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    Rosetta Stone

    Anybody ever used this software? I am thinking of purchasing the Mandarin Chinese version in an effort to help advance my career... Does it work?



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    Ill be interested to hear peoples opinions on it as well, Ive always wanted to try and learn Japanese



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    I've never used it before, but I'm impressed you're going to try and tackle Mandarin. Probably the toughest language out there to learn.



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    I always thought it was strange that Mike Phelps did the Rosetta Stone ads saying he wanted to learn Chinese, but then he never spoke any Chinese during the commercial.



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    I don't have any experience with it, but I've heard only good things about the products.


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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    I have heard nothing but good things about it. I have used it a little, and it is very user friendly and appears to work well! I believe that there is a tutorial on the web site, but am not completely sure..

    Quick google pulled up this link.

    It appears that u can download RS with their instructions...not sure what to think of it..

    Edit: I should prolly read a little more thoroughly ;)


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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    I am currently learning Spanish using this method.



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I am currently learning Spanish using this method.
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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    Our school has offered it to learn Spanish. The teachers using it, even the old ones, really enjoy it and think it's a great way to acquire the language.



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    I always thought it was strange that Mike Phelps did the Rosetta Stone ads saying he wanted to learn Chinese, but then he never spoke any Chinese during the commercial.
    This is too easy, but here it is: Michael Phelps probably thought he was speaking Chinese after that bong hit.

    Wasn't very satisfying, but it needed to be said


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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    I am currently learning Spanish using this method.
    You sure it's not THIS method?



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    I'm a long time Rosetta Stone user, and I approve of the software. One thing, though, when you're starting out, it will seem like complete and utter nonsense. Just be patient, and work the modules.

    Great way to learn a language, though you won't learn the underlying aspects of construction, if you'd like to be able to speak a more educated style of the language involved. Basically, you'll speak and understand like a child, in the target language, which is a good start.

    BTW, Mandarin is one of the easiest languages to learn. Very few special cases to memorize; you just learn the words, and string them together. Currently, I'm doing Farsi.


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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I'm a long time Rosetta Stone user, and I approve of the software. One thing, though, when you're starting out, it will seem like complete and utter nonsense. Just be patient, and work the modules.

    Great way to learn a language, though you won't learn the underlying aspects of construction, if you'd like to be able to speak a more educated style of the language involved. Basically, you'll speak and understand like a child, in the target language, which is a good start.

    BTW, Mandarin is one of the easiest languages to learn. Very few special cases to memorize; you just learn the words, and string them together. Currently, I'm doing Farsi.

    I've heard the same thing about Mandarin. Very easy to learn to speak, extremely difficult to learn to read or write.

    I have a lot of Farsi speaking friends, I've never been able to pick anything up. Good luck with it.



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    Re: Rosetta Stone

    Just a tip: Many public libraries offer Rosetta Stone through their website, accessible with your library card number.

    They aren't likely to have Mandarin or Farsi, but most will have Spanish/French/Italian.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I'm a long time Rosetta Stone user, and I approve of the software. One thing, though, when you're starting out, it will seem like complete and utter nonsense. Just be patient, and work the modules.

    Great way to learn a language, though you won't learn the underlying aspects of construction, if you'd like to be able to speak a more educated style of the language involved. Basically, you'll speak and understand like a child, in the target language, which is a good start.

    BTW, Mandarin is one of the easiest languages to learn. Very few special cases to memorize; you just learn the words, and string them together. Currently, I'm doing Farsi.
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