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What is Rosetta Stone?

Speak fluent business with language solutions from Rosetta Stone. Reduce language and cultural barriers to unlock better business results. From improved employee retention to reduced compliance risk and increased productivity, language training may be your organization’s operational secret weapon.

Rosetta Stone Details
Languages Supported
Arabic, German, Greek, English, Persian, French, Irish, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

Rosetta Stone is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company's innovative, technology-driven language, literacy and brain-fitness solutions are used by millions of individuals and thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations around the world.


Seller Details
Seller
Rosetta Stone
Ownership
NYSE:RST
Company Website
Year Founded
1992
HQ Location
Arlington, VA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$182
Twitter
@rosettastone
88,375 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
600 employees on LinkedIn®

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Content was sublime. Perfect teaching method Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Could not repeat lessons because lessons scroll so you can not select them. Such a horrible quality issue. Company should be out of business Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since I can not complete lessons, none Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Instructor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The comprehensive immersion it offers first time learners. It has many units that cover language topics thematically. The software is visually appealing and easy enough to figure out. The reports to track learner progress are interesting but I wish they allowed more specific views into a student's work. I also like the level of management and structure of creating groups and lists. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As a teacher and admin, I cannot see what errors my students made so kind of pointless in that area. I also dislike that it does not provide any teaching of grammar- for elementary aged kiddos this is ok but for adults this is what pushes them away. I wish they allowed more specific views into a student's work so I could focus on those areas in the classroom. This would also help make more connections between the class work and Rosetta work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are teaching college or adult learners, the foundations program may not be worth your time. Look into the other program like catalyst. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I teach at the college level. Rosetta stone is helpful for beginners but it requires the learner to be disciplined. It has also helped me understand why the adult learner does not find it effective and has no desire to use it. I have seen it most useful in teaching pronoun antecedent reference. The pictures and practice help students straighten out the gendered words. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Truly excellent program that is well designed with short (5-10 minute) lessons. Program focuses on integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the target language with no translations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Minor issue, but I have not figured out how one can pause the program when a lesson finishes before it jumps to the next lesson. Often I want to write down some of the vocabulary or grammar from a particular lesson at the end of it, but the program jumps to the next one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it! You will not be disappointed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our program often works with adult learners in our computer labs whose first language is not English but who want/need to learn English to better integrate into American society Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Curriculum Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It puts students in the front seat of their own education. Traditional models are not student-centered and they often leave students behind or don't go fast enough. This allows students to complete the course at their level and in their own time. The usage reports allows the teacher to see how long the student is in the program for and what the student has completed. This makes the student accountable which is something that we typically don't have the ability to do in large classes where monitoring students can be a full-time job outside of teaching and all other duties. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve was difficult for us. We spent an entire semester trying to work the kinks out and making sure that students, teachers, and administrators understood how the program worked and what it could and couldn't do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has certainly benefited our bottom line because teachers don't need as much time to prep or grade which means that they can spend more time focusing on classroom instruction. This hasn't really impacted our bottom line besides the fact that we don't need to purchase numerous costly textbooks and workbooks each year. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance Graphic & Web Designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The incredibly easy navigation and bite-size lessons you can have when you're commuting to work or coming back home makes it extremely easy to have you on your path to learn a new language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Compared to other competitors, I was really attracted to DuoLinguo for some time, considering the in-voice pronunciation skill is one feature that lacks in this software. Yet, it's not 100% accurate and most of the time is boring, so I'm sticking with Rosetta Stone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best reliable source to have when you have to switch between languages and want an easy way to learn a new one Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Day to day learning of a new language, or even to know the basics when I travel to another country that no one speaks English that much. Makes traveling a lot easier and learning a language much more fun Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sales Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You don't fall back to your mother tongue to learn, you see images and match them with words in your target language, there is no translation so you actually learn to talk and write a new language instead of learning to translate it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Price tag. It's totally worth it since learning a new language helps you increase your personal and company value but a little painful to pay. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is no better way to do business than in your mother tongue. If you are in sales and want to increase your revenue you need to talk the language that your clients talk there is no workaround. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Learning Portuguese to have better communications with our clients in Brazil instead of falling back to English. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Ho apprezzato tantissimo il metodo di insegnamento basato sull'immersione nel linguaggio. sin da subito si ha a che fare con parole e frasi più o meno semplici che aiutano ad abituarsi all'ascolto e alla lettura per la comprensione della lingua. Le lezioni di grammatica naturalmente sono integrate. Nel complesso è veramente completo e ben fatto Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

L'unico lato negativo è un piccolo difetto nel rilevare la pronuncia che in alcuni casi costringe a ripetere più volte la parola o la frase prima che venaga rilavata correttamente Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

E' stato utilissimo per migliorare il livello di inglese e per apprendere le basi di spagnolo Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Pâtissier
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It truly works, one year ago I could barely speak a word besides "hola" in Spanish and now I'm able to have a normal conversation with my Spanish speaking patrons Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Price is expensive. I doubted to buy it or not for months before deciding to buy it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a little expensive but it's worth it, you get to learn a new language in a few months Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot of Spanish speaking folks like my bakery and I want them to feel welcome to my business so I give myself the challenge to learn Spanish. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Supply Chain Administrator
Consumer Goods
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The ease of the program and learning basic words to help interact with fellow employees, enough to "get by". Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it hard to make out full words, symbols, etc with a smaller screen. The cost is a little high too. Sometimes can experience slow speeds and downloads, not sure if that's the program or my system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am developing my language skills so that I can better communicate with Hispanic employees in the company and to help with their needs and questions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sales Attendant
Food & Beverages
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Is the best tool to learn a foreign language.Honestly it is an app this simple to understand and use.Thes software connects words in foreign language that you wish to learn with real images and videos which you can relate to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Seeking clarification to some matters is difficult since the Rosetta stone is not controlled by human beings at the time of learning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

100%.Eliminates word to word translation which is hectic in language learning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We always use this software during our free time to learn foreign languages mostly chinese because those are the people outside our country that we mostly interact with Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Ho trovato molto innovativo ed estremamente efficace il metodo di immersione nella lingua. Ci si abitua abbastanza rapidamente all'ascolto e alla formulazione di frasi sin dai primi step. Non è assolutamente noioso ma anzi estremamente stimolante. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Non ho trovato aspetti negativi nella struttura del programma di apprendimento. L'unico aspetto negativo è legato al fatto che a volte non riconosce la pronuncia anche se è corretta, per cui si rende necessario ripetere più volte la stessa parola o frase. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

E' stato utilissimo per migliorare l'inglese americano e per iniziare ad apprendere lo spagnolo. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The easy to get a report to show students progress. So I can focus in supportive materials. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The students can click as all the answers until they click the right one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Young students play games without even realize they are learning.! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Medical Assistant
Hospital & Health Care
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love how Rosetta stone completely immerses you in the language you are trying to learn. I used it to start learning Mandarin Chinese and this was crucial because any other program was mostly just reading, but Chinese has so many pronunciations that it was crucial to be speaking. It is really effective to constantly be using pictures for form associations, even if you aren't a very visual learning, because you're also speaking and listening. Using every sense like that ensure's the most effective learning possible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I didn't love how it never told me what the word actually meant. You could usually get the idea through the picture associations, but sometimes I would go to the internet to get the exact translation. They also don't ever really go over the actual grammar rules, you just have to learn them through practice and association. Its effective, especially for speaking, but I found when I needed to write, I had to go and learn the rules elsewhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are going to use Rosetta Stone, use it at the beginning and then supplement with other things (such as talking with Natives and having a basic conversation). I found once I was more fluent, the higher levels were not as helpful. The beginner levels are definitely the best part of the software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I learned Mandarin Chinese with Rosetta stone and now I am very fluent. I used other resources at the end, but it gave me a solid beginning, especially with speaking the different tones. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Simplicity of examples used for the explanation of situations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No grammar rules. When we learn any new language, the most important thing is grammar. But RS doesn't explain that Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good tool to practice any language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am trying to make mysf more fluent wtih German language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Rosetta Stone is best at helping you intuit what "sounds right" in a language rather than trying to learn through word for word translation. My students love the games. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When trying to learn a non-Indo-European language, unless you have a large monitor, it's difficult to make out some of the symbols. Without a real human to interact with, if you aren't pronouncing something correctly, it's difficult to know what you are doing incorrectly or how to fix it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As a teacher, be sure to check out the other available Rosetta Stone resources such as the scope and sequence information, workbook, quizzes, tips from your rep and from other teachers on The Bridge website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a teacher, I find Rosetta Stone really helps students with their pronunciation. They get immediate one-on-one feedback about the accuracy of their speech, and if they have questions about pronunciation, I can help them make adjustments.

Students can learn at their own pace and I can track many facets of their progress and adapt instruction to areas where they need help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Analyst
Media Production
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I love the aspect of immersion versus rote memorization. I have found that when you immerse yourself in the language, you begin to gain a more real understanding of sentence structure and gain true fluency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the cost of the program and the fact that it isn't cloud based. I feel as though a cloud based system that allowed you to squeeze in practice during down time would be beneficial. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just do it, this is the best software on the market, and nothing is even close. If you have a need for this service, you should just purchase Rosetta Stone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A real benefit is being able to better interact with customers and coworkers based in the Spanish speaking markets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AN
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is conversational, user-friendly, and inexpensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When signing up, the customer service team was slow to respond. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are teaching English to students in third world countries using Rosetta. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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teacher
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like how intuitive the program is. You can get started right away with no knowledge of the language. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The microphone, listening settings are always a hassle to get right. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For a resource for student, RS is a great choice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting my students to practice learning their new language regularly. Huge benefits; as they learn the language they get better at everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I really like the way it takes you by the hand to learn something new (a language), they have a very good way of going step by step teaching new things Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's a bit expensive, and sometimes it failed on my mac, but it was already composed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are thinking of learning a new language or perfecting one that you already know is not native, this is your best option Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to learn new languages to create a website of other companies with translations and it has helped me to develop professionally Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The program has fun activities like games and stories that help you reinforce what you have learned. Plus it helps you with learning new words, pronunciation, and retention. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a vocabulary list with each lesson. Sometimes it's hard to know that the meaning of some words are solely based on the picture provided. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

n/a Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta Stone allows me to share language learning tools with my English Language Learners. It is also helping me to learn another language so that I can provide workshops to persons who speak other languages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The people assigned to me were really helpful and stayed in touch. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find that the administrators website a little confusing. I don't have an IT background or anything, so there was a learning curve for me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great program. I like that is is immersion based. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The school was struggling to find a Spanish teacher, so they turned to Rosetta Stone for the students. I think this is a great solution for language education. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Admissions Specialist
Higher Education
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The use of images in the program lifts Rosetta Stone above the levels of other language learning programs, helping to create mental associations between images and words. Most useful for vocabulary and best paired with a conversational program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The coursework is highly repetitive, and you have to work through quite a bit of material that has little real-life applicability before reaching anything useful. You'll be memorizing the words for "child", "boy", "girl", "run", "milk", "water," etc. for many an hour before reaching anything conversational level. There is also a tendency for the program to run into errors that can cause you to lose your progress. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Rosetta Stone is a very useful tool but you will want to pair it with another language learning tool to grasp the fundamentals of spoken conversation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta Stone not only assists with language learning but with general literary skills by allowing you to understand the similarities between different languages, and by creating a better understanding of the fundamental constructs of communication and language structure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love the fact that Rosetta Stone is very interactive/ Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike beginner level repeatable questions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to get basics of some language you can learn them quickly with Rosetta stone. And you will be able to have, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rosetta is very good time saver app. If you are going to a business trip to some other country that your don't know nothing off, or you don't know a word of that language, you can start beginner course, and in 3-4 days you will be ready for basic conversation in that language. For example, how much does it cost, when will the bus arrive, what time is it, introduction, greetings etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UL
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I think is useful for improve all skills writing, listening, reading and speaking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike. I like more lessons to choose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good tool to complement the studies in a new language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving comprehension problems when reading Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Product Manager
Financial Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

As a Linguistics student in college, I know that a simple word exchange does not work in retaining a language which is why I love how Rosetta Stone teaches you. They provide new vocabulary in connection with an image or video on the action, which your brain then associates with that item and not with the word you already know. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish the price were a bit lower, but honestly, with the level of customer support and the quality of the lessons that you receive it's definitely worth it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is not a simple word for word translation and so you need to be prepared to learn more abstractly. Rosetta Stone gives you the concept or image along with the new words or phrases, which allows you to associate the new language in realistic terms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed to learn Spanish for my company in order to move up into a more managerial role. Not only has my concentration increased after taking Rosetta Stone, but also my overall perspective. Learning a new language teaches you how to think critically and problem solve efficiently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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