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Rosetta Stone French Level 1-5 Set
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118 of 119 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2010
I recently purchased Rosetta Stone V4 TOTALe levels 1-5.

This is an expensive piece of software but I have found it worth the investment. The software is easy and intuitive to use but the real strength of the software is the mixture of speaking, reading, listening and writing in the activities.

I have attempted to learn French a number of times (my wife speaks French) but I did not made much progress as I never felt confident enough to start speaking. With the on-line instructor led studio sessions you can practice speaking in a class like session and interact with others at the same level as you. This helps get you going and builds confidence when others can understand what you are saying. I had some issues connecting to the live studio sessions but the tech support helped me sort out the issue quickly which was great. You get access to the live studio sessions for 15 months so it is worth starting them as soon as you can to get the full benefit.

I really like the iPhone application that you get access to with the software. It has speech recognition that allows you to practice when you are away from your main PC which is fun, and my kids love the novelty. The audio companion is less useful but it does allow you to develop listening skills but will not really help with pronunciation. It is best used as a reminder.

The software also allows you to play games on your own or against other users which breaks up the course and adds a bit of fun.

Overall I really like the software, I debated buying this for 2 months vs taking lessons and I'm glad that I bought the software. From past experience I signed up for lessons and then missed half of them due to work commitments. With the software you can come back to it as time allows. Lessons from a good teachers are probably better but this is a great way to make progress if you have a challenging schedule.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I tried the Rosetta Stone French Part 1 course last year and I was impressed with it so I was really keen to try out the entire course. It is certainly not the cheapest on the market, but many state schools rate it sufficiently highly that they are prepared to allocate part of their budgets to purchasing expensive software licences. Many professionals rate this as the best course around.

I found the software very easy to install – install is via DVD and you then put in your unique code. There is also a download option. The combination of French words and pictures to accompany them, without anything at all in English means that one is thinking in French fairly much from the word go. Pronunciation, reading, writing and vocabulary are all covered and I initially revisited the Part 1 course which I had already covered. When I did that course I found that I had been making various errors in pronunciation and happily this time round much of what I had learned had stuck! I was soon onto the next part and learning new vocabulary.

One element which is certainly true is that the Rosetta Stone course really makes it fun to learn. I found myself progressing through the course much faster than I had expected and really wanting to keep going onto the next segment. The scoring system is an incentive and you find yourself really getting a kick out by hitting 100% in any section.

There are some aspects that would be purchasers should be aware of however. This course comes with a 3 month access to the online aspects which include live tutorials with French native speakers, and various community activities with games etc to improve your skills. You have to commence your inclusive three months within six months of purchase. Should you wish to extend this beyond the inclusive three months you can extend it but there is a quarterly charge. Rosetta Stone Customer Services were unable to tell me how much it costs per quarter to extend this feature which I find a little strange.

If you are serious about learning French using Rosetta Stone, then it is much more cost effective to buy this full course rather than starting with Part 1 and taking it from there. The Part 1 course is almost half the cost of the entire Part 1-5 course and there is no upgrade system so if you want to go on to purchase the entire course, you will not be automatically given credit for what you have already paid out. However, I do understand from RS that if you ring up and talk nicely to customer services they may be able to do something. This is, of course, not guaranteed.

As a final point, what you are purchasing is a personal license from Rosetta Stone, and you cannot legally sell this on - hence you are not legally going to be able to recover some of the cost on the second hand market when you have completed the course and given that this is quite a big upfront investment, this is a point worth noting.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2013
I am still working on Level 1, but it is great. The headset and microphone was a real surprise, I did not know it was included.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2013
This is a great product! Its so easy to load and use. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to learn another language.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2012
This is an excellent product to learn french. School made french dull and difficult, but here it can actually be fun! The lessons are short enough that you can do several in one sitting, or one if you have limited time. I suggest buying all 5 (even though it is expensive) because it is worth it! Au revoir! :)
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2011
Great fun and heartily recommended. The program is easy to follow, interactive with instructors of the language you're learning and well organized. Rosetta Stone knows what it is doing and soon you will, too.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2012
I am just starting the course but it is a brilliant method for teaching a language and it is most entertaining. I look forward to my daily lesson hour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Now if I could just find the time to do it! I've done a few lessons and its pretty awesome. I will definitely buy more languages once I get through this one!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2012
I am totally impressed with design and functionality of Rosetta Stone. The learning is challenging, even in Level 1 and it magnifies as I complete each chapter in the level. The CDs in the package were very easy to install on my laptop and the headset with the microphone work really well. The course explores all aspects of learning a language, grammar, vocabulary, writing, speaking and it's all done in a visually stimulating way with lots of positive reinforcement. I love this product and I have recommended it to family and friends. One of my friends just bought the Japanese program and it loving it too. Also, the delivery from Amazon.ca was really fast - it arrived in a couple of days so I got to start learning right away. Rosetta Stone French Level 1-5 Set
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
It was really easy to install. The kids and I started right away learning French. I especially like that we can practice our pronunciations.
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