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Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1

Platform : Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Windows 8, Windows XP

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Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Learn basic Chinese (Mandarin) conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more. Learn Chinese today with Rosetta Stone.
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in Chinese (Mandarin) with Rosetta Stone.
  • Build upon a foundation of key Chinese (Mandarin) vocabulary, words, and phrases.
  • Rosetta Stone moves forward when you are ready. You drive the pace. You set the schedule.
  • Practice live online with a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaking tutor, and have access to the Rosetta Stone online learning community.
  • Take the Rosetta Stone experience with you while on-the-go, free 3 month trial included. Build your Chinese (Mandarin) language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
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Edition: Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Platform:   Windows 7 / 8 / XP, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Edition: Chinese (Mandarin)

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Edition: Chinese (Mandarin)

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Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping, and much more.

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Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Begin to learn and speak with confidence. Master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more.

What Will I Learn

 
This level will help you:
  • Build vocabulary and language basics
  • Spell and write accurately
  • Speak without a script
  • Retain what you've learned
  • Read and understand in your new language
Sample topics include:
  • Age, family relations, household items
  • Introductions and greetings
  • Times of day and calendar terms
  • Buying and selling

What Do I Get?

Interactive Software

Our award-wining version, complete with proprietary speech recognition technology.

Audio Companion

For your CD or MP3 player so you can review while on the go.

Headset with Microphone

For use with our state-of- the-art speech-recognition software.

Live Online Lessons NEW

Practice sessions led by native speaking tutors.

Games & Community NEW

Language-enhancing games move you towards real-world proficiency.

Mobile Companion NEW

Learning application for your iPhone or iPod Touch device.

Our Method

Our Method

Recreate the natural way you learned your first language and reveal skills that you already have using Dynamic Immersion. This award-winning method has been adopted by countless organizations, schools and millions of users around the world.

Learn Naturally: Discover how to speak, read, write, and understand--all without translating or memorizing. Our award-winning solution recreates how you learned your first language, unlocking your natural abilities.

Speak Confidently: Perfect your pronunciation with speech-recognition technology. Gain the confidence in your new voice as you practice with other learners in our exclusive online community and participate in online sessions coached by native tutors.

Immerse Yourself: Be surrounded by your new language. From core lessons to online sessions, Rosetta Stone gets you engaged and interacting with others.

Stay Motivated: Experience accomplishment with each moment of achievement; with dedicated success agents you will never lose sight of your language-learning goals.

Your Natural Ability. Awakened.

Natural Discovery

Learning your first language is as natural as smiling. Effortless. Rewarding. Every step in Rosetta Stone feels like that. Clear, compelling images appear precisely, in juxtaposition, conveying meaning. Intuitively, you just know what it means.

  • Our puzzle-like environments--a systematic presentation of sounds, images, and text--help learners absorb meaning intuitively.
Natural Discovery
Rosetta Stone's award-winning software, where you will interact by speaking, clicking, selecting phrases and writing.
Speech Activation
Speech Activation
Rosetta Stone's proprietary speech-recognition technology provides immediate and ongoing feedback.

Build your confidence and polish your pronunciation skills with state-of-the-art speech-recognition technologies and success-filled dialogues.

  • Our software provides immediate and ongoing assessments of your speech through Actionable Feedback, which helps you pronounce syllables, words and sentences correctly and easily.
  • Based on a collection of literally millions of speech samples, our proprietary speech-recognition algorithms and speech models were engineered with a singular purpose--to help you communicate with accuracy, confidence and ease.
Native Socialization
Native Socialization
Language-learning games will keep you motivated along the way.

Practice with native speakers in our live interactive sessions and our online community. Every conversation gives you the confidence to communicate in your new language.

  • For many, traditional language-learning fails because it lacks real conversation. With Rosetta Stone you'll play games and chat with native speakers and other learners in our online language community.
  • Hundreds of native-speaking tutors trained in the Rosetta Stone method are ready to help reinforce the language you're learning through live, online conversations. From Day One you'll be speaking your new language with confidence and ease.

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116 of 117 people found the following review helpful
Understand How This Works May 8 2011
By D. Rech - Published on Amazon.com
Edition: Chinese (Mandarin)
Many people complain about no English translations on the screen when you hear new words and phrases.

It's important to realize that when using Rosetta Stone, you are not supposed to completely understand the words/phrases when you hear them the first time, or even the second or third. You're not supposed to know the answers before the software asks you to interact. Rosetta Stone forces your mind to grasp at possible meanings until you puzzle it out, and when you do finally puzzle it out, a light bulb flashes on and true comprehension takes place.

Rosetta Stone integrates failure and 'learning by trial and error' directly into the program which, for me, makes the vocabulary and usage far more concrete in my head than being told what something means then picking it out of a list. What good does that do?

If you pay attention to the pictures and the context in which they are displayed, you really can intuit the meanings of the words and phrases. After you fail to choose the correct answers then finally get it right, this stuff will be burned into your memory because you've been actively engaged in the 'discovery of the language. Exactly like a kid does. Exactly what Rosetta Stone claims.

To summarize: you can't sit there and passively learn the language. Rosetta Stone won't download it into your brain. You have to actively interpret what you're seeing with what's being said in the new language. It's amazing how much language and nuance can be assimilated in this way.
131 of 133 people found the following review helpful
Content Protection Nov. 18 2011
By S. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Edition: Chinese (Mandarin)
The program itself is great. The immersion works well, and it is entertaining to puzzle through new words via their scenarios. Voice recognition is top notch as well. It's a great learning tool.

Unfortunately.... it is saddled with the most onerous copy protection I have yet encountered. It is so dreadful that it drops my rec straight from 5 star to 2 star.

Basically you can only install it twice. Hard drive dies? That counts as one. Upgrade your OS? Counts as one. There is a "de-activate" function which supposedly returns one of the licenses, but you can only do that if you remember beforehand, or there is not a technical difficulty that prevents it. The one time I was in a position to try the "de-activate" feature it did not return the license.

After you run out of your two installs you then have to call their technical support for each and every install after. If you are a tech type who upgrades systems and OSes frequently this literally results in HOURS of extra overhead spent on the line with indian tech support to get your licenses reinstated. Hope you kept your proof of purchase all that time as well, without it you now have a $200 yellow coaster.
54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Totale Companion charge unjustified Jan. 11 2012
By P. L. Garrett - Published on Amazon.com
Edition: Chinese (Mandarin) Verified Purchase
I have purchased the Mandarin Level 1 to evaluate Rosetta Stone, and although I find the system excellent, I was shocked to see that i cannot use the Totale Companion feature on my iPad and iPhone without a monthly charge after a three month trial. As I travel a great deal, one of the reasons I went for Rosetta Stone was to have many of its features as well on a mobile device. At $179 for the software for you to charge a monthly fee for the app is wholly unjustified. As a result I shall not purchase advanced lessons from Rosetta Stone. Instead I shall search for a competitive product that offers a mobile app with unlimited use and that I, and other disatisfied users, will eventually find. Competition will out you and In the end you will be the losers.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Learning methods not based on language aquisition research July 23 2013
By Stan - Published on Amazon.com
Edition: Chinese (Mandarin)
I enthusiastically tried to use this product when learning Chinese in China while working as an English teacher. Day after day I sat down with this product, and went through the level one modules. The problem with learning language becomes immediately apparent when you realize you can say things like "these are two boys" or "the table has five plates" but cannot say tho most basic survival phrases such as "Hello my name is_______". Also I encountered a phenomenon where I could remember the words when using Rosetta stone, but not in real life on the streets and in the classroom. I thought I was a terrible language learner.

Language acquisition research has shown motivation to be one of the highest factors of success in learning a language. Rosetta stone is extremely demotivating. It does not teach practical language. If they included basic survival conversations from the very beginning, this would be a much better product, however the developers have chosen instead to recreate an experience of using an extremely large and onerous set of flashcards.

I had used Rosetta stone for four months. I saw very little progress in my ability to actually use the language. Then in Shanghai I bought a simple textbook for about $5 that used dialogues with an audio CD included. I studied this for a week and my Chinese ability skyrocketed. This was because I was learning the simple survival language that humans use everyday and I desperately needed.

Don't believe the marketing hype. A child learns their first language over a period of about 7 years. A baby can learn a bunch of random vocabulary words and simple grammatical structures without needing to say things like where is the bathroom? The child just has to cry and someone figures out what is wrong. Most adults would like to avoid sitting in a restaurant and crying until someone figures out they need to use the bathroom. It is extremely demotivating to know how to say "He takes the red flowers" but not be able to say "I want a glass of water please". Buy a $20 textbook with an audio CD. Go through the lessons and listen to the conversations on the audio CD. Use the rest of your money to pay a tutor to speak chinese with you. You will learn Chinese and any other language much faster this way.
24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
New Rosetta Stone is a huge improvement Feb. 6 2011
By Rosewoman - Published on Amazon.com
Edition: Chinese (Mandarin) Verified Purchase
The old Rosetta Stone I had been using for Mandarin was excellent, so I bought Totale mostly out of curiosity. It is everything a language software could and should be. Truly a total program. It keeps track of your progress for you and instead of separating out reading and writing modules, they are seamlessly integrated into the lessons. The USB microphone works better than any of my old microphones, even gaming microphones. It is sensitive, so you can speak softly and still have your pronunciation evaluated perfectly well, thus sparing your family some annoyance. There are online interactions scheduled at times even the very busiest people can connect with.

Don't even try other programs. I have a bookshelf full of them. TOTALe is great, and although I never did think the old versions of RS would have worked for everyone, this one definitely will.