Dette emne er markeret som "i hvile"—det seneste indlæg er mere end 90 dage gammel. Du kan vække emnet til live ved at poste et indlæg.
I suspect that it could be a very good way to get started in a language you don't know at all, but it's frustratingly slow if you already know a bit, or know analogous languages. You'd need to back it up with some grammar from a book if you wanted to learn formal written language rather than just basic communication.
If you have the option, it's almost certainly better value for money to spend the $200 on evening classes with a human teacher, though.
Our patrons love it. You might check with your local library to see if they have it, and if they don't, ask them to think about purchasing a subscription.
If you buy separetly is more expensive. I thoug that I was saving some money the opposite happen.
I found out the program is very dumb. The first problem is that is optional to log in with your user name, and that requiremente is a must in other training programs like typing tutors. How the program is going to know what is your progress if it does not log you in? With rosetta stone even if I log in, I don´t see any diference. In how the program guide me so I do not get bored.
I complained to the rosetta stone office here in Panamá central america, about several issues like that, The main one is that I got bored because the program keeps repeating what I already know. And there is no way to know what is your progress.
I have tried to return the courses. but they say they are not going to return my money.
I am going to learn the hard way the language I want (japannesee) because I cant return it. They are forcing me to create a tutorial on how to use the program (incredible!) but I am planning to publish in the internet a full report of a very bad designed program that is selling well because of a very cleaver way to advertise.
Maybe these program is good if you are in a language lab with a profesor theaching the second language you want to learn. Or if you get it for free in a library. But it is the worst investment I have done in learning material. I just wanted to learn a new language. I dont wanted to learn how to create my own curriculum on how to learn a new language with rosetta stone. I am a technician with computers with 15 years of experiencie.
I will keep updating these post. Really people need to know about these program. before they purchase it.
I do not think it is worth $200! They have a great advertising campaign, and presence in a number of airports, but I really don't think you'd get very far in a language with it. There are some good critiques of the program out on the internet. For example, no where are there basic phrases like hello, how are you, what is your name, etc. They start right off with "the boy is under the airplane" or "the woman is in the car".
If you can get it for free, it's maybe one part of learning a language, and since all you have to lose is your time, you can check it out and see if it works at all for you. But you shouldn't count on it getting you very far.
The best thing about it is it has more content than most of the cheaper programs. But I don't think you could actually learn the language this way. How useful is "The boy is under the plane. The girl is on the table."?