Say Hello to Rosetta Stone

 

If you’re an intellectual, most likely you know about The Rosetta Stone, an ancient Egyptian artifact, which provided the key to modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. However, that’s not the Rosetta Stone I’m blogging about today. I’m blogging about the world’s #1 language-learning software and by the way, the good news is … this is not a paid blog post.

For years, I’ve sat through infomercials about Rosetta Stone. The announcers were literally bragging about how fast and easy it was to master another language. “Yeah, right … I’d say to myself. That last salesman sold me a spoiled barrel of apples. I won’t get taken advantage of again.”

Well, now I know for sure, it wasn’t  just another sales scheme to pull dollars from my pocket. Actually, I found it to be a GREAT tool for learning a brand new language.

Total immersion. That’s Rosetta Stone’s style. You have an opportunity to sink or swim. I chose to swim. Well, it’s not exactly a breeze because there are some rough spots, but none that you won’t conquer. I love the fact that Rosetta Stone will not let you sneak by without pronouncing a word or phrase correctly. This program has voice recognition. Fantastico!

I’ve tried several programs before, but none gave me the experience I get from being immersed in a totally different world. I’m glad I took the plunge and tried once more to wrap my arms and mind around a new language and culture.

When you begin to use and apply what you learn from this amazing language-learning software, your confidence will soar. You’ll also find that your life will become more enriched and new opportunities will come your way. Life is all about growing, changing and evolving. Why not step out into the deep every once in a while?

With so many different languages to choose from, you’ll never be bored. So, give it a whirl and exercise that muscle in your head. After all, the brain is always waiting to learn fun new things.

If you’re learning a new language, what methods are you using?

– Jacqueline

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  1. RE - RecycledFrockery
    2010-07-07
    21:21:49

    Ms. J did you do the conversational version ? how is it going and do you feel competent enough to use it solely ? that voice recognition put me off, due to my accent; but I did find it useful.

     
  2. PYNTK
    2010-07-08
    05:58:56

    Hello Mama ASID!

    I started off with the Latin Version - Level 1. Since I didn't have Spanish in high school, I wanted to literally begin with my ABC's. Many people have admitted that they became totally fluent just using RS. The beautiful thing is, you can go as fast or slow as you're willing to commit to it. I find myself wanting to learn faster because we have a relationship with the Hispanic Marketing Group. So ... my husband and I team up with our learning. We use Google Translate for phrases we want to pick up and we read Spanish newspapers to learn new words. It's a journey, but I'm getting there. Nevertheless, I'm very pleased with the Rosetta Stone method as well as the results.

    Note: We're learning the "proper" way to speak Spanish, so sometimes we'll get giggles from native speakers for sounding a bit stuffy, but that's OK. We can learn the casual Spanish language from our friends. :-)

     
  3. PYNTK
    2010-07-23
    08:18:34

    Give it a try. We thoroughly enjoy their teaching method.

     
 

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