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

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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews) 18 answered questions

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  • 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.
Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older.

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Learn French: Rosetta Stone French - Level 1-5 Set + French Verbs (Quickstudy: Academic) + French Vocabulary (Quickstudy: Academic)
Price for all three: $210.20

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Product Details

Platform: PC/Mac Disc
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: 1608299988
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac Disc

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.

From the Manufacturer

Discover the new Rosetta Stone experience with a Level 1-5 Set

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 the Level 1-5 Set you will 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.

Level 1-5 Set

Interactive Software

Live Tutoring

Mobile Apps

What You'll Learn

LEVELS 1&2: 0-100 HOURS

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

LEVELS 3&4: 101-200 HOURS

Learn to navigate your environment and handle basic interactions. This includes giving and getting directions, using transportation, telling time, eating out and more

LEVEL 5: 201-250 HOURS

Discuss Entertainment, culture, government, and the marketplace. Level 5 is the place to refine and perfect your conversation skills.

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 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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
498 of 523 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 Disc|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 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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304 of 324 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone vs. Fluenz (French) September 15, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
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.

+ 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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1,422 of 1,545 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 Disc
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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205 of 222 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 Disc
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Vive la France !
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Published 6 hours ago by Levon Bedrosian
5.0 out of 5 stars New version has fantastic additions
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Support
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Published 11 days ago by happyxcrat
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product but lacks Apple technology support
This is a great product. However, the online version does not work with ipad's version 1 or 2 to include some MAC's. Contacted customer service and they were not helpful.
Published 15 days ago by Ryshell H
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Headset But It's No Problem -- Can't Get to the Program Anyway
I've just spent the entire afternoon (4 hours) trying to get this dog to work -- and I'm a retired IT person who taught IT at a Fortune 500 company as well as having programmed,... Read more
Published 18 days ago by The Honest Conn Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Purchase.
Fast Service, Great Purchase.
Published 22 days ago by Sil Mata
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Just starting to use it. Very good.
Published 29 days ago by Gene
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
This was verry difficult for me to use, and seemed to be meant ffor business travelers rather than vacationers
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