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Rosetta Stone, Spanish (Spain), Version 4, TOTALe, Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Mac/PC)[OLD VERSION]

by Rosetta Stone
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:    Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B004XBQ7Q8
  • Release Date: 17 May 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,282 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Rosetta Stone gets a lot of unfair criticism on various review sites on the internet and it's usually from people who seem half-hearted about learning a language or expect it to be some magical pill that'll instantly give them the ability to speak another language. I wish some of these people would get real.

Learning another language takes a lot of time and effort. Simply studying the first level isn't enough, nor should you expect it to be. What Rosetta Stone does well is demystify the language you're learning and present it in everyday situations using what is essentially an expensive visual flash card system, one that for me works better than other methods.

I've nearly completed level two and feel that my Spanish level is improving all the time. I try and do an hour everyday, two if possible, plus watch some Spanish TV on the internet (Telemadrid.es is my favourite). Already, I'm starting to understand what's going on in some programmes and I've still got another three levels to go.

Rosetta Stone isn't perfect, but you know what? No product on the market is. In my opinion, Rosetta Stone is the best there is right now, a conclusion I've come to after using many other products such as Michel Thomas, numerous textbooks, Linguaphone, part-time evening courses at a local college (never again), plus others. It's the only product that has kept me motivated.

No product on the market right now is going to make you fluent in speaking your target language because they are all designed to improve your receptive skills (listening and reading). Only interacting with native speakers in the real world will bring fluency in speaking. I know after studying the first two levels that my speaking ability isn't going to be great when I've finished all five levels.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 23 Aug 2012
By Mr. J. C. Kent VINE VOICE
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There is a reason why the Rosetta Stone language software is the market leader - it works! While the Level 1 products are a bit pricey for the amount of teaching, this full level 1-5 course justifies its price due to its level of depth. If you want to learn Spanish look nowhere else than at the Rosetta Stone Level 1-5 - its the best by far
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Live lessons give it the edge over competitors 30 Aug 2012
By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This Rosetta Stone TOTALe Spanish course is, in a lot of ways, much like any other language course I've tried. You will find all the usual methods and tools for learning, including 'On-The-Go' lessons to download to your MP3 player, a 'Free Head Set' and voice recognition software, and so on and so forth.

They all seem much of a muchness to me, however this Rosetta Stone course does differ in one way. And it's a difference that is potentially massive: it offers you live lesson with native speakers of the language... OK. Just sit there and take that in for a second because, in all honesty, it's a pretty revolutionary development in software language lessons.

Every software language course I've tried has left me feeling that it would be better used as an additional tool alongside 'proper lessons', as opposed to a 'total learning solution'. With the addition of these live lessons, Rosetta Stone could be about to change all that.

The live lessons aren't perfect but I fell they're a huge step forward for this type of course. For me it's enough to just give this product the edge over its competitors and other language courses I've tried, all though, all in all, nothing else is radically different.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but NEVER worth 320 2 Jan 2012
Rosetta Stone is no doubt a good piece of software. You probably already know how it works; it tries to immerse you in a new language through a 'recreation' of real world scenarios. And it does work, to an extent. I've been using it for a couple of months and I have learnt quite a bit in that time. But, I have also been using other products and approaches along with Rosetta Stone, such as Michel Thomas' CDs (which are excellent, by the way). When using Rosetta Stone, you have to be switched on at ALL times because it is all too easy to miss what exactly they are trying to teach you with each exercise. This is especially the case with grammar, which isn't taught well. In fact, it is barely taught at all. Some of the stuff that comes up in Rosetta Stone has only made sense to me because it had been covered in other courses that I have been using. So, although it is a useful piece of software for stuff like vocabulary and phrases, it is no way worth 320. I'd rather spend the money on actual lessons.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone - V4 Spanish 27 Sep 2012
By RozziD VINE VOICE
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Not having any experience of learning a language, apart from my school French lessons over 25 years ago, it was hard to know what to what to expect, but at this early stage in the process it is a mixed bag of experiences for me.

When it arrives, you will no doubt be keen and eager like I was, to get underway with your learning. However, I was forced to wait while the software, once installed, was updated with the latest information & updates. In total the whole process took over an hour which did take the shine off my initial experience.

Once up and running & having registered the activation code & sorted out the position of the headset & its microphone (nice quality & supplied) I was ready to start my learning.

I may have done something wrong, and if I did I can't work out what, but I was launched straight into the online version of the programme. This was confusing but not something that I didn't overcome eventually. It's a handy aspect, in as much that you can learn while away or at a different PC, even if you don't have the software, but note you will need another headset or to carry out the learning without the voice recognition part.

After approximately an hour I was familiar with basic words & simple annunciation, typed, read & spoken. All aspects are covered but it does feel very much regimented and I will be interested in to see how later parts of the course develop.

There is a tendency to assume that you know what to do next, in terms of clicking points on the screen, moving on or going back to recap & if you can't work it out then you can get frustrated - not ideal for a learning environment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Dictionary and book of verbs needed
I have been making half-hearted attempts to learn Spanish for years. This course is the first one that has inspired me to come back almost every day and stick with it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by qualityspy
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning Spanish
This kit is great for learning Spanish. I loaded all five discs onto my Mac and the set-up was straight forward. Read more
Published 10 months ago by bobE
5.0 out of 5 stars Very intuitive and also very portable!
I think this is the definitive language tool and is addictive as well as being easy to dive in and get started. Read more
Published 11 months ago by M. Haley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good VFM
Bought this in the amazon sale, saving over 60 so in that respect it is good VFM. We are busy using it at the moment and are impressed by the learning system used, very easy to... Read more
Published 13 months ago by martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Interactive home learning at its finest
If you're really serious about learning a new language then Rosetta Stone has to be one tool that will help you achieve your goal. Read more
Published 14 months ago by C. Hatfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Interactivity makes it better than Linguaphone product
Excellent, user friendly although a bit pricey. The voice recognition function works extremely well and makes the learning process more fun and effective. Read more
Published 15 months ago by David Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Just what it says on the side.... This is Very intuitive, I have been learning Spanish, slowly but steadily, and I am please with the learning style, the only bad point is that... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ad-R
3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin - at a price
Let's start with the basics. If you've never spoken Spanish before, or are looking to move to an intermediate level, this package will undoubtedly get you there. Read more
Published 17 months ago by mssmith1
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone Spanish - be prepared for a long installation
If you've never heard of Rosetta Stone before you should know that it is considered the reference in language learning software. Read more
Published 17 months ago by R. Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone is the best there is
Returned mine to Amazon but never received the refund (Got sent to German speaking area). Rosetta Stone is not hard work. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Bosco
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