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

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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 German vocabulary, words, and phrases.
  • Includes everything you need to learn at home and on the go.
  • Learn German today with Rosetta Stone.
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in German with Rosetta Stone.
  • Practice live online with a native German 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 German language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
  • Talk about government, work, movies, family, and more.
  • The complete German set will enable you to fully express your ideas and opinions in German and master the conversational skills required to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad.
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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: 1617160075
  • 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 (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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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. 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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
455 of 460 people found the following review helpful
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I've completed German levels 1-5 of Rosetta Stone, and these are my experiences:

First, a brief description of how Rosetta Stone is laid out. There is a basic application you install, and then you install language levels on top of it. You can purchase several boxes with different levels for the same language or even different languages, but you would only install the application the first time, and the additional language levels plug into it. The maximum number of levels per language is five, but many languages only have one through three available. This means that Rosetta Stone will not cover as advanced of topics in these languages.

Each level of a language has four units, and each unit has four main lessons and about 35 activities overall. The main lessons each take 20-30 minutes to complete, and the additional activities each take 5-10 minutes. The additional activities correspond to a specific lesson and focus on a single aspect of the language, like pronunciation, vocabulary, or writing. Additionally, there is a review for each lesson, which is occasionally repeated as you complete the level. Unfortunately, these reviews do not carry across levels. You will never see a review for Level 1, Unit 2, Lesson 3 while working on Level 2, for instance. These reviews are based on time, not how many activities you've completed, so if you take longer to complete the level, you will see more reviews.

The course is built around hearing native speakers speak a phrase that corresponds to a picture. Then there are different tasks you have to accomplish.
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209 of 228 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can speak German now March 11, 2011
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I've completed the full German course, 1-5 and have had a very good experience with it. English is a Germanic language, which means many of the words underlying English and German are the same or quite similar. Vocabulary should come fairly easily to students and the program gets one to an intermediate level of communication. The audio companion cd discs (20 of them) do a great job of drumming in vocabulary drills or refresh words and concepts learned in earlier lessons. The studio lessons allow for a genuine small classroom experience with teachers who know which words the student is and is not familiar with.
There are deficiencies in the Rosetta Stone system. As 100% of the program is in German, one needs to pick up a dictionary to translate properly some of the words in the course. Also if one forgets a word there is no glossary allowing one to go back to the section the word was introduced.
The underlying premiss that adults can learn a language like a child has limits. Do you know a foreigner who learned English as an adult who speaks like a native? The last flaw is a significant one. German has a complex grammatical system and there is no way that one can pick that up by just listening to it. Hitting a german grammar book outside the course is a major help in this regard.
I have family in the German part of Switzerland and they can understand me. My fluency level is enough to get by at the conversational level in most situations. Think of Rosetta Stone 1-5 like a couple of years of college level study. One will be far from fluent but at the same time, one can get almost any idea across and have a solid foundation to build on.
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99 of 115 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The speech "regonition" is horrible! March 4, 2011
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I've been working with the Russian 1-3 package ran into what seemed to be a pronunciation brick wall - I couldn't even get the software to recognize the very simple words in level 1, lesson 1. So why am I posting a review of the German levels 1-5 package? My experience with the Russian package was so frustrating that I begged a friend to let me test recognition on his German software.

I started learning German 10 years ago and while I'm not fluent, I aced my university courses in it, listen to German internet radio, and have participated in a weekly conversational German club for 4 years. Native speakers and university level German students have no trouble understanding me, but this software doesn't register a single word I say.

Do yourself a favor and disable the speech "recognition" feature - it will save you from throwing a perfectly good computer out your window.
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Rosetta Success saysSeptember 27, 2011
Hi James, Pete and E. C.,

Here are some tips on how to best use the Speech Recognition software.

Use the USB-headset that came with your copy of Rosetta Stone Version 3.

Make sure your headset's microphone is positioned beside your mouth and approximately 1 inch away from your cheek

During speaking exercises, wait 2 seconds after the beep to begin speaking

Make sure your USB-headset is your default sound input/output device

As E. C. suggested, you can also lower your Speech Precision Level:
Click the Preferences icon (the circle with 3 horizontal lines).
Click Set Preferences from the drop-down menu.
Click the Audio Settings tab.
Use the slider to lower your Speech Precision Level.
Click Apply Changes.

I hope this information helps!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Show us the money May 7, 2013
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I purchased Rosetta Stone German about a year ago, despite reviews that complained about the need to maintain a TOTALe subscription in order to use the product on an iPad. I thought I could live with that.

I can't. I used TOTALe in my iPad while it was included in my initial purchase and then let it lapse. Recently, I decided to bite the bullet and renew my TOTALe subscription, for God knows how much money, so I could be mobile. Ah! You can't get there from here. If the TOTALe subscription is allowed to lapse, your account is no longer accessible. And that's where their incredibly inept customer service comes in. I spent forever online in a chat that kept crashing, trying to determine why I couldn't get in to my account. Once told I had to essentially start all over, I was transferred and promptly lost in the ozone. I tried email. This helpful person told me to login to my account and renew. But I can't DO that; my account is inaccessible until I have the subscription, and so it goes.

Foolish me. I do not understand why I must have a subscription to put an app on my iPad so I can use a very pricey piece of software. I'm angry and frustrated and can't get no satisfaction. Where's Mick Jagger when you need him? And who are the people who decided this was a good business model: Charge a lot for the total software package and then charge a lot MORE to make it mobile. And keep on charging. Oh, yeah, people will buy it. Forgot that part. Sad.
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Rosetta Success saysMay 10, 2013
Hello Ms. Rivers,

I'm very sorry to hear about this negative experience! I was able to locate the case you submitted, and have escalated to a team lead to follow up with you and resolve this today.

Jessica
Rosetta Stone Customer Relations
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Published 5 days ago by Roosters
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Rosetta Stone Tech Support is among the worst I have ever experienced. I have had their software updates render their product useless (ie. A static gray screen that won’t move. Read more
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth the Money!
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I bought this over priced language tool because it was greatly reduced on Amazon but now I am having a lot of trouble getting it to run on my PC. Dont buy it.
Published 12 days ago by S. Miles
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift
bought as a gift. user reports ; it is great and the family is learning the german language. military family that is being sent to germany for tour of duty.
Published 13 days ago by SCFROMWI
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Learn german at home can be a fun thing to do.
Published 20 days ago by Chicken Inside
1.0 out of 5 stars Run for the Hills...................Horrible Customer Service
I bought this software, when I went to install it the activation code would not work, I contacted Rosetta Stone and after being told I was wrong numerous times when I was clearly... Read more
Published 29 days ago by John H.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very expensive paperweight! Even working with support won't make it work.
Published 1 month ago by lphtx
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the cost
Meh. It is useful enough. But with the free applications that are available now, I do not think it is worth the price you pay. Read more
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