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Rosetta Stone

Learn a new language intuitively with Rosetta Stone, the most trusted name in language learning.

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What is Rosetta Stone?

Rosetta Stone is the worlds #1 language-learning software. Our comprehensive foreign language program provides language learning for individuals and language learning for organizations.

The software uses images, text, sound, and video to teach words and grammar by spaced repetition, without translation.

Dynamic Immersion

In a Rosetta Stone exercise, the student pairs a text passage, sound, image, or video with one of four potential matches.

For example, the software show the student four photographs. A native speaker makes a statement that describes one of the photographs, and the statement is printed on the screen; the student chooses the photograph that the speaker described. In another variation, the student completes a textual description of a photograph.

In writing exercises, the software provides an on-screen keyboard to make it easier to type characters that are not in the Latin alphabet.

Grammar lessons cover grammatical tense and grammatical mood.

If the student has a microphone, the software can attempt to evaluate word pronunciation.

Each unit concludes with a review of the previous lessons in the unit.


The program immediately informs whether the answer is right or wrong. Through the Preferences menu, the student can choose from various marks and sound for feedback. The program scores the answers on a scale of 0 to 100. The score is saved; it remains visible during practice exercises, but not during tests. The student scores four points for answering correctly on the first attempt; three points for the second attempt; two points for the third attempt; and one point for choosing the only remaining option.

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  1.  Ad-freeRosetta Stone doesn't contain any form of external advertising.

Rosetta Stone information

  • Developed byIXL Learning
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase ranging between $130 and $200, and / or subscription that costs between $10 and $35.
  • Alternatives167 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about Rosetta Stone, and it has gotten 51 likes

Rosetta Stone was added to AlternativeTo by Sampovar on and this page was last updated . Rosetta Stone is sometimes referred to as RS.

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Good product for learning a new language, it takes a good approach and as previous comments say, it is not worth the large amount of money they ask for.

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This is a great product.

However, tech support is not the greatest. I think even Microsoft Tech Support is better than them. If your computer crashes, or you uninstall Rosetta Stone without prior deactivation, you will not be able to reactivate (it said that the software was already installed on another computer), and you have to contact tech support with proof of purchase. The problem is that some people, like me, don't have the proof of purchase anymore. Even to deactivate prior to uninstalling, you have to contact tech support, which is still a big pain.

The software is not smart like Adobe products or Windows products. If you re-install and active one of these vendors products on the same machine, they KNOW ITS THE SAME MACHINE! Some other software will allow you to log in to a site and deactivate a computer from there so you can reactivate it in a few simple clicks. Rosetta Stone, although smart enough to teach you a language, is not smart enough to remember where you are learning it from.

This is not worth $500, not with this crap. What a rip-off.

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I agree with this being a great product. But i also agree with it not being worth $500. Not to promote anything, but that is why I had the audacity of getting it for the cool cool price of free :P

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I like Rosetta Stone. It is very good to use this program when you only start learning a language. Amazing is that you don't need to translate it to your native language. You learn it as a child his first language. And it is good for pronunciation. But it is very expensive.

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