Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-3 Set
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- Learn to read, write, and speak in Chinese (Mandarin) with Rosetta Stone.
- Build upon a foundation of key Chinese (Mandarin) 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 Chinese (Mandarin) 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 Chinese (Mandarin) language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
- Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
- Develop language skills to enjoy social interactions; share ideas and opinions
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Discover the new Rosetta Stone Level 1-3 Set 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 the Rosetta Stone Level 1-3 set you will 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.
Rosetta Stone Levels 1-3 Set
Live Conversation Sessions
What will you learn?
Level 1: 0-50 Hours
Gain confidence by mastering basic conversational skills. This includes greetings, introductions, simple Q&A's, and much more.
Level 2: 51-100 Hours
Learn to navigate your environment and handle basic interactions. This includes giving (and getting) directions, using transportation, telling time, eating out, and more.
Level 3: 101 - 150 Hours
Learn to share ideas and opinions, express feelings, and talk everyday life. This includes your interests, profession, current events, and more.
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 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
There are three main problems with Rosetta Stone Chinese V4: (1) Rosetta Stone's rhetoric that it will let you `learn a language as a child does' is a very, very enticing bit of advertising, but it is also very, very false, especially with a language so distant as Chinese; (2) Using the same stock program that is used for teaching Western languages to teach Chinese leads to a host of problems; (3) The price is far too high given the quality, and there are many better quality, reasonably priced choices on the market.
(1) `learn a language as a child does' - Rosetta Stone has no shortage of variations on this, from their clearly-coined-by-a-focus-group buzz-word `Dynamic Immersion,' to their old `remember how easy it was for you to learn your first language?' line. Well, maybe they are right; perhaps using their program you can learn a language just as quickly and easily as a child does. Let's say your language goal was fairly modest: equivalent ability of a 5 year old. Now, how long has that 5 year old been `Dynamically Immersed' in their language? At least 10 hours a day, 365 days a year, 5 years = just a quick easy 18,250 hours to basic language proficiency with Rosetta Stone.
But wait - there's a bigger problem. Rosetta Stone does NOT duplicate how children learn languages, not even close.Read more ›
Also, many of RS's marketing claims are stretched beyond credibility. For example, ask a State Department employee which products they use to learn language. They do not use this. In fact, some government agencies have very good language programs that can be found for free on the internet or in libraries. Standard Chinese: A Modular Approach will give you better language skills than RS and in about 1/10th of the time.
Time effectiveness: low
Communication skill effectiveness: low
Price: high, high, high
We completely agree that communicating with others is a major part of learning a new language, which is why we incorporated that directly into our Version 4 program. With Rosetta Studio sessions, you'll be able to review what you've been learning with up to 3 other Chinese (Mandarin) learners and a native speaker of Chinese (Mandarin). Keeping with our Dynamic Immersion methodology, the 50 minute live session will be completely in Chinese. Your Coach will guide you through several activities to help you review and use what you've already learned in a conversational setting.
You can also play language games with other Chinese (Mandarin) learners in Rosetta World. You can choose to speak with your fellow learners, or communicate with them by typing. There are also several activities and stories that you can play or read by yourself for extra language practice.
From my own experience, I can truly say that I completely wasted my time and money with Rosetta Stone. After a YEAR of completing Levels 1 through 3 I felt hopeless--BUT I ran into some great advice: learn from audio tapes. With audio tapes, my speaking and listening ability improved DRASTICALLY in a month. Within 3 months of using audio tape materials I started DREAMING in Mandarin! So far I've used all of Pimsleur Mandarin 1-3, and I am currently studying from New Practical Chinese Reader and the Foreign Service Institute's "Standard Chinese". I hear from many people who have learned to speak FLUENT Mandarin that these are the best choices. Don't make the same mistake as I did!
I was about to give this a 2-star rating because the application is entertaining to use, but unfortunately that entertainment really didn't get me anywhere--or other people I have talked with. Also I thought, "but wait, this company LIES in its advertising just to make the product sound great. I'll definitely give this product a 1." If I could, I would rate RS Mandarin 0 stars because it truly deserves it. *sigh*
The good thing about Rosetta Stone: I studied a new version's levels 1 through 3. It took me a year, but I learned a lot of vocabulary. Actually, I forgot a lot of that vocabulary because Rosetta Stone did NOT improve my speaking OR listening ability. Since RS gave me few sentences to speak the vocabulary, I eventually forgot the vocab that didn't make it to my long term memory pool.Read more ›
If you're going for the mainstream famous programs, Pimsleur is SOOO much better, you'll learn how to SPEAK (and it will be useful stuff for useful situations vs. saying stuff like this is a pen, these apples are green ,etc), and will get tons of practice at that. For more in depth and complete learning, I'd combine that with New Chinese Practical Reader (textbook + CD and/or DVD) and there you have everything you need.
By the way, I got Rosetta Stone for free. Had I paid for it, I can't imagine how fooled and furious I'd feel...
PS I need to note that not only does RS Mandarin doesn't work, but you might very easily end up learning something wrong. For example, until I learned (from other sources) that Chinese uses a huge number of different "measure words", thanks to RS I had learned those words as an integral part of nouns, so I "learned" that fish is tiao yu (instead of yu), dog is zhi gou instead of gou etc. I speak three different languages at native level, am naturally talented at learning languages, yet RS didn't do anything but confuse me. Also, the sound recognition feature (where you speak words into the mic) is a total scam to trick you into thinking you're doing well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find it just OK. I wish there were more explanations. A couple times I had to go to my wife who speaks Mandarin to figure out what the picture was trying to say.Published 2 months ago by Donald L. Hughes
Wait until you can get all 5 levels from Rosetta Stone for the same price. Other than that, this is best used with other outside resources to compliment it.Published 22 months ago by dan guthrie
I have used Rosetta for Spanish and German. It is a useful additional tool, though certainly not the panacea for language learning the advertising touts. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I speak two other languages aside from English, near fluency, and I've been using various language learning programs, cassette / book bundles, workbooks, DVD's since High School... Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Steffan Piper
It introduces topics that are extremely difficult at the beginning, but it circles back to then a lot. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by Bradley S Cline
While I have used Rosetta Stone in the past for learning languages such as French, German, and Swedish, it is terrible for learning Chinese. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by Son of Liberty