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Rosetta Stone V2: Korean Level 1 [OLD VERSION]

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

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Rosetta Stone Korean Level 1
CDN$ 109.00
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System Requirements

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

Product Details

  • Release Date: Aug. 28 2007
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,071 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa09a1f18) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0859ed0) out of 5 stars This is the famous Rosetta Stone software? March 6 2008
By Sera Scott - Published on
So this is the software so highly recommended? Well my rating for this software would be 0/5 if I could. I began this software already knowing hangeul so that was not the main problem. The main problem was when using the program, the pictures can have multiple meanings (and there is NO english translation to let you know which of your guesses is right). I understand their concept of total immersion but when the pictures can be so vague in meaning, it makes it not a very good program. And considering that I read hangeul, if you were to have a beginner who did not know hangeul this program would NOT work. Rosetta Stone is not what it is all cracked up to be.
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By B. Fern - Published on
The oft-touted six-month money-back guarantee is no good if you buy this product on Amazon. We found that out the hard way by calling Rosetta Stone. The representative said that any of their products are not guaranteed unless bought directly from their website or stores. Ouch!
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!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A. Sima - Published on
This product has several major flaws. It was probably made by slaping Korean over another language.

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.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0918f84) out of 5 stars Quite Helpful March 21 2008
By S. Kelly - Published on
I've used these for other languages and did know hanguel, the Korean writing system, so I didn't encounter the problems others did. I'm a rather intuitive learner and prefer this to sitting in a class waiting for others to catch on. Here I can go at my own pace.

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.
18 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa081bdc8) out of 5 stars Undisclosed Installation Limitiation - Requires CD to Play April 1 2008
By Albion Zeglin - Published on
This software requires the CD-ROM to always be present to play. This does not work on my laptop when the CD-ROM drive is removed.

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.