Rosetta Stone V2: Korean Level 1 [OLD VERSION]
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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
- Platform: Windows Vista / 2000 / XP, Mac OS X
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Korean 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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The reason we wanted to return it is that the written portion of the program is in Korean characters and not Romanized. Therefore, it's very hard to understand the details of things being said. We turned to a different system and it's working much better!
First, it was not designed to teach someone Korean. Because of problems with word order, it will have an English speaker believe that over meant under and vice versa. It teaches numbers, then moves on to telling time. This would work fine if Korean did not have 2 number systems. It teaches one then uses the second for telling time, leaving the user completely lost.
It does not teach Hangeul. I am fine with it using hanguel, since it is the best way to read Korean. But without teaching the user to read first, it is like a sports car with no gasoline. Expensive and useless.
The Product needs to be updated. It looks like it was made in 1995, and the photos are hard to make out. It is hard to tell who is the boy and who is the girl in many. You just have to guess which one looks slightly more feminine or is wearing a little more pink.
If you are taking a formal class, or have already studied Korean very much, it might help. Since it doesn't teach reading, grammar, or rules, it leaves the user totally lost.
It's important to start with the guided exercises and then do the tests or other activities. That way you get better hints on what the answer is. You do that till you feel you've mastered something, and then move on. You are able to choose the order and time you spend on something and can hear a lot of Korean.
Much better than a tape series in my opinion.
This limitation was not listed anywhere that I found and was not apparent until after installation.
The learning process was exactly the same a the Web version, except there is no tracking of progress or test results in this version.