(Closed) Has anyone ever used Rosetta Stone?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have not, but Fiance has.  His job requires him to work with a lot of people who speak Spanish exclusively, so he bought it before he went.  It has been really useful to him!  PM me if you have any specific questions and I can ask him 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My boss is using it to learn Italian.

The Rosetta Stone package is like $500. The cost would make me reconsider, haha. Books and workbooks would be good to be sure you really do want to go through the long process of learning a language.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

My FH used it before he started language training in Arabic.  It really helped him a lot.  I think it’s a good choice, especially if you have a background in language, like you do.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i found that if you already know the language rosetta stone is kind of frustrating – because it starts from scratch. If you are new to the language, its easier because it starts from scratch.

I have the Arabic, German, Italian, and Polish.

Worked really well for Arabic and Polish – both of which i was new to the language.

STANK for German and Italian – i had taken 5 years of German and 6 years of italian before (was fluent in both at one point in time) so it was boring for me and i couldnt get thru it.

I suggest you call for the sample pack thing so you can see if it will benefit you – the sample thingy is free 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

It’s a good refresher but I don’t think good for in depth learning the language.  I’m trying to learn french now and tried rosetta stone briefly that a friend had but was already past the point where it seemed useful.  I use my ipod a lot to download free lessons.  But I learn faster when I read so frenchpodclass.com has good side by side books in french and english so you don’t have to look up words every other second.  Also renting french movies and putting on english or french subtitles seems helpful.  And then I just went to a used bookstore to buy some grammer books.  It’s scattered but they have a lot more resource than I found with rosetta stone. 

Post # 9
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have wondered about this too, my Fiance is Swedish and I feel so left out at dinners because I have not a clue what is going on.

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