Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Reviews

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April 10, 2020
Michael Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Rosetta Stone software in our 35 community computer labs across New York State that provide free academic, occupational and computer instructor-led and individual self-paced certification and certificate training courseware to adults ages 17+. The purpose is to enable adults that want to increase their language proficiency in English or any of the 26 language courses offered by Rosetta Stone to do so at our facilities for free.
  • Integrates speaking, listening, reading and writing in teaching the target language.
  • Short 10-30 minute learning sessions.
  • Truly excellent support staff that works with organizations, schools and individual to make to the best use of the program.
  • HUGE resource library of support materials (teaching guides, written tests/quizzes, best practices, etc.) that can be downloaded and used by teachers and students.
  • An online social media platform called The Bridge that provides ongoing support to teachers and administrators that support the use of Rosetta Stone in their organizations, schools and classrooms.
  • One has to have a high speed Internet connection to use Rosetta Stone. Not everyone has that.
Rosetta Stone is well suited in the following cases:
1. If you have a high speed Internet connection.
2. If it is used to supplement an instructor-led language course.
3. If one does not have access to an instructor-led language course but have high speed Internet access.
4. If one is willing to use the program 3-4 days a week.
1. The staff conducts ongoing webinars throughout the year (about 1 a month) for teachers and educational administrators on how best to use Rosetta Stone to meet school learning objectives.
2. Support staff can be reached by phone, and email. They respond QUICKLY!! The support staff is extremely professional.
3. The support staff have created, and continually update, thousands of pages of support materials - teaching guides, quizzes, best practices - that users of Rosetta Stone can take advantage of.
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April 10, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Rosetta Stone is used in my district for World Language classes for middle school and high school students. It offers a learning management platform and offers the capability of students choosing languages more than just what our teachers know and are qualified to teach.
  • Tracks user interaction
  • Customer service availability
  • Accessibility
  • My students get furiously angry with the poor quality of voice recognition.
  • The target language structures, scope and sequence of the program is not comprehensible. The program does not offer explanations for how to properly create phrases nor does the program accept varieties of an expression (so you have to be word for word rote in order to be granted credit). For example, the program would not accept equivalent phrases like "On Wednesdays I run" and "I run on Wednesdays" which would be OK in typical communication. Additionally, the program was initially deemed desirable because students could learn at their own pace, but I never really saw take away learning as a result of using Rosetta Stone but instead students were able to mimic sounds and click the "hint" button for answers to get through modules.
  • Students don't find the curriculum particularly engaging, which may not be as much a reflection on the product but rather how it is being used in it's application at my school.
  • It would be nice if it could run in some sort of "lockdown browser" capacity because I find students open various web tabs for music and google translate just to get through the program. They're more worried about completion than the practice toward learning...and the poor speech recognition will pick up utterances that aren't even close to the target phrase while often not accepting genuine attempts at the phrase, so there isn't a lot of fidelity from students to trying to use the program.
I think that Rosetta Stone would be best suited for someone looking to refresh their language skills after already having learned the language at some point, but has not been a particularly fruitful initial experience to foreign language learning.
There is no real accountability to learning since users can click the "show answers" button through the entire program--although I wouldn't recommend getting rid of the "show answers" button either because coming up with the verbatim expressions the program demands would be nearly impossible without being fed the answers.
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November 26, 2019
Kathleen Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Rosetta Stone is provided through the Jefferson Parish School District to help English Language Learners (ELLs) be successful in content areas at grade level by helping them to recognize and learn English while becoming comfortable speaking English.

I am the site administrator for Rosetta Stone at my middle school. I work with the teachers and paras along with students to utilize the program to their best advantage.

The program is used in the newcomer class to help jump-start them before they are integrated into the regular education content classes. It is also used in the ELLs intervention classes to help them increase their proficiency with English while they are immersed in English only grade-level content classes.
  • It helps ELLs to identify and spell English words.
  • It helps them to learn the correct pronunciation of English words, so they can be understood by English speakers.
  • It increases their confidence to interact in the content classrooms.
  • One area that would be helpful in the educational application of Rosetta Stone would be to have lessons that promoted content vocabulary for the various subjects the students encounter in their classwork.
  • Another area would be to provide grade-level increased vocabulary, that would help the student to become more familiar with academic language at their grade level.
  • Easier access/wider variety of ways to print out the learner data, so that the cite administrators and teachers are able to provide learner data that reflects the goals of the school/district.
While there are things that Rosetta Stone could do to help the teachers and district with providing educational data, I have seen a tremendous improvement in many beginning ELLs. This program has given them the confidence to move from silence in the classroom to be able to share their thoughts and demonstrate their grasp of the class material.
I would have liked to give a 10 but there are some areas where Rosetta Stone could improve that would help those using it in an educational setting. That being said, I have seen such good results in my students that I feel this is a very worthwhile product.

One of my biggest fears going into this new school year was that with all the changes being made to the Leaning English Language Programs in the district we might lose Rosetta Stone as a tool for our ELLs. I'm happy to say that the district also saw the value of this program.
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Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Scorecard Summary

What is Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software?

Rosetta Stone says it offers 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.
Categories:  Higher Education

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Features

Has featureInteractive Software - teaches you to speak, read, write and think in your new language.
Has featureLive Online Sessions - Live, 25-minute practice sessions tutored by native speakers.
Has featureGames & Community - An exclusive online community filled with language games and other activities.

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Competitors

Duolingo, Mango Languages, Babbel

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
3 Month$11.99 ($35.97)per month (due at sign up)
12 Months - Unlimited Languages$7.99 ($95.88)per month (due at sign up)
Lifetime - Unlimited Languages$189.00one-time fee
Lifetime Plus - Unlimited Languages, Includes 12 Months of Unlimited Group Coaching$299.00one-time fee

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone