What Do I Get?
Students will develop their command of language as they gain conversational language skills across multiple levels. The complete set starts with the fundamental vocabulary and essential language structures.
Students will then progress to intermediate skills like giving directions and telling time, expressing opinions and talking about the world around them. They will move on to advanced language skills such as discussing government and the arts and conveying complex emotions and ideas. This set includes resources for parents to help them plan lessons as well as monitor and report on student progress.
Students will immerse themselves completely in the new language using our software. And when students are on the go, they can reinforce what they learn with Audio Companion CDs. Audio Companion enhances the language-learning experience anywhere that students can use a CD or MP3 player.
What's Inside the Box?
- Application CD
- Language CD
- Audio Companion™
- User's Guide - Discusses the basics of the Rosetta Stone program
- Parent's Guide - Aids the parent in lesson planning, tracking student progress, and effectively using Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3 in a homeschool environment
- Headset with microphone
- Quick Start Activation Card
- Supplemental Education Materials CD includes printable files for:
- Table of contents
- Scripts for each lesson
- An index to all words in the program
PARENT ADMINISTRATION TOOLS
Every Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3 Language program includes Parent Administrative Tools seamlessly integrated into the program. They assist parents in lesson planning, viewing student progress, and generating reports.
For many homeschooling parents, teaching a foreign language is a daunting task. Lesson planning can be difficult because many parents have never taught a foreign language course, and often they do not speak the language the student is learning.
Rosetta Stone® makes lesson planning easy with predefined lesson plans to help parents enroll students into their desired lesson plan based on their learning objective.
Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3 offers a Full Year Lesson Plan and Alternative Paths of Study to provide you with the flexibility to meet your student’s language-learning needs.
Full Year Curriculum
The Full Year Curriculum is intended to guide a student through one level of a language in a scholastic year. This curriculum integrates a comprehensive path through the software, suggested Cultural Activities from the Parent’s Guide and instruction materials to strengthen the student’s language-learning experience. Though students will progress at different paces naturally, this path is great for students who wish to use each level of Rosetta Stone for a one-year course.
Alternate Paths of Study
There are 11 paths of study to choose from, based on your student’s learning objectives. Alternate paths exist for different skill focuses, such as listening and speaking, or reading and writing. While students will progress at different paces through the program, students will generally progress through the program much more quickly with an alternate path than with the Full Year Curriculum.
With Rosetta Stone® Homeschool, students are tested periodically as they move through their assigned lesson plans. Students automatically advance from exercises focused on specific language skills to tests.
As students progress through their assigned lesson plan and reach the end of a lesson, they are tested with a review exercise, or test. Depending on the student’s score, the review exercise will then be repeated at a later time in the lesson plan. A student who scores lower will see the review exercise more quickly than a student who scores higher. Eventually, the review exercise will no longer be repeated after a student achieves a satisfactory score.
One of the greatest features of Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3 is the Milestone Activity. Once a student has completed a Unit of material, they will go through a Milestone Activity. Milestones require the student to speak into the microphone and participate in conversation on screen.
The built-in reporting tool gives parents the ability to view, print and export student results. Information available in the report includes:
- Exercises the student has completed
- Current lesson progress
- Scores achieved on exercises and tests
- Time spent learning
More information regarding lesson planning, testing and reporting, as well as a detailed sample schedule and cultural activities, can be found in the Parent’s Guide included with Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3.