Learning for her career
After four months of using Rosetta Stone, I am the most confident that I have ever been in my ability to engage in conversation in French… Thanks to Rosetta Stone (and in particular thanks to the practice in the Studio sessions)… I will feel confident in my ability to field questions about my research in French.
Performing in a new voice
It was a combination of needing to learn pronounce Italian when singing classical music and an anniversary trip to Italy that convinced me to study Italian. After our trip, the joy of being able to speak, even a few words, had me hooked. I was off on the journey and there was no turning back.
Always a reason to continue
I chose to sing opera and classical music. Then learning languages - Italian, French, German - had purpose and became fun... Fast forward to about 5 years ago - I no longer sing professionally, and had not needed much of any foreign language for several years... Then 4 years ago I went to Lugano, Switzerland for a conference, and couldn't put a sentence together. It was time to re-learn... Rosetta Stone suits me perfectly: studying when I want, for as long as I want, and easily showing me what mistakes I make. I love the sounds of different languages and now want to study a new one each year...
Learning for family
My son was living in Sydney at the time; we went to visit. He's now living in Auckland, New Zealand, with a lovely young woman he met through work while in Sydney. Even when he transferred to Copenhagen, Denmark, they stayed in touch and visited when they could. Their relationship is the reason I'm learning German...
When they marry, the ceremony will be in her hometown in the Bavarian region of Germany... I believe we'll get closer to understanding each other if I learn official German... I really enjoy the course... thank you for Rosetta Stone!
Adjusting to new surroundings
I am learning German because I moved to Zurich, Switzerland last year... Things like grocery shopping and waiting at the train station are much less frustrating when I know what people are saying!
I chose Rosetta Stone because of the ease of use... I can find 5-10 minutes a day to squeeze in a Rosetta Stone lesson much more regularly... The German I've learned using Rosetta Stone has helped me tremendously and has helped me acclimate to my new environment... Thank you for such a wonderful product!