Rosetta Stone Level 1 Turkish (PC/Mac)
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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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- Platform: Windows 2000 / Me / XP / 95 / 98 / NT, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, Mac
- Media: CD-ROM
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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.
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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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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.
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.
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!!