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Rosetta Stone Filipino (Tagalog) Level 1-3 Set

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Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in Filipino (Tagalog) with Rosetta Stone.
  • Build upon a foundation of key Filipino (Tagalog) 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 Filipino (Tagalog) 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 Filipino (Tagalog) language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
  • From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions in Tagalog. Develop the Filipino (Tagalog) language skills to enjoy social interactions such as travel and shopping and learn to share your ideas and opinions. Learn Filipino today with Rosetta Stone.
Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older. Product only compatible with Windows 7, 8 and above, or Mac 10.7 and above.

System Requirements

Edition: Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7 / XP, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

Edition: Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 16.5 x 19.7 cm ; 340 g
  • ASIN: 1608299910
  • Release Date: Sept. 14 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #316 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Edition:Filipino (Tagalog) Product Description

Connect with the world. Learn language fundamentals from greetings and introductions to simple questions and answers. Give and get directions, tell time, and dine out. Share your opinions, and talk about everyday life: your interests, your work, current events, and more.

From the Manufacturer

On Windows: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

On Mac: Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

1 GB of RAM or higher

3 GB free hard-drive space (per level)

1024 x 768 display resolution

Broadband Internet connection

Available port for headset with microphone (not included)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By W. Saccoia on Nov. 9 2013
Edition: Filipino (Tagalog) Verified Purchase
I am loving this program. I love the way it teaches you the language using only pictures rather than the actual translating from my own language to the one I'm learning. It forces you to think in the new language instead of translating it in your head. Best investment I could have made. I would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Many complain about the price being too high but I say you get what you pay for. This language program is both fun and effective. It works. It is worth every penny in my opinion.
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Love it, love it, love it. Teaches you just like a real classroom
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Finished level 1-3! May 19 2014
By Mary G. - Published on
Edition: Filipino (Tagalog)
I have a Filipino boyfriend so I bought this 6 months ago. It was very very easy to learn tagalog within two months I already finished level 1 and 2, with a little help from my boyfriend I easily practiced conversing. I now finished all the levels and I'm a proud user of Rosetta Stone. I just went to the Philippines last month and I proved how fluent I am speaking and understanding the language. It's a very good program! I really love it.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A good supplement July 22 2013
By X - Published on
Edition: Filipino (Tagalog) Verified Purchase
It is helpful through its use of teaching some vocabulary. However, the biggest obstacle for me is that it lacks instruction in language rules. One is expected to infer the rules from examples it uses. I am finding it a very helpful supplement to other tools that actually teach the rules of the language.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is working Aug. 9 2012
By St. Vaughn - Published on
Edition: Filipino (Tagalog) Verified Purchase
So I bought the Rosetta stone Tagolog (Filipino) 1-2-3. I've been making steady progress (and both the wife and mother-in-law compliment me, so I must be doing something right. I'm trying to get fluent by the time we go back to Manilla (January).
59 of 86 people found the following review helpful
There are better options; try before you splurge on RS Nov. 25 2012
By Brian Carter - Published on
Edition: Filipino (Tagalog)
There are many different ideas on the best way for adults to learn a foreign language. Much depends on the student, their goals, and their self-discipline. Dealing with a tonal language or a language with a different script, the student need make some big decisions about how they want to learn, and how much. Relatively speaking, Filipino/Pilipino/Tagalog is easy.

I learned Spanish as an adult. I am now fluent at a professional/business level. About 10-15% of Tagalog is Spanish, and the spelling of Tagalog words are all based on Spanish sounds.

I learned to read Thai. I can write some, but my vocabulary is very small. 90% of my Thai came from taking private one-on-one classes while living in Thailand for 6 months.

I studied some Tagalog, some Korean, and some Thai using Rosetta Stone.

If you just want to learn some Tagalog to get around as a tourist, enough people speak excellent English in the Philippines you will probably never be able to use it. The Filipinos who don't speak English will typically avoid speaking to you, even when you try to speak Tagalog. Regardless, an immersion product, like Rosetta Stone, is probably not as useful because much of the vocabulary and context is not related to what you will want to know (do you really need to say the boy is under the soccer ball?).

If you want to seriously learn the language to be able to carry on casual or business conversations, commit early and realize there is far more work. To really practice Tagalog, you will need to go to less savory parts of Manila, or plan on getting outside of Manila, Cebu, away from the red light districts in Olongapo and Angeles, and avoid the resort areas like Puerta Galera and Boracay. To really use Tagalog, you need to go to areas where those who don't speak English are willing to make an effort to understand you.

For me, I first needed to learn the alphabet. Since spelling is based on Spanish phonetics and the Roman alphabet, this was easy for me. For other languages, like Thai, you CANNOT consistently pronounce Thai correctly using Romanized phonetics. T one rules are only consistent in Thai script. Among other challenges, the Romanization is wildly inconsistent. You learn it one way, and then another source using different phonetics mires you in confusion. The same is probably also true of Korean, as it is also a phonetic language. Learning Chinese will likely be different. This part of Tagalog is easy though.

Second, I realized for me, I need to take notes. As adults we want to take notes to help remember key points. If you take the notes in English, you are handicapping yourself. This is more difficult, and far more important, in languages with their own script.

Third, again for me, I knew learning translation would create a permanent handicap. Early on, translation is easier, later on translation must be unlearned as it stilts actual conversation and thinking. You just can't translate fast enough. Even now, being fluent in Spanish, translating gives me a headache and frustrates me. I either have a conversation in Spanish, thinking in Spanish, or I have a conversation in English thinking in English. If I know a word in one language and not the other, my whole train of thought is derailed. Avoiding learning translation is where Rosetta Stone shines.

I like the idea of Rosetta Stone. If you are disciplined and do the lessons, you will expand your spoken vocabulary rapidly. You will remember what you learn. For reading and writing, Rosetta Stone is limited. I doubt it will do much for reading and writing with non-Roman scripts. Like any learning tool, disciplined study will yield results.

Rosetta Stone is very expensive. Competing products like L-Lingo or products using different methods like Pimsleur,, Assimil, or Fluenz (supposedly the best, but only in a few languages) are a fraction of the cost of Rosetta Stone. Many of the different methods will work better for some people than others. Assimil is translation based. Pimsleur is hard to describe, but has a very good fluency success rate (supposedly). Look up Fluenz also, as the method and reviews suggest it is very effective in the few languages they offer.

Besides cost, what is the other drawback to Rosetta Stone?

The drawbacks are legion.

Version 2 is good. Version 2 is how Rosetta Stone grew into a powerhouse. Version 3 is a refinement of version 2 with improved continuity, a smoother interface, better quizzes, and the ability to get rid of the stupid "must have CD with you at all times" limitation. You can also advance or return to the exact spot where you left off earlier.

Unfortunately, Rosetta Stone dropped support for Version 2. Even though they were selling version 2 from their own website in 2012, they dropped support. Mac users are especially impacted as Mac OSX Lion will no longer run PPC apps, and Rosetta Stone never ported Version 2 to Intel. So, if you bought Version 2 in 2012 to use on a Mac, you were ripped off by Rosetta Stone. Join the crowd.

Windows users should not be too smug about the situation, as the end of Version 2 support means your product will have all sorts of issues too, unless you downgrade to WinXP.

Version 3 does run on current platforms, and is at least somewhat supported (to the extent Rosetta Stone supports any product). Version 3 is easily the pinnacle of Rosetta Stone software. Given so many users prefer version 3 to version 4 though, don't be surprised if they pull a Microsoft and force you to their new product nobody wants.

Total 4e, is a retrograde of Rosetta Stone. To be fair, if you are always connected -- literally 100% of the time, never a lost packet -- and live your life via social media, Total 4e might be effective. Don't expect to use the highly touted iOS apps on your iPhone or iPad though unless you are connected 100% of the time with those devices also. The whole idea of quickly practicing while in line or waiting in an office...yeah, that doesn't conform to the Rosetta Stone licensing model.

Speaking of which, Rosetta Stone now has two components and two licensing models. There is the software application and the online social media part. The application can be run as long as they support it on current platforms. The online social media component is now on a subscription basis. You pay for every month in which you want to participate. You can still use the app on your computer, but you just paid a premium for online access you aren't using unless you continue to pay the subscription.

Given there are many free or lower cost websites where learners can interact and practice language skills, why pay Rosetta Stone a monthly premium for less content? Therein lies the reason so many people look at Total 4e and then try to find version 3 before supplies run out.

How about another suggestion?

Try L-Lingo. L-Lingo uses a very similar learning model to Rosetta Stone. The interface actually has more features than Rosetta Stone and you can customize the interface to use Roman phonetics or native script. They have iPad and iPhone/IPod Touch iOS apps which you can use on a plane, or anywhere else, with or without Internet access. Best of all, all of their programs together (Win or Mac desktop, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch) are less than half the cost of Rosetta Stone Level I.

L-Lingo specializes in Asian languages. They are probably a superior option to Rosetta Stone Total 4e for most users. L-Lingo offers a free trial for their desktop application, and also for their iOS applicastions for some languages.

There are other good options listed above, particularly Fluenz and Pimsleur which use different methods. Be sure to check them out before buying anything published by Rosetta Stone.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Learning the language of your choice July 9 2013
By Harvey L. Hardwick - Published on
Edition: Filipino (Tagalog) Verified Purchase
Rosetta Stone works as advertised. I purchased Rosetta Stone Filipino and was amazed how easy it was to understand how to use the product. People wishing to learn another language should consider this product. I am very happy with it..