Are there any Rosetta Stone users here?
I have been learning Spanish online for around 6 months.
Very impressed so far but the hardest thing is finding the time
Andrew Sleight I agree, it is time, commitment and focus.
Muchas Felicidades en tus estudios.
I've been really curious about Rosetta Stone since they advertise so heavily and are in every airport!
No personal experience with it - I have used a Basic Pimsleur course which I got through E-bay at a great price. It was very effective for me, taking about 2 months to go through right before a trip overseas. By no means was I fluent from a Level 1 course but way less lost than my wife who didn't know the language at all.
Pimsleur is designed to be 100% audio, mixing mother tongue with new language in various scenarios. Is that how Rosetta Stone is set up also?
Andrew - I just saw this discussion from December. We offer Rosetta Stone to our employees and currently have 261 employees globally studying 13 different languages (I'm studying Spanish). I like their teaching method. Dan Raines - they use rote memorization, gaming (alone or with other RS users) and live sessions with a native speaker. Your mother language is not used at all - it's sink or swim! Some of the people studying Japanese find it a bit tougher and have recommended some additional resources to go along with the RS program.
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