Rosetta Stone Korean Level 1
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- Learn to read, write, and speak in Korean with Rosetta Stone.
- Build upon a foundation of key Korean 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 Korean 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 Korean language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
- Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Learn basic Korean conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more. Learn Korean today with Rosetta Stone.
- Platform: Windows 7 / XP / 8, Mac OS X
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
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Amazon.ca Product Description
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.
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)
From the Manufacturer
Discover the new Rosetta Stone Level 1 experience
Millions of people around the world have already learned a new language with our award-winning approach. It's no coincidence that Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language. Our method is effective because it's more than the newest app—it's the result of decades of research into the way people learn best.
With Level 1 you 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.
Rosetta Stone Level 1
Live Conversation Sessions
What will you learn?
Gain confidence by mastering basic conversational skills. This includes greetings, introductions, simple Q&A's, and much more.
Hello, how are you?
What is your name?
Nice to meet you.
Where are you from?
My name is David Brown.
This is my friend Anna.
Excuse me, do you speak Chinese?
How much does the gray sweater cost?
I am buying the sweater because I'm visiting my grandmother this afternoon.
I want to pay with a credit card.
You’ll learn through immersion—which means you’ll only hear and speak your new language. Without offering your native language for translation, our interactive immersion encourages you to learn more actively than other methods, which means you’ll be more successful.
Our advanced system presents material at the right intervals to optimize your individual learning. The curriculum is sequenced to introduce new skills in a way that stimulates your brain’s natural language learning ability.
Advanced speech recognition technology analyzes every syllable, whenever you speak.
Does the Rosetta Stone solution work?
- Millions of learners around the world have discovered a language with the Rosetta Stone solution—from individuals to corporate clients such as NASA, the US State Department, and more than 10,000 schools.
Rosetta Stone's Advanced Features
Rosetta Studio introduces you to real conversation in online sessions with language coaches who are native speakers. Supercharge your learning and experience everything communicating live has to offer.
Rosetta World is a lively online community where ramping up your language skills looks a lot like playing games. Reinforce what you've learned by having a live online chat, or facing off against new friends around the world. Chances are, you'll be having so much fun, you won't realize how much you're improving.
Rosetta Stone on the Go
Learn and practice on the go-or sync and track your progress across multiple devices. Our available mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android tablets and smartphones make it easy.
Ready to dive in?
If you want to learn to swim, you need to get in the water.
It's the same with learning to speak another language. Without your native language for help, you'll learn actively—which makes you more successful.
Top Customer Reviews
Having worked on Rosetta Stone, German Level 1 - 5,(which is wonderful) I expected similar easy vocab at the beginning of Korean. Also I thought I would be given some indication on how to pronounce symbols considering that this is totally different for European languages.
I think that it was made for someone who has some knowledge of this language. At least with German I could visually connect what was being said with the words on the screen, although I did not know them. With Korean, there was no way I could do this as the text was totally incomprehensible. So instead of using this Rosetta Stone - Korean, I have packed it away & decided to take a night school course. From past experience, I will then get some grounding in the language basics.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Why did I want my money back? Well, I was not learning Korean with it despite hundreds of hours with it [I only stuck with it because I had spent so much money and knew of no available alternative at that time]. The pictures were ambiguous and in a few classes unclear [I am not used to seeing a horse's head up so close that I can't recognize it. There is a picture showing a leg and a foot -- which one is meant? What is being said with the guy falling off in the rodeo or the guy on the skateboard?]. It took me a long time to figure out the prepositions of place without any explanation.
The program also doesn't allow for the fact that there are not one-to-one mappings from "observation" to a target language for all prepositions of place [think of the diverse uses of the English preposition of place "on"]. In Korean, the words for red and blue have a contrasting initial consonant, that I cannot hear in the program, but the second consonant, though written the same, sounds distinctly different to me. Maybe these are allophones, maybe not: But RS is no help here.
I worked HARD on this program. It was one of the most frustrating experiences in my life. In fact, I got to the point where I knew all the answers but still had no idea what I was saying in 10~20% of them. The review system seemed faulty: I would be tested again and again on words and phrases I already knew and got correct -- and not get out of the loop. This is NOT how I learned my first language. [Besides that, as an adult, I don't expect, and research does not indicate, that I will learn L1 and L2.] Here are two places where some guidance would have been helpful:
1] Korean has two systems for counting, pure Korean and Sino-Korean. There are specific applications for each, e.g., for how much something costs versus how things are being bought. RS teaches one set of numbers, but then times are taught, with-out any explanation that the numbers just learned are simply a different system than what applies to the hours of the day. 2] Korean only uses plural markers and subjects when they are not clear from the context. But RS seems to be ignorant of this, very early on make a big to-do [as I would if I were teaching English, German or Spanish, for example] of the difference between 'banana' and 'bananas.' This certainly did not help me when I got to Korea and tried to buy things!
The speakers speak rapidly. This is a natural speed for Seoul natives. But some allowance should be made for 1] learners and 2] the reality that people in some parts of Korea speak much more slowly.
Even more of the content is questionable: A Korean friend said that the sentences were unrealistic.
**Couldn't be happier!
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