Rosetta Stone Swedish Level 1-3 Set
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- Learn to read, write, and speak in Swedish with Rosetta Stone.
- Build upon a foundation of key Swedish 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 Swedish 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 Swedish language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
- From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions in Swedish. Develop the Swedish language skills to enjoy social interactions such as travel and shopping and learn to share your ideas and opinions. Learn Swedish 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
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)
From the Manufacturer
Discover the new Rosetta Stone Level 1-3 Set 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 the Rosetta Stone Level 1-3 set you will communicate and connect around the world. Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Develop the language skills to enjoy social interactions such as travel and shopping and learn to share ideas and opinions in your new language.
Rosetta Stone Levels 1-3 Set
Live Conversation Sessions
What will you learn?
Level 1: 0-50 Hours
Gain confidence by mastering basic conversational skills. This includes greetings, introductions, simple Q&A's, and much more.
Level 2: 51-100 Hours
Learn to navigate your environment and handle basic interactions. This includes giving (and getting) directions, using transportation, telling time, eating out, and more.
Level 3: 101 - 150 Hours
Learn to share ideas and opinions, express feelings, and talk everyday life. This includes your interests, profession, current events, and more.
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 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.
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That being said--caveat emptor! May the buyer beware of a few things.
I am a former foreign language teacher--I took Latin in high school, and I taught it myself for a few years. I know what it means to learn a foreign language in U.S. schools. I understand the goal behind Rosetta Stone's methods of foreign language learning. I also understand the goals behind a typical classroom in U.S. schools and their methods in teaching a foreign language.
I think nothing can beat immersion and conversing daily in your target language. I wish there was a way for me to take a class through some community education course, or travel abroad for a semester. But I live in a rural area, and foreign language options are limited. So I bought Rosetta Stone to learn Swedish--I am planning a trip in the future, and would like to speak to relatives that live in Sweden in their own language.
People learn languages in different ways--Rosetta Stone is simply one way. If you don't like the way it is set up (immersion, lots of repetition, no grammar learning in your own language), then I recommend finding something else--preferably, a way to take a class with an actual teacher in front of the classroom. If you're self-disciplined enough to stick with it, and practice it daily--and I mean DAILY!!--then buy it. Find some way to play a game, or write up your own flashcards, or review a lesson you've already done. But foreign languages require that you find some way to speak in it as often as possible. If not, this and ANY way you choose to learn a foreign language is going to be a big fat failure.
I haven't had any problems with the speaking and voice recognition part of it. I have a Mac that seems to have pretty good voice recognition. Sometimes when I do it on my iPad, I can't have any background noise. Even then, sometimes it won't pick up my voice. But that doesn't happen too often. I'll admit, I can't do any speech exercises at all on my laptop, but I'm just going to attribute that to the fact the school I work for has really crappy hand-me-down laptops anyways, and I think I have the worst of them all.
I LOVE the one-on-one sessions with a live tutor. It's still intimidating for me to speak with a native speaker, but it helps SO much!
I'm not a huge fan of the games--I can never seem to play a game with another person, I'm always playing by myself.
I will see, and possibly update my review, if this truly works when I visit Sweden. I frequently have a grammar book nearby, mostly because I AM so curious as to how the grammar is set up--I want to know "WHY" there is a particular ending, or WHY you would use a particular word here, and not in another sentence (the words for "time" and "clock" are my most recent questions). I have pop up screens nearby that have Swedish language lessons in case I want to review or look something up. Rosetta Stone IS quite lacking in that aspect--they spend so much time immersing you in their target language, there's really no room left to teach any grammar.
No product, no class I believe ever prepares you to fully understand, comprehend, and speak fluently as a native speaker does. I took a Swedish Basics class for a month at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Even then, all we learned was some basic vocabulary words. Some people complain that's all you learn with Rosetta, but I think you learn a bit more than that--at least learning pronunciation, and speaking enough to get by in a very basic conversation. And again--DAILY practice!
You need to have a base course with other supplemental materials. I think Rosetta Stone works for me as a base course, supplemented by other web pages and grammar books. And again--immersion eventually will be the ONLY way you could ever dream or hope to speak in another language fluently.
The cost--$400. Sorry, but NO language program is worth $400 plus dollars for me. Wait until there's a sale.
I like that I can take this with me on my iPad wherever I want, but the downside is using it requires an Internet connection. Forget trying to review words on a plane ride for instance (unless you buy wireless during the flight).
Learning a foreign language is quite a skill--it requires learning from a different part of the brain than other courses in a curriculum. Some people get it, some people just won't. I get math, but I will never understand some of the concepts of physical science and physics. I'm just no good at it. Rosetta Stone will work for some, others not. At least try it, customer service has always been pretty nice to me when I've had a complaint.
I will say this much--if you're learning a language that is somewhat similar to your own, then it'll be easy as pie. Swedish vocabulary and grammar seem to be pretty similar to English, for the exception of a few different grammatical rules, which I picked up pretty easily. And I'm pretty positive any of the Romance languages would be easy to learn, as their grammar is similar to Latin.
I tried the Polish demo, because I would like to learn Polish someday--YEESH! I quickly got frustrated with it after just one lesson. The vocabulary and pronunciation is SO different from English.
So like the title says, it's a great learning tool. A learning TOOL, meaning it's a great way to HELP you with your foreign language goals. But don't expect miracles if you're not willing to spend the time and effort it takes in learning another language.
I am now unable to install my Swedish Level 3 CD. I have now been on the phone (and on hold) for 52 minutes. The first person I talked to couldn't help me, and transferred me to technical support, which is now transferring me to technical support #2!! I've never had such terrible customer support experiences with any other product.
I didnt have any down load issues and the mic works fine.
I'm planning a trip to sweden and i don't think my pronunciation is to bad so I'll probably get by.
This program is great way of gaining a basic understanding of the pronunciation and the sentence formation of a language, but you'll never become fluent using rosetta stone alone. I picked up some grammar books to help.