- Julie CunninghamParticipant
Has anyone used Rosetta Stone? We have the whole Spanish version and I am not sure how to use it, but since we invested in it, I am planning to use it. Just wondering if anyone has a plan for how to schedule it. Grades, 5 and 6 would be using it, possibly a 2nd grader also.kmatthiensenParticipant
I’d like to know as well!! My version is not the “homeschool” version though I am not sure they are even selling that anymore as I do not see it on their site.jill smithParticipant
We have Rosetta Stone Spanish. I feel like it is helpful in learning conversational, but does not teach the “mechanics” of another language.
As for scheduling I would schedule a lesson 2 – 3 times/week. Some were a bit longer, but usually 10 – 15 min was average time spent. RS progresses through each lessons, so you don’t have to do any work, just click on the next lesson
It has the voice recognition software which is really good, but my DD struggled with it a bit last year (she was in 2nd grade). She did it more for fun, but because of her tone and pronunciation of some sounds she would get frustrated with not being able to have her answers being “right”. She started doing it again last month for fun and had success. We just started using the Spanish program from Cherrydale Press, and the kids think it is really fun. I think we will focus on that, but continue to use RS as some fun practice when the kids want to.
I have a friend that used RS as an adult two years ago, she does many mission trips to South America and she said it was an invaluable tool to help her learn the language and have conversations with people. It really “kick started” her ability to learn another language.
edit – I originally purchased it to use for myself. Our area has a high population of Spanish (Mexico) speaking residents. My husband works with quite a few. We both feel like it is not only a great skill to have another language, but would also be used regularly. We wanted the conversational skills. I started using it and then got busy. I plan to get back into it this year though. I really do want to learn another language.BenitaParticipant
You can go into the program and adjust what the student does. So for a 2nd grader, you could have the program skip all of the writing/typing spanish and reading. You could only work on the speaking/ listening part until that child is older. At least, I know this is possible in the homeschool edition.jill smithParticipant
I just recently got the Homeschool edition Free and so happy not sure where to start with it. My husband loaded the 1st cd but all it does is gives you 4 pictures and then the tells you the word in Spanish.BenitaParticipant
There should be an administration cd of some sort where you can set up a file for each student and monitor their progress and customize certain lessons.kmatthiensenParticipant
I spoke to a representative this morning after stumbling across this:
The version I have, Version 4, does not have a homeschool edition nor lesson plans. So I will have to see how much of what they have for Version 3, will work with Version 4.
This is the link that the agent gave me: http://www.rosettastone.com/homeschool/sem. It looks like the same thing as the other link.
Anyway, hope this helps some of you!!
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