Learning English with Rosetta Stone can bring success in ALL your learning!
November 26, 2019

Learning English with Rosetta Stone can bring success in ALL your learning!

Kathleen Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

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.
  • The program has enabled the students who had no English when entering the class to be able to communicate and begin to grasp what is being taught.
  • Students have gone from silent bystanders to valued participants in the classroom.
  • The students who work with fidelity in the program become English proficient with more confidence and more quickly than those who dabble.
In the past, I have tried iReady, Edmentum, and others; however, Rosetta Stone has by and far provided the best success in my classroom with helping the newcomers and beginning English language learners. Most of the other programs did not start close enough to the basics for these students to be able to build the confidence they needed to gain success with the program.
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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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.