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Rosetta Stone Level 1 Turkish (PC/Mac)

by Rosetta Stone
Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95, Mac, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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  • Up to 250 hours of instruction
  • Over 3500 real-life images and phrases
  • Illustrated user's guide
  • Curriculum text book
  • No translation
  • No memorization
  • No drills
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Rosetta Stone V2  Turkish Level 1 Personal Edition (Mac/PC) Rosetta Stone V2 Turkish Level 1 Personal Edition (Mac/PC)
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System Requirements

  • Platform:      Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95, Mac, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B00005APYV
  • Release Date: 18 Jun 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,780 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

With over 3500 real-life images and phrases in 92 lessons, Rosetta Stone Level 1 Turkish provides up to 250 hours of mastery instruction in Listening Comprehension, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. Previews, exercises and tests accompany every lesson with automated tutorials throughout the program.

Rosetta Stone Level 1 Turkish provides instruction in such categories as:

  • Present, Past, Future
  • Professions and Activities
  • Family Relationships; People and Talking
  • Descriptive Adjectives; Comparative Nouns
  • Alone, Crowd, Friend
  • Directions: How Do I Get To . . .

    How it works
    The Rosetta Stone's Dynamic Immersion method works by simulating the natural language learning process we all experienced as children. No translation. No memorization. No drills or lists. With instruction exclusively in the target language, you start thinking in the new language from the very first lesson. The association of pictures, native speaker voices and texts allows you to master basic vocabulary quickly. And this in turn acts as a foundation on which to build words, phrases, sentences, and grammatical structures, still in the target language only.

    Within each lesson, choose from a variety of different activities that concentrate on listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking or writing:

    Dynamic Immersion teaches you to link speech directly with meaning. Match the spoken phrase and the image correctly and the meaning is clear. No translation or memorization. The words have meaning. The image has a name.

    Reading comprehension parallels the comprehension of speech. The Rosetta Stone develops reading skills by presenting written text without spoken-language support. Match words to image and the computer verifies the meaning.

    Speaking a new language is the learner's most rewarding challenge. Speech Recognition records your voice and plays it back for comparison with the voice of the native speaker. A graded meter quickly assesses your proficiency and a voiceprint analyzes your pronunciation in detail.Dictation uses the computer to check your written work for accuracy. Click on the picture. Write what you hear. The program indicates errors and allows you to correct your work before you proceed.


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    4.0 out of 5 stars so far so good 26 Aug 2012
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    so far so good but where is level 2. Now I have finnised level one I just want to go on to level 2 and it doesn't exist
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    Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Quasi-Immersion Works Fairly Well 28 Aug 2005
    By R. K. Storey - Published on Amazon.com
    The Rosetta Stone method teaches you language the way you learned it as a child - by associating words to visuals. There are no translations in the program, so you really have to do the mental work to understand what is being presented to you. In that way it's a great program.

    For me, one of the drawbacks is that the same visuals and phrases are repeated over and over within a lesson. This has the effect of reducing lessons to a Concentration game, where you are remembering which words go with which picture, rather than actually absorbing why you are saying what you are saying, or how what you are saying works as a structured language. I find I have to force myself to be more deliberate when completing the exercises.

    Another drawback is that after completing fifteen lessons there still has not been any exercise where I have been asked to construct a phrase on my own. As such, the program is good for building reading, listening comprehension, and pronunciation skills, but not for speaking.

    The most fascinating aspect of the course is how different Turkish is from Romance and Germanic languages. Really the only things they have in common are the Roman alphabet and some cognates. Turkish manages to feel ancient while still living. Consider this: the word for man is "adam".

    Overall I would say this product is by far the most disciplined teaching tool I have seen for Turkish. It is equal to a semester of language instruction in terms of the number of lessons and the time required to complete them all. And for this reason alone I would say that the price is right.
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not on its own 27 Oct 2006
    By R. Khan - Published on Amazon.com
    I've used Rosetta stone to learn french, and the product was wonderful. With languages such as french and spanish, you can use your own english skills to infer the meaning of some sentences when confusions arises, but with languages like arabic, turkish, japanese etc., this process is much less useful, and even impossible for some.

    When I first got this Turkish program, I was frustrated by the confusing sentences with just a picture to understand its meaning... basically i couldnt understand the details of grammar and could only proceed because I recognized some nouns, though not the suffixes attached to them which is a common practice in Turkish. By itself, this program was almost a waste of money, but then I picked up the turkish course from the "teach yourself" series, and together these two programs are amazing... use the rosetta stone for vocab, and when you're confused use the teach yourself book (the turkish course is one of the best in the teach-yourself series). If you're going to spend about $200 on this program, pick up the teach yourself book for another $15 or $20 and you'll find that learning turkish will be MUCH easier than using either program by itself.
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars rosetta stone turkish... 10 Nov 2006
    By Jenn - Published on Amazon.com
    rosetta stone was great for building vocabulary and comprehension. but as other reviewers have said, a book explaining turkish grammar is essential to have in addition to rosetta stone. because rosetta stone is an incomplete turkish course, $200 is a bit pricy, but if you have some spare money, it makes getting familiar with the turkish language and building vocabulary worlds easier. books are tedious and hard to remember, but the audio and visual parts of rosetta stone help so much, and the sound quality and rate of speech (not too fast) is excellent. after reviewing a few chapters in 'teach yourself turkish', for example, i review some sections of rosetta stone, applying the grammar i learned from the book, and the grammar sticks in my head MUCH better. in sum, if it wont hurt your wallet too much, rosetta stone is a recommended supplement to turkish language books.
    16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Turkish Rosetta Stone 1 Mar 2003
    By Turksen Kamber - Published on Amazon.com
    After my first lesson I was able to understand and speak more than over a years worth of personal training.
    I first learned of the product from an airline publication and was "bargain" hunting for the same product. Amazon saved me almost 50% off what the airline publication was charging!!!
    The lesons are complete and very easy to follow. Hats off to Amazon!!
    6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Pimsleur 30 Aug 2006
    By J. McCullough - Published on Amazon.com
    Folks: the reviewer that mentioned Pimsleur was comparing the way the two companies APPROACH LESSONS. The language is irrelevant. And the reviewer was correct- Pimsleur's approach for language study is more like being in a high school class where you act like a parrot and simply learn memorize structure rules. The Rosetta products are much more effective because there are decision processes involved (among other things) that help you immerse yourself in the language vs repetition.
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