a weak overhyped product
by anon smith
Time and time i find myself looking for new language materials and going back to pimsleur (in my opinion the best way to learn languages along with web/tv/movie watching in a native language).
My critique is that your so dependent on picture looking and the problem is you have to kind of guess sometimes looking at pictures what they are trying to get you to say while you have to figure out the language to speak.
the menu and navigation is not straightforward at least the japanese version I saw, its not like pimsleur where you start out basic and work your way up, your pretty much on your own learning whatever strikes your fancy in the menu another problem with rossetta.
Good idea, bad presentation, pimsleur tapes are still the best method ive heard for learning a language (they can also be found free in your public library) as they slow down and enunciate the words for you using native speakers, rosetta doesnt slow down and enunciate either, also a peeve of rosetta stone.
Im skipping further rosettas and using pimsleur and the web and the occasional foreign movie to test my skills (writing down what I think i hear without subtitles and then comparing it to the subtitles in the movie to see if im progressing).