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Posted On: 2012-08-26 22:59:16
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Does Rosetta Stone work?

Hey all,

I am looking to learn a new language. German to be exact.
And I was wondering what is the best language learning tool?

I have heard of Rosetta Stone alot. Of course, since they advertise on TV alot.
But they are like $495 per lesson.
Is it worth that price?
I mean I see other language learning software/books like at Barnes & Noble for like $59.

Really appreciate your thoughts on this matter.

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5 years 7 months ago

It all depends on what kind of learner you are. Some people learn really well using tapes and computer interaction and some people need the personal instruction from an instructor. If you have a great memory and don't get board from repetition then you may do well. If you have a hard time focusing and covering the same material over and over until it becomes second nature then like Sarah suggested you might want to take some class room instruction first.
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Well have you yourself studied another language via Rosetta Stone?
Or do you know someone who did? And what was their actual result?
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Myself No. I'm in the can't stay focused group. However my daughter whom completed most of her collage degree online is very good at self study. She is very dedicated and disciplined. She studied French using RS. Here's the problem, she doesn't use it and I'm sure it was self fulfilling for her to learn French but since she doesn't use it much I'm sure she will forget much of what she learned and to me that wasn't a good use of time and money. Since she paid for it, who am I to say anything.
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5 years 9 months ago

No I dont think Rosetta Stone is really a good language learning tool at all.

It is just an interactive software and after a short while it becomes very monotonous, at best.

Only way to really learn another language is to go to live Classes for it and even better to live in that Country whose language you want to learn.

And once you have gone beyond beginner level then look into watching Movies from that language and specially so start with Children programming.

Bottom line, IMHO, Rosetta Stone is a Big waste of Money. But given how many Ways People waste Money, then why not waste it on a Rosetta Stone lesson, just dont expect much.
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5 years 7 months ago
Hum!
Thanks for your advice.
Good think I asked this Question, since I was just about to dole out $500 and buy it.
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