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Learn Korean: Rosetta Stone Korean - Level 1-3 Set

by Rosetta Stone See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows 7 / 8 / XP, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • Develop language skills to enjoy social interactions; share ideas and opinions
  • Build vocabulary; spell and write accurately; speak without a script
  • Enhance your learning on-the-go with Rosetta Stone mobile apps for the Kindle Fire HD, iPad and iPhone .  Access included with purchase.
  • Language-enhancing games; live online lessons; includes headset with microphone
  • Build upon a foundation of key Korean vocabulary, words, and phrases.
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in Korean with Rosetta Stone.
  • Practice live online with a native Korean 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 Korean language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7 / 8 / XP, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Learn Korean: Rosetta Stone Korean - Level 1-3 Set + Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners: First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System (CD-ROM Included) + Human Japanese
Price for all three: $227.65

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: 1617160547
  • Item model number: 27842
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,089 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Connect with the world. Learn language fundamentals from greetings and introductions to simple questions and answers. Give and get directions, tell time, and dine out. Share your opinions, and talk about everyday life: your interests, your work, current events, and more.


Product Shots

Communicate and connect around the world. Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Develop the language skills to enjoy social interactions such as travel and shopping and learn to share ideas and opinions in your new language.

What Will I Learn

This level will help you:
  • Build your vocabulary and language abilities
  • Spell and write accurately
  • Speak without a script
  • Retain what you've learned
  • Read and understand your new language
  • Share ideas and opinions, express feelings and talk about everyday life
Sample topics include:
  • The basics, such as age and family relations
  • Questions, greetings, introductions
  • Times of day, calendar terms, the weather
  • Directions, locations, telling time
  • Present, past and future tense
  • Apologies and polite requests
  • How to order at a restaurant and give and receive directions
  • Emotions, opinions and ideas
  • Political, media, business and religious terms

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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
112 of 119 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone Korean is terrible May 9, 2012
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Edition:Korean
I have been using Rosetta Stone Korean for almost two years while living in South Korea. I am a professor who speaks three languages besides English. I bought Rosetta Stone based on their advertising to learn a language like you did when you were a kid, which seemed compelling at the time.

However, the way the program is structured is nothing like "real life" because it has vague images denoting activities that could be one thing or another (Are they saying hello or goodbye? Why is that man standing with his hands over his head? Etc.). Additionally, the microphone doesn't "hear" you very well, so the speaking activities are a total disaster. Even my 6-year old daughter, who is completely fluent in Korean with no accent whatsoever can't pass a simple speaking test. Worst of all, the grammatical constructions are often wrong in Korean because there is no clear separation of singular and plural tenses, but Rosetta Stone acts like there are hard and fast rules. That is just one of many examples where they teach you Korean that people don't actually use. The problem is that Rosetta Stone has a one-size-fits-all template that doesn't deviate, and it just doesn't work for Korean.

Save your money. There are lots of online resources for learning Korean and the Seoul Global Center offers free Korean classes.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Learning Tool September 5, 2011
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Edition:Korean
A word of caution; Anglophones like myself should think twice before going into this product cold. Korean is a very difficult language and the partial immersion method used by this software will likely frustrate a native English speaker. The good news here is there are excellent and low priced programs which use the traditional vocabulary/grammar teaching method. Once you are familiar with the Korean alphabet and can cobble together simple sentences in Korean, you'll be ready for Rosetta Stone Korean.

I find Rosetta Stone Korean a vital instrument in my quest to learn Korean. By presenting real world scenarios it has expanded my understanding of this language exponentially. There is enough repitition to drill ideas home with sufficient fresh concepts to keep learning from going stale. I find myself almost looking forward to firing up this program and spending an hour or so delving into this most daunting language.

Of course, it is not perfect. My biggest beef is with the written lessons. Learning to write reinforces listening and speaking skills, but the way Rosetta Stone goes about it in this software is just ridiculous. The writing lessons take up a very small portion of the coursework (2-5%), yet they become very complicated early on. To make matters worse, you are afforded no margin for error like in the speaking lessons. I had a number of instances where I slaved my way through a long paragraph only to have it completely counted as wrong because of a spacing problem! Since the program will automatically send you back to a lesson if you get an unacceptable score, I began to skip the writing lessons.

That all said, you will find this a great addition in a quest to learn Korean as long as you understand it is not a magic $400+ bullet which alone will give you adequate skill in this language.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable! October 1, 2011
By Chichan
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc| Edition:Korean|Verified Purchase
I read and try out quite a bit of language books. I really enjoy this Rosetta program, a lot. I actually suggest doing prior studies (like reading characters, basic sentence structures, and maybe a few words) before considering this program. It starts straight into reading and listening with no English explanations (which I love! I get confused with English translations, I always get stuck using English structure). The Rosetta objective (I assume) is to place you into the language(in other words "immerse" you into the language). There is also a free 3 month subscription to games (solo or interactive, though, I haven't seen any people online), itouch or iphone application that shows flash cards, and you can even make appointments with native speakers to help you practice what you learned. When the 3 month trial is over, you will be charged $25 each month. I believe Rosetta Stone is worth the price, being taking college classes cost way more including the books and making time to make it to each class. If there are cheaper classes out there, I still haven't found any in my area.

My suggestions:
My Korean collection consists of children's work books, story books, flash cards, text books, audio books, picture dictionaries, and online websites.
Pimsleur courses are good to listen to practice accent and to have words and sentences stuck in your mind. *I suggest a trial version first. Not many people like it.
Andrew Sangpil Byon's "Basic Korean: A Grammar and Workbook" is also a good choice. I especially like the teachings of sentence structure.

If money is an issue, check your local public library and decide from there. Some libraries may also have free online language programs. A local used book store may also have books you can flip through.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Edition:Korean
Rosetta Stone seems like a good concept. But for Korean, it is awful. Do not waste your money on this. I bought the online version of this when I first started learning Korean. I assumed (wrongly) that Rosetta stone was the gold standard of language learning software. I bought some books along with it but I figured I would be relying most heavily on the Rosetta Stone. It was the complete opposite.

This is how Rosetta is setup. It shows you a picture of a cat, while saying the word cat in Korean, and sometimes spelling it in Korean as well. Makes sense. Then, not very far into the program, it will show you a picture of a cat next to a table lying on a bed with the ceiling fan on and a door in the background... then says a sentence, in Korean, with NO English translation. So, sure, I can repeat the sentence into the microphone, get it correct, and move on. But- I have NO IDEA what I said! I found myself many times having to pause it, Google translate the Korean sentence, and figure out what I'm actually saying. Which was usually totally different from what I thought.

In addition, it does not teach you to read Hangul. It teaches you a LITTLE bit as you're moving along, but not in a way that you will remember and not quickly enough at ALL. And since there are no romanizations (a breakdown of pronunciation using English letters that you know) there are STILL words that I thought I knew from Rosetta that it turns out I've been pronouncing wrong all along. You can learn Hangul in two days maybe three by downloading any free app. I've been learning Korean for half a year and I can tell you absolutely learn Hangul first, no matter what method you decide to learn Korean.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yes and No
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Published 1 month ago by Krista Arthur
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless
Words are in Hangul and not in English characters so there is no pronunciation guide. Do not recommend this product unless you can read Korean.
Published 4 months ago by E E
2.0 out of 5 stars Totally lost me.
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Published 6 months ago by Kevan
1.0 out of 5 stars Not happy
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Published 8 months ago by Lee StPierre
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but lacks in areas.
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Published 10 months ago by Micaela Swaney
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Published 17 months ago by Alex Moran
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