Rosetta Stone V2: Turkish, Level 1
- 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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Turkish 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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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When I got engaged to a Turk and was preparing to move to Turkey, I bought everything I could find on learning Turkish. I spent months on Rosetta stone, but learned very little vocabulary, and wasn't able to make a single sentence.
The system works by showing photos and captions, and you have to match them. For instance, one page might have 4 photos of a man pushing a cart, pulling a cart, sitting on a cart, and lying under a cart. Then you choose between the Turkish phrases "he is pushing," "he is pulling," and match them to the photos.
The problems are that 1) you'll never need to say "he is pushing" in real life, and 2) you can simply memorize something about the word that goes with the picture. I found myself thinking "the longest phrase is the one that means 'he's lying under it'." So I never learned the words, but just learned to beat the system. I worked through the first 50 or so lessons, but didn't learn more than a handful of words.
I also tried numerous books and CDs, but only one thing worked. That was the Pimsleur audio-CD series. I started with the basic set, but ended up happily buying the complete 30-lesson set (Turkish: Learn to Speak and Understand Turkish with Pimsleur Language Programs (Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur)). It's expensive, but I learned more for the money than I could have got by paying for private lessons. I'm totally sold on Pimsleur and will use it whenever I learn a language in the future. I did each half-hour lesson twice while walking my dogs at the park each day.
With Pimsleur, you actually learn grammar and vocabulary (about 400 words) and can actually form sentences. Pimsleur talks you through syllable by syllable, so you really hear each letter of the word and learn pronunciation. By the time I came to Turkey, I was able to speak pretty well and hold simple conversations, something that I never could have done if I'd stuck with Rosetta Stone. And I'm told constantly that I have a "perfect" accent, something I never could have gotten through Rosetta Stone.
When v3 came out I was excited to try the new audio companion, to my disappointment to install v3 means I couldn't use v2, or at least the sales and help department was unable to tell me how I can have both of these software versions co-exist. But that was only the beginning of the disappointment, I had reached out to their help department and and they recommended me to call their sales department to upgrade my older version of level 1 as I just recently brought level2 in v3. The sales department was unknowledgeable and rude, they kept pushing me to re-purchase level 1 in v3, and when I asked what the difference between the versions and why I would want to pay another 200$ for the same level they can only tell me that is it uses "new teaching techniques" and I will have to experience it to understand, they should of told me the new box it came with new "stuff". Sorry to say but for a $200+ software they should be able to convince me that this is what I needed and how it was better for me to repurchase what seems to be the same thing with an audio companion. I ended up returning the software and looking for a new language tool and filed a complaint to Rosetta stone which of course has not gotten back to me yet, its been a month.