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    Rosetta Stone Language software

    Has anyone used the Rosetta Stone CDs to learn another language and if so what are your thoughts?

    I am considering purchasing the Spanish edition.
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    I, too, have been thinking about trying Rosetta Stone's spanish edition.

    A buddy of mine has used them for arabic while in the Army and says he did learn a lot, but staying focused was his only problem since nobody is there to get on you if you're slacking (obviously).

    Anybody have any first hand experience?
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    My wife bought it for my grandsons....and it works just fine. Need a decent computer with a DVD drive but the product is worth the money.

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    DVD drive? Excellent! I can use it in the patrol car when things are slow and I still want to be in the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    My wife bought it for my grandsons....and it works just fine. Need a decent computer with a DVD drive but the product is worth the money.

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    Was considering it myself. Thank you for the review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-42Adam View Post
    .... staying focused was his only problem since nobody is there to get on you if you're slacking (obviously).
    I wonder if you got the online version, which has an expiration, would you be more inclined to try to work at it faster and more often? It's definitely cheaper.
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    I've done a little of the Spanish and a little Farsi. How it works is, instead of drilling vocabulary and grammatical forms (past, present, future, etc) through mindless repetition (see high school spanish), they show you 4 pictures on the screen. For example, the sentence will say, "El caballo esta saltando." There will be 4 pics on the screen: One of a gay-looking dude running on the beach, one of a woman cooking dinner, one of a horse jumping over a puddle and one of a plane flying in the air. You choose which one fits the sentence (answer: it's the horse). Eventually, you're supposed to learn that the noun caballo means "horse" and the verb saltando means "jumping." Their figuring that, with enough training, you'll learn the tedious articles (a, an, the, etc) without specific training (in the above example: you should eventually learn that El means "the" and esta means "is.") MUCH easier for me to do the spanish since I'm already semi-fluent...the farsi was pretty tough, but that's a tough language in the first place. For my birthday in February, I'm going to buy the Spanish 2 and 3 off ebay...probably around $250-350. If it's good and I use it quickly, I'll probably turn around and sell it to someone on here.
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    The only thing that puts me off is the expense. Other than that, I think it is an awesome program.
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    $ 250-350?

    Maybe we should round up some illegals and have them teach us LEF Spanish 101.

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    I bought Onlingo, expense isn't all that much and they send a lesson a month and you get charged by the lesson. It's not too bad and I think it is cheaper than the Rosetta Stone series. It has different chapters per lesson.

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    Can't speak for Rosetta, but I do recommend NOT getting Before You Know It software for other languages. They're crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    The only thing that puts me off is the expense. Other than that, I think it is an awesome program.
    That's the only thing that made me shy away from it.

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    Why buy any one of these when LEF has our own teacher..LAZY FED!
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    I got the Berlitz program for Christmas, but I haven't popped it into my computer yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    Why buy any one of these when LEF has our own teacher..LAZY FED!
    His happy ass can barely order off the Taco Bell drive thru menu. And even if he could teach spanish he would F with his students so that instead of saying Hello how are you? (Hola. Como esta?) he would have you saying some shit that would get you in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    I got the Berlitz program for Christmas, but I haven't popped it into my computer yet.

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    I got the French program, as I had mentioned trying to pick up both French and German again - I took them both in high-school, and was moderately proficient.
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    I to am interested in learning the spanish language as we are noticing a very large increase in mexicans around the area here.
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