My husband, Andrew, and I just got back from a journey on the Silk Road. These sorts of trips always make me feel uncommonly rewarded for all the work I’ve put into language study, as it occasionally seems that the very scales of life and death hang on the knowledge of a few vocabulary words. Additionally, there’s nothing like the successful application of a new language in a new culture and place…Read More
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With the release of Chinese and Russian Levels 4 and 5, the total number of Rosetta Stone language levels available in Rosetta Stone Version 3 or Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe now stands at 105 (including seven military-specific levels). That’s a fantastic achievement, since it’s been only four years since the first Version 3 language levels hit the market. These new languages and revisions of our former Version 2 courses demonstrate our ongoing commitment to improving and expanding our language-learning solution.
Some people…Read More
I really look forward to sitting down with my Rosetta Stone lessons because I think they’re so much fun. It’s my kind of learning. The people who developed it, I’m convinced, were thinking of students like me who like to be challenged and surprised in new ways. No memorization or rote learning is required. My experience is that if I pay attention and focus, I’ll learn. If I need to go back and review, I do. Studying using the Rosetta Stone method is full…Read More
I am a seventh generation American which ancestry traced back to Spain and Mexico. My family was one of the founding families send from Spain to colonize California. Our family assimilated so well that the tradition of learning the Spanish language was slowly eliminated in more recent generations. My parents never raised me speaking Spanish so the language will vanish from my family tree if I don’t learn it now. My husband (who is not Hispanic) and I are eager to start a family. It is important to me to pass along Spanish as a cultural gift.
I received The Rosetta Stone (Spanish-Latin America Level 1 & 2) for my birthday last month as a gift. I had been wanting to try it and had suggested to my boss that we (my coworkers and I) should get the software because of the large number of non-English speaking people we deal with daily. My boss didn’t go for it, but now that I have the software and can actually SHOW how well the software works, I’m hoping she’ll reconsider! I saw all…Read More
Rosetta Stone Iñupiaq (North Slope) Levels 1–3 are scheduled for release later this year. For two years, the tireless staff of the Rosetta Stone Endangered Language Program have been working with native speakers in the Alaska North Slope to prepare the courses. And “tireless” barely begins to describe Dr. Edna MacLean, the project’s language expert, who is president emeritus of Ilisaġvik College, in her hometown of Barrow, Alaska. On a recent afternoon, MacLean took a break from completing the Iñupiaq dictionary and editing a collection of traditional…Read More
My Rosetta Stone Chinese lessons proved extremely valuable a few days ago. My son—smack in the middle of his terrible twos—thought it was pretty funny that he had flushed baby wipes down the toilet, but I was distressed because we didn’t have a plunger. Fortunately, there are plenty of stores in our neighborhood that sell just about anything you’d ever need, so I went out to make a purchase. Unfortunately, although these stores have everything, you can never find anything. After a fruitless search, I had to…Read More
Well, I’ve finished Chinese Level 3. The capstone is in place, the race has been run, and now I speak fluent Mandarin, right? Well, not quite—although, looking back, I feel amazed by how far I’ve come and how much I’ve learned. The sheer quantity of information that my brain has absorbed is a little startling.
I’ll admit, there were a couple of times that I didn’t quite see why certain words or phrases had been included in the lessons. Learning how to talk about a hammer, nails, screws, and a screwdriver felt a little foolish at the time. I thought…Read More
The Research and Development team at Rosetta Stone is always searching for new ways to motivate our learners. This week, we’re proud to announce an improved way to view the stamps you earn as you progress through your Version 4 TOTALe product. You earn stamps in Rosetta Course, Rosetta Studio, and Rosetta World for learning new concepts or trying out your new language.
When you earn stamps in Version 4 TOTALe, the next day you sign in, you’ll see those stamps featured on a special panel. In addition, you can…Read More
At some point over the Atlantic Ocean, on the way to Italy, virtually everything I learned from Rosetta Stone seemed to disappear from my head. Part of the reason for this could’ve been that I didn’t have much time during the week leading up to our wedding to study much. The audio CD that comes with the software was very helpful for reviewing past lessons, but I still had about a fourth of Level 1 to get through when I ran out of time. Of course, the other reason all the Italian I’d learned seemed to have flown right…Read More