Rosetta Stone V2: Hebrew Level 1 [OLD VERSION]
- This powerful tool uses advanced multimedia tools to immerse you completely in Hebrew, as you experience the language just as a native-speaker would
- You'll enjoy 12 special activities with 92 lessons each -- all of them fun and interesting, and sure to teach you more about the language
- Key skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing are developed as you get a taste of Jewish culture
- Previews, tests and automated tutorials help you when you're stumped, so that your Hebrew speaking skills never cease to grow!
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With the Rosetta Stone Hebrew Personal Edition Level 1, you have the same new language-instruction techniques at your disposal that the U.S. State Dept, the Peace Corps and NASA use!
Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.
We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency.
The Rosetta Stone Level I program offers a comprehensive course of study for beginning learners, leading to intermediate proficiency. The program contains over 3,500 real-life images and phrases in 92 lessons and more than 250 hours of mastery instruction in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. There are reviews, exercises, and tests for every lesson with automated tutorials throughout the program. (Ages 6 and older)
Top customer reviews
Within each lesson is 10 sets of 4 pictures. A statement is said aloud (there is also an option for reading only), and you click on the appropriate picture. It seems rather simplistic, but it really helps in understanding the language and associating the words and phrases with the actions being depicted.
Overall, excellent. My big regret is that they do not have a level II.
A year ago I decided to learn Hebrew mainly for my job. So I bought Rosettta stone level 1. I hated it because when it comes to learning a new language I am precise. I want to know EXACTLY what all the words are that make up the phrase or sentence. If I see a picture of boys running I don't like the assumption that it could be " the boys are running , the boys run, the boys ran, they are running etc. That is what rosetta stone is all about. Yes that is how you learn a language as a child BUT you constantly have someone guide you through the process and you practice with them as they teach you new words. Rosetta stone is not a private tutor! And when you start putting words together to make your first sentences there is someone guiding you and correcting you.
Rosetta stone is teach yourself Hebrew and figure it out the meanings of the pictures they provided you with. I can see it maybe beginning useful if you are doing the program with a tutor.
Lots of pictures and you assuming what they are. Keep in mind that Hebrew has masculine a feminine verbs and nouns. Good Luck with that!
I have since found some courses that work for me, Learn Hebrew pod dot com which translates and explains why you can't translate it word for word. ( this is fantastic for English speakers learning Hebrew). They have lecture notes that you can print out. They have an app so you can listen on the go. This is the same system they use to teach new immigrants in the Ulpans.
Another course is pimsleur fantastic as well you are learning through conversations and practice. New words are introduced and you are told what they are. It is kinda similar to learn Hebrew pod dot com. I got the pimsleur from my local library! I have made more progress with the above two methods than with Rosetta stone and its given me the confidence to start speaking right way.
Save your money and the frustration and try anything else but this. Good Luck!
P.S. Before I bought the program, I tried the sampler CD, and learned some Welsh myself. This is a language that has always intrigued me - and if I could learn Welsh from Rosetta Stone, I felt that my students could definitely learn Hebrew using it.
Again, it's not the most exciting game, but if you want to learn Hebrew, this is a great way to do it.
Some issues: currently there is no Level 2. Even after completing Level 1, I think I will have a long way to go and will have to search out other learning approaches. Although it runs in an MS window, I don't think it is a real Windows program, so when going through the typing exercises, it gets glitchy at times. And some of the user interfaces are a bit awkward. For example in the typing exercises, it would be nice to be able to hit Enter to submit your response, but instead you have to switch over to the mouse to push a button. Also, to switch activities or lessons, there is no menu bar -- you have to hit their "Go Back" button.
But overall, I am learning to speak Hebrew.