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- ASIN: B000TFBZ8C
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,087 in Software (See Top 100 in Software) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Rosetta Stone V2: Swedish, Level 1
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- Rosetta Stone helps you understand everyday language through our proficiency-based listening and reading activities
- You will pronounce words correctly after practicing with our proprietary speech comparison tool
- Find the words you need when you need them Connecting new language directly to real-life images means the words spring to mind when you're in everyday contexts
- Rosetta Stone teaches you to spell and write accurately Language-specific keyboards and drag and drop tiles perfect your writing skills
- Learn to communicate by quickly combining words and phrases into complete sentences and dialogue
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Swedish Level 1 starts at the very beginning. You progress from words and phrases to complete sentences. Basic content and structures help you engage the world around you, culminating in practical language for getting around town. At any time you can p
Why is Rosetta Stone the world's No. 1 language-learning software? Because it works.
Escape the endless tedium of translation, memorization, and grammar drills. Get the language you want, the skills you need, and the success you deserve by learning a new language naturally--the same way you learned your first language.
The complete immersion environment puts your native language-learning skills to work, eliminating your dependence on tedious translation and rote memorization.
In Rosetta Stone you learn the meaning of new language from clear, real-life images.
In this activity you learn a few basic nouns.
You advance using language you've learned and clues from new images. That's your intuition at work.
Now that you know these nouns, you can easily grasp the meaning of the new verb...
Throughout Rosetta Stone, you constantly interact with the program to confirm your intuition.
...and then check what you've learned.
From beginning to end you build systematically toward your language-learning goals, for the most effective and enjoyable instruction anywhere.
Pattern your speech after a native speaker. Our speech comparison feature shows you exactly how you're doing.
You learned your first language without translation.
You learned your first language easily and naturally by connecting words to objects and events around you. With Rosetta Stone, learn a new language the same way: using native speakers and thousands of real-life images to help you think in the new language from the very beginning. Studies show that learning exclusively in the new language, without translation as a crutch, is crucial.
Rosetta Stone's exclusive Dynamic Immersion method reinforces your natural language-learning skills with award-winning instructional technology.
The timeless immersion method, along with research-based techniques and new technologies, make Rosetta Stone the clear solution to your language-learning needs.
What will you be able to do?
Understand everyday language.
Through Rosetta Stone's proficiency-based listening and reading activities, you'll soon be able to understand everyday language.
Pronounce words correctly.
After practicing with Rosetta Stones proprietary speech comparison tool, the correct pronunciation of words will come easily.
Find the words you need when you need them.
Connecting new language directly to real-life images means the words spring to mind when you're in everyday contexts.
Spell and write accurately.
Language-specific keyboards and drag-and-drop tiles perfect your writing skills.
Learn to communicate.
You'll quickly combine words and phrases into complete sentences and dialogues.
Retain what you learn.
Regular reinforcement of new words and phrases in new contexts ensures the language sticks with you in the real world.
Top customer reviews
There are just phrases in text accompanied by the audio (if you select audio accompaniment) in Swedish, to fit the pictures, and you have to guess, either, or, depending on your choice lesson. But none of these many preferences is more than just a quiz game. THERE ARE NO OTHER LEARNING TOOLS.
It seems the creators/programmers of Rosetta Stone made the same basic program template of photo pictures for all language suites they sell, and they just changed the voice and text for the different languages. What a money-maker! And what a rip-off! I would bet they spent more on marketing this product than creating it.
The best use of this product is to develop pronuciation and brushing up, if you already know the language from studying it in books, which are not that great at teaching pronunciation. This program does not translate anything, but there are words in this program (probably verb forms) I cannot find in the dictionary.
Rosetta stone is more like a "test" than a learning tool. It takes forever to load.
This product is a very elaborate product in one way. It offers pictures with text and audio and gives you a number of ways to guess which way the text and/or audio audio goes with a multiple choice of pictures or vice versa. There is no "answer" section or appendix to tell you exactly what is said/written.
You still need a dictionary to look up the words. Nice to get the right answer but you often don't know what words mean or even how the grammar works. This program does not help that way at all.
Apparently Rosetta Stone was designed to use the same picture and program structure for every language it offers - it is pretty obvious all the software dsevelopers had to do to go from one language to another, was change the text and audio for the given language, but use the same pictures and everything else for every language. What a boon. They must have made a bundle on this product, with little work past the basic program design.
The end user does all literal translation work and grammar deciphering. There are no links or help references for what each word/sentence might mean or how the grammatical sentence structure works. Nothing at all like that. In my Swedish, for the audio, there were two voices, one male, one female. The male one of them talks too fast and is a very annoying voice. He is not always clear and it is sometimes better to look in the book to see how it is pronounced.
For proprietary reasons, I guess, the creators of this software decided to run it off the CD. (The CD will not copy to a blank CD) It does not install much on the hard drive. This means it takes forever to load. I put this program in my startup folder and it adds about 3 or 4 minutes to the boot time.
Buying the Swedish version just means you get Swedish words and text that, when using it, need to be connected to Rosetta Stone's "generic" pictures. Nothing Swedish about the pictures. The "previous" button never works. You don't get the previous picture. The program just displays random pictures if you press it. After pressing many times, I always fail to find the previous picture. The pronunciation tester really blows too. For this you need a speakerphone. It never gives you a good score or a true assessment of your pronunciation, no matter how you say it. So as a corrective device, that is useless, just another bell and whistle for promotional purposes, in my opinion.
A fair price for this software is about $50, and if these had more competition doing something like this, it probably would be $50, and this company would still be making a bundle, for what they give you.