Learning a Language? Try Rosetta Stone Curriculum

Learning a Language? Try Rosetta Stone Curriculum? 

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Rosetta Stone

If you are learning a language, you really should investigat Rosetta Stone software. This is used on Windows or Macs to help children as well as adults to learn a different language. Each level either displays the word, phrase or sentence or gives you an audio sound of it and then you need to match that with the appropriate picture, at the end of the level you advance to a new level if you got the required mark, if not you stay on that level. Each member of the family can create an account on the one computer so everyone can have a go. Learning a language in this way is not only fun, but also rewarding because you learn to read, write, speak and understand it through a natural, intuitive approach.

Learning a Language Through Rosetta Stone will help you

  • Build vocabulary
  • Read, write, speak and understand the new language
  • Speak without a script
  • Retain what you've learned
  • Practice unscripted conversations in your new language
  • Negotiate complex situations with confidence and accuracy

From their product description,

"....Rosetta Stone topics include:

  • The basics, such as age and family relations
  • Questions, greetings, introductions
  • Telling time, calendar terms, the weather
  • Directions, locations, dining out
  • Emotions, opinions, ideas
  • Political, media, business terms
  • Arranging home repairs
  • Planning to move abroad
  • Discussing the arts and tourism
  • Careers and conducting interviews

Problem-solving and commercial transactions...."

With Rosetta Stone Language Learning Product, you receive interactive software, an audio companion for your CD or MP3 player, headset with microphone, live online lessons, games, and mobile companion available for your iphone.

Learning a language in the Rosetta Stone Method, means that you use the "Dynamic Immersion method."

This is the natural way you first learned your own language. Using images and sounds, you absorb the meanings in the foreign language intuitively. There are numerous learning modules in which you match a word with an image; an image with a word; a spoken word with an image; an image to the spoken word; matching phrases, and pronunciation exercises. You can perfect the pronunciation using speech-recognition technology. The Software provides immediate and ongoing assessments of all the learning modules, the speech, and accuracy of learnt vocabulary. You do not move on in the program until you have reached a certain percentage goal.

There are many languages available so learning a language without a physical teacher or a native speaker is totally possible using Rosetta Stone.

Rosetta Stone Dutch Levels 1,2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion Homeschool Edition, Version 3

By Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone's interactive, immersion-method course has helped thousands of students to easily master a new language. Vivid imagery, native voices, and real-life exercises foster speaking, understanding, reading and writing intuitively from the first exercise to the last, while speech recognition technology provides instant feedback and improved pronunciation. Grammar and spelling components build comprehensive skills, while real-life simulated conversations test fluency.

Rosetta Stone students progress independently at their own pace. Parents can choose whether to use a preloaded lesson plan or full-year curriculum track, create their own lessons, or use an alternate program to focus on specific skills such as listening & speaking or reading & writing. Students are tested periodically, automatically advancing as their scores improve through reviewing weaker areas. At the completion of a unit, students complete a "Milestone Activity" in which they must speak into the microphone and participate in a conversation. The built-in reporting tool gives parents the ability to view, print and export student results, including completed exercises, current lesson progress, scores, and time spent learning.

New! Rosetta Stone now includes an audio companion! Reinforce your language skills anywhere, anytime with five audio activities per level that correspond with the computer lessons and provide additional conversation practice. At home or on the go, you can redeem the time by improving your pronunciation, vocabulary, phrases, speaking & conversation skills.

Rosetta Stone Dutch Levels 1, 2, & 3, Homeschool Edition, Version 3, provides a foundation of key vocabulary and language skills, including directions, greetings, introductions, adjectives, time, emotion, works, interests, household items, animals, possessive pronouns, measurements, basic grammar, and more.

This Kit Includes:

  • Application CD
  • Language CD
  • Users Guide
  • Parent's Guide
  • Headset with Microphone
  • Quick Start Activation Card
  • Keyboard Stickers
  • Audio Companion CDs
  • Supplemental Education Materials CD with table of contents, scripts for each lesson, and an index to all the words in the program.

System Requirements:

  • Windows 2000 or later
  • Mac OS 10.4 or later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1 GHz or faster processor speed
  • 600 MB free hard-drive space (per level)
  • 16-bit sound card
  • 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 recommended)
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Speech recognition feature requires a USB headset microphone (included with purchase)
  • 16X CD-ROM Drive (for installation)

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