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Learn Spanish: Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) - Level 1-3 Set

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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC/Mac Disc
  • 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. Three month access included with purchase.
  • Language-enhancing games; live online lessons; includes headset with microphone
  • Build upon a foundation of key Spanish vocabulary, words, and phrases.
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in Spanish with Rosetta Stone.
  • Practice live online with a native Spanish 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 Spanish language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older.

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Learn Spanish: Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) - Level 1-3 Set + Webster's English SPANISH Dictionary + Easy Spanish Phrase Book NEW EDITION: Over 700 Phrases for Everyday Use (Dover Large Print Classics)
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Product Details

Platform: PC/Mac Disc
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: 1617160849
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,178 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac Disc

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.

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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.

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167 of 173 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Campanas y Silbidos! September 15, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Rosetta Stone may be the most mis-named program in existence. The *real* stone, of course, presented the same information in three different languages, permitting archeologists to crack a language they had never been able to before, based on knowing the other two.

Rosetta Stone *the language program* works on the sink-or-swim paradigm. There is no English whatsoever in the interaction. No grammatical theory, no lists of conjugations, no explanations of irregular verbs. Everything is entirely picture and repetition based, and you learn like an infant does. A picture of a plate. "Plato." A picture of a girl holding a plate. "La muchacha tiene un plato". A picture of a girl holding a plate with a talk bubble coming from her mouth. "Yo tengo un plato." And so on, through three Levels (I believe five are available), of four Units per Level, and about ten Lessons per Unit. The Lessons (up to 30 interactions) cover vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and so on, and older Lessons are thrown into the mix as well just to provide reinforcement. It is possible to go through a Level in a weekend if you do absolutely nothing else except eat and sleep, but I eventually found I could realistically only absorb about a Unit's worth per day, which took up a solid evening.

Pros:

- There is a voice-recognition system that continuously checks and reinforces your pronunciation, including a pop-up wave form analysis window. It cares mostly about cadence and vowels (it has no problems if you use "B" for "V" for example), but these are the things that are key to language comprehensibility.

- There is a very nice and comfortable headset included, with a microphone and earphones.
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121 of 128 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fluenz better for me October 31, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc
I bought this based on reviews that I now realize were written by people "vine" who had not actually bought the product but received it as part of some Amazon vine reviewer program. I paid $500 for this because I am going to Costa Rica and I am motivated to learn Spanish. I used this program every day for a month and felt that it was tedious and boring. I do feel that I was learning some Spanish words but not language. Looking at photos of little blue eggs and seeing azul pequeno huevo may teach the words but did not seem practical or useful. I started using the fluenz program and feel that this is geared more toward adult learning. I feel that I will actually learn something that will help on my trip. I did not feel that what I was learning with Rosetta was going help me. Neither program is easy. At 55 it takes a lot of work and motivation to learn a new language.
This may be a good program for some but it was not for me. Rosetta did honor the guarantee and are giving me a full refund so I am happy I tried it.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Rosetta Stone says in a word it is all about immersion. You learn without translation. They call their program "dynamic immersion." It has 5 features:
1) Intelligent sequencing for introduction of new concepts and lessons
2) Actionable feedback (e.g. select the picture which matches a sentence)
3) Natural discovery
4) Speech recognition technology
5) Native socialization: listening to native speakers and opportunities to converse with them

There are three components of this Rosetta Stone course: Rosetta Course (interact with the computer program by typing and speaking), Rosetta Studio (live online tutoring environment), and Rosetta World (online community of learners with activities such as language games and conversations with native speakers). There are also 12 Audio Companion CD's that you can rip and use on your portable audio device. These audios reinforce what you learned in the interactive computer lessons. I didn't hear any English translations on the CD's.

For Levels 1-3, access to the online activities expires after 9 months. (Note that if you purchase a different level, online access for Level 1 is 3 months, Levels 1-2 is 6 months, and Levels 1-5 is 15 months.) I called Rosetta Stone and was told that they were just setting up the renewal system and the cost of renewing Levels 1-3 was going to be around $49. The first component of the course, the interactive computer program, has no expiration. I was told that if you purchase a new computer in a few years that you can call Rosetta Stone and they will reauthorize the software on your new computer.

Version 4 TOTALe includes several features that are not in the previous versions. There is both online and offline access.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Disc|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Will using Rosetta Stone Spanish allow you to say: "Me sorprende que soy capaz de hablar un español fluido después de usar este programa sólo por un par de semanas!" ('I am amazed that I am able to speak fluent Spanish after using this program for only a few weeks')?

Probably not. It is, however, a very useful and well thought out program.

The Rosetta Stone line of language products all share the same basic design and interface. The key to the Rosetta Stone system is the presentation of word and action associations, influenced by context. This simulates the sort of cues that one would parse and process in speaking any language, even your own native language. Normally, you don't think about this as you speak your own language. But it's one of the hardest things to simulate outside of dealing with a second language in its own country and having the chance to deal with real life situations involving speakers of the second language.

Each screen is accompanied by a phrase, spoken out loud by a native speaker in the program, and four slightly different picture scenes that require you to pick the one that the sentence is referring to. Beginning at a very basic level -- such as "the boy is under the tree" (in whatever language) with four pictures of a boy next to, under, in the limbs of and cutting down the tree -- your proficiency improves as you move through these basic cues to more advanced and complex speaking and contexts. By the end of the program you are dealing with fairly complex situations, sentences and associations.

The program also allows you to repeat the phrase and, using the supplied microphone, match and score your own pronunciation against the supplied sample.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Former LDS MIssionary Found It Helpful
I learned Spanish 18 years ago as an LDS missionary. However after not having had the opportunity to use the language very often since returning home, it has become rusty. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Finny
1.0 out of 5 stars Their customer service was either useless or unresponsive
It has been impossible to keep this running on my Mac for more than one day. I continually get a fatal error 1141 and the only cure is to delete and reload the software. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David L. Garrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
I purchased this for my daughter. She loves it
Published 2 months ago by KATHERINE ENGLE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This will be good. I'm looking forward to getting a good handle on Spanish.
Published 2 months ago by Bob
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
From the first lesson to the last; not a word of english was spoken.
Published 2 months ago by Joel Kantor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's very helpful in learning the language.
Published 3 months ago by shammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best language program out there
My Husband uses it the most, and reports that it is well organized, well thought out, and well worth the price. Highly recommend.
Published 6 months ago by Laurie Weber
4.0 out of 5 stars Just started.
Based on initial impressions, this is a fine product. My wife and I look forward to pursuing it after she retires in May.
Published 7 months ago by Charles H. Davis
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a lame product
it LOOKS PRETTY

that is all the have going for it.
You see how pathetic rosetta stone is by the theme in their ads now. Read more
Published 7 months ago by keeping it real
2.0 out of 5 stars incompatible with ZoneAlarm
Never got to use Rosetta Stone. The FlexNet license service is incompatible with ZoneAlarm. This is a known issue both to Rosetta Stone and to ZoneAlarm, but as of November 2013... Read more
Published 11 months ago by simplyt1
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