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Fairfield Language Technology Rosetta Stone German Levels 1-5 Set with Audio Companion Homeschool Edition, Version 3

Rosetta Stone's interactive, immersion-method course has helped thousands of students to easily master a new language. Vivid imagery, native voices, and real-life exercises foster speaking, understanding, reading and writing intuitively from the first exercise to the last, while speech recognition technology provides instant feedback and improved pronunciation. Grammar and spelling components build comprehensive skills, while real-life simulated conversations test fluency.

Rosetta Stone students progress independently at their own pace. Parents can choose whether to use a preloaded lesson plan or full-year curriculum track, create their own lessons, or use an alternate program to focus on specific skills such as listening & speaking or reading & writing. Students are tested periodically, automatically advancing as their scores improve through reviewing weaker areas. At the completion of a unit, students complete a "Milestone Activity" in which they must speak into the microphone and participate in a conversation. The built-in reporting tool gives parents the ability to view, print and export student results, including completed exercises, current lesson progress, scores, and time spent learning.

Reinforce your language skills anywhere, anytime with the audio companion; five audio activities per level correspond with the computer lessons and provide additional conversation practice. At home or on the go, you can redeem the time by improving your pronunciation, vocabulary, phrases, speaking & conversation skills. MP3 Files.

Rosetta Stone German Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 Homeschool Edition, Version 3, provides a foundation of key vocabulary and language skills, including directions, greetings, introductions, adjectives, time, emotion, works, interests, household items, animals, possessive pronouns, measurements, basic grammar, and more.

This Level 1-5 Kit Includes:

  • Application CD
  • Language CD
  • Audio Companion
  • Users Guide
  • Headset with Microphone
  • Quick Start Activation Card
  • Supplemental Education Materials CD with a table of contents, printable lesson scripts, student workbook with lesson quizzes, word index, unit tests, and an answer key for workbook & tests.

    System Requirements:

  • Windows 2000 or later (including Windows 8)
  • Mac OS 10.4 or later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1 GHz or faster processor speed
  • 600 MB free hard-drive space (per level)
  • 16-bit sound card
  • 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 recommended)
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Speech recognition feature requires a USB headset microphone (included with purchase)
  • 16X CD-ROM Drive (for installation)
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    Date:April 30, 2012
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    We just bought this program so I cannot address if it actually works as far as learning the language, but there are 3 main things we are already upset with. Apparently the first two of these things are in the "End User Agreement" but you are not given the chance to read that until AFTER you have bought and paid for the product. And once you open it you cannot return it. (so maybe that's another complaint? Sneaking in fine print AFTER it's bought..)
    So here goes:
    First off, you can only set up accounts for 5 people at a time. This is an issue for my family of 6. It means one person cannot do the lessons at all until someone else has completed the entire year long course. Since it can only be installed on one computer, we have the further issue of it being very time time consuming. I'm not thrilled at all that 5/6 of my family can learn while one is left out. =( In my opinion NOT learning together as a family will defeat the purpose. How will my children retain the language if they have no one to speak it too? And do I really want my kids to know a language I don't??
    Second issue, it is illegal to sell (or give apparently) this program to anyone else once you have bought it. If you do, the new person will not be able to activate it.
    I'm not sure if knowing these two things ahead of time would have been a deal breaker or not, but it would have been nice to know and consider. I feel like they were sneaky with putting in fine print, AFTER the product was bought, instead of being straight up and honest on the details BEFORE taking my money. Because of this we will not buy any more Rosetta Stone. I will write a review of the effectiveness of the program at a later date.
    The third and final issue (as of now) is the customer service. WOW it was a pain to get a hold of anyone. We wouldn't have been able to at all had my husband not found the number in our paperwork. It was nowhere to be found on the site. When I finally did get a hold of someone to ask about the above issues I was basically told, "Oh well, you've already paid for it and opened it." AND since it can only be on one computer, if anything happens to that computer we lose the program, and our money. They will tell you you can call in for a "deactivation code" and then a new "activation code" but after speaking with the rep, I somehow doubt it will be that easy.
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