Rosetta Stone V2: Welsh Level 1
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- Rosetta Stone helps you understand everyday language through our proficiency-based listening and reading activities
- You will pronounce words correctly after practicing with our proprietary speech comparison tool
- Find the words you need when you need them Connecting new language directly to real-life images means the words spring to mind when you're in everyday contexts
- Rosetta Stone teaches you to spell and write accurately Language-specfic keyboards and drag and drop tiles perfect your writing skills
- Learn to communicate by quickly combining words and phrases into complete sentences and dialogues
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- Platform: Windows Vista / 2000 / XP, Mac OS X
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Amazon.ca Product Description
Welsh Level 1 starts at the very beginning. You progress from words and phrases to complete sentences. Basic content and structures help you engage the world around you, culminating in practical language for getting around town. At any time you can pr
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)
Top Customer Reviews
After this I think I will definitely get another language from Rosetta Stone
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
This is an incredibly effective way to learn. It's as though you had been forced to forget your native language [which in my case is English] and dropped into a place where people know how to speak only Welsh. [I'm sure the software works the same way for other languages as well.]
The process is pretty much painless:
1. You see pictures of people, places, and things, or of activities, and listen to a native Welsh speaker pronounce the name of the thing, or a brief sentence describing an action, while simultaneously seeing the Welsh words you're listening to printed out, so you can compare look and sound. There's no translation into or out of your own language, just programmed exposure to the new one, written and heard.
2. You see pictures and match them to the written word and the sound, over and over till you get it right.
3. You hear the sound and see the written word, and match those to the pictures. (In other words, the opposite of what you did in item 2.)
4. You practice saying the sounds back into a (provided) microphone, and the program analyzes your sound production and compares it to the native speaker's pronunciation. You see graphs of your speech and the native speaker's speech, and you can try over and over again till your speech matches the native speaker's both aurally and graphically.
5. When you're ready, you take a test to make sure you've 'got it.'
6. When you achieve a score that is acceptable to you, you proceed to the next exercise.
That's it! That's all there is to it. And you really do learn fast. New vocabulary is introduced at a predictable pace, associated with words you've already learned. You basically learn from context: by eliminating the words, and details in the picture, that you already know, you're left with the new word, and the one detail in the picture that you didn't already know a word for. It's like magic. You pretty much stop thinking in your own language, and start associating the pictures directly with the Welsh words, and vice versa.
I love it.
In only three hours of practice over two days, I can now get 100% correct matches on all the items in the first three lessons, and I never have to stop and think of the equivalent English and do any mental translation. I'm learning Welsh the way people who grow up in Wales learn it--by being exposed to concepts and sounds that match up with each other.
It's the 'Me Tarzan You Jane' school of language learning, and it works!