bored after a while.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, give it a shot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had an interview in French and must be ready for that within 2 month, the best way i found was using Rosetta Stone, and also Pimsleur French. They worked great for me, and I think this way people can learn a new language very fast.

Rosetta Stone review by Iman A.
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"Rossetta Stone"

What do you like best?

The students are able to work according to their own pace without fear of pear pressure , the student is allowed to repeat and repeat till they get a good score in each lesson.

Also they are able to work during their weekends or at home as much as they would like.

What do you dislike?

The pronounciation section always gets to be too senstive to other voices so the student scores wrong although they say it right.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the life training session offered for free before working on the program it is so good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to operate and monitor a huge class of 58 students all at the same time. with different levels of profciency[ basic, intermediate, advanced] and different languages [ French and Arabic] within the same class.

Rosetta Stone review by Mia C.
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"Expensive, but fun"

What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone allows one to attempt to learn a new language in a non threatening environment.

What do you dislike?

Very repetitive. It can get boring using the product and can easily be forgotten about.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use in a school setting and to provide to parents

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working in a school environment it has helped me understand basic Spanish to better communicate with the families.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Education Management
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"Self discipline required"

What do you like best?

I can learn around my schedule anywhere.

What do you dislike?

Have to figure things out on your own which is sometimes difficult especially tenses

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have a schedule.

I used it every day for the first 2 weeks and then dropped it for 2 months.

It has been continuing this way for the past 4 years.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It aloud me to get a good grasp of the basics

Rosetta Stone review by Brandice T.
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"Beginner / user"

What do you like best?

My favorite part of this program is the convenience of it. I can use it any where and with any one.

What do you dislike?

My only issue / dislike is that the software is kind of pricey.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I do not have any recommendations at the moment as i feel it works well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No business problems as I haven't used it for business, just personal.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Construction
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"Strong on vocabulary, not so much on grammar"

What do you like best?

Learning a language (Italian in my case) within the context of a situation helped me to develop a feel for how the language is actually used. It's much better than memorizing phrases. Rosetta's goal is to teach the student how to communicate rather than how to converse, which worked well for me.

Studio sessions are extremely powerful in that they build confidence and helped me to get over the fear of speaking to a live person in a new language.

What do you dislike?

Rosetta's greatest weakness is that it doesn't explain grammar. The approach is to mimic the way that the student learned his/her native language, which is to speak first and figure out the grammar later. This may work for some people, but I want to learn both so that (for example) I'll know when to use one form of the past tense over another.

When the Studio sessions were 50 minutes long they were fantastic. Everyone had an opportunity to speak. When they went to 25 minutes and limited the number of sessions per month that you could attend, it totally destroyed their usefulness. I was lucky if I was able to get 4 or 5 minutes of speaking time as they didn't reduce the number of students that could be in a session. I stopped participating out of frustration after a few sessions, even though I had a year remaining on my subscription. This change happened after a new CEO took over the company.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use a second product to learn the grammar at the same time. It's easier than doing RS first and learning the structure later.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am learning Italian for personal reasons. I have relatives in Italy who don't speak English, and I can speak the language well enough to have simple conversations with them. However, I needed outside instruction to develop an understanding of the grammar (adult ed classes and a private tutor). RS gave me the vocabulary and the other resources gave me the grammar. You need both.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Computer Software
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"A very pleasant way to learn a foreign language"

What do you like best?

I use Rosetta Stone to learn Japanese. What I like best is the whole program, Its interactive features and the fact I can set my own pace. I am not only learning to speak, but also to write in all 3 Japanese alphabets. I love the opportunity to schedule live lessons with native speakers and to make friends all over the world with whom to share this adventorous journey. In 6 months, I am already able to speak at an intermediate level. i can read ingredeients in recipes and menus, greet and exchange phrases with my fellow students and teachers.

What do you dislike?

I wish I could schedule more live Studio sessions with the native speakers. But 4 a month is adequate enough.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Enjoy!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am learning business etiquette. How to be diplomatic and polite with my Japanese coworkers and friends. I have been able to give directions to a few of them visiting the USA and to share with them insights about the American culture.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Awesome for learning languages!!!"

What do you like best?

Various levels, easy exercises to help you learn language components, user friendly, colorful, have access to lots of different types of languages you can learn, which is really nice.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes wish it was more challenging, wish the grammar parts were better, not always easy to use away from computer/phone, wish there were additional resources available to the user

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would definitely recommend buying if you are trying to learn a language!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps teach languages when it is otherwise difficult to learn them. Knowing more than one language is always helpful

Rosetta Stone review by Aaron N.
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"Rosetta Stone makes it easy to learn a language"

What do you like best?

I like that I am able to access Rosetta stone from any device.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that on the mobile version there is no good way to do just text only tests.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is pricey so if you aren't sure if you are going to really engage with it, consider one of the cheaper or free options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed to learn spanish to interact with our customers.

Rosetta Stone review by Alexandra P.
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"Pronunciation errors make it hard to move forward"

What do you like best?

A easy and great way to learn a new language.

What do you dislike?

Pronunciation errors make it hard to move forward. I already speak another language and I am stopped many times due to pronunciation. I stopped using the software for this reason.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has helped me and others learn new languages to better support customers in the global work place.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Used to Study for a German Proficiency Test"

What do you like best?

This was great and easy; I was able to pass my test using the Rosetta Stone German edition and I didn't even make it all the way though. Had I, I would have been speaking and able to hold conversation with no issue; however, life got in the way and I stopped short.

What do you dislike?

Some of the sentences are too repetitive, and the speaking part never accurately hears me. Some of the information gets boring listening over and over.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth the money. I have tried other versions, yet Rosetta Stone is still the best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed to pass a German translating test in order to achieve my Master's Degree. I passed! I tried other programs, but this was the most helpful.

Rosetta Stone review by Eugene B.
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"not working for me"

What do you like best?

can't say... very expensive, bulky, not mobile friendly... :(

What do you dislike?

See above. Not really sure what all the noise is about. Not working for me. Bulky, ver mobile unfriendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tried to learn Hebrew... not working for me

Rosetta Stone review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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"Customer Review for Rosetta Stone"

What do you like best?

I felt encouraged to learn, the games kept me excited, and I could tell I was making progress.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything about this product. Sometimes the voices can be annoying, but overall I am very happy. Perhaps the price is a little high, now that there are so many alternatives.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my opinion, when I purchased the software in 2014, the software was worth the cost. You must be diligent and hold yourself accountable though - only you can make yourself learn!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not necessarily solving any problems, however the benefits are both confidence when speaking Spanish and self-accomplishment. I feel like I am investing in myself.

Rosetta Stone review by Kathy B.
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"Life changing"

What do you like best?

Hand on learning (immersion at its best) visual, auditiory and tactile for all types of learners.

What do you dislike?

Thus far the product seems to be working efficiently.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sure

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allowing individual/participants and opportunity to engage with the world and everyday life on a whole.

Rosetta Stone review by Robin L.
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"Rosetta Stone Rocks"

What do you like best?

I like the supplemental material and staff.

What do you dislike?

I wished the microphones worked better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yess, I would recommend Rosetta Stone to others.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm learning how to read and use my data reports to help my student's stay on task.

Rosetta Stone review by Jessica B.
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"Helpful!"

What do you like best?

I like that you can work at your own pace and everything is very simple to understand and navigate

What do you dislike?

Requires more work if you have a question or need additional help

Recommendations to others considering the product

Requires a bit of self-discipline as you're essentially teaching yourself. Not the best for people that need an actual person to teach them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to help further my skills in Spanish. A good way to practice and remember previously knowledge learned.

Rosetta Stone review by Diana F.
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"Decent Product Could be better"

What do you like best?

It is repetitive and shows pictures of things.

What do you dislike?

I wish it would automatically bookmark where the student left off in their lessons, because my kids could not remember, or didn't quite understand the system, so they would do random lessons, or do lessons they had already done, etc. Many ESL kids are not that Tech-savvy or language savvy and CANNOT do it without automatically bookmarked lessons that take them to where they left off automatically upon logging into the computers at school.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep track of where you are in the lessons, it can get confusing for an ESL user not real familiar with technology use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N/A

Rosetta Stone review by Elisabeth G.
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"Great way to pick up language skills"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use. It is interactive and fun! The repetition allows you to really pick up langauge quickly.

What do you dislike?

The cost is a little high, particularly since there are free services available with similar quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was great picking up some German for a teleconference I had with an international business partner. It definitely garnered me some bonus points with my boss and the new partner.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Retail
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"Rosetta Stone"

What do you like best?

Highly intuitive, I used it to help me review a language and it helped me pick it back up. I also like how there are

What do you dislike?

It is better for "formal" language than just learning colloquial usage

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would recommend, especially to re-learn information

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Rosetta Stone to brush up on my language skills after not being immersed for a while

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Rosetta Stone comments"

What do you like best?

The course format was easy to follow, included multimedia elements, and was effective in teaching me some basic language skills.

What do you dislike?

I just got a trial period (6 months) at a reduced rate. I didn't have as much time as I'd expected to have for the course, and then the trial period ended and I didn't want to pay the full price to extend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

learning new language skills

Rosetta Stone review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Great tool for learning a language"

What do you like best?

It helps you learn in a more natural way than from a textbook. You don’t learn to think about which tense you should be speaking in but rather learn the difference in tenses in a conversational way.

What do you dislike?

The verbal portion is hard to do with a computer instead of a real person with real feedback.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to communicate with our Spanish speaking clients better.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Human Resources
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"Rosetta Stone Review"

What do you like best?

I like the friendly interface, and that it has visual pictures to help the learning process.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the price, and how you can’t slow down the recordings. You also can’t put English subtitles for some parts to help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend! Though getting it on sale, not directly through site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’m not solving business problems. It is benefiting my skills of the Italian language.

Rosetta Stone review by Sandra R.
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"Rosetta Stone is the most fun and interactive way to learn a new language online."

What do you like best?

The best feature of RS is the online studio classes.

The native coaches are very motivating and patient.

They want you to succeed at leaning your new language.

What do you dislike?

I dislike not having more time to dedicate to the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient with yourself and practice your lessons daily.

You'll get there!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I love that I can proudly initiate a conversation in Italian and understand the language better.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Rosetta Stone Language Program Is Pretty Good "

What do you like best?

I like the interface a lot. It captures my attention. I also enjoy learning in more than one way.

What do you dislike?

I disliked how Rosetta Stone wasn't able to keep me as engaged long term.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you enjoy a more structured way of learning this may be for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me gain a bit of a refresher to spanish which I had studied throughout school.

Rosetta Stone review by Diana M.
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"The Best way to learn a language "

What do you like best?

It s fun, quick, efficient way, doesn't recur memorization. It s the best way to learn a language.

What do you dislike?

I think it needs more reinforcement, such as practice with people and have conversations.. Maybe more games.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Now I can comunicate and understand this new language that I learned.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Tried it for my homeschooler"

What do you like best?

I do like that there is a logical flow to learning the language.

What do you dislike?

The software seems like it needs updating. There were discs to install in my computer. I had a hard time installing the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was trying to solve the problem of language learning without taking an actual class.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Education Management
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"Great tool for learning a new language"

What do you like best?

The interface is great and makes learning a new language super easy.

What do you dislike?

The thing I like least about Rosetta Stone is the price.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been able to learn bits of a new language pretty easily and therefore able to communicate better with clients and vendors.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Not worth the price at all!!"

What do you like best?

I like the intuitive and easy user interface. Easy no matter what your native tongue is.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the price and the fact that I was promised fluency and am not fluent!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend that you try Duolingo instead. It's free and just as good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using the software to learn fluency in the Spanish language for business.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"Not a substitute for a course."

What do you like best?

Easy, can go at own pace. Modules build on prior lessons.

What do you dislike?

Limited grammar, little sense of the rules of the language.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More language structure lessons early on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it to learn Spanish before going to a sabbatical in Spain. Learned an assortment of words.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Higher Education
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"The best tool for languages"

What do you like best?

I have used this tool for learning English and currently using it to learn Spanish, it's the best.

What do you dislike?

Possibly that I have to re-log in each time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it to learn and practice languages.It improves both my knowledge and accent.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Great Way to Learn a New Language"

What do you like best?

The easy to follow, step by step lessons, all on a computer at my own pace.

What do you dislike?

It moves quickly, but the quicker the better in some cases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in a school with a growing number of students that speak Spanish. Speaking their language is a huge benefit in communicating with parents.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Writing and Editing
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"Totale"

What do you like best?

Incredible software, detailed and easy to use.

Studio sessions are the best way to practice all you have learned with a native speaker.

What do you dislike?

Since this is a technology related product, of course sometimes there are some tech issues ;(

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Learning a language in the comfort of my house.

Rosetta Stone review by User in Real Estate
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"Rosetta Stone"

What do you like best?

I like the video conference sessions with native speakerss

What do you dislike?

It hasn't really changed/updated. I may have already exhausted all of the materials.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am now able to speak to Spanish speaking people in my job.

Rosetta Stone review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Love it "

What do you like best?

I love that I can learn a a language with all the speaking g nuances.

What do you dislike?

The cost of the product is high but the subscription service seems like a a good option

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can all better ourselves through language improvement.

Rosetta Stone review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Best translator out there"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and very popular everywhere and hope this will be the best in the world

What do you dislike?

The cost factor ! If the prices could be reduced there could be more users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication and Dealing with international clients

Rosetta Stone review by User in Internet
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"Rosetta Stone Chinese Reivew"

What do you like best?

What I like Best was the ease of use and the quick turnover rate in learning the language

What do you dislike?

The User interface could have used an update.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None. Just learning a new language

Rosetta Stone review by Consultant in Law Practice
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"ok"

What do you like best?

italian sessions and coaches are the greatest asset here

What do you dislike?

tech support, often is slow and before they show up the session is done

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

language and transactions

Rosetta Stone review by Administrator in E-Learning
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"It's a great structured program . . . ."

What do you like best?

structured methodology; mutli-level program

What do you dislike?

lack of exciting content; technology seemed old -- it is flash?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

better intra-company communication

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