Rosetta Stone?

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    Dec 13, 2009 7:23 AM GMT
    Has anyone ever used Rosetta Stone to learn another language and, if so, was it worth the investment? I'd hate to spend that kind of money and have it suck! Thanks guys!!
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    Dec 13, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    Laddy1962 saidHas anyone ever used Rosetta Stone to learn another language and, if so, was it worth the investment? I'd hate to spend that kind of money and have it suck! Thanks guys!!


    I used it, definitely not worth it's price. It' gets you familiar with words and such by matching pictures with sounds like you did way back in pre-school. Save your money and hire a tutor, it's a better investment.
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    Dec 13, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    My partner purchased it used on Amazon and didn’t like it at all. He sold it back on Amazon making a profit. Before he sent it I had him copy it to my hard drive, I haven’t had the chance to use it yet, so I can’t really give you a good rating; just to say, buy it used on Amazon or Ebay and if you don’t like it you can sell it on the same sites.
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    Dec 13, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    My ex purchased it. He said it's not worth the price. And it's not as easy as the ads claim
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    Dec 13, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    Now, I totally disagree with the posters above. I think it is fantastic. It isnt like the traditional studying and learning of a language. You arent given rules to memorize. It is all done by repetition and the gradual increase in learning the language structure. You learn just like you learned your native language...by using it. One of the greatest aspects of the product is that you develop a good ear for hearing the spoken language. The program automatically keeps tract and schedules reviews of earlier lessons so that you dont forget previous material as you progress.

    I used it for German, which is hard for all its damn ending and grammatical genders. But by the constant repetition in Rosetta Stone, I didnt have to learn the rules or charts of ending. I just learned what sounded right. It just comes naturally to say "dem" vs. "den" when it is proper to do so. That is great. Otherwise, you are left doing grammatical calculations in your head to figure out the right form of the word or ending. And by the time you do, your audience has wander off. ... icon_lol.gif

    If you buy it directly from Rosetta Stone, you have time to return it and get your money back.