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Rosetta Stone Version 3: German Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 with Audio Companion (Mac/PC)

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X
3.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • software
  • Language
  • Language learning
  • Voice recognition
  • Dynamic immersion
  • German

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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00305HP2I
  • Release Date: 20 Feb. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,849 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

·         Rosetta Stone® teaches you a new language naturally, by getting you to think, live and breathe the language.

·         Innovative solutions get you speaking new words, right from the start.

·         Rosetta Stone moves forward only when you’re ready. You drive the pace. You set the schedule.

·         With Rosetta Stone, you’ll discover a foundation of key vocabulary that you’ll use to build into a whole new language.

·         Audio Companion lets you take the Rosetta Stone experience anywhere: in the car, at the gym, or on-the-go!

Manufacturer's Description

Rosetta Stone Personal Edition contains everything you need to give the voice inside of you a new language. The method used recreates the natural way you learned your first language, revealing skills that you already have. This approach has won numerous awards, and has been adopted by countless organisations, schools and millions of users around the world. Join the language revolution today. Only with Rosetta Stone.



The comprehensive language-learning solution that fits your life.

Learn Naturally

Learn your next language the same way you learned your first language. Dynamic Immersion® empowers you to see, hear and comprehend without translating or memorising. You already have this ability. Rosetta Stone simply unlocks it.


Engage Interactively

Get feedback to move forward. You learn best by doing, and you’ll apply what you’ve learned to get to the next step. Rosetta Stone adapts to your individual needs and skills, because you drive the program with your progress.


Speak Confidently

Start speaking immediately. From the very first lesson, you’ll speak. You’ll begin with essential basics, which form the building blocks of the language. Soon you’ll create new sentences on your own, using words you’ve learned.


Have Fun

Best of all, Rosetta Stone is addictive. With every entertaining activity, you’ll feel success. You’ll want to use Rosetta Stone to have that next moment, that next breakthrough. So you’ll keep using it, and you’ll learn more!


That’s language-learning success.

That’s Rosetta Stone.



No translation or memorisation required.


The most effective way to learn a new language is to be surrounded by it. When you were an infant, your parents taught you this way, by intuitively associating words with images. That’s the ultimate language lab, but most language-learning programs completely ignore this.


Think about all of the ways you’ve tried to learn a language: classes at school, tapes and cassettes, even software that uses your native language as a base for your next one. What do they all have in common? Translation and memorisation.


Instead of taking a “direct flight” from your brain to your new language, translation and memorisation connects you to your old language. You always have to “fly” from your brain, to your native tongue … and then translate what you’ve memorised to communicate.


That might work for a few words, but what happens when you get to a sentence or phrase? When you have to change tenses? You’re going to make a lot of “connecting flights.” That’s why those other methods are so frustrating … and why they fail.



Enter Dynamic Immersion®.

This method encourages you to think like a baby. You’ll pair words with vivid, real-life images and make connections between things you know and the new language. Soon, you’ll be thinking in a new language, stringing words together into phrases that you create.


Innovative technology.

Rosetta Stone places this Dynamic Immersion method at the core of a suite of software that works with you to develop your skills. The simple, intuitive interface helps to keep you engaged in the solution, while advanced speech recognition technology makes certain that you’re speaking correctly and accurately. Best of all, Rosetta Stone never leaves you behind. You’ll only move forward when you’re ready, when you’ve become comfortable and confident.


Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5:

Develop command of the language as you master conversational language skills across five levels. Gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Develop conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies and citizenship. Discuss family and traditions. And celebrate success.


Audio Companion

With Audio Companion, you’ll enhance the Rosetta Stone experience wherever you go. You’ll learn new skills on the computer, and then reinforce what you’ve learned with Audio Companion. Simply play the CDs on a stereo or download them to a MP3 Player. Each Audio Companion activity corresponds to a lesson in the Rosetta Stone software, so you can turn your travel time into productive language-learning time.



Inside the box, you’ll find:


·         Version 3 Personal Edition CD-ROM software for Level 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (Windows/Mac)

·         Headset microphone

·         User’s guide

·         Audio Companion, a multiple-CD set to play or download to your MP3 player

Customer Reviews

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I purchased this product since my girlfriend is German and I plan to move there one day. I live in Luxembourg, so it would be nice to speak some German on a day-to-day basis.

I'm not overly pleased with this product. I do appreciate learning with pictures, the overall presentation, and the bite-size learning modules. These are all very well laid out, I have no complaints there.

All my problems boil down to the speech recognition. It's terrible, just a complete disaster. I'm not going to pretend that I say every word perfectly, I clearly don't. The first time I tried this, I was forced to keep repeating 'Die Frau' about 10 times because it couldn't pick up on what I was saying. It's not exactly a complicated word. I then have to turn to my girlfriend, who then tells me I said it correctly, and skip the speech portion of the program. This just leaves me infuriated, which isn't exactly the ideal mindset when trying to learn something new.

I've tried using the headset included with the product, I've tried using the internal mic in my computer, I tried using the headphones that I got with my iphone. Nothing seemed to consistently work. The learning method that Rosetta Stone uses is better than in other software. It's just a shame that the utterly broken speech recognition makes this a completely frustrating experience.
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I bought this software after my boyfriend started using the French Rosetta Stone. I noticed it worked extremelly well.

Before that I had bought several books. But let's admit it, reading words and trying to pronounce them outloud is not very appealing. You can't know whether you're doing it well or not. And it's very boring. Not lively enough. It requires a lot of attention and dedication. Then I tried audio software but it didn't work out that well for me either.

This software has everything. When they tell you a word, you get the pronounciation, the writing, the picture. So you can immediatly assimilate the word in its whole. Die Mädchen trinken : you see the little girls drink, you know how to pronounce it and you even know how to write it.

What I really like about this software is that it's interactive. You don't just listen to some guy speaking. You have to participate.
When he tells you a word, you have to choose what picture it corresponds to. Sometimes, you have to speak after them with the right pronounciation. Other times, you have to write the sentence.

For people with a short attention span like me, it's nice enough to be able to work on it for hours.

And after only a few weeks, I have made huge improvements. Well... I really started from level 0.
But it's still the most enjoyable software I have found so far.
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When activating the product I was told it was a counterfeit copy by Rosetta Stone and that was it.
I haven't used it even once!
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