Learn Russian: Rosetta Stone Russian - Level 1
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- Learn to read, write, and speak in Russian with Rosetta Stone.
- Build upon a foundation of key Russian vocabulary, words, and phrases.
- Rosetta Stone moves forward when you are ready. You drive the pace. You set the schedule.
- Practice live online with a native Russian speaking tutor, and have access to the Rosetta Stone online learning community.
- Take the Rosetta Stone experience with you while on-the-go, free 3 month trial included. Build your Russian language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
- Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
- Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure
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Platform: PC/Mac Disc | Edition: Russian
From the Manufacturer
Discover the new Rosetta Stone Level 1 experience
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 Level 1 you build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Begin to learn and speak with confidence. Master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more.
Rosetta Stone Level 1
Live Conversation Sessions
What will you learn?
Gain confidence by mastering basic conversational skills. This includes greetings, introductions, simple Q&A's, and much more.
Hello, how are you?
What is your name?
Nice to meet you.
Where are you from?
My name is David Brown.
This is my friend Anna.
Excuse me, do you speak Chinese?
How much does the gray sweater cost?
I am buying the sweater because I'm visiting my grandmother this afternoon.
I want to pay with a credit card.
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 Stone's Advanced Features
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 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.
Top Customer Reviews
Another gripe is that the images are not unique to the language. You would think that if you pay over $200 bucks for one level (and over $500 for all three) that you would be getting something unique. Having said that, there is a wide range of different Russian speakers throughout level one - all very pleasant and easy to understand.
The online features are absolutely great. This is one reason why it's earned four stars from me. I honestly think Rosetta Stone could really make some money if they separated the software and their online stuff.
So, to sum everything up: this is a good, addictive, and interactive product; but it definitely shouldn't be your only resource. Buy some books to understand some of the grammar, and try to get yourself a dictionary or always have Google Translate handy and ready to go. Also, try to hook up with some native speakers via Skype or something, especially if you want to learn some real conversational skills. You can probably learn more in a few hours with a native speaker (when it comes to day-to-day conversations) than Rosetta Stone Russian level 1 will teach you.
The program is easy to use, just like all Rosetta Stone products. I would recommend learning at least the alphabet before starting, as that definitely helps the program make more sense. This actually comes with an alphabet guide, but you should probably use another source to learn it. Also, learning some grammar before starting could be of much use. I remember having absolutely no idea which choice to make on many of the grammar questions early on. This is alright, however, as you'll end up figuring it out mostly by using Rosetta Stone.
As I'm an absolute beginner, I did like that Rosetta Stone just starts off with vocabulary. It gives a good feel for the pronunciation of words and other basic concepts. I must admit, though, that it was pretty scary to start the very beginning lesson with a near impossible-to-pronounce word, devushka ("girl" in the English alphabet). Aside from that, the program starts off nicely with vocab, and progresses to grammar and some basic conversation. It becomes even more complex once each core lesson (and then unit) is mastered. The "standard" course is perfect for learning the language overall, although there are different courses that can specifically focus on speaking, reading, or writing. There are also standard courses with different introductions, extended courses, and placement tests.
Some people may not like Rosetta Stone's style of full immersion. I suppose it does make some parts difficult, but it also teaches you better than simple translations.
I'd definitely recommend this product. I'm not even done using it yet, but it's taught me a lot of Russian and I will be getting the next levels.
We're glad to hear that you're enjoying your Russian studies! Another tip to learn the alphabet is to make sure that you have the "Learn letters and sounds" option checked under your Course Settings. If this option is checked, your first reading and writing activities will introduce the sounds that characters make.
To access the Course Settings, click on the preferences icon at the top of your screen, then click on "Set Preferences". Click on the "Course Settings" tab, then "Change your Course Settings". I hope this helps, and good luck with your language-learning!
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I look forward to hearing from you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I know that i have small ears but the headphones/mic are ridiculous. Even my husband, who has GIANT ears is like, "wow, these are big". They are unusable.Published 4 months ago by Holly Johnson
It was horrible, they show a picture of something then have you pronounce it in russian and you have no clue what you are saying in english!Published 5 months ago by Kay
Great tool to learn the language, I'm catching on quickly and it is FUN!!Published 8 months ago by Kelli Brown
the headset and mic have only worked sporadically on my son's laptop. The laptop is new. I worked with Rosetta customer service and the problem was fixed for one night. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Chris
I am so glad Rosetta Stone made their product more affordable by offering the lessons in sections, rather than buying the entire set at once. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Chief Tech
This was for daughter (20) whose boyfriend's parents are from Russia and she is already conversing with them which they love!Published on January 17, 2014 by Jackie Nairne
I recommend Rosetta Stone every chance I get, not that they need it. There is a reason they have the great reputation they do: They've earned it. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Maria dJ Gutierrez