Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rosetta Stone (contest and my thoughts about the program!)

Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language and has been the #1 foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers for a while — and you can WIN the *all new* version 3 Rosetta Stone Homeschool LATIN program… FOR FREE! This is the first year you can get Latin in the brand new Version III update.
This is a $259 program (and believe me it’s worth every penny!)This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever! Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress- I love that!), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.
To win this most excellent Latin program copy these paragraphs and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR link to the contest from your facebook page and/OR email the information to your homeschool support group – Then go to the original page and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post. And good luck!

My thoughts on it!
We love this company. We already purchased French and Spanish for our own kids. Right now, only my oldest one is using it but I am planning to use it with all of them eventually. My only negative point for it would be for the French product. They based it on French from France and consequently the keyboard is AZERTY and not QWERTY. We are French Canadians and it would have been nice to be able to select the keyboard according to the area you live. But on the other side, my son can use the mouse to select and type the words. It just takes a little bit longer that all. The software is very well made and uses all areas of learning - listening, speaking, writing, and seeing. I gave my two thumbs up for this company. You won't be disappointed if you decide to buy some language training from them. After all it is used by many companies around the world...

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