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Are Rosetta Stone language books worth the money?

I looked on the website and saw that a few kits were nearly $400!!! Or like one book is about $100. Is it worth the money? Do you really learn to speak a different language fluently after years of studying and practice? Or should I be taught by a tutor or something like that at school?

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wickedpissah

It is absolutely worth it.
Go to their website and check out the free trial lessons to see how it works.
www.rosettastone.com

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They don't teach you every firm of the verbs.

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Does have some shortcomings if your aim is to completly Master a Language; it's aimed more towards getting a person to conversing on a daily casual basis.
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Personally, I don't think so.

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some schools, one near my home actually, uses it to help EL students learn/practice their English speaking skills. it has been helpful in increasing the students' standardized test skills.

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Check your local library and see if they have Rosetta Stone. That way you can check it out and see if you want to spend the money on it.

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They also have the free trail as wicked mentioned, for quick-listen-see.:-)
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I did the trial it took me all of 5 minutes to do. It really didn't give me enough time to see if it was something that would work for me in the long run.
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True, is way too short , more for just giving idea of what its about.
Is a good system though, got it for my husband in Spanish and as I allready speak it find the way its set up much easier and intuitive than some others I tried
( trying to improve on "School French")..:-).
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Rosetta Stone as good as a tutor, cheaper in long run and more convenient; benefits of a tutor who actually is a Native Speaker, the ability to ask questions freely and actually Converse naturally, also disciplines you to really do it and apply yourself since you are paying for sessions and not so easy to just put off.:-)
Think if your disciplined ,the best way is to get the beginners of Rosetta and then try to find a tutor or group where you can actually Use the language naturally which is best to practice and Master speaking, and /or visit country where the language is spoken for month or longer immersion course.:-).

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I wouldn't pay that much. Depending in how you learn the average person won't be as advance as you desire from rosseta stone

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Well played; the cost is OUTRAGEOUS!
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Knowledge is endless but what you saying sounds too costly and surely not worth ......

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Yes.Best investment to learn the language of your choice.

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I bought it, its expensive! I tried to learn for over 6 months and I still dont know it. Im more of a environmental learner. I need to be thrown in the middle of the country where there is no english, I will pick it up quicker that way :) It seems to be a good program though.

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Simple answer:NO. Rosetta stone's no better that a shiester, okay? You wanna learn a language? Use the internet, brother, it's FREE!! There isn't a single language you can't learn on the internet, so why pay for it? BEST solution, however, is IMMERSION; you wanna learn a language? MOVE THERE. Simple as that.

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right on bigred.
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i don't know for others. But for me, after learning and teaching English for years, still i am still far from speaking fluent English. Let alone for others to learn my native Chinese

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Three words: Google Translate App

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Definetly because the rosetta stone is in heiroglyphics

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Check it out on the internet. I did. Several users have bad mouthed the method used and it doesn't work for all people.
Alternative cheaper systems exist. Try them out.
I believe in the "total immersion" method: go live in a country where the language is spoken. The "sink or swim" method is best.

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JambiJoeBrown

Go to Youtube and search for "Tool Rosetta Stoned" after a hit of acid and a couple hours watching these video's You might be able to speak a language that doesn't even exist here on earth.

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It could help some people but i dont really like it

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