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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

Product Details

  • Release Date: Aug. 28 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,979 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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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
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
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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
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
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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!

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