1. Thomas Kitchen
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    Is Rosetta Stone any good?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Thomas Kitchen, May 11, 2013.

    Hi all,

    I've decided I want to learn a language (not sure which one yet, but Russian and Mandarin grab my attention) as I wish to expand and talk with people from across the world - I only speak English and Welsh! :( Anyway, I've heard Rosetta Stone is fantastic for learning languages, and I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with it in some way, in any language.

    Help would be nice.

    Thank you! :D
     
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    I used it somewhat to learn spanish. It's a really good program, but the way that it teaches you is through associations between pictures and words, and LOTS and LOTS of repetition.

    I think that it will give you a good basic understanding, but you will still have to study the grammar to really progress.

    Learning a new language isn't easy, and it takes time and effort, there is no silver bullet for it. But, I think the Rosetta Stone program will help you get on your way.
     
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    Bought the Rose Stone for my son and he clepped a Spanish class in college.

    My sister had a drop-dead gorgeous friend. Never build-up the nerve to hit on her. Some time later I learned she went to Italy and had sex with a stranger by the leaning tower of pisa. All because he a-spoka Italian and had-a penis. Had I known she was that frigging easy....I would have bought the Rose Stone.

    Think I bout covered it all...money and sex. Hope that helps you.
     
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    Lessons by a native/fluent speaker and immersion into said country are way better. Speaking from experience.
     
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    Agreed. Programs like Rosetta Stone can help build a good survival level knowledge of the language but to really understand it at the next level you have to interact with native speakers.
     
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    I am using it to learn German and I love it. My husband speaks German so that does help but I find Rosetta stone easy to use and a great independent study tool.
     

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