Rosetta Stone

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4.2 out of 5 stars

Rosetta Stone is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company's innovative, technology-driven language, literacy and brain-fitness solutions are used by millions of individuals and thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations around the world.

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Rosetta Stone review by <span>James J.</span>
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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 <span>Nicholas H.</span>
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 <span>Michael D. R.</span>
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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 <span>Aubrey D.</span>
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.

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