Much improved from 2014. Can finally buy it without a subscription, which I love. The interaction is smoother, and the feedback is better quality. I would like some options though. 1. An option to only let me pass with 100% correct answers, instead of only 90%, for the purpose of deep/master learning. 2. Writing and translating exercises for vocabulary words and entire sentences, from English to Chinese, and vice versa. 3. An option for English translation of vocabulary and entire sentences.
Initial reaction is 5 stars. I am actually using this which is more than I can say about my DVD Spanish course for the computer. I use this now instead of phone games to pass the time. Keep some ear buds in your car or pocket with a mic and you can fill your free moments of the day with learning a new laguage. It is working wonders for me. My goal is to have a conversation with my girlfriends parents on a trip to Guatemala.
I don't know why Rosetta stone has gotten a bad rapport from some. It is absolutely great as a way to acquire new vocab and be introduced to language structure. Used with other learning materials it is a great resource. I started my French journey with them and after moving on to language instruction, I am now starting a brand new journey in Mandarin!
Deceptive company!! AVOID like the plague!!! Will recharge your card for an auto renewal they have hidden in the settings!!!! €120 then from my account today. I can't afford that, I now have no money in my account and a kid to feed. Absolutely shocking. And I've tried to contact to no avail!! And researching online this happens ALOT and they REFUSE to refund.
Rosetta Stone is good for languages that use a phonetic alphabet but awful for ones that don't, such as Chinese. It doesn't have the option to show pinyin and characters at the same time so you often can't tell what sound you are supposed to be saying and associating with the characters wasting tons of your time and frustrating beyond belief. I wish I could get a refund.
Makes my brain feel like mush, in an awesomely functional way. App is clunky but the lessons are very user friendly. Audio companion is awesome for in the car, been doing Japanese for seven months and feel like my progress is where it should be. Wait for a sale to buy!
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