Rosetta Stone is overrated...

by Peter
(NY)

Quite simply, this product is not worth the $300 - $400 that it is. It is alright because it does teach you some general concepts but overall it's not great. I found Japanese to be much easier than Chinese just because of the way the language is set up gramatically. It may benefit you more to learn a simpler language such as French, Spanish, ect. because Chinese is very difficult! Japanese is challenging but with the help of a dictionary and some online translators, it's not that bad. I think Spanish and French and other languages that are similar to English, will benefit more-so than a language like Chinese, Korean, or Arabic.


Why this fails to be a great language learning program, is because it does not offer English translations. I really feel that if they had an English translation page, my skill would improve much more rapidly. But for Chinese I need to look at every picture and translat it character by character from an online dictionary because you don't necessarily understand what the pictures are saying.

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by: Anonymous

In the future, date your articles so the reader will know when they're written. I think the Rosetta Stone probably is seriously overrated, but just in case they were to overhaul their software and make it completely different, in which case your review would apply to an older version. Internet wide, I wish people would date their writings.

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