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Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1-2 Set

Platform : Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Windows 8
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Learn to read, write, and speak in Spanish with Rosetta Stone.
  • Build upon a foundation of key Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
  • Learn fundamental Spanish vocabulary and essential language structure from greetings and introductions to simple questions and their answers. Gain the confidence to talk about your environment such as giving and getting directions, telling time, dining out, shopping, and enjoying basic social interactions. Learn Spanish (Latin America) today with Rosetta Stone.
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Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older. Product only compatible with Windows 7, 8 and above, or Mac 10.7 and above.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7 / XP / 8, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: 1617160830
  • Release Date: Sept. 14 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,682 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Build a foundation and navigate your surroundings. Learn fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure from greetings and introductions to simple questions and their answers. Gain the confidence to talk about your environment and enjoy basic social interactions – giving and getting directions, telling time, shopping, dining out, 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)

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Easy to follow and great way to learn basic language skills if you practice often. Would recommend this product. Thanks
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c5d0a44) out of 5 stars 33 reviews
81 of 86 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5d4234) out of 5 stars Great software but want to point out fraud issues Feb. 25 2011
By LSR "Don" - Published on Amazon.com
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I would like to start the review out by saying it is nice to get authentic software from Amazon. I first bought this item from one of the many listings on ebay which said "new and factory shrink wrapped". Well I found out after installing it that it was couterfeit and put a virus on my computer. I worked with Rosetta Stones legal department and found out that they never shrink wrap their software and any of their claimed software that is shrinkwrapped is DEFINTELY FRAUDULENT. Be aware of this and continue to buy from Amazon since it is much safer.

Onto what I actually purchased. Great software but I do wish it was not all "Total emersion" but actually had some english in it so you knew exactly what they were saying to you. Would definitely buy from Amazon and Rosetta Stone again.
54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5d445c) out of 5 stars Slick marketing - poor product Feb. 1 2013
By ifitaintbrokeitwillbe - Published on Amazon.com
Designed for the most novice beginner to build the most basic vocabulary. You spend your time matching pictures to sentences. Example: Which picture is a dog. Which picture is a white dog. Which picture is a running dog. Which picture is a sleeping dog. Which picture is a cat. Which picture is a cat and a dog. Which picture shows a cat chasing a dog. After spending a couple of hours like that, I skipped to the very last lesson on the hardest lesson. The teaching style did not change, they just added newer words and pictures.

They advertise that you get live online chats with native speakers? Two 30 minute group sessions a month. If you want more than that, they charge you $40 a half hour.

The voice recognition is terrible. When I tried to properly pronounce dog, I tried all of the following: perro, perraye, perruh, perreye, perree. The program accepted all of them as good.

So, I don't think matching pictures to sentences is really immersion, I think the voice recognition is terrible, and the online support is a sham. I finally settled on TellMeMore Spanish. It is everything that I thought RS was and more.
33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5d4540) out of 5 stars Skeptical At First Jan. 27 2011
By John D. Scott - Published on Amazon.com
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Had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I overheard a conversation between two latinas and I had a real grasp of what they were saying in spanish. From that moment I've been more than motivated to continue with Rosetta Stone! It's great!
25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5d49f0) out of 5 stars Do Not Buy March 19 2013
By Gun Wall - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased levels one and two of Rosetta Stone in Spanish. When my Macintosh system was upgraded neither of these 2 programs worked. Called Rosetta and also stopped by their sales facility in the Florida Mall in Orlando. Rosetta basically has ignored all of my requests and I have 2 levels of expensive Spanish lessons that are of not value to me. I would not purchase from this company...
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5d4870) out of 5 stars Rosetta stone has some irritating problems. April 30 2013
By homeboy - Published on Amazon.com
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I like the rapid progress with Rosetta Stone since this isn't my first time studying Spanish. I believe that it is effective at producing an immersion like environment that aids rapid language learning, for me, at least as far as reading and hearing comprehension.

Now for the not so desirable aspects. I have only been using Rosetta Stone for about two weeks, 45 minutes to 1 hour per night for 10 days, and have not contacted Rosetta Stone customer support, so there may be ways to operate the software to alleviate the deficiencies that I see.

Although Rosetta Stone has a microphone calibration routine, it doesn't appear to work consistently; to have Rosetta Stone accept my verbal input, I have to raise my voice to varying degrees. Sometimes it even works without being loud. It doesn't appear to have anything to do with the complexity of the sentence, or my tone of voice while calibrating. I won't know whether it is required, until it marks my first response as incorrect. Sometimes it requires a very loud voice, which I find out only by having my response marked incorrect three or even four times while I speak louder each time. Because of this, I suspect that the speech identification is really not particularly accurate. My Spanish pronunciation is usually quite good, but I can't imagine that is still the case while speaking so loudly. It certainly isn't teaching me the finer points of Spanish pronunciation when I'm yelling or almost yelling.

Rosetta Stone requires microphone calibration, I think before every lesson, whether the microphone will be used or not.

The Rosetta Stone methodology often requires matching between phrases and pictures that are not distinct. For example, the phrase might require you to identify a girl, but the pictures may include a boy who, to be politically correct, does not have a great deal of gender identification, because of age, or cultural differences. Sometimes it is circumstances, for example when a individual is speaking of themselves, versus when the student is speaking of them.

Rosetta stone sometimes switches the images between selections, and other times doesn't. Most irritating is when it presents the text to match to an image, and then switches the images while you're selecting one, not realizing that they are going to switch, which will then of course be the 'wrong' answer.

I'm not particularly interested in writing, and would like to eliminate it. I have deleted my user login twice attempting to customize Rosetta Stone to do only what I want it to do, but it only allows four different choices, none of which include only reading, listening and speaking. Furthermore, given that the word identification seems to work so poorly for me, I would like to go to just reading and listening, but that is also not an option. I can just unplug my microphone, and when the calibration routine pops up, tell it to continue without the microphone. I suppose I'll still be stuck with the writing, but at least I won't be yelling at my computer.

Finally, if there is a control to pause, to try to select the 'display answers', to work out exactly what new material is, I haven't found it. Very irritating having the choice of bailing out of a lesson, or seeing how many times you can guess wrong. The best choice seems to be to have a dictionary handy and click the 'home' button and hope you can remember the word accurately enough to find it in a dictionary. It will probably only cost 5 minutes or so.

In short, while Rosetta Stone is an effective language learning tool, it seems to be a rather poorly engineered one. Considering that Rosetta Stone has been available for so long, how can it still have such an unreasonable user interface? I have used an earlier version, in Chinese, and it didn't have many of these problems. Of course, it didn't have the speech identification or writing capability at all.