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Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - 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 Italian vocabulary, words, and phrases.
  • Includes everything you need to learn at home and on the go.
  • Learn Italian today with Rosetta Stone.
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in Italian with Rosetta Stone.
  • Practice live online with a native Italian 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 Italian language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
  • Talk about government, work, movies, family, and more.
  • The complete Italian set will enable you to express your ideas and opinions in Italian and master the conversational skills required to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad.
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Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1-5 Set + Webster's New World Italian Dictionary: Italian/English, English/Italian + Essential Italian Grammar (Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar)
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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: 1617160407
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.9 x 7.6 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88 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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
395 of 401 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Complete, and Worth the Money January 10, 2011
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
I found out two months ago that my university was sending me to Italy in a year to teach for one semester. I'll be teaching in English, but my wife and I will need to live, shop, eat, travel, and deal with random problems in Italian, so we got Rosetta Stone to help us learn.

I've read reviews here and there by people who were disappointed in Rosetta Stone, but I have found it better than I expected. Having learned one language as a child, studied four more as an adult, traveled and at least briefly conversed in six, and taught one (Latin) to kids with my own textbooks (Schola Latina), I'm almost perfectly pleased with the way Rosetta Stone is helping us learn Italian.

As another reviewer points out, the program, while expensive, costs less than a semester of Italian at many a university, and you get a lot for the money. Each of five levels has four units, and each unit has four lessons; that's eighty lessons. Each lesson includes a core lesson of about forty screens, and from four to fifteen supplemental and review exercises of five to fifteen screens. That's about 10,000 screens of exercises in the main track of the program. In addition, you get fifteen months of free access to games, stories, and interaction with native speakers, all coordinated with your progress in the program. Each level also comes with four long CDs for repetitive drill.

Rosetta Stone's special angle is that the student doesn't translate. That is, you don't respond to words in one language with words in another language. Most of the exercises are based on pictures -- cleverly clear pictures. But the program is not all about responding to pictures by choosing words, as some reviews have suggested; different screens call on, exercise, and build different skills.
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166 of 177 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK for certain people December 5, 2010
By Lucas
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc
Rosetta Stone is useful for some people. I consider myself to have learned a lot from Rosetta Stone V4 Totale. I do not work for Amazon, Rosetta Stone, or any competitor of these companies. I originally bought the Italian version because I wanted to talk to people in Italy on my next vacation, and I work in a winery so I thought it would be cool to converse with vineyard owners in Italy. I purchased this program with realistic expectations: I would probably not be fluent in Italian even if I completed all 5 levels.

1.) Expect to start off slowly and do not expect to learn the language overnight. I expected the program to last at least 6 months, and still not be fluent. The first lessons and level basically teach you to say, "the horse is running." "Il cavallo corre" It was not until I reached lesson 4 of level 1 that RS started to teach useful sentences such as "I would like to purchase some vegetables with a credit card." It starts very slowly, and you must have lots of time and drive to get through those first lessons.

2.) I purchased the Totale version and found the RS World feature to be fun and useful. I especially like the Simbio feature where you get to converse in English with a native Italian speaker and converse in Italian with them. You basically play games and can chat with them. This feature drives me to learn more vocabulary so that I can speak more clearly with the native speaker.

3.) The RS iPhone app is useful for repetition. To learn Italian, I found myself repeating the same phrases and words over and over again. Maybe 10X. Even basic phrases such as "the horse is running" because each noun has a gender and the verb has to correspond with that gender. The app is only helpful for repetition (memorization), not new learning.
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98 of 106 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just starting out, seems like a good way to learn February 25, 2011
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I'm updating this review as I use the course, since waiting to provide a single, full review after I'v'e progressed through all the levels would likely take months. Since this is the newest version, I feel it's more important to update as I go along. Hopefully this is more benefit to you reading this now, rather than me waiting 6 months or a year to write the review, at which time Rosetta Stone might be on to a whole new version anyway.

My 9yo daughter is really excited about learning a new language, so I'll try to mix in her experience as appropriate as well.

What it comes with:
-1 program installation disc
-5 Language level discs (these provide the actual lessons). You can install them as you go or all at once.
-5 levels of audio cds, each level contains multiple cds (4 each level).
-Keyboard overlays, with both black and white overlays. These are stickers you can place on your keyboard keys to show the language's special characters.
-USB microphone/headset combo
-Quick guide
-Registration card (it's like a credit card but you scratch off the registration number and enter it when you install the software).

Installing:
Installation is simple, although it warns you that you cannot change the install location at a later date. I've heard RS is hard to get reinstalled and reactivated. Total size is about 2.5 GB of data plus a few other folders. Therefore, ensure you have about 3 GB of free space just for the program. If you rip the audio cd's to iTunes, mp3, etc, you'll need additional storage space for those.

The Headset:
The USB headset has been a bit buggy on my system. I had to reboot several times before my PC (Win Vista Home Premium) would properly install the drivers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I did an extensive amount of research on what language was the best....
I am interested in learning Italian; so, I did an extensive amount of research on what language was the best. Rosetta Stone kept coming up as the best; so, I purchased it. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As advertised.
Published 8 days ago by Mark A Callahan
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Tech Support EVER
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
Published 12 days ago by James E. Picou
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 21 days ago by Michele Beach
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 1 month ago by M. Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
was a gift
Published 2 months ago by Charles M. giisler
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product. This method is a fun way to ...
Fantastic product. This method is a fun way to learn a language!
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Jose A. de la Cruz, A.I.A.
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for the basics but needs written reference material for...
I have been using this product for at least one hour, every other day for the last couple of months. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Angeles
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful condition of the Rosetta Stone.
I've never had any of these foreign language in computer software for many years to come. Right now, I'm an adult. However, I have never spoken Italian all the time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Thomas McGrath
3.0 out of 5 stars Started off worthwhile, now I'm not so sure.
The software itself starts out well. The customer service is OK if you have a problem. Why 3 stars? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer
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