Friday, September 24, 2010

Review: Rosetta Stone French Course

The Rosetta Stone French Language Course is unusual in that it is completely software based. It has a huge and respected reputation for teaching many foreign languages well and the French language program is the most popular edition of their product.

The method used id called Dynamic Immersion and is very interactive. It uses online video and speech recognition technology to help the student learn all aspects of the French language. One notable feature is the way that your own accent is compared to that of native speakers and you are given direct feedback on how to improve your French accent.

A further recommendation for this French course is that it has a huge vocabulary included. For serious students of language learning there is a section for everyone. It goes into depth on both the sentence formation and word use. There are plenty of useful real life situations covered and the words used are contemporary and true to life.

One disadvantage of the Rosetta Stone system is that it is not portable like books and CD’s are. This may not be a problem to you if you work on a laptop but is a severe limitation if your computer is a desktop model. You also need to need to be connected online to get the best out of the language software.

Having said this, the course is a complete learning experience for learning the French language. You can start as a complete beginner and work through to complete fluency over a period of six months if you apply yourself to daily study. Highly recommended. For a free demo of the Rosetta Stone program click here

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