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Learn French: Rosetta Stone French - Level 1

Platform : Windows 7, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Windows 8
3.7 out of 5 stars 89 customer reviews

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  • Learn to read, write, and speak in French with Rosetta Stone.
  • Build upon a foundation of key French 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 French 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 French 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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Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Level 1 | Format: Disc

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.

Product Details

Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Level 1 | Format: Disc
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 2.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: 1608299953
  • Item model number: 27781
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 89 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,137 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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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.

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Access Method: DiscPlatform for Display: PC/MacEdition: Level 1 Verified Purchase
The product itself is five stars, however the description is faulty. I researched this product a great deal before purchasing and even got the free demo CD first. I really do like the learning process, it feels intuitive. The problem is, sitting at my desktop computer is inconvenient and I do not have a laptop. So when I learned that there is an "App for that", I was thrilled. I own both an iPhone and an iPad so with the Rosetta Stone apps that link directly to my account I could learn and practice wherever I needed to. For three months I made great progress whether at home, in the backyard or at work on my lunch hour. On day 91 I suddenly could not connect, my apps kept saying "no course found for this account". The product still works on my desktop but it turns out the apps portion of the product was just a free trial. If I want to continue learning this way I need to purchase a very expensive subscription. No where on this product page does it say that the companion apps are a trial version. I am very disappointed with Rosetta Stone and Amazon. I did call Amazon but the rep I spoke to did not know whether the product info was written by Rosetta Stone or Amazon, I am sure it was the former. Amazon did try to assist me by offering a partial refund but that was not really what I wanted. I want to continue to learn on my iPad! My disappointed with Amazon is because that call I made to them took place about two months ago and I see the product info page has not changed, I do not see anything about the iPhone apps being a 90 day trial.

UPDATE: AUGUST 23, 2013
I see that Amazon has updated the description slightly with this sentence, "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." I personally think it is still obscure since the part about the mobile companion is much farther down in the description but at least it is something.
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Access Method: DiscPlatform for Display: PC/MacEdition: Level 1
Understand that if you purchase this product, your ability to use all the features has a 6 month time limit. If you install and do not use the product promptly you will be told that half of the product will not work unless you pay $100+ for a subscription. It does not matter if you have not used the online services at all, the money is gone, the service is gone, and you must pay more to use all of your product. Customer service on this regard is not helpful at all. Complete waste of money.
Steer Clear.
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April 5, 2012
Hello,
I'm very sorry to hear about this negative experience, and would love to help turn this around for you. Do you have a reference number from any of your interactions with us so that I can look into this?
Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon
Access Method: DiscPlatform for Display: PC/MacEdition: Level 1 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I've never had french, learned french, or know anything about French. Now, however, I feel like I could do OK with a quick trip and to get around conversationally. Rosetta Stone is no substitute for deep immersion learning, but it's pretty useful as a tool to learn the basics.

Pros:
- Builds a LOT of vocabulary quickly
- Helps understand what words mean by associating them with a concept, rather than translating
- Internet community is pretty cool.

Cons:
- Doesn't focus on grammar at all
- Level 1 doesn't contain a whole lot
- It's obviously pretty expensive. I guess if you're *really* interested, it's worth it.

For it's purpose, it is almost perfect software. You will feel confident with the basics after this.
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Access Method: DiscPlatform for Display: PC/MacEdition: Level 1 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
La Femme Boit...... I think that means the girl drinks. Learned that in the first 5 minutes. :)

Ok, overall the program is good. This was my first experience with Rosetta Stone software and I like it. They really did one heck of a job making learning fun and easy. I highly recommend the software if you want to learn a second language, it looks like it is a good product. I would definitely try other languages after seeing just how easy it is to use this stuff.

What didn't I like?

For starters the headphones and microphone that came with it are NOT quality, they are not comfortable and my ears got really hot. It was like wearing styrofoam balls over my ear[...]. Sure wish they headphones were at least padded better. The microphone seemed to work well, my only gripe here is the comfort of wearing it. And if you follow this program you will wear it a lot!

Second, it took nearly 30 minutes for me to install the software. I understand software piracy but between the lengthy install process, having to scratch off a 28 digit code from a little plastic card and manually enter that and the several updates I had to download it was a bit dull. I sure would have like a faster, easier program to install. So don't think you can just pop this in and you are good to go, you need to first install the application, then install the language pack, then update it (if updates are available) then you need to scratch off the secret code and activate the product, then you have to setup your user profile and THEN you can finally get started.

Overall the product is good, I give it 4 stars out of 5 because the software is really the key here. The headset is low quality and that takes away from the experience.
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Access Method: DiscPlatform for Display: PC/MacEdition: Level 1 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have heard many great things about Rosetta Stone, but always from the perspective of a TV ad with the usual, glowing testimonials of 30 and 40-somethings who just rave about the product.

Naturally, I've always been curious, but have usually been put off by the near $200 price-tag that usually accompanies it. So, when Amazon Vine had it on offer, I decided to give it a try.

Here's what I have to say about it after a week's exposure to my wife (aged 40+) and my daughter (age 7).

Generally speaking, Rosetta Stone does a great job in exposing kids to vocabulary. Nouns are attributed to actual pictorial representations instead of the "x = y" approach. This generally works well, as we do a better job with image recognition than we do with word matching.

However, that being said, this kind of representation works well when you're in the early years of school where such learning applies. As adults, however, we have already a well-established mind set where learning doesn't equate well to a kindergarten-level. That's typically why we, as adults, sometimes have a hard time relating simple concepts to younger children simply because we tend to use constructs that are far more complex.

In other words, while pictorial representations (i.e. "immersion") works well to introduce new and unfamiliar words to kids, this doesn't work well when it comes to grammar. Sentence construction is best introduced in the traditional way of learning how to conjugate "-er" verbs in French by establishing simple rules (which account for 65% of the verbs in the French language). Once those rules are learned, then it's quite easy to follow.

Rosetta doesn't take this approach, which is why it hurts both kids and adults for altogether different reasons.
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