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Rosetta Stone Complete Course

by Rosetta Stone
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Learn by simply connecting words, images and sounds in realistic scenarios
  • start speaking from the very first lesson
  • build confidence fast
  • real life conversation scenarios
  • learn at your own pace
  • speech recognition technology
  • takes you from total beginner to conversational proficiency


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Rosetta Stone French Complete Course (PC/Mac) + Practice Makes Perfect Complete French Grammar (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
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  • Platform:    Windows 8 / 7 / Vista, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: French
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  • ASIN: 1617169633
  • Release Date: 15 Jun 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: French

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Learn to read, write and speak in a new language
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Learn Naturally. Speak Confidently

Rosetta Stone uses dynamic immersion to make learning a new language a natural and fun experience. From the first lesson, you will be speaking entirely in your new language, matching images and new vocabulary together to convey meaning and context. What's more, speech recognition technology and real-time feedback means you will retain what you've learnt and see how to build on your new skills. Rosetta Stone's guided, interactive course is designed to accelerate language-learning, similarly to how you learnt your very first language.

How it works

The Rosetta Stone method introduces images that learners recognise to help them understand the meaning of new words. Using their natural ability they learn to make sense of their new language through immersion. Listening, reading, speaking and writing all help to reinforce what has already been learnt. Proprietary speech recognition technology gives instant feedback on pronunciation, helping learners to stay on course to succeed. Interactive lessons engage learners instantly by introducing them to new language vocabulary and grammar in a dynamic learning environment.

Proprietary speech recognition technology evaluates pronunciation

Our speech recognition technology identifies the words you're pronouncing; while you're speaking them, and provides real-time assessment. It compares the learner's voice to millions of native speaker models, and provides immediate feedback on pronunciation, which means that with Rosetta Stone, learners always know how they're doing.

What you'll learn

This course will help you build your vocabulary and language abilities covering topics such as age and family relations. Throughout the course you will learn to read, write and speak in your new language. Each unit will build on previous topics ensuring that you continue to retain what you've learnt. By the end of the course you will be able to negotiate complex situations with confidence including problem-solving and commercial transactions. With Rosetta Stone you will also have the chance to practice unscripted conversations in your new language ranging from topics such as telling the time to discussing the arts and tourism.

System Requirements
  • Windows: XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • On Windows: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Mac: Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion -OS X 10.6 or higher
  • On Mac: Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • 600 MB free hard-drive space
  • CD or DVD drive for installation
  • 1024 x 768 display resolution
  • 1 available USB port for a headset with microphone
  • Access to high speed internet
Available in the following languages:

French, German, Spanish, Italian, English, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Hindi and Swedish

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Box Contains

Data CD;Application CD;User guide (US English or localised where available);USB Headset with microphone

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete novice starting this 9 May 2014
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:French
I have always wanted to learn a language, I studied a little German in secondary school and that finished 12 years ago I can barely remember anything. I knew one or two simple French words but when listening to French conversation on TV shows (I have never been to France or met any French people) it all sounded like mumbling!

I found this software a little tricky at first as there are no English instructions, you soon realise there is no need for them, you simply click the pictures to match the words or vice-versa and they get progressively more difficult forming sentences, yet not too difficult for you to be out of your depth. You will be surprised how well you'll remember the words and phrases between uses of the software.

With each unit there is a writing assessment. You cannot progress to the next unit if you are failing miserably, you must retry.. This was by far the most frustrating aspect because I couldn't seem to get passed the writing section ... then VOILA! I discovered in the settings you can adjust the keyboard so the computer doesn't penalise you for not using capitals, apostrophes or the little symbols on top of letters. This made all the difference as I was back in the flow and no longer getting frustrated.

The beauty of the software is that it eases you in, for example in each new section with new words and phrases, there will be one obvious answer, and it gets a little more challenging as the unit progresses

I have been using this for about two months on and off and I have just finished Level 1.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for some learners, but won't suit others 4 Dec 2013
By Ian Shine VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:French|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Having previously studied Russian using Oxford Take Off in Russian (Paperback with CDs) and Polish using numerous books, but primarily Polish in 4 Weeks: An Intensive Course in Basic Polish (Book + CD-ROM) when at the beginner stage, I was intrigued to see what all the fuss - and the price-tag - is about with Rosetta Stone. The Polish and Russian books I mentioned cost about 10% of the price of Rosetta Stone.
I guess the major selling point for Rosetta Stone is the microphone, enabling you to get feedback on pronunciation. This is very useful as a beginner, and if you are not in the relevant country when learning the language. However, I am not sure it really is worth the massive hike in price.
Everyone learns differently, and I've always found it useful to mix up speaking and listening with reading and writing. Unfortunately, Rosetta Stone offers very little in the way of reading and writing practice. This perhaps isn't so critical at the very early stages of learning a language (I speak as a former teacher of English as a foreign language), but I think as you develop, it is absolutely crucial, so I wonder if (I haven't completed this Rosetta course yet) this method will only be able to take you so far.
The Rosetta approach of flashcards with pictures on is not hugely dissimilar to the (partially) free Byki website. The approach does work, but I think you need to think about your approach as a learner in order to decided whether Rosetta is right for you. If you want to focus on speaking and pronunciation, and to quickly get a handle on the basics, I think Rosetta would suit you. If you are looking to learn a language very thoroughly over time, covering reading and writing skills too, you may be better off looking elsewhere.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Learning styles 5 Dec 2013
By Marand TOP 500 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:French|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
If you hated learning French at school because it involved declining verbs, learning grammar, etc, then this is the course for you. The Rosetta Stone technique involves immersion learning. Whether this technique works is, I think, a very personal thing and I don't think this system will work for everybody. The course does not include any English language to guide you - everything is in French. The principle is to show you an image accompanied by text and you then have to marry the two up by selecting a multiple choice answer. There is also speech practice and assessment. Once I am up to speed I speak reasonable French - not brilliant by any means and for the first couple of weeks in France I make a lot of mistakes. I had hoped the course would enable me to quickly brush up my skills before each holiday.

The box contains a pack with the installation discs (1 for the application and one for each of the five levels of the course) plus a couple of audio discs. The latter are MP3 compatible and therefore won't always work in a car CD drive or a CD system. They work fine in my computer but I would really like to listen to the CDs on the move. They work in my husband's in-car CD player but not in my car CD system which is a couple of years older (I get a 'CD error' message). My husband, who is an electronics engineer by background, tells me that this is probably because my car system is using MPEG/MPEG2 and hence isn't recognising the MP3 code on the disc.

With regard to installation, whilst this was straightforward it was also an incredibly lengthy process - it took more than 50 minutes to load the software from the six discs. It was so bad it took me back to the days nearly thirty years ago when I trained people on a piece of tax software that came on 11 floppy discs.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off
This is a rip-off. It might be useful for infants, but only those adults who find being treated as an infant might benefit from this course. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Conrad Lodziak
1.0 out of 5 stars did not load on my Windows Vista laptop...
I thought that Rosetta stone was a reputable brand but I was mistaken, the error that I have had with my copy is an ongoing problem with other copies which prevents them working... Read more
Published 5 months ago by sam williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting. A very natural way of learning
Having mostly forgotten all of the French I learned at school over a decade ago, I had been toying with taking some French classes just to brush up. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Owen Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good
I've never used Rosetta Stone before but have recently really wanted to try learning French and this seemed like the perfect thing to use. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alexa
4.0 out of 5 stars A pricey product but high quality.
I've used Rosetta Stone software before so was more than happy to order this course. Like other RS products this isn't cheap but offers a quality product. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Doh
4.0 out of 5 stars Top notch
As a rusty O level French speaker, I wanted to get back in the learning saddle, but if possible, in an interactive, fun way. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic course
This is by far the best and most comprehensive language course I have ever used. The product is very cleverly designed to lead you from one mutual to another giving you confidence... Read more
Published 9 months ago by B. Bello
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
This almost makes learning a language fun. This is a very reliable accurate and comprehensive product. I have no complaints about the quality. Read more
Published 9 months ago by The Emperor
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value language tool
Easy to install on the PC and genuinely immersive in terms of the experience, this complete French course is brilliant. Read more
Published 9 months ago by B. Roche
5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to its reputation
Rosetta Stone provide a way to learn a foreign language that is more interesting and engaging than school lessons and most other computer-based tools I have used. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Al
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