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Learn French: Rosetta Stone French - Level 1

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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  • Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure
  • Master basic conversational skills; receive immediate and ongoing speech assessments
  • Enhance your learning on-the-go with Rosetta Stone mobile apps for the Kindle Fire HD, iPad and iPhone. Three month access included with purchase.
  • Language-enhancing games; live online lessons; includes headset with microphone
  • Build upon a foundation of key French vocabulary, words, and phrases.
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in French with Rosetta Stone.
  • Practice live online with a native French speaking tutor, and have access to the Rosetta Stone online learning community.
  • Rosetta Stone moves forward when you are ready. You drive the pace. You set the schedule.
  • Take the Rosetta Stone experience with you while on-the-go, free 3 month trial included. Build your French language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older.

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Learn French: Rosetta Stone French - Level 1 + French Grammar (Quickstudy: Academic) + French Vocabulary (Quickstudy: Academic)
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Product Details

Platform: PC/Mac Disc | Edition: French
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: 1608299953
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,554 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac Disc | Edition: French

Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping, and much more.

From the Manufacturer

Discover the new Rosetta Stone Level 1 experience

Millions of people around the world have already learned a new language with our award-winning approach. It's no coincidence that Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language. Our method is effective because it's more than the newest app—it's the result of decades of research into the way people learn best.

With Level 1 you build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Begin to learn and speak with confidence. Master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more.

Rosetta Stone Level 1

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What will you learn?

The Fundamentals

Gain confidence by mastering basic conversational skills. This includes greetings, introductions, simple Q&A's, and much more.


Hello, how are you?

What is your name?

Nice to meet you.

Where are you from?


My name is David Brown.

This is my friend Anna.

Excuse me, do you speak Chinese?


How much does the gray sweater cost?

I am buying the sweater because I'm visiting my grandmother this afternoon.

I want to pay with a credit card.

Interactive Software

You’ll learn through immersion—which means you’ll only hear and speak your new language. Without offering your native language for translation, our interactive immersion encourages you to learn more actively than other methods, which means you’ll be more successful.

Our advanced system presents material at the right intervals to optimize your individual learning. The curriculum is sequenced to introduce new skills in a way that stimulates your brain’s natural language learning ability.

Advanced speech recognition technology analyzes every syllable, whenever you speak.

Does the Rosetta Stone solution work?

  • Millions of learners around the world have discovered a language with the Rosetta Stone solution—from individuals to corporate clients such as NASA, the US State Department, and more than 10,000 schools.

Rosetta Stone's Advanced Features

Rosetta Studio

Rosetta Studio introduces you to real conversation in online sessions with language coaches who are native speakers. Supercharge your learning and experience everything communicating live has to offer.

Rosetta World

Rosetta World is a lively online community where ramping up your language skills looks a lot like playing games. Reinforce what you've learned by having a live online chat, or facing off against new friends around the world. Chances are, you'll be having so much fun, you won't realize how much you're improving.

Rosetta Stone on the Go

Learn and practice on the go-or sync and track your progress across multiple devices. Our available mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android tablets and smartphones make it easy.

Ready to dive in?

If you want to learn to swim, you need to get in the water.

It's the same with learning to speak another language. Without your native language for help, you'll learn actively—which makes you more successful.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
215 of 219 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars BUT beware... December 4, 2011
By Cheryl
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc| Edition:French|Verified Purchase
The product itself is five stars, however the description is faulty. I researched this product a great deal before purchasing and even got the free demo CD first. I really do like the learning process, it feels intuitive. The problem is, sitting at my desktop computer is inconvenient and I do not have a laptop. So when I learned that there is an "App for that", I was thrilled. I own both an iPhone and an iPad so with the Rosetta Stone apps that link directly to my account I could learn and practice wherever I needed to. For three months I made great progress whether at home, in the backyard or at work on my lunch hour. On day 91 I suddenly could not connect, my apps kept saying "no course found for this account". The product still works on my desktop but it turns out the apps portion of the product was just a free trial. If I want to continue learning this way I need to purchase a very expensive subscription. No where on this product page does it say that the companion apps are a trial version. I am very disappointed with Rosetta Stone and Amazon. I did call Amazon but the rep I spoke to did not know whether the product info was written by Rosetta Stone or Amazon, I am sure it was the former. Amazon did try to assist me by offering a partial refund but that was not really what I wanted. I want to continue to learn on my iPad! My disappointed with Amazon is because that call I made to them took place about two months ago and I see the product info page has not changed, I do not see anything about the iPhone apps being a 90 day trial.

I see that Amazon has updated the description slightly with this sentence, "Enhance your learning on-the-go with Rosetta Stone mobile apps for the Kindle Fire HD, iPad and iPhone. Three month access included with purchase." I personally think it is still obscure since the part about the mobile companion is much farther down in the description but at least it is something.
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131 of 138 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware! April 2, 2012
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Edition:French
Understand that if you purchase this product, your ability to use all the features has a 6 month time limit. If you install and do not use the product promptly you will be told that half of the product will not work unless you pay $100+ for a subscription. It does not matter if you have not used the online services at all, the money is gone, the service is gone, and you must pay more to use all of your product. Customer service on this regard is not helpful at all. Complete waste of money.
Steer Clear.
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The manufacturer commented on this review (What's this?)
Rosetta Success saysApril 5, 2012
I'm very sorry to hear about this negative experience, and would love to help turn this around for you. Do you have a reference number from any of your interactions with us so that I can look into this?
Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon
65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc| Edition:French|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I've never had french, learned french, or know anything about French. Now, however, I feel like I could do OK with a quick trip and to get around conversationally. Rosetta Stone is no substitute for deep immersion learning, but it's pretty useful as a tool to learn the basics.

- Builds a LOT of vocabulary quickly
- Helps understand what words mean by associating them with a concept, rather than translating
- Internet community is pretty cool.

- Doesn't focus on grammar at all
- Level 1 doesn't contain a whole lot
- It's obviously pretty expensive. I guess if you're *really* interested, it's worth it.

For it's purpose, it is almost perfect software. You will feel confident with the basics after this.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc| Edition:French|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
La Femme Boit...... I think that means the girl drinks. Learned that in the first 5 minutes. :)

Ok, overall the program is good. This was my first experience with Rosetta Stone software and I like it. They really did one heck of a job making learning fun and easy. I highly recommend the software if you want to learn a second language, it looks like it is a good product. I would definitely try other languages after seeing just how easy it is to use this stuff.

What didn't I like?

For starters the headphones and microphone that came with it are NOT quality, they are not comfortable and my ears got really hot. It was like wearing styrofoam balls over my ear[...]. Sure wish they headphones were at least padded better. The microphone seemed to work well, my only gripe here is the comfort of wearing it. And if you follow this program you will wear it a lot!

Second, it took nearly 30 minutes for me to install the software. I understand software piracy but between the lengthy install process, having to scratch off a 28 digit code from a little plastic card and manually enter that and the several updates I had to download it was a bit dull. I sure would have like a faster, easier program to install. So don't think you can just pop this in and you are good to go, you need to first install the application, then install the language pack, then update it (if updates are available) then you need to scratch off the secret code and activate the product, then you have to setup your user profile and THEN you can finally get started.

Overall the product is good, I give it 4 stars out of 5 because the software is really the key here. The headset is low quality and that takes away from the experience.
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196 of 228 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Children learn this way, not adults August 30, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc| Edition:French|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have heard many great things about Rosetta Stone, but always from the perspective of a TV ad with the usual, glowing testimonials of 30 and 40-somethings who just rave about the product.

Naturally, I've always been curious, but have usually been put off by the near $200 price-tag that usually accompanies it. So, when Amazon Vine had it on offer, I decided to give it a try.

Here's what I have to say about it after a week's exposure to my wife (aged 40+) and my daughter (age 7).

Generally speaking, Rosetta Stone does a great job in exposing kids to vocabulary. Nouns are attributed to actual pictorial representations instead of the "x = y" approach. This generally works well, as we do a better job with image recognition than we do with word matching.

However, that being said, this kind of representation works well when you're in the early years of school where such learning applies. As adults, however, we have already a well-established mind set where learning doesn't equate well to a kindergarten-level. That's typically why we, as adults, sometimes have a hard time relating simple concepts to younger children simply because we tend to use constructs that are far more complex.

In other words, while pictorial representations (i.e. "immersion") works well to introduce new and unfamiliar words to kids, this doesn't work well when it comes to grammar. Sentence construction is best introduced in the traditional way of learning how to conjugate "-er" verbs in French by establishing simple rules (which account for 65% of the verbs in the French language). Once those rules are learned, then it's quite easy to follow.

Rosetta doesn't take this approach, which is why it hurts both kids and adults for altogether different reasons.
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Published 7 days ago by whitley
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This is a gift for my grand daughter. Even though she is taking French in high school, she says this really improves her understanding.
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Published 3 months ago by C Cahill
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Excellent service and fine quality. The product arrived ahead of schedule and looks great. I would recommend this item and seller to everyone.
Published 6 months ago by Gordon davis
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Best idea I've ever done. Buying Rosetta Stone was amazing. Learning to read, write, and speak in another language by Rosetta Stone gave me complete confidence. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Helped me to be able to communicate when we went to France
Published 6 months ago by mie
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed review on this program.
Rosetta Stone seems to slowly build your knowledge base, but for learning some basic phrases etc that might be relevant to tourists, this is not your program. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Henry F. Austin
1.0 out of 5 stars WOW, what a lame product

that is all the have going for it.
You see how pathetic rosetta stone is by the theme in their ads now. Read more
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