Rosetta Stone Chinese Review

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Rosetta Stone language software is a computer package for learning languages. It is unusual in that it does not offer any translations – all the learning material is in the target language.

Through a series of photographs, students gradually build vocabulary and grammar by selecting the appropriate picture after listening to an audio clip. This natural process is similar to how infants acquire language – listening and repeating.

Rosetta Stone Chinese provides a natural learning environment and the progressive lessons allow you to master vocabulary and grammar at a controlled pace.

The only thing Rosetta Stone cannot help you with is conversation. Work with a tutor for this – either in a classroom or one-on-one instruction – and you will get the necessary conversation practice. Rosetta Stone stands well on its own, but if you can combine it with classroom instruction you are well on the way to mastering Mandarin Chinese.

Pros and Cons of Roseeta Stone Chinese

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Cons

  • Comprehensive language course
  • Good interactive emphasis
  • Online Access for  a lower price
  • Mac/PC Surported

  • Slow vocabulary learning
  • Sometimes unclear quizzes
  • Sometimes not teaching useful phrases
  • Expensive and have not provided a free trial

Rosetta stone has its own reputation in the field of langauge learning. Their users swear by their name. However, when I review it against Rocket Chinese, I find it fails to deliver the kind of punch that Rocket Chinese delivers. The first disappointment comes in the form of fact that it is divided into three levels. You got to pay separately for each of the three levels, that is costly.

The other big disadvantage was that it is a totally computer based course, which means you got to stuck to your computer. I can’t load it up my mp3 player and go listen to it while I drive. If you are not very comfortable sitting in front of computers for long hours, stay away.

With that being said, the course does offer some real good value for money. The lessons are very well planned and the delivery model is good. If you plan to buy two courses then you should definitely consider this. If you can’t afford that much then Rocket chinese is the better choice.

Rosetta Stone Chinese Review3.9166666666666665admin2011-11-14 09:49:08

Rosetta Stone language software is a computer package for learning languages. It is unusual in that it does not offer any translations – all the…

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