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Rosetta Stone V2: Welsh Level 1

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS X

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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

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / 2000 / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • ASIN: B000TFBZEQ
  • Release Date: Aug. 28 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,400 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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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

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Why is Rosetta Stone the world's No. 1 language-learning software? Because it works.

Escape the endless tedium of translation, memorization, and grammar drills. Get the language you want, the skills you need, and the success you deserve by learning a new language naturally--the same way you learned your first language.

 
 

The complete immersion environment puts your native language-learning skills to work, eliminating your dependence on tedious translation and rote memorization.

 
 
 
  Images Intuition  
 

In Rosetta Stone you learn the meaning of new language from clear, real-life images.


In this activity you learn a few basic nouns.

You advance using language you've learned and clues from new images. That's your intuition at work.


Now that you know these nouns, you can easily grasp the meaning of the new verb...

 
   
  Interactivity Instruction  
 

Throughout Rosetta Stone, you constantly interact with the program to confirm your intuition.


...and then check what you've learned.

From beginning to end you build systematically toward your language-learning goals, for the most effective and enjoyable instruction anywhere.


Pattern your speech after a native speaker. Our speech comparison feature shows you exactly how you're doing.

 
 

You learned your first language without translation.
You learned your first language easily and naturally by connecting words to objects and events around you. With Rosetta Stone, learn a new language the same way: using native speakers and thousands of real-life images to help you think in the new language from the very beginning. Studies show that learning exclusively in the new language, without translation as a crutch, is crucial.

Rosetta Stone's exclusive Dynamic Immersion method reinforces your natural language-learning skills with award-winning instructional technology.

The timeless immersion method, along with research-based techniques and new technologies, make Rosetta Stone the clear solution to your language-learning needs.


What will you be able to do?

Understand everyday language.
Through Rosetta Stone's proficiency-based listening and reading activities, you'll soon be able to understand everyday language.

Pronounce words correctly.
After practicing with Rosetta Stone’s proprietary speech comparison tool, the correct pronunciation of words will come easily.

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.

Spell and write accurately.
Language-specific keyboards and drag-and-drop tiles perfect your writing skills.

Learn to communicate.
You'll quickly combine words and phrases into complete sentences and dialogues.

Retain what you learn.
Regular reinforcement of new words and phrases in new contexts ensures the language sticks with you in the real world.


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I own this software. Rosetta Stone does help with the reading and writing a foreign language, but I prefer Pimsleur. Unfortunately there's no Pimsleur welsh.
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I've wanted to learn Welsh for a very long time as my family originates from Wales. This program makes it possible. I'm still at the beginning stages but it's easy to use, I'm having so much fun and learning lots. I sit down thinking I'll do this for 30 minutes or so and look up to realize more than an hour has passed by. Time flies when you're having fun I guess

After this I think I will definitely get another language from Rosetta Stone
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
The Best Way to Learn Oct. 30 2008
By Warlen Bassham - Published on Amazon.com
I've learned more Welsh in two days with this package than I had learned in the previous several years using [or rather trying to use] audio tapes and written texts.

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!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Incompatible with OS X Lion Sept. 23 2011
By Anne C. Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this program. I learned a lot of Welsh and was in the middle of my studies when Mac OS X Lion came out. I downloaded it and installed it. As ya do. Little did I know, Rosetta Stone V2, Welsh Level 1 is unsupported by Lion. I have called Rosetta Stone and they tell me that the program has not yet been updated and they don't have a forecast date. I am devastated.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Welsh is a lot easier and more fun using Rosetta Stone! Oct. 22 2009
By Roberta Wright - Published on Amazon.com
If you are interested in learning Welsh, but don't know how to get started... you need Rosetta Stone! Forget everything you knew about trying to learn a foreign language with clases, tapes, and ect. This program will teach you Welsh more fast and it's a whole lot eaiser! Best of all, it's fun too! Try it! What are you waiting for?
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
the pits June 29 2011
By Chaturunga - Published on Amazon.com
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Amazon was great. Package arrived quickly. Trouble was when I opened it. This Rosetta Stone product was about as old as the actual Rosetta Stone. I could not even put it on to my computer's hard drive in order to use it. I would have had be remain chained to an external drive. The RS description did not indicate how out-dated their package was, and they should have. And once telling the customer this, they should have sold it at a much lower price, nay, given it away. For this package is well passed its sell-by date, it should be extinct. In short, it is an ex-parrot, er, program. Amazon does not accept return of open computer programs. But I called them and explained the situation that I received something that would serve better as a paper weight than a workable language program. They emailed me a label to return the thing, and I have received credit. Thanks, Amazon. Rosetta Stone, you should review your products now and then!