French Level 1
This is a fantastic product! You learn, grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Consistent review makes sure you don't forget anything.
I do caution those who have never taken a language before. This curriculum never explains anything, ever. They simply design it in a way to help you figure it out on your own. I've always been able to figure it out, though sometimes with some help from google. For someone who has studied another language and understands cases, number, genders, etc. this is fine. But it would be very confusing to someone who has never known anything but english.
Overall I most definitely recommend it!
November 28, 2012
Great Learning Techniques
Rosetta Stone provides a unique approach to learning a new language. I was hesitant whether I would catch on and be able to stay focused on the lessons. I was glad to know that many of the techniques involved pictures and a lot of repetition. Most importantly the games and studio sessions allow for a wonderful opportunity to further develop or skills in a fun way. I can't wait to get the next level as my Christmas gift and keep on improving my skills!
November 28, 2012
Great way to learn!
The Rosetta Stone Level 1 French program was a great purchase. I was expecting a dry course learning vocab words and eventually putting together remedial sentences. Instead, what I got was immediate immersion into the language--I was speaking and reading sentences the first week! The games, online tutorials, and visual aides all make this course easy to follow and I find I'm picking out more and more french words in books, TV, and movies because of the course already! If you want to learn French in a fun, interactive environment, this is the course for you!
November 28, 2012
I received level 1 French for Christmas and was surprised at all the 'extra' options that come with it. The live sessions with a native speaker are a great addition and you get to practice your skills with other students through games. The methods of reinforcement of language are excellent. I'm very pleased with this new version. I'd buy it again without hesitation.
December 27, 2011
difficult but fun
I have always had trouble learning languages, and while Rosetta Stone has not made my learning process easy, it makes sense to me and I feel like I'm making progress everyday. Great product.
October 25, 2011
Easier Than You Think
I've had an interest in French for years and decided to take a chance on Rosetta Stone after seeing TV commercials. I devoted an hour a day to it and went through Level 1 twice. I can't believe how much I learned and retained in a short time; I was really "getting it." Today, I ordered Level II and can't wait to begin. Many years ago, I had Latin and Spanish in school, and I barely muddled through. Had they been taught in Rosetta Stone style, my interest and my grades would have been much better.
June 1, 2011
Purchasing level 1 French was an excellent choice. I like how the program is structured and how engaging it is. You begin to learn French from lesson 1. It is worth the money, I recommend to everyone who is willing to set aside time to learn a new language.
May 16, 2011
Fun, interesting, good product
I bought RS French-Level 1 about 2 months ago. Yesterday I was writing down some phrases; words; verbs; etc...and I was surprised with so much I`ve learned. It`s for sure a wonderful product and I can`t wait to get the next levels and try other languages. Besides the learning that you can do at your own pace; the games are so much fun; creative; interactive and I love the Studio sessions. Buy the product and don`t wait to long to take a Studio; it really boosts your confidence and helps you to perfect your speaking/listening skills. LEARN HAVING FUN:)
May 16, 2011
I had heard many great reviews about Rosetta Stone, so when I decided to learn French, Rosetta Stone was the obvious choice. I made the right decision. The lessons are fun, and I like the ease of navigation to review past lessons. I also enjoy the program's use of different voices throughout the lessons, and the variety of question formats. I would recommend Rosetta Stone to anybody- it's well worth the money!
April 11, 2011
Very efficent way to establish a new language in your everyday life. It is satisfying intellectually and emotionally because it helps you see the world through a different perspective. The method that Rosetta Stone uses is truly ingenious in the study of a new language. It also opens new neural pathways. I love it and look forward to advance to the other levels.
April 11, 2011
French Level 1
Excellent course. The methods used are fun and allow you to work on both oral and written communication skills. The games are fun and the stories drive home what you've learned while helping develop strong listening comprehension.
April 10, 2011
I love the way rosetta stone teaches the language. Learning in concepts works way better for me than when I learned Spanish.
April 9, 2011
I can see why Rosetta Stone offers a 6 month money-back guarantee.... this program is fantastic. I have done 2 studio sessions and they are so much fun, challenging, useful and completely non-intimidating. As a adult learner, Rosetta is easy to learn, without delving into all the "rules", just conversational learning.
April 9, 2011
I recently ordered Rosetta Stone French Level 1. I love languages, and since I have extra time this semester I decided to fill it doing something productive. Rosetta Stone has been amazing. I learn the vocabulary quickly since it is reinforced often. Although, I don't enjoy doing the required reviews I know they are good for me; they help me make sure I haven't forgotten anything. They only thing I have had trouble with is the speaking. I feel that I pronounce the words correctly, but often it will give me a 'wrong' noise. I have found it helps to purchase a more expensive microphone to help weed out back ground noise. Practicing feels almost like a video game, so there is never a time when I feel like I am forcing myself to practice. I ordered the product about four months ago and am almost ready to move onto level two. I look forward to mastering French and am so thankful that I have Rosetta Stone to help me!
April 8, 2011
French 1 Fantastique
I never thought I could pronounce French having had a class many years ago and giving up. Rosetta Stone has me speaking naturally. I'm already understanding what I hear and am making relevant sentences! It's fun! The live instructors are very encouraging and very patient! It is extremely helpful to hear the live speakers as well as the recorded speakers.
Can't wait to get the next level!
April 7, 2011
Fast track to foreign language
I have been so pleased with speed at which i've learned to speak (as well as read and write) another language and I owe it all to Rosseta Stone. I also feel as though I've gained insight into a whole new culture!
April 7, 2011
OMG Shes driving me CRAZY!
I bought this for my 19 year old daughter who wants to learn french in secret of who boyfriend who is french. He often speaks the language in front of her not knowing what he is saying....so she got the idea to learn french to understand him and secretly fool him!!! But the problem is she is learning to fast and to much. She rambles french words, speakes in French, lables and identifiys every thing in french, says colors and random stuff all day long. She is adicted, and frankly wont stop! I have asked her nicely too! haha..I am glad she is eager to learn as she did not do well at all in school(at all) She has corolated that all the langues are conected and finds it very easy and is thinking the french words constantly...Its just adictive and I guess contagious because we are all saying stuff around the house like Parley vou francis etc,,,You get the point!!Yikes!! Arevadarche!!
April 7, 2011
Not Your High School French Class
This is an absolutely brilliant way to learn a language. I was writing paragraphs in French to a friend of mine after only two weeks of using Rosetta Stone.
The use of pictures and the fact that there is no translation whatsoever has helped me to basically “learn the world” in French, instead of rotely memorizing French equivalents to English words. Instead of verb charts and conjugations, Rosetta Stone helps you figure out concepts that you can then apply on your own throughout the rest of the language. And because nothing is explained outright, there are “aha” moments everyday that make the whole process exciting.
The program gives you just enough new information to slowly build on what you already know, and it includes plenty of review and repetition to help you remember what you’ve already learned. Best experience I’ve ever had learning a language!
April 1, 2011
I have been taking French for 1 semester in school and i didn't feel like I was really learning I got this for Chirstmas and I feel like since then (its january 11th today) I have learned more than I have in almost 5 months of French! I like that I can do as much (or little) as I want. I would love to learn every languge with rosetta stone if it wasn't so expensive.
January 11, 2011
Hmm...What can I say?
As my title suggests, there really aren't many words to describe my experiences with Rosetta Stone French. I would have liked to say something in French but I haven't gotten that far yet. :)For the purpose I wished for it, it is enthralling and clear to understand. There aren't any translations or extra grammatical practices but that's because it's teaching you as you were taught your first language. You didn't know what apple meant when you first heard it, so by repetition you learned. I believe that is their approach to learning French. They're giving you the basics so you will desire to learn more on your own. Magic! So, don't give up if you're frustrated!
December 28, 2010
A road you shouldn't travel alone
After losing a very close friend and colleague at the beginning of this year I began to realize that in my life I had said many things that I was going to do but yet had planned none of them. Many people call this their "bucket list", but I had my own list, I kept it taped to the back of the front door, usually adding to it but seldom ever scratching items off. I called it my "front door list". Each day while starting out I was using the list to remind me of why I was going to work, and what I would do when that day came. Well let me tell you each day can bring a new beginning and it can be the last time you will walk out. Upon losing my friend I was determined not to let my days walking out my front to be a means to an end, I was going to start ending my list and start living it. A couple items were easily checked off, a trip to the Grand Canyon, going on a cruise. But one item haunted me. A trip to Paris. I knew I didn't want to go to Paris and just do. I wanted to live it. I wanted to stroll down a street talk to a native parisian and become immersed not only in the culture, the history, the beauty of a city that beckoned me, but to blend in. I wanted to appear not as a tourist that was going to be told "you should see this, and do that", I wanted to be able to choose. I was choosing life, a choice my friend no longer had, and I was going to live it. I knew to accomplish going to Paris the way I wanted I had to learn the language and I didn't have a lot of time to do it. After returning from the Grand Canyon trip I booked my Paris trip. I had exactly 9 months to learn to speak French. I needed a partner, a tutor, a friend. I needed all these things and I found them in RosettaStone. I have been learning french now for over a month and have enjoyed the lessons. I have never felt overwhelmed or rushed because I control what I do, when I do it and how I spend to do it. When I have approached a session in dealing with a tutor they have always been helpful, cheerful, and have never given me an opportunity to fail. I am loving life. I can't wait to tell you about my trip. I just hope you can read french, haha. Thank you RosettaStone!
November 15, 2010
I can do it.
What a joy to learn French with Rosetta Stone! The lessons progress at a perfectly learnable pace. The success I've experienced using this program feels great!
November 10, 2010
Complete language package
I've just finished Unit 1 of French Level 1, and this program is amazing! I don't understand how my brain is able to soak up all these new words and phrases when everything is taught in a language I am unfamiliar with, but it is working! Rosetta has tapped into the basic way we learn language as children. Someone points to an object, a color, or an action and tells us what we are looking at or experiencing. Then they ask us to repeat those words, correcting our pronunciation as we learn. Rosetta Stone French Level 1 is like being a little kid...in Paris! I've committed to taking my classes during my lunch break at work and I listen to the audio CDs in my car during my commute. I'm astounded at how far I've come already and can't wait to learn more.
November 10, 2010
I love the new Totale Rosetta Stone. I find myself on it for hours studying French. My only issue is I don't feel the microphone catches everything I'm saying and sometimes faults me incorrectly. It's very rare though.
I do wish at times there was some sort of text to accompany it. As I progress I'm finding it harder to figure out what some words are. I would like to have something to look up what certain words mean or why sentences are formed certain ways.
I downloaded the ipod companion and it only let me use the first level. I have to see what I did wrong but that is helpful as well.
I would recommend this to my friends.
November 9, 2010
Perfect Product for ME
I could have spent a fortune to buy products that would not work for me, but fortunately I happened to hear about Rosetta Stone. It is totally different than other language books or programs. I can tell you for sure that this program will teach you better than your language tutor. It's totally worth it. Just try and see if it works for you.
November 9, 2010
This system is totally cost effective. Most of us are smart enough to learn another language but we don't have time. This is fast, effective and fun.
November 8, 2010
Learning a New Language
First off, the program was very user friendly. It was extremely easy to navigate and it didn't take long to actually get to the teaching modules I was looking for. I was able to go strait to small learning sessions for a quick learning guide I could use for traveling or I could go to one that gave complete, in depth sessions that helped me learn the language much easier than a book or even a 16 week class at a university. After completeing level one, I believe I would have no problem taking a college level exam in French and passing it so i wouldn't have to spend 16 weeks in a classroom trying to learn it. Great product and well worth the money. For the price of 3 Levels of French would be the price of one class in college with books. Talk about saving some money and time. Well worth it!
November 8, 2010
past first chapter very confusing. i do not know how to connect with anyone else, do not know how to find the meaning of some words and don't know how to even ask
November 5, 2010
I was actually shocked at how simple it was to start using Rosetta Stone. I took 6 years of French in school, but never really had a good grasp or comfort level for speaking. The way the software teaches you to speak actually makes it very simple and comfortable to do. Instead of mentally translating every single sentence, the way you speak from memory is much simpler.
October 10, 2010
Great, but some quirks
I love learning French. I'm a teenager, even, and it's made me love to learn. But I really hate the voice recognition software! It tells me to pronounce "petit" and tells me to say "pe". So I say it exactly the way they do, and it counts it off sometimes and takes forever to process my answer. Sometimes I'll say the word ten times loudly and precisely before it actually accepts it. Otherwise, I think it's great. Another reviewer commented that sometimes you aren't really sure what the word means, because the picture could mean multiple things. I felt the same way, but used Google translate to help me with the ones I didn't know
August 21, 2010