Excellent App The Rosetta Stone app is simple, easy to use, and integrates seamlessly with your progress on other devices. It's great for me because I can just whip out my cell phone on the bus or train and continue my language learning, instead of waiting for the next chance I have to sit down at a computer. A couple of things that would help it improve: 1) There ought to be a way to disable the voice recognition/pronunciation questions. 2) The app takes a long time to load and sometimes crashes.
I've always wanted to learn Spanish and Japanese. This allows me to go at my own pace. Gives me confidence with what I already know, and reinforces the basics. I currently am learning on my own and is the perfect thing I to give me feedback. But this is supplemental. Ustedes tienen que practicar con otro la gente, y estudia de libros. Remember everyone learns at they're own speed. It gets annoying getting the the same stuff drilled in my head. But after a month it sticks.
Poor app, good approach The way this app tries to help you learn is a good one. However there is little chance of me subscribing / making an in-app purchase as this app is so evidently poor. The interface does not match the overall phone operating system look and feel, in fact this app feels more like something out of the late 1990s.
Immersive language learning When I found out I would be moving to Tokyo, I bought this app right away. I have used this app and Kanji Study for two months. I'm now able to read English words written in katakana, understand some of the common signs, and have basic interaction with shop and restaurant staff. The listening games are especially helpful. I wish more people used the app so that I could have conversations and play multiplayer games.
Fabulous, if you are very serious...! Use Duolingo for the first dozen lessons (at least) before you take the Rosetta Stone plunge (and keep coming back to it - they compliment each other very well). You will find HUGE benefit if you do. If you do not, you will likely become too frustrated and quit. Take notes from each and keep the Google Translate available for the infrequent occasion that you cannot quite infer the meaning of a word or two, and you will find the success you wish for!
THE APP DOESN'T WORK! I paid $200 for all 5 levels, learned 3 units in level 1 and the app will not load. Rosetta Stone doesn't even care, they just took my money and aren't offering to help correct this.
• Tutorial for first-time users
• Imrpoved access to and management of offline content
• Bug fixes