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Is Rosetta Stone effective for learning a new language?

Asked by rawpixels (2655points) February 28th, 2008 from iPhone
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squirbel's avatar

I would say so – it’s very good for immersion and “hands-on” learning.

afghanmoose's avatar

I have it,for Persian,but the opening instructions were in Persian so ibcouldnt read it,its lessons aren’t structured to help develops a way to learn a language in an organized way,I just wish they had lessons and plans to make it easier

squirbel's avatar

@afghan Did you have a legit copy? It comes with lesson plans :D

Les's avatar

@squirbel: I have the Russian version of Rosetta stone, and there isn’t a word of English in it anywhere (including the supplemental books). It’s OK for me, because I already know Russian (I took it for nine years in the Chicago Public Schools), but I am trying to re-learn it. I think it would be hard for someone unfamiliar with the alphabet (especially something like Russian or Persian), but overall, I love the program.

sfgirl's avatar

I’ve used it for Italian…and it’s good for beginner usage. But the way people talk on these courses is not how Italians converse. It’s slow and basic. Best chance of learning a language is to take a course with others or go to the country to learn.

Misspegasister28's avatar

If you wanna learn ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics or demotic, then sure.
Haha, personally I like learning with an actual person who I can talk to in person. Especially when it gets to conjugation and tenses and all that stuff.

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