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Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1-5 Set for Mac [Download]

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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Platform: Mac Download
Download size:
2560 MB
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30 minutes - 4 hours on broadband
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  • Rosetta Stone includes three components to help you learn fast with our exciting Dynamic Immersion method. The Rosetta Stone audio companion is not included with the download product.
  • The award-winning interactive software teaches you to speak, read, write and think in your new language
  • Rosetta Stone's live online lesson consists of practice sessions led by native speaking tutors.
  • 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.
  • The award-winning interactive software teaches you to speak, read, write and think in your new language.
  • Enhance your learning on-the-go with Rosetta Stone mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch device.  Access included with purchase.
  • The online community provides language enhancing games that move you towards real-world proficiency. Three month access included with purchase.
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Platform: Mac Download
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  • ASIN: B005WX2LWK
  • Release Date: November 7, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Platform: Mac Download

Product Description

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.

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Develop your command of the language. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions in your new language. Develop the conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies, family, and more. Includes everything you need to learn at home and on the go.

What Will I Learn

This level will help you:
  • Build your vocabulary and language abilities
  • Read, write, speak and understand your new language
  • Speak without a script
  • Retain what you've learned
  • Practice unscripted conversations in your new language
  • Negotiate complex situations with confidence and accuracy
Sample topics include:
  • The basics, such as age and family relations
  • Questions, greetings, introductions
  • Telling time, calendar terms, the weather
  • Directions, locations, dining out
  • Emotions, opinions, ideas
  • Political, media, business terms
  • Arranging home repairs
  • Planning to move abroad
  • Discussing the arts and tourism
  • Careers and conducting interviews
  • Problem-solving and commercial transactions

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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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent with minor technical annoyances January 11, 2012
By jameed
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
This review is to provide a few of answers I initially had about the Mac downloadable version of Rosetta Stone - Spanish (Latin America) L1 - L5 and provide a couple of notes about the the technical aspect of my experience with it. If you are looking for for a review on the benefits of Rosetta Stone, others have written about them extensively

1. It is the same version as the boxed set. I ended up with version v4 TOTALe (downloaded Jan/12) including the limited-time free online features
2. Yes, It allowed me to install it on two Mac machines
3. You are provided one activation code that unlocks all 5 levels on both machines

The download and installation was as easy as any other program. Make sure you have broadband internet and a decently configured computer as the graphics, animation and progress sync may slow down your computer if you have an older configuration.

Every time I turn on the application, it goes through the audio set up. In my hands, the microphone set up always fails the first time (buttons to retry audio set up also become unclickable) and the activity slides do no appear as well. These 2 issues always resolve after I quit the application and restart it. It is a minor annoyance but it only takes me an extra minute to start the activities. Again, this might just be the computer I work on.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good product with some bugs, really poor support May 30, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
The idea of learning the language through immersion is great. The implementation is mostly decent, too - on the side of creative content and multimedia use. What takes a star out are bugs in the program that make the learning experience much more tedious than it could be. For example, the last version takes 20-30 seconds of 'synchronization' every time I go to the program's home screen. And it needs to go there often because after every 2-3 exercises the program fails to automatically advance to the next exercise, and I have to go back to the home screen. Now, if it takes over 20 seconds on my top-notch iMac with 15Mbps optical connection to Internet, I wonder how much time it takes on more mainstream computers. Oh, and another star goes out for the poorest tech support I've ever encountered so far. Multiple emails, 5-6 dropped and re-opened cases with all different folks on Rosetta side, and finally a 45-minute conversation ending with a promise to return a call that didn't materialize yet. So, if you are good with computers and aren't afraid of minor bugs - go ahead, buy it and you'll find it really valuable. Otherwise, look around for a more mature product.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the product, but some things you should know.. September 3, 2013
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed my Rosetta Stone Spanish - Latin America software very much! As someone who had already taken a few years of Spanish classes in school, the first few units of the program seemed a little tedious, but I love the layout and methods that Rosetta Stone uses. This would definitely be ideal for someone learning the language for the first time, and it's also helpful if you already know a little Spanish.

However, because of some financial issues, I decided I wanted to return the product, and I found that the Rosetta Stone 6-month guarantee does not extend to Amazon purchases. Here's my experience:

I purchased my Rosetta Stone Latin America software from Amazon via Digital Download a little over 3 months ago, and I was under the impression that the 6-month return guarantee applied to my Amazon purchase. Today I found that I was unable to return it via Amazon's online return system, so I called Amazon customer service at 1-888-280-3321 and was transferred to the online games and software division. They told me that no, I could not return it through Amazon, but that maybe I'd have better luck if I contacted Rosetta Stone directly. So I called Rosetta Stone's customer care number (1-800-280-8172) and asked if I could return my product through Rosetta Stone, and they told me that the 6-month Rosetta Stone return policy did not extend to Amazon purchases.

I hope this helps someone!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mountain Lion (10.8) Compatibility Issues December 20, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
If you download a copy of this software for use on a computer running Mountain Lion, you'll have to follow a relatively complex series of steps in order to make the application run properly. The troubleshooting steps may be found by searching the following in Google "Rosetta Stone (v.4.1.15) Error 8111 under Mountain Lion" and going to the Apple Discussion Community link. I personally found these steps to be a fairly significant barrier to entry, but others may be more savvy with computers. Once you go through these steps, you will still have to chat with Rosetta Stone to activate the product because, as other users have flagged, Rosetta Stone does not accept activation keys that are provided through third-party vendors like Amazon.
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Rosetta Success saysJanuary 22, 2013
Hello Hrishikesh,

We're sorry to hear that activating your program was not an easy process! Products purchased from an authorized reseller contain authorized activation IDs. If for some reason the activation ID is invalid even though the product was purchased from a authorized reseller or directly from Rosetta Stone, we can work with you to create a new one. I was able to find your support case number and will be following up with you over e-mail as well.

Rosetta Stone Customer Success
38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE customer service March 22, 2013
By Jimmy
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
To say that Rosetta Stone customer service was inadequate would be an understatement. They are absolutely horrid. I'm not exaggerating. I spent two and a half hours on customer service line with Rosetta only to find out the download code did not work...and they could do nothing about it. I can't tell you how much the telephone jingle I was forced to listen to while on hold haunted me in my dreams last night. And the language barrier with the people in India...horrendous. It's like talking to a four year old.

I am still waiting on Amazon to resolve this issue while I'm out three hundred dollars.

I can't believe that Rosetta Stone has the reputation they do. I will absolutely never purchase a product from them again.
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