Rosetta Stone includes many of the same features common to other language learning software products – native-speaker audio, text, a voice recognition feature to aid in learning proper pronunciation etc. The software teaches the main four skills of language learning – speaking, listening, reading and writing. There are a number of basic exercises that focus on a combination of skills such as reading and writing over listen ing and speaking or vice versa, or focus on just one of the skills.
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With up to 250 hours of instruction, Level 1 provides 92 lessons of mastery learning in each of the four key language skills:
Listening Rosetta Stone uses native speakers and everyday language to develop your understanding of the spoken language naturally and easily.
Speaking Speech recognition records, diagrams and compares your voice to the native speaker, evaluating all aspects of your pronunciation.
Reading Text exercises develop your reading skills by linking written language to real-life objects, actions and ideas.
Writing Dictation exercises check your spelling, syntax and punctuation.
Rosetta Stone teaches you step by step from the very beginning; immediate feedback tells you how you're doing. Every lesson gives you previews, exercises and tests for useful, everyday language, in categories such as:
* People and Talking
* Directions: How do I get to...
* Food, Eating and Drinking
* Family Relationships
* Telling Time
# Numbers to One Hundred
# Clothing and Dress
# Vehicles, Furniture and Instruments
# Shapes, Colors and Location
# And Much More...
With up to 300 hours of instruction, Level 2 provides 118 lessons
level 2 builds on Level 1 with over 4500 real-life images, phrases and dialogues in 118 lessons. As always, Rosetta Stone teaches you step by step from the very beginning; immediate feedback tells you how you're doing. Every lesson gives you previews, exercises and tests for useful, everyday language, in categories such as:
* Greetings and Conversation
* Travel, Transportation and Transactions
* Shopping and Dining Out
* Asking Questions; Forms of Address
* The Weather and Clothing
# Office Activities and Terminology
# Common Social Conventions
# Calendar Conventions
# The Five Senses; Sickness and Health
# A complete reference section of commonly used terms
Your language-learning solution comes complete with a Curriculum Text covering all the language in Level 1 & 2.