Rosetta Stone Opinions

These reviews are visitors opinions of Rosetta Stone that originally appeared on my Review of Rosetta Stone page. They have been moved here to make room for newer reviews on that page, but I'm keeping older reviews here as an archive. If you want to see the latest opinions, please visit that page.

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stupid 
I THINK ROSETTA STONE IS GREAT, its called immersion for a reason dum nuts, if they gave you translations there would be no difference from a sapnish dictionary. …

Bohonkie 
I agree with the previous comments: No instructions; no English translation; no explanation of accent marks, plural punctuation, or tense; and not much …

Good program if your expectations are realistic 
I have been using Rosetta Stone to learn Dutch for almost a year now. I am a speech therapist who specializes in bilingual language development, so I was …

Cut the crap 
Rosetta Stone actually works. Too many other programs teach you catch phrases and you think you are learning a language but couldn't break the sentence …

Rosetta Stone a Powerful Learning Companion 
It is unrealistic to think that any language learning approach will be the magic bullet. Like just about anything else in life, an attack on multiple fronts …

GKM 
Rosetta Stone sucks! Sometimes there is no clear answer to questions. Sometimes it is not clear whether we see a group of boys or girls. It is …

Egg 
Agree with what has already been said, but I would add that I'm not greatly impressed with the voice recognition software. Sometimes it has failed me …

Paul 
I think Rosetta Stone's customer service sucks, I had problems loading it onto my computer the first time and contacted customer service to resolve the …

Barnesy 
I've played with Rosetta Stone in Version 2 and then more seriously in Version 3. I note that the comments above are based on Version 2 and perhaps some …

This product very disappointing and not even real 
I have taken Italian 1 and 2, and it is exactly what was written above "learn a lot of simple words but cannot speak". Also it is very easy to pass through …

Italian 
Please forward to Customer Service Wanted to let someone know, that in the process of inquiring about the free demo offer of the rosetta stone for italian. …

Gerald Miller, Oregon, Wisconsin 
My experience with RosettaStone couldn't be worse. Their customer service is the worst I've ever experienced. In fact I don't think one exists. Absolutely …

Not Bad. Better than Berlitz 
I have been using RS for learning the German language. I have levels 1 and 2. I believe this to be a very useful tool to become conversational and somewhat …

I'm not going to buy 
I was seriously looking into buying this product. Like most of you the commercials are very impressive. I am glad I read most of these reviews before I …

Rosetta Stone V3 
Well I began to use Rosetta Stone early this year with the Mandarin Chinese Language, and I have to say that it is a very good tool for learning that language, …

Thoughts on Rosetta Stone Spanish 
I'm learning Spanish as part of my 101 in 1001 list (www.101in1001.com.au) and in preparation for a stint of volunteering in Central America - and I'm …

think about it 
I see many posts that label the software as "boring, using baby sentences, etc". The description of the software states that you will learn this language …

Rosetta Stone review 
I have been using Rosetta stone for German on a regular basis for about two months. I try to get in atleast a half hour per day, but of course miss some …

Bad program, but good cause 
I bought Rosetta stone excited to try the new "#1 language learning software!" but found myself taking it back. The hundreds of dollars spent on the program …

Rosetta Stone Chines (mandarin) V3 Lv 1 &2 
Rosetta Stone is the most aggravating language learning system I have ever tried. Everything is based on some chinese person saying a word or words while …

Rosetta Stone Over Rated - Has Technical Problems 
I used Rosetta Stone Spanish only for a short time. The program can be boring and slow moving. My main problem with the program, however, is technical …

Rosetta Stone is not Satan... 
...contrary to popular belief. I question the validity of any review, good or bad, that uses a great deal of vague descriptors (awful, horrible, great, …

Rosetta Stone Japanese, a First Impression 
I received my copy of Rosetta Stone Japanese levels 1-3 version 3.2 as a gift. I am planning a trip to Japan with some friends in 18 months and we are …

Love level 2 and 3 
I am using level 2 and 3 to refresh my Spanish before going to Central America for volunteer work as a doctor. I have went through both levels twice in …

Rosetta Stone Arabic-compare Version3 vs Verson 2 
A couple of years ago, I requested a Demo CD in Arabic. For whatever reason, I didn't use it until 2 or 3 weeks ago, but I was very impressed with the …

Extremely helpful when used daily 
My boyfriend and I moved to Germany for his job and we are working our way through RS 1 German every night. We also have a language tutor once a week. …

Good product but not on it's own 
I recently got an online subscription to RS for Spanish(Latin America). At first, I thought it was great and used it alone. However, as the material …

Version 3 
I have used every version of Rosetta Stone since it came out. The original two versions were novel in the way that they associated images with sounds and …

Sarah 
Has anyone tried Thai? I have been learning it for a few weeks and at first I thought Rosetta Stone was brilliant and so easy to use. But as I go higher …

Nice product, i find it very helpful... 
I'm using the Rosetta Stone Russian 1 and find that most people's reviews about it are not that great. They tend to put it down and claim to say that you …

Great program 
The consistent theme through all the negative reviews is people looking for a "silver bullet". NO course of instruction or computer program will teach …

Rosetta stone 
I have been using rosetta stone for a couple days and i love love love it. I love that they repeat some of the same words to make sure that you learn it. …

Rosetta Stone Dutch 
I probably would not recommend Rosetta Stone for languages like Spanish, French or German, where resources for a potential student are plentiful. However, …

Manager of Access Services 
Rosetta Stone's services for institutional-level customers are abysmal. The rep that I purchased language sets from directed me to the wrong tech department …

Too vague 
I understand what Rosetta Stone is trying to do by getting you to associate the words with the pictures, but the pictures are often vague. I recently moved …

Not an impressive way to learn ANY language... 
You may be convinced to buy this program from the persuasive actors on the Rosetta Stone commercial (Michael Phelps, etc) but be VERY sure that you will …

Rosetta Stone auf Deutsch 
I purchased the 3 levels of Rosetta Stone in German after completing introductory college German. The program offered an incredible method of learning …

I recomend it for some people 
I am using Rosetta Stone for Mandarin, and at first I really liked it. After wasting my money on a lot of fly by night programs I was happy to start this …

Language & Learning Difficulties 
My son has been struggling with his school work and has received assessment from a child psychologist, who found that his major problem was in his poor …

Rosetta Stone French 1 and 2 
"One aspect of the software that I noticed was that even if you had no idea what a correct choice was, you could often choose the correct one by guessing, …

Rosetta Stone On-Line Crashes 
I purchased the Russian on-line version and it crashes after a few screens. They fail to respond to emails other than asking for the same information. …

WARNING!!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! 
I'm fifteen years old and have studied French for two years in school. I was looking for ways to learn more and improve my French and I had heard about …

It really works 
I have always had trouble with languages. My major required me to have 10 hours of a foreign language. In high school I took Spanish and did not do well. …

Only helpful with vocabulary... 
I used the Rosetta Stone through the Army access. I have been working on German for a while and the only good thing about Rosetta Stone, was that it allows …




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