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Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews) 5 answered questions

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Platform: PC/Mac
  • Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure
  • Master basic conversational skills; receive immediate and ongoing speech assessments
  • 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
Please note: To access online services, user must be age 13 or older.

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Product Details

Platform: PC/Mac
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: 1617160377
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac

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Product Shots

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.

What Will I Learn

 
This level will help you:
  • Build vocabulary and language basics
  • Spell and write accurately
  • Speak without a script
  • Retain what you've learned
  • Read and understand in your new language
Sample topics include:
  • Age, family relations, household items
  • Introductions and greetings
  • Times of day and calendar terms
  • Buying and selling

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.

Product Description

Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping, and much more.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
144 of 148 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New additions in this programs are excellent! February 26, 2011
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I had reviewed a couple years back Rosetta Stone's V3 software. Little has changed at the core of the learning system, which is by far and away a good thing. If you're not familiar with how this program works, it is truly the most "natural" way to learn a language.

Let me explain (if you do know how this works skip to the next paragraph for updates on the new features). This program does the best it can to mimic a child-like learning environment, which is what everyone needs to learn. I really mean it. Think of it this way: how do children learn a language? They imitate what they hear and see, right? They do not have a concept early on of memorization. Children do not memorize language, grammar, vocabulary, sentences, etc...they repeat what they hear, associate what they hear with what they see, and make mistakes as they go, slowly correcting themselves with guidance and observation and trial and error. This program does the same thing, but with you, an adult (or so I presume for most readers of this review). It shows you a picture, associates the word visually, and then through audition. You then practice back by seeing, choosing, saying the words that you have learned. You'll make mistakes, but will self-correct with this program just like a child would. Practice will not make perfect, only permanent. Hence, when you do practice, make sure to do it slowly and really understand what it is that you're saying, seeing, and hearing; this program makes it much easier than reading a book alone, or just listening to audio cassettes; it's truly an all-encompassing programs. Memorization and just repetition is NOT the way to learn a language, and friend of mine who did this for 4 years (think Highschool) cannot speak a single sentence even though they were A students.
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80 of 90 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dabbling won't make you fluent August 17, 2011
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Rosetta Stone makes a nicely polished language learning program, with one fairly substantial drawback: you won't really learn a language.

Rosetta's claim is that by learning a language as a child learns (i.e., without translating into another language), you'll internalize the language and eventually be able to think in it, instead of translating on the fly. This may be true, but it takes children years and years to learn their first language (they're still studying grammar all the way through 8th grade!). By adopting a child's approach to language learning, Rosetta will leave you lacking in a lot of key areas that other language learning approaches can quickly teach you.

If you took any language courses in school, you may remember how much time you spent conjugating irregular verbs and declining nouns. These tasks may seem like a useless chore, since you can spend months studying and still feel no closer to fluency. Nevertheless, a good grasp of grammar lays an excellent foundation for language proficiency later. Children don't learn this way, since there is no simple clip art that can be presented to them to explain the concept of the future plu-perfect conjugation, or the subjunctive mood. As an adult with (hopefully) a strong grasp on your language of birth, these advanced concepts can be explained to you early on in your study of a second language, so you don't have to spend years and years down the road trying to build a foundation of grammar and syntax underneath a ramshackle house of vocabulary.

Rosetta's approach of teaching some elementary vocabulary (boy, girl, runs, walks) and simple relationship words (over, under, next to, etc.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great way to learn italian if you can afford it February 23, 2011
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I wanted a refresher course in Italian so I ordered this Rosetta Stone Italiano - Level 1. This package is certainly unlike any other language learning program I have run across and even with brief usage, has yielded great results. Although I have no major complaints with the program itself, the price factor did influence my rating.

If you have issues with installing the software, I would check to make sure your pc has the latest version of software installed. For example, Windows XP requires Service Pack 3 for this language software to work properly and Vista needs SP2. It is easy enough to download the latest service pack with Windows but I hear mac users have more problems. If you have an older pc, you really need to check the hardware requirements. Also note that you must have broadband service to access all the features.

The box includes a quick start booklet, installation cds, software cds, headset, user agreement booklet, keyboard stickers to convert for Italian usage and online services. The quick start guide is important to read first and provides support online or by telephone (called about getting it onto my iPhone and received US based help without going through a phone maze). The software installed easily on Windows 7 as did the included headset via usb port. The global end user license agreement booklet was printed in microscopic print so I have my fingers crossed it is the usual stuff since I could not find a magnifying glass to read it. The stickers to place over the keyboard to convert it for Italian usage might prove problematic. I had an extra keyboard that I placed the stickers on and could switch to when using this software. I don't know if you would want this on your keyboard all the time and peeling it on and off does not seem ideal.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected or needed.
This teaching tool left a lot to be desired for me. For the price, it should have included a book of words and phrases to assist in learning process. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Char Mollineaux
5.0 out of 5 stars Journey to Italy.
I gave this to my daughter last Xmas as she is going to Italy next summer. She is enjoying it.
Published 1 month ago by Jack Pease
1.0 out of 5 stars Make sense of this
How does any foreign language CD teach its language by merely repeating its words without translating those words into English? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sue Raschella
1.0 out of 5 stars Maybe OK for absolute beginners?
let's face it, using this only helps you simply practice the words and accents for the language

no one can really say that they used rosetta stone or pimsleur and became... Read more
Published 2 months ago by freddy
4.0 out of 5 stars No English
I would like it when they added more words to make a sentence, they translated it and told us what we were saying in english. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jayne Bartels
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!
I bought this for my 64 year old husband for Christmas. I only bought the first level thinking he can never learn
how to speak Italian!! Boy was I wrong! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ronda LaRosa
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
It has a weakness. It used the technique of showing a few pictures on a screen and a phrase and asks you to match the phrase to the correct picture. Read more
Published 4 months ago by James W. Ireland
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
So far it's been a great experience. Everything I needed was in the box and I have been having fun learning a new language.
Published 7 months ago by Patricia Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars language learning
It's okay is the perfect description. For us it is difficult to navigate, limited online accessibility and not really what we expected. Read more
Published 8 months ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to learn
Excellent and very intuitive. I would recommend this system to anyone. It seems so easy to remember.
Hi quality presentation.
Published 9 months ago by Thomas Masles
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