Groupon is selling Rosetta Stone Language Solutions at a 40% discount.
I tried an older version of Rosetta Stone a few years back. While I did learn some vocabulary, I was not speaking Spanish so fast as the software promised. I have heard that the new version is much better than what I tried and that it has a lot of new features.
- Rosettas Stone Version 4 TOTAL`e Level 1-4 for $269 (list price is $449)
- Available in Spanish, French or Italian
- Free Shipping
From the website:
Rosetta Stone garnered PCmag.com’s Editor’s Choice award for Best Language-Learning Software in 2011 for its educational blend of reading, listening, speaking, and writing for new speakers. The interactive lessons rely on speech-recognition technology to give instant feedback on pronunciation, making it simple to succeed at conversational skills ranging from telling time and discussing weather to sharing opinions and challenging Napoleon to a rap battle. Rosetta Stone’s supportive community of online learners engages pupils in live conversations, game play, and live practice sessions with native speakers. The included Audio Companion allows for mobile language practice on the go.
- Interactive digital lessons blend visual and aural cues
- Speech-recognition technology provides instant feedback on pronunciation
- Live conversational practice with native speakers
- Online community with opportunity for one-on-one practice
- Compatible apps for iPad, iPhone, and select Android devices
- Software suite lets you access language activities from laptops, smartphones, and tablets
- Audio Companion MP3 files can be played on the go
- Learn conversational skills
- Progress to more in-depth grammar and vocabulary activities