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Learn French: Rosetta Stone French - Level 1-5 Set

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Platform: PC/Mac
  • Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • Develop your command of the language--read, write, speak, and understand
  • Build vocabulary; negotiate complex situations; share ideas and opinions
  • 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 French today with Rosetta Stone.
  • 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.
  • Talk about government, work, movies, family, and more. Includes everything you need to learn at home and on the go.
  • The complete French set will enable you to fully express your ideas and opinions in French and master the conversational skills required to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad.
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Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older.

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Platform: PC/Mac
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: 1608299988
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac

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Develop your command of the language. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions in your new language. Develop the conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies, family, and more. Includes everything you need to learn at home and on the go.

What Will I Learn

 
This level will help you:
  • Build your vocabulary and language abilities
  • Read, write, speak and understand your new language
  • Speak without a script
  • Retain what you've learned
  • Practice unscripted conversations in your new language
  • Negotiate complex situations with confidence and accuracy
Sample topics include:
  • The basics, such as age and family relations
  • Questions, greetings, introductions
  • Telling time, calendar terms, the weather
  • Directions, locations, dining out
  • Emotions, opinions, ideas
  • Political, media, business terms
  • Arranging home repairs
  • Planning to move abroad
  • Discussing the arts and tourism
  • Careers and conducting interviews
  • Problem-solving and commercial transactions

What Do I Get?

Interactive Software

Our award-wining version, complete with proprietary speech recognition technology.

Audio Companion

For your CD or MP3 player so you can review while on the go.

Headset with Microphone

For use with our state-of- the-art speech-recognition software.

Live Online Lessons NEW

Practice sessions led by native speaking tutors.

Games & Community NEW

Language-enhancing games move you towards real-world proficiency.

Mobile Companion NEW

Learning application for your iPhone or iPod Touch device.

Our Method

Our Method

Recreate the natural way you learned your first language and reveal skills that you already have using Dynamic Immersion. This award-winning method has been adopted by countless organizations, schools and millions of users around the world.

Learn Naturally: Discover how to speak, read, write, and understand--all without translating or memorizing. Our award-winning solution recreates how you learned your first language, unlocking your natural abilities.

Speak Confidently: Perfect your pronunciation with speech-recognition technology. Gain the confidence in your new voice as you practice with other learners in our exclusive online community and participate in online sessions coached by native tutors.

Immerse Yourself: Be surrounded by your new language. From core lessons to online sessions, Rosetta Stone gets you engaged and interacting with others.

Stay Motivated: Experience accomplishment with each moment of achievement; with dedicated success agents you will never lose sight of your language-learning goals.

Your Natural Ability. Awakened.

Natural Discovery

Learning your first language is as natural as smiling. Effortless. Rewarding. Every step in Rosetta Stone feels like that. Clear, compelling images appear precisely, in juxtaposition, conveying meaning. Intuitively, you just know what it means.

  • Our puzzle-like environments--a systematic presentation of sounds, images, and text--help learners absorb meaning intuitively.
Natural Discovery
Rosetta Stone's award-winning software, where you will interact by speaking, clicking, selecting phrases and writing.
Speech Activation
Speech Activation
Rosetta Stone's proprietary speech-recognition technology provides immediate and ongoing feedback.

Build your confidence and polish your pronunciation skills with state-of-the-art speech-recognition technologies and success-filled dialogues.

  • Our software provides immediate and ongoing assessments of your speech through Actionable Feedback, which helps you pronounce syllables, words and sentences correctly and easily.
  • Based on a collection of literally millions of speech samples, our proprietary speech-recognition algorithms and speech models were engineered with a singular purpose--to help you communicate with accuracy, confidence and ease.
Native Socialization
Native Socialization
Language-learning games will keep you motivated along the way.

Practice with native speakers in our live interactive sessions and our online community. Every conversation gives you the confidence to communicate in your new language.

  • For many, traditional language-learning fails because it lacks real conversation. With Rosetta Stone you'll play games and chat with native speakers and other learners in our online language community.
  • Hundreds of native-speaking tutors trained in the Rosetta Stone method are ready to help reinforce the language you're learning through live, online conversations. From Day One you'll be speaking your new language with confidence and ease.

Product Description

Develop your command of the language. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Develop conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies, and citizenship. Discuss family and traditions, and celebrate success.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
457 of 480 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic program but not without its quirks September 6, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Rosetta Stone Totale French

Once you get the application installed and working, it is a lot of fun. I actually look forward to learning the language. It gives no English interpretation but shows an image with each phrase. They call it Dynamic Immersion. You hear, see, say and even type the phrase. The program goes over learned material and also breaks down pronunciations. It's colorful and not only fun to use but to look at as well.

It is a fantastic program but not without its quirks.

Problem 1 - license agreement.
We rarely read license agreements but I have started to look them over. This is one that I was tempted to decline - too many lawyers got into this one. Stuff like you don't own it, this is a license to use, etc. Because of the license agreement I was hesitant to signup for the online features for fear I am walking into additional charges I will have trouble getting out of. But I did and will definitely update if that happens.

Installation
Installation went ok on my desktop (Windows 7) except for the headset. First thing starting the application it asks to setup the microphone but the headset wasn't listed. I tried support (see below). The instructions say to plug in the headset prior to installation. But after unplugging and reconnecting the headset after installation my computer found it. But then you have to go to your sound settings on the Control Panel and set it to default in order for this application to use it- every single time. They should have taken care of that step programmatically.

Installation on a Netbook
My netbook (with Windows XP) doesn't have a CD player. With all other applications I put the CD (or DVD) into my desktop and connect to it. But it didn't' work with this installation.
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1,306 of 1,420 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Be wary before investing in this system! December 30, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
Think twice before investing a lot of money in these systems. You can only install it twice, then it shuts you down. My hard drive crashed, then weeks later my computer. I try to put it on my new laptop, and it won't let me. So technically my $600 is then wasted. Great system, huh?

I call them up and have spent hours pleading my case. They told me that because I bought it through an amazon vendor, it's a pirated copy. Nowhere on their website or any of their advertising do they caution you about this. I told them they were punishing me for buying something for $600 in good faith. I spent 3 hours talking to different people about this, being dismissed repeatedly. Their customer service is absolutely terrible.

In short, be very very wary before you get into the same situation I did. Computers and laptops are never reliable for long. Two strikes, then you have to trust that they'll honor your large cash outlay, and let you continue to use something you've paid a lot of money for! I am totally disillusioned with this very bad company.

I told the customer "help"line that because of their attitude, I would tell everyone I could and warn them about this situation. They said they didn't care. So here I am, warning all of you good people out there. Go with a different language learning company who actually values their purchasers.
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259 of 278 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone vs. Fluenz (French) September 15, 2010
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Rosetta Stone vs. Fluenz Version F2: French 1 (Win/Mac) with software DVD, audio CD, podcasts, and Navigator. Learn French with the latest upgrade.
I've now used them both extensively and honestly don't have a preference - it'll be down to your learning style and your needs.

Rosetta Stone:
+ Intuitive learning structure.
+ Interactive and visually oriented.
- Does not explain why grammar rules do what they do.
- Is finicky about multiple computer usage.

Fluenz
+ Simulates one-on-one instruction.
+ Explains why grammar rules do what they do.
- Not as intuitive of a learning structure.
- Not as visually oriented.
+ Is not finicky about multiple computer usage.

If you:
* Want to learn the basics of the language fairly quickly for a trip, or have a solid foundation for adult conversation or travel practicalities.
* Always want to know the "why" behind things.
Choose Fluenz.

If you:
* Want to learn a language at a slower pace to create a foundation for fluency and are not in a hurry to ask how to buy a train ticket or order something in a coffee shop.
* Are buying this for a child.
* Are visually oriented
Choose Rosetta Stone

If you:
* Want to have a solid foundation for future fluency.
* Have the money to drop.
Buy both and use them simultaneously.
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180 of 194 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars too many problems to get this product May 15, 2011
By spatin
Platform for Display:PC/Mac
One of the things that Rosetta Stone fails to tell the buyer is that the online services only last for three months. After that the user has to buy additional months. The current rate (from my discussion with Rosetta Stone today) is $20 a month or $50 for 3 months, you pay less the more months you purchase. The online services only works for one person. If you have another user on the program (spouse, child, whatever) that person has to buy his/her own online services. Without the online services, the program seems to be pretty much useless and no better than some of the free programs online.
So it is not just the $479.00 purchase price. It is that price plus the online service charges. That could add up to an awful lot of money to get through all of the five modules - unless you can get through them in 3 months, which is highly unlikely. Not worth the cost, in my opinion, and I don't like the way they hid the fact that the online services are extra.
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Rosetta Success saysSeptember 27, 2011
Hello Spatin and B'LynnK,

When you purchase any Rosetta Stone Version 4 (CD-ROM) product, your program comes with 3 free months of online services for one person. These three months are included as a trial, and when those 3 months expire, you can then choose to purchase additional months of online services.

Once these 3 months expire, you will still have access to Rosetta Course, which is the cornerstone of your language-learning experience with Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Course includes all of the lessons that teach you your new language: Core Lessons, Vocabulary, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Pronunciation and Review lessons, as well as a Milestone at the end of each Unit. You will still have access to the speech recognition function in the lessons. You can also continue to use the Audio Companion MP3s to review your lessons when you're away from the computer.

We do recommend that you continue with the online services, since they greatly enhance your language-learning experience. The online services allow you to access:

Rosetta Studio: 50 minute sessions with a native speaker of the language you're learning at the end of each session. These sessions allow you to review what you've already learned, practice your conversational skills, and learn a few new words along the way! And the best part about these sessions is that they are unlimited- you can take as many Studio sessions as you'd like!

Rosetta World: A collection of language games and stories to help you develop different skills in your new language. You will also have the opportunity to interact with our growing community of language learners in Duo and Simbio games.

iPhone and iPad apps: These apps allow you to review your language-learning lessons (Rosetta Course) while you're on the go.

Please also note that the online services can only be purchased for learners who are 13 years of age and older.

I hope this helps, and please don't hesitate to contact us at (866) 834-6115 with any further questions!
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Overpriced, AND you can't sell it used when you're done.
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