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    Rosetta Stone

    Have any of you used Rosetta Stone for learning a new language?
    I've been wanting to learn German, and French at some later time.
    I guess I'm trying to figure out if Rosetta Stone is worth the $550.

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    i wondering whether you'll realize you can just download it as a torrent (ok, so that's illegal and unethical; i retract that)

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    I was thinking about that too. I do know the military was using it for language training... i don't know if it is a washed down version on the market or if it is the full blown version. I do know it was effective in the military. I am curios if anyone has any experience too.....

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    Personally, I'm not a fan of Rosetta stone. It's based off visual stimulation of images to aid in memory, which could work for some people, but it's not my thing. I've had to learn a few languages throughout the years, and when it came to French I tried Rosetta stone. Waay over priced. You're better off getting a good French book and work your way through it every night. Let me know if you want me to suggest a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derek7m View Post
    Personally, I'm not a fan of Rosetta stone. It's based off visual stimulation of images to aid in memory, which could work for some people, but it's not my thing. I've had to learn a few languages throughout the years, and when it came to French I tried Rosetta stone. Waay over priced. You're better off getting a good French book and work your way through it every night. Let me know if you want me to suggest a few.
    suggest a few por favor

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    well, I guess it depends on whether you need to learn the language for reading knowledge or speaking. Most of the languages I had to learn for simply for reading comprehension.

    So, for French (reading): French For Reading_, by Karl C. Sandberg and Eddison C. Tatham (NY: Appleton-Century Crofts, 1968).

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    I guess I could dl it, and just buy the audio thing separate somewhere lol.
    The $550 is for all 3 levels, plus the audio.
    Maybe I can try just level 1, like $200, and see.

    I've read nothing but great reviews about it. The only few bad reviews are like previously stated with the whole picture memory thing wasn't their thing.


    I've also read that Tell Me More is a great cheaper alternative. But if you combine the two, Rosetta Stone and Tell Me More, you would be all set, as they take different approaches.

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    I just downloaded it. Pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlxBigSexyxlx View Post
    Have any of you used Rosetta Stone for learning a new language?
    I've been wanting to learn German, and French at some later time.
    I guess I'm trying to figure out if Rosetta Stone is worth the $550.
    Free off the net man, save your money.

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    Or simply find a native speaker.
    ***No source checks!!!***

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    I think its worth it. the prgram has helped me out a lot since i have been in Germany but, then again Maybe it's because I hear the language on the daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derek7m View Post
    Personally, I'm not a fan of Rosetta stone. It's based off visual stimulation of images to aid in memory, which could work for some people, but it's not my thing. I've had to learn a few languages throughout the years, and when it came to French I tried Rosetta stone. Waay over priced. You're better off getting a good French book and work your way through it every night. Let me know if you want me to suggest a few.
    I agree completely,

    They show a picture of a cat standing in front of a red car's tire. And you hear a word, so does that mean cat, doest that mean cat in front of a tire, does that mean a cat is standing next to a red car?????

    It made no sense to me, so instead i just learned from my women, and way overpriced too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    I agree completely,

    They show a picture of a cat standing in front of a red car's tire. And you hear a word, so does that mean cat, doest that mean cat in front of a tire, does that mean a cat is standing next to a red car?????

    It made no sense to me, so instead i just learned from my women, and way overpriced too.
    yeah but how effective an applicable is, "thats it muscle harder, harder,mmmm " in french?? how exactly did that help you to "practically" speak the native language better .... *LOL* Im curious...and waiting.... hey not that im not all for that method of learning...just help me understand its practical application...
    *L*

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    I have all of the languages on rosetta stone and find it pretty good, alongside other programs. Get it via download torrent..

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    ive been looking at torrents and cant find it, any suggestions which site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigershark View Post
    Just download it. You will get the same stuff with a torrent that you will with the DL. Also I have the German one, and if you can not set aside some time each day to use it you will get nothing from it. Try before you buy.
    lol, why do you have everything I want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlxBigSexyxlx View Post
    lol, why do you have everything I want?
    lol

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    Well said, Smiley. The best way to learn a language (for speaking) is to immerse yourself in the culture.

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    i used it for Polish and like it. I was going to buy it for russian

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    You might need that sht for Russian...heard that's a tough one. But, if you know Polski, then you might be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyinkedup View Post
    yeah but how effective an applicable is, "thats it muscle harder, harder,mmmm " in french?? how exactly did that help you to "practically" speak the native language better .... *LOL* Im curious...and waiting.... hey not that im not all for that method of learning...just help me understand its practical application...
    *L*
    Lets just say like Derek7 said below, I immersed myself in her culture....

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    Quote Originally Posted by l2elapse View Post
    ive been looking at torrents and cant find it, any suggestions which site?
    found a bunch of them on demonoid

    the best way to learn a language is find yourself a "horizontal dictionary"
    [wink wink] i.e. native speaking gf

    actually, i used as many different modalities as i could. for instance, i would study a grammar book for a little everyday, when bored with that i read a super hero comic in that language, obviously having to look up lots of words. when tired of that i'd pick up something else. keeping the variety going helps keep your mind engaged in it.
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