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Rosetta Stone: Learn, Practice & Speak Languages

Rosetta Stone: Learn, Practice & Speak Languages

Rosetta Stone Ltd

Learn & Speak Languages! English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese & Japanese.

4.7 Ratings 493K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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    1. Learn by immersing yourself in engaging stories & everyday events created exclusively to help you rapidly master the language
    2. TruAccent™ listens to every sound you make & easily puts you on the right path to help you sound like a native speaker
    3. Trusted by millions worldwide, including educational institutions & corporations for more than 20 years

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 27, 2017

  • Fast and engaging way to learn, especially for beginner and intermediate learners May 8, 2021

    By Chase @ A&M
    I’ve used Rosetta Stone off and on for years now. When I first traveled to China, I had powered through level 1 mandarin a few months before the trip and everyone I met said my accident was SO good, even though my vocabulary was still at beginner level. Still, I had the skills and confidence to try living and socializing in China. I attribute Rosetta Stone with this early success. Since then, I’ve gone on to study mandarin in graduate school and in a semester in China, and I still use mandarin level 4-5 to brush up on my skills. The combination of engaging visuals, plus authentic chinese audio and the option to use real Chinese characters plus pinyin (written Chinese for English speakers) also gave me confidence jumping into the wild world of written characters. Once you get to advanced language levels, you will definitely want to supplement Rosetta Stone with advanced book learning (think formal classroom textbooks) and plenty of conversation with real speakers, but even then Rosetta is still useful for brushing up on key vocabulary with good visuals. Especially for the beginner and intermediate learner, I can’t speak highly enough if Rosetta Stone. If I could suggest one improvement, bring back the games and make more of them!! This was a fun way to keep learning the language when maybe I was too brain-drained after work to do a full lesson.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By Philip November
    I like using the app, but I have a suggestion. As an English speaker trying to learn new languages it would help if when practicing the English translation would appear after the sections are passed, instead of just having pictures. In my opinion it would help create a connection to the lesson that the pictures can't, but that's me.
  • Rosetta Stone is tops! Nov 25, 2019

    By Varnish Princess
    I wanted to wait several months before writing a review. I have now been studying Hebrew for six months with Rosetta Stone. I bought the year-long program, and I am on track for a one-year completion. I think you get a lot out of it if you put a lot into it. I study every day. The program is amazing! I had tried another program that was teaching me to transliterate into English first. It was slow and I wasn’t learning much because my eyes always went to the English transliteration rather than the Hebrew letters. I also tried a sample lesson with another company that used only audio as the “best way” to learn a language. I realized I am a visual learner, so just listening to audio did not work for me. But now with Rosetta Stone, I am reading the words in the Hebrew alphabet and understanding what I am reading. I awake in the middle of the night with Hebrew words and phrases running through my mind. The pictures are enjoyable, and help me to understand words and phrases. My vocabulary is amazing! I think my pronunciation is getting better and better as well. It is such a natural and fun way of learning. Right now, I am studying the past tense, and I thought it would be difficult, but I am understanding it just fine. When I get through with Hebrew, I may learn another language through Rosetta Stone just for fun!
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By James Hilyard
    Its not too bad i guess. The mic needs A LOT of work. Many times it doesnt acknowledge i am saying anything at all. Or, it picks up a random background noise. The pics are WAY small. I got this so i can learn on the phone and the pictures could be bigger and clearer so I know what i am actually looking at. Like, am i looking at a woman in a dress, or a girl? Hard to tell. The buttons also need work. I will press the play button to hear pronunciation but it thinks that was my answer.
  • Great app but needs some fixes. Jul 7, 2020

    By warning: dont download
    The app’s content is great. I am really happy with how it works and how easy it is to learn. The only problem with it is that the app has a few bugs that need to be fixed. Sometimes randomly when you’re asked to speak into the mic, for some reason it doesn’t work unless you exit the unit or sometimes even the app. Also, sometimes when you click on a section in a unit, it shows a loading screen that never goes away unless you refresh the app. Also, sometimes when you finish a section in a unit, it takes you back to the beginning of the unit instead of the next section that you’re up to (this one isn’t such a big bug). My only other problem with the app is that it is sometimes way too slow. It’s not a bug that makes it slow, it is the way the app was made. I personally tend to be a fast learner and it is very frustrating when a section says that it takes 10 minutes when I could finish it in 3 minutes if it didn’t take so long to process your answers and go to the next slide. The animation of matching the answer to the correct box is unnecessary and I think there should be an option to turn off the animation and replace it with a simple and fast check mark or x. Again, I think the app is great and I am only criticizing it because I really enjoy using this app and I use it quite frequently.
  • May 22, 2021

    By Nathaniel Oxford
    I really like the format and the vocabulary content. The biggest I have with the app is that the pictures are not always clear: talking bubbles that point at the wrong person, and pictures that are so small you can't possibly see what's in them. I've learned to take a screenshot, go over to my picture gallery, expand it, and then go back to Rosetta Stone -only the pictures are now in a different order, and i have to do the same thing for the next question and the next.
  • There's a reason so many companies and agencies insist on this product Sep 25, 2020

    By AubreyRLopez
    So: I dabbled in language learning for over 20 years... all kinds of methods. This has (by far) been the most effective. I finally invested in Rosetta Stone over 10 years ago when online learning wasn't an option for them yet (and after using their program for a college course). I then sprung for the online. I was officially sold on their first big sale for Veterans (at which time i took the plunge and got the lifetime online membership, for less than i paid for the original 6 CD package i purchased years ago). Since then: they have made AMAZING IMPROVEMENTS to the software and opened up more languages. My only complaint is about the app: it can get glitchy (doesn't recognize audio, doesn't update lessons as completed, trivial issues that correct themselves with some "tough love")... but if I force close the app then the issue resolved. Tech support is responsive, as well! I love their product and highly recommend giving it a try to see if it is a good fit for your learning style! (Also: ensure you join an individual coaching subscription or a social group to get one-on-one real world conversational experience/practice. Rosetta Stone offers this option, but I do not have my laptop/desktop set up for use currently)
  • May 21, 2021

    By Bubble Tea
    Lets start off with learning. So far there are NO ads. Which is amazing! Each time I download " learn different languages " it always pops a ad, or saying " download premuim now! " I think I finally found what I was looking for. You don't even need premuim so there won't be any ads! This is the most amazing app I ever downloaded. I want to go to Japan,and maybe even live there, so order to do that I need to know there language before I even go there. I rate this app 5 star.
  • Immersion is the only way to really learn a language Jul 18, 2019

    By christianw13
    If you rely on translating, I don’t think you can ever become fluent. Each language has words and phrases that simply cannot be translated. When you have a conversation in a foreign language and you have to translate the foreign words you hear into your native language and then translate your response from native back into foreign language, you will not only get tired and stressed out but your conversation will not be fluent and natural. What works for me are images. When learning the foreign word for flowers for example, I don’t translate into my native language but imagine a picture of flowers in my head. Then coming up with Blumen, fleures, flores, etc. in a foreign language conversation is much faster and requires much less brain power than translating. Those are just my 2 cents. This approach works best for me. I’m a foreign language major with 4 foreign languages. English is my 3rd language. Everyone is different and has their preferred way of learning but I encourage everyone to try the immersion approach for one or two weeks and see how it goes. App works great. I only encountered one small glitch but that may have been a glitch on my device.
  • Fast and engaging way to learn, especially for beginner and intermediate learners May 8, 2021

    By Chase @ A&M
    I’ve used Rosetta Stone off and on for years now. When I first traveled to China, I had powered through level 1 mandarin a few months before the trip and everyone I met said my accident was SO good, even though my vocabulary was still at beginner level. Still, I had the skills and confidence to try living and socializing in China. I attribute Rosetta Stone with this early success. Since then, I’ve gone on to study mandarin in graduate school and in a semester in China, and I still use mandarin level 4-5 to brush up on my skills. The combination of engaging visuals, plus authentic chinese audio and the option to use real Chinese characters plus pinyin (written Chinese for English speakers) also gave me confidence jumping into the wild world of written characters. Once you get to advanced language levels, you will definitely want to supplement Rosetta Stone with advanced book learning (think formal classroom textbooks) and plenty of conversation with real speakers, but even then Rosetta is still useful for brushing up on key vocabulary with good visuals. Especially for the beginner and intermediate learner, I can’t speak highly enough if Rosetta Stone. If I could suggest one improvement, bring back the games and make more of them!! This was a fun way to keep learning the language when maybe I was too brain-drained after work to do a full lesson.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By Philip November
    I like using the app, but I have a suggestion. As an English speaker trying to learn new languages it would help if when practicing the English translation would appear after the sections are passed, instead of just having pictures. In my opinion it would help create a connection to the lesson that the pictures can't, but that's me.
  • Rosetta Stone is tops! Nov 25, 2019

    By Varnish Princess
    I wanted to wait several months before writing a review. I have now been studying Hebrew for six months with Rosetta Stone. I bought the year-long program, and I am on track for a one-year completion. I think you get a lot out of it if you put a lot into it. I study every day. The program is amazing! I had tried another program that was teaching me to transliterate into English first. It was slow and I wasn’t learning much because my eyes always went to the English transliteration rather than the Hebrew letters. I also tried a sample lesson with another company that used only audio as the “best way” to learn a language. I realized I am a visual learner, so just listening to audio did not work for me. But now with Rosetta Stone, I am reading the words in the Hebrew alphabet and understanding what I am reading. I awake in the middle of the night with Hebrew words and phrases running through my mind. The pictures are enjoyable, and help me to understand words and phrases. My vocabulary is amazing! I think my pronunciation is getting better and better as well. It is such a natural and fun way of learning. Right now, I am studying the past tense, and I thought it would be difficult, but I am understanding it just fine. When I get through with Hebrew, I may learn another language through Rosetta Stone just for fun!
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By James Hilyard
    Its not too bad i guess. The mic needs A LOT of work. Many times it doesnt acknowledge i am saying anything at all. Or, it picks up a random background noise. The pics are WAY small. I got this so i can learn on the phone and the pictures could be bigger and clearer so I know what i am actually looking at. Like, am i looking at a woman in a dress, or a girl? Hard to tell. The buttons also need work. I will press the play button to hear pronunciation but it thinks that was my answer.
  • Great app but needs some fixes. Jul 7, 2020

    By warning: dont download
    The app’s content is great. I am really happy with how it works and how easy it is to learn. The only problem with it is that the app has a few bugs that need to be fixed. Sometimes randomly when you’re asked to speak into the mic, for some reason it doesn’t work unless you exit the unit or sometimes even the app. Also, sometimes when you click on a section in a unit, it shows a loading screen that never goes away unless you refresh the app. Also, sometimes when you finish a section in a unit, it takes you back to the beginning of the unit instead of the next section that you’re up to (this one isn’t such a big bug). My only other problem with the app is that it is sometimes way too slow. It’s not a bug that makes it slow, it is the way the app was made. I personally tend to be a fast learner and it is very frustrating when a section says that it takes 10 minutes when I could finish it in 3 minutes if it didn’t take so long to process your answers and go to the next slide. The animation of matching the answer to the correct box is unnecessary and I think there should be an option to turn off the animation and replace it with a simple and fast check mark or x. Again, I think the app is great and I am only criticizing it because I really enjoy using this app and I use it quite frequently.
  • May 22, 2021

    By Nathaniel Oxford
    I really like the format and the vocabulary content. The biggest I have with the app is that the pictures are not always clear: talking bubbles that point at the wrong person, and pictures that are so small you can't possibly see what's in them. I've learned to take a screenshot, go over to my picture gallery, expand it, and then go back to Rosetta Stone -only the pictures are now in a different order, and i have to do the same thing for the next question and the next.
  • There's a reason so many companies and agencies insist on this product Sep 25, 2020

    By AubreyRLopez
    So: I dabbled in language learning for over 20 years... all kinds of methods. This has (by far) been the most effective. I finally invested in Rosetta Stone over 10 years ago when online learning wasn't an option for them yet (and after using their program for a college course). I then sprung for the online. I was officially sold on their first big sale for Veterans (at which time i took the plunge and got the lifetime online membership, for less than i paid for the original 6 CD package i purchased years ago). Since then: they have made AMAZING IMPROVEMENTS to the software and opened up more languages. My only complaint is about the app: it can get glitchy (doesn't recognize audio, doesn't update lessons as completed, trivial issues that correct themselves with some "tough love")... but if I force close the app then the issue resolved. Tech support is responsive, as well! I love their product and highly recommend giving it a try to see if it is a good fit for your learning style! (Also: ensure you join an individual coaching subscription or a social group to get one-on-one real world conversational experience/practice. Rosetta Stone offers this option, but I do not have my laptop/desktop set up for use currently)
  • May 21, 2021

    By Bubble Tea
    Lets start off with learning. So far there are NO ads. Which is amazing! Each time I download " learn different languages " it always pops a ad, or saying " download premuim now! " I think I finally found what I was looking for. You don't even need premuim so there won't be any ads! This is the most amazing app I ever downloaded. I want to go to Japan,and maybe even live there, so order to do that I need to know there language before I even go there. I rate this app 5 star.
  • Immersion is the only way to really learn a language Jul 18, 2019

    By christianw13
    If you rely on translating, I don’t think you can ever become fluent. Each language has words and phrases that simply cannot be translated. When you have a conversation in a foreign language and you have to translate the foreign words you hear into your native language and then translate your response from native back into foreign language, you will not only get tired and stressed out but your conversation will not be fluent and natural. What works for me are images. When learning the foreign word for flowers for example, I don’t translate into my native language but imagine a picture of flowers in my head. Then coming up with Blumen, fleures, flores, etc. in a foreign language conversation is much faster and requires much less brain power than translating. Those are just my 2 cents. This approach works best for me. I’m a foreign language major with 4 foreign languages. English is my 3rd language. Everyone is different and has their preferred way of learning but I encourage everyone to try the immersion approach for one or two weeks and see how it goes. App works great. I only encountered one small glitch but that may have been a glitch on my device.
  • Good but sometimes frustrating May 20, 2021

    By padfoot1318
    I first bought Rosetta Stone for my computer several years ago. I didn’t use it a lot because I couldn’t get the microphone to work. Without practicing pronunciation I didn’t see the point in trying to learn a language. I kept saying I’d get to it later and eventually forgot about it. I got an email with a great deal to upgrade to the lifetime subscription for all languages. The price is awesome for what you get, but I do get frustrated with it sometimes. There are times when I know I butchered the pronunciation but it says I did it good, and then times when I thought I said it really good and it says I didn’t. Learning proper grammar at the beginning of learning the language is not going well for me. (English to Spanish) I don’t always understand why a word is said one way or another. Sometimes even the male vs female form of a word confuses me. I wish there was a button to mark a screen when I’m not sure about something. I feel like I’m not fully learning it and it would be nice to be able to easily go back and check on the things I was unsure of. I feel like so far I can listen to and read what I’ve learned but not speak it. I hadn’t used the app in a few days and the next step for me was the third milestone. I did terribly. The milestones are strange for me too. Most of the time I stare at the screen with no idea what it wants me to say.
  • Great concept horrid execution Feb 20, 2019

    By RussellSteven
    The teaching on this app, I love. It's a great idea. I wish I'd went month to month at this point though rather than pay for two years. It is the buggiest app I've ever used. In fact, it's so buggy the uncommon word "hate" comes to mind. I went all the way thru module three recently and got to the last lesson. I get a pop-up that says, skipping ahead? You didn't finish all the lessons. I go back and look and sure enough, the Review lesson I'd done said I'd not done it. This particular one I knew I'd done...8 times! You see, for the Review lessons, you can't retake and fix one card, it makes you retake the entire lesson! I wanted a 100% so I retook it until I did. Guess what... It apparently lost all progress. I ended up taking it two more times, finally getting everything right. When I finished, it said I missed one anyways. What!? I have another Review that I know I'll never get right because despite voice set to easy and having taken a year in college of German from a native German, it says I cannot pronounce one word. I gave up. In some lessons I can use the wrong word entirely when I'm trying to guess the dialogue and get a 100% but in the Review, which you must fully retake if you miss something, it won't get the single word right. In short, if you are a perfectionist or have limited time to waste on bugs, this is not the app for you. There are better ones for free that won't make you cuss in front of children or want to throw your phone.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Lyla M
    This could've been the most perfect language learning app if only if there is a free version, as I am teen too broke to pay for an expensive subscription. I was quite disappointing to be honest because in order to access further in the app you need to pay in order to unlock 90% of it's content. Also the app seems to have trouble with the audio as I always have to repeatedly say the word a few times even tho my pronunciation is correct and the app still couldn't recognize it. Overall great app.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Thomas M.
    I like the unique learning format, but the vocal recognition is painful to bear. I'm learning Tagalog and I literally can't get through the single-syllable lessons because it won't register that I said anything at all for the "-ki" in "lalaki". Even when I remove all background noise, vocal recognition has been extremely finicky. And I can't skip the lesson without paying a subscription. I would gladly consider subscribing if this weren't an issue...
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Yasmeen Zeeshan
    Must have been some sort of confusion? After looking at the subscription plan I selected the one that was around $10 a month-- come to find out Rosetta Stone withdraws the full $118.51! No worries, I requested a refund the moment I noticed. Maybe ya'll got that in the fine print? 🤣 Gonna just try out Duolingo.
  • Why is it different?? Nov 20, 2018

    By Kaneko Ivy
    I got this because I have the actual PC version of the Japanese Rosetta Stone, and I thought I would be able to access it through the app. Instead, it’s acting like it's a completely different thing?? In the app I can see all the progress I’ve made from where I’ve done it on my computer, but I can’t continue anything and the only option is a huge green button that says “unlock full access” which asks if you want to buy a subscription when you hit it. I already bought the program (which was very expensive), so why in the world would I want to pay nearly as much as what I already purchased for the SAME THING I already purchased when I already have it?? This is just as bad as when Adobe switched from selling full real CD copies of their programs to being subscription-based. Very very disappointed that you can’t get free mobile access when you have already bought the darn thing; it feels like they’re punishing people who prefer buying complete versions instead of subscriptions. I could have sworn back when I bought my RS that it said there was a mobile option for people who bought the physical copy, but evidently this isn’t it. If they’re going to treat this like a totally separate thing you have to pay for, it seems like the progress from your physical copy shouldn’t even be there at all.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Elle Mitchell
    Billing problem. It would be great if I could find a contact form that drills down to my specific issues without spending 30+ minutes toggling between app and desktop site hunting for something that might not exist. If I send an email to nonspecific "support@" it will be days before I get a response, if at all. Don't want to chat or call, email should be sufficient. Debit for second installment of 5-pay didn't happen and is now five days late. Did I discover a backdoor to free lifetime access?
  • The app isn't bad. Their billing is horrible. Jul 1, 2018

    By Sfgkiuggdrj
    You can download the app for free, and even do a lesson. Then it asks you to sign up for a subscription. If you wait a day or so, you get an email with a special offer of $5.99/month. Turns out though, it's not $5.99 a month, it's $147, paid all at once, which gets you a subscription for 24 months. Yes, that comes out to $5.99 a month if you don't understand finance, but it's a lot different if you don't want to pony up that much all at once. Worse, after the term is up, they'll automatically re-subscribe you at their full price, no discount. I hate this underhanded method of taking money from anyone who's not paying attention, and a bunch of people are going to pay a LOT of money for something they don't want. It's close to thievery, and it makes Rosetta Stone nearly dishonest. EDIT: After using this for a couple of weeks, I still think it's pretty good at teaching language. However, the speech module, where it listens to you and grades how well you say things, is completely useless. It doesn't understand you at all, no matter how clearly you say it, and no matter how low you set the bar. I had to turn off the Mic to be able to get through those chapters. The program complained that my Mic was bad, but it works just fine on audio notes and FaceTime, so it's not my Mic.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Dallas Cross
    When I try to use the Vocal lessons its absolutely terrible, it says it cant hear me or when it dose it says its wrong on the most basic words. Would probably subscribe it I feel as it would be a waste of money with a app the dosen't work. I know it's not the device because I'm trying a couple different learning apps to see what one I'll continue with and they can hear me just fine. Everything else I Iike better about Rosettastone though.
  • Don’t buy it- TOTAL SCAM Mar 19, 2021

    By Kai M.L.
    I bought the lifetime access ($200) through the App Store and after a few months the app stopped recognizing my login. Ok, fine. But no amount of trying to reset it worked and the website didn’t recognize my account either. After numerous emails and conversations with Apple and Rosetta Stone, they could no longer find my account- it apparently disappeared! And since it disappeared after the refund date, they would not refund my money even though I had the paperwork/receipts that proved I bought the app and lifetime access even though they could not find it. So basically, they lost the account but refused to give me my money back and they can’t figure out why it no longer exists. I have continued to try and work with Rosetta Stone but they have not resolved the issue nor just create a new lifetime access for me. It has been MONTHS of trying to get this fixed or get my money back. And now their customer service is no longer responding to my emails when I ask for an update as they try to “troubleshoot” the problem (been over a month since the last request for an update has been ignored). At this point I feel scammed out of my $200 and am disgusted with Rosetta’s “customer service”. I’ve switched to using Duolingo and find it works just as well and is free with ads or you can upgrade to one without.
  • Worst learning system Jan 28, 2020

    By kuyakano
    I’ve learned Chinese with Berlitz and Spanish with Pimsleur programs. In the time it took to learn with those programs, I’d say I learned about 1/4 as much with Rosetta Stone. Their flawed system has absolutely NO DEFINITIONS to the pictures they show you, so you don’t know if the foreign word means sugar, salt, or the color white. Their customer service is useless and is also incapable of answering questions regarding the flawed teaching program. Basically you are paying for a guessing game, not a teaching system. I tried it for 6 months and was extremely disappointed in how useless it was in helping me learn a new language compared to previous programs. I learned less with Rosetta Stone than any other language program. Response to Rosetta Stone’s generic, cut and paste response: “pedagogical”??? Why don’t you just say ”teaching”? That’s all the word means is “teaching”. And “Dynamic Immersion” means A technique used in bilingual language education in which TWO languages are used for instruction. Thus, if you don’t know the word in one language, then the definition should be present in the other language. ROSETTA STONE DOES NOT OFFER THE DEFINITIONS IN THE OTHER LANGUAGE. I called your India based “support” countless times for help on this. Their favorite response is”I am sorry we can not help you” So please stop lying to people about your “pedagogical dynamic immersion” techniques, THEY DO NOE WORK.

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  • img Expert
    1. Learn by immersing yourself in engaging stories & everyday events created exclusively to help you rapidly master the language
    2. TruAccent™ listens to every sound you make & easily puts you on the right path to help you sound like a native speaker
    3. Trusted by millions worldwide, including educational institutions & corporations for more than 20 years

    Reviewed by Laura S on December 27, 2017

  • Fast and engaging way to learn, especially for beginner and intermediate learners May 8, 2021

    By Chase @ A&M
    I’ve used Rosetta Stone off and on for years now. When I first traveled to China, I had powered through level 1 mandarin a few months before the trip and everyone I met said my accident was SO good, even though my vocabulary was still at beginner level. Still, I had the skills and confidence to try living and socializing in China. I attribute Rosetta Stone with this early success. Since then, I’ve gone on to study mandarin in graduate school and in a semester in China, and I still use mandarin level 4-5 to brush up on my skills. The combination of engaging visuals, plus authentic chinese audio and the option to use real Chinese characters plus pinyin (written Chinese for English speakers) also gave me confidence jumping into the wild world of written characters. Once you get to advanced language levels, you will definitely want to supplement Rosetta Stone with advanced book learning (think formal classroom textbooks) and plenty of conversation with real speakers, but even then Rosetta is still useful for brushing up on key vocabulary with good visuals. Especially for the beginner and intermediate learner, I can’t speak highly enough if Rosetta Stone. If I could suggest one improvement, bring back the games and make more of them!! This was a fun way to keep learning the language when maybe I was too brain-drained after work to do a full lesson.
  • Rosetta Stone is tops! Nov 25, 2019

    By Varnish Princess
    I wanted to wait several months before writing a review. I have now been studying Hebrew for six months with Rosetta Stone. I bought the year-long program, and I am on track for a one-year completion. I think you get a lot out of it if you put a lot into it. I study every day. The program is amazing! I had tried another program that was teaching me to transliterate into English first. It was slow and I wasn’t learning much because my eyes always went to the English transliteration rather than the Hebrew letters. I also tried a sample lesson with another company that used only audio as the “best way” to learn a language. I realized I am a visual learner, so just listening to audio did not work for me. But now with Rosetta Stone, I am reading the words in the Hebrew alphabet and understanding what I am reading. I awake in the middle of the night with Hebrew words and phrases running through my mind. The pictures are enjoyable, and help me to understand words and phrases. My vocabulary is amazing! I think my pronunciation is getting better and better as well. It is such a natural and fun way of learning. Right now, I am studying the past tense, and I thought it would be difficult, but I am understanding it just fine. When I get through with Hebrew, I may learn another language through Rosetta Stone just for fun!
  • There's a reason so many companies and agencies insist on this product Sep 25, 2020

    By AubreyRLopez
    So: I dabbled in language learning for over 20 years... all kinds of methods. This has (by far) been the most effective. I finally invested in Rosetta Stone over 10 years ago when online learning wasn't an option for them yet (and after using their program for a college course). I then sprung for the online. I was officially sold on their first big sale for Veterans (at which time i took the plunge and got the lifetime online membership, for less than i paid for the original 6 CD package i purchased years ago). Since then: they have made AMAZING IMPROVEMENTS to the software and opened up more languages. My only complaint is about the app: it can get glitchy (doesn't recognize audio, doesn't update lessons as completed, trivial issues that correct themselves with some "tough love")... but if I force close the app then the issue resolved. Tech support is responsive, as well! I love their product and highly recommend giving it a try to see if it is a good fit for your learning style! (Also: ensure you join an individual coaching subscription or a social group to get one-on-one real world conversational experience/practice. Rosetta Stone offers this option, but I do not have my laptop/desktop set up for use currently)
  • May 21, 2021

    By Bubble Tea
    Lets start off with learning. So far there are NO ads. Which is amazing! Each time I download " learn different languages " it always pops a ad, or saying " download premuim now! " I think I finally found what I was looking for. You don't even need premuim so there won't be any ads! This is the most amazing app I ever downloaded. I want to go to Japan,and maybe even live there, so order to do that I need to know there language before I even go there. I rate this app 5 star.
  • Immersion is the only way to really learn a language Jul 18, 2019

    By christianw13
    If you rely on translating, I don’t think you can ever become fluent. Each language has words and phrases that simply cannot be translated. When you have a conversation in a foreign language and you have to translate the foreign words you hear into your native language and then translate your response from native back into foreign language, you will not only get tired and stressed out but your conversation will not be fluent and natural. What works for me are images. When learning the foreign word for flowers for example, I don’t translate into my native language but imagine a picture of flowers in my head. Then coming up with Blumen, fleures, flores, etc. in a foreign language conversation is much faster and requires much less brain power than translating. Those are just my 2 cents. This approach works best for me. I’m a foreign language major with 4 foreign languages. English is my 3rd language. Everyone is different and has their preferred way of learning but I encourage everyone to try the immersion approach for one or two weeks and see how it goes. App works great. I only encountered one small glitch but that may have been a glitch on my device.
  • a review of the free program Feb 7, 2021

    By Didi Miller02
    Last year around the time of the onset of Corona Rosetta Stone released a 30 minute, 5 days a week, six-week long free program for about a dozen languages to be learned using the mobile app. I have a couple of minor grievances about it (like some small design errors and the fact that it’s limited to mobile), but for the most part the fact that it’s free trivializes all of them. The app is an incredible language program. Rosetta Stone’s reputation is not misplaced. For a free program there is a ton of space for personalization, and the program itself gives off a very psychologically well thought out feel as you go through it. It’s exactly the type of design that makes you feel like it’s working on you subconsciously through heavy repetition, meticulous pronunciation, and strict grading on your own pronunciation, to the point where even an eccentric accent will register as a verbal shortcoming, forcing you to tweak your pronunciation into the true sounds of the words and sentences. I haven’t spent anywhere near as much time with the app as I would have liked, but so far I am very impressed and excited to continue.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Devang Amin
    I was using Memrise and this one has a whole different approach that works better for me. I have only used free versions of both, just putting the fact upfront. The pronunciation practice and the learning through intuition and guesses is something that surprisingly works. Looking forward to using the app few more days before deciding on buying the subscription. Will keep this review updated.
  • Love the immersion! Aug 3, 2018

    By B1_'
    I found my way to this app after I had done some Duolingo.I am learning french and if anyone is learning french they also know how particular it can be. When I got to a certain point on Duolingo they made it difficult for me because all they want you to do is translate things into your own language. While I understand their point, it didn’t work for me and maybe Duolingo is good for a language that you just want to brush up on. Once I got Rosetta Stone though I made more progress and I continue to...I am also close to a native french speaker so that’s kind of an unfair advantage but with Rosetta Stone’s immersion technique you don’t see any of your first language in the lessons (other than things like pause and the names of the units and lessons of course) and that helps me stay focused and learn in the best way possible. I do plan on reading books in French after and finish a workbook (as I would recommend anyone do) because (at the moment) with my version of Rosetta Stone I don’t ever get to type out sentences as a mean of practicing grammar. Hopefully I will be able to come back and write a review in French :)
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Joe Sperduto
    I'm only about a week and a half into it (native English speaker, learning Italian with a couple semesters taken in high school many moons ago), but I'm surprised by how much I've been able to retain in a short period of time. You can do lessons on your own or through a guided course that auto-plans your lessons for about 30 minutes per day. Seems like a great way to learn the building blocks of a new language. App experience is very similar to the desktop experience as well.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Andrew Clayman
    Always been on the edge about learning a language, just cause I hated it in school, didn't like other apps, but wow Rosetta stone has come a long way from when it first was. Made, so far it's great, I even got the unlimited, (which is cheaper to buy on the desktop), hoping to eventually work into another language also, best language app by fat
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By Philip November
    I like using the app, but I have a suggestion. As an English speaker trying to learn new languages it would help if when practicing the English translation would appear after the sections are passed, instead of just having pictures. In my opinion it would help create a connection to the lesson that the pictures can't, but that's me.
  • Great app but needs some fixes. Jul 7, 2020

    By warning: dont download
    The app’s content is great. I am really happy with how it works and how easy it is to learn. The only problem with it is that the app has a few bugs that need to be fixed. Sometimes randomly when you’re asked to speak into the mic, for some reason it doesn’t work unless you exit the unit or sometimes even the app. Also, sometimes when you click on a section in a unit, it shows a loading screen that never goes away unless you refresh the app. Also, sometimes when you finish a section in a unit, it takes you back to the beginning of the unit instead of the next section that you’re up to (this one isn’t such a big bug). My only other problem with the app is that it is sometimes way too slow. It’s not a bug that makes it slow, it is the way the app was made. I personally tend to be a fast learner and it is very frustrating when a section says that it takes 10 minutes when I could finish it in 3 minutes if it didn’t take so long to process your answers and go to the next slide. The animation of matching the answer to the correct box is unnecessary and I think there should be an option to turn off the animation and replace it with a simple and fast check mark or x. Again, I think the app is great and I am only criticizing it because I really enjoy using this app and I use it quite frequently.
  • May 22, 2021

    By Nathaniel Oxford
    I really like the format and the vocabulary content. The biggest I have with the app is that the pictures are not always clear: talking bubbles that point at the wrong person, and pictures that are so small you can't possibly see what's in them. I've learned to take a screenshot, go over to my picture gallery, expand it, and then go back to Rosetta Stone -only the pictures are now in a different order, and i have to do the same thing for the next question and the next.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Nyte Fox
    Rosetta has improved greatly and this app pairs great. It still does not lead to fluency, but close to it. It keeps many original features, which many similar apps don't utilize. It adds study materials that are highly useful. It doesn't lead to fluency, but close to it. One problem is the inability to replay the pronunciations at the checks. It plays once and turns on the mic, canceling out the play button. It's essential for me to hear the voice multiple times so I can study each sound.
  • An Awesome Language Tool Jan 25, 2021

    By Gert Blansten
    I have been using Rosettastone for over 10 years and have found their immersive way of instruction to be extremely effective. I thoroughly enjoy learning new languages and have found the hardest part of learning a language is speaking and getting immersed in it. Rosettastone has a comprehensive way of immersing you in your target language while introducing new concepts and grammatical structure. There are a few things I’ve had issues with, however. First, if you are using Rosettastone on your computer you will miss some of your writing lessons when you use the app. It does not even show you that you’re on or skipping a writing lesson it just happens. This bothers me enough to keep me from using the phone app and only use it on my computer. If this doesn’t bother you then you won’t have any issues. Also, if you’re trying to learn the depth of grammar and what not, you’ll need to buy a book and use additional sources to really nail in the language. I recommend at least learning the alphabet of your target language before jumping into Rosettastone. Otherwise, it’s absolutely worth the $179 one time payment to get this resource. It’s tried and true and provides all the immersion you’ll need to learn your next language.
  • ¡Sensacional! Oct 28, 2018

    By Spacejockey107
    I have been using Rosetta Stone for almost a full year now. I want to become a doctor and do Doctors Without Borders, and so I started learning Spanish first. Rosetta Stone caught my eye because I hate learning through translation, and this app only uses association. I was gifted a 6 month subscription for Christmas and finished 17 of the 20 sections in the time allotted. Ahora, esos seis meses han pasado, ¡y casi soy fluido! I progressed so rapidly through the program that my brother ended up buying a subscription as well, which I am using too to finish the last 3 sections. Now, I’m learning Chinese! The customer service is easy and quick, and I have only had to call them twice, which both times I have had short and concise experiences. My only complaint with Rosetta Stone is the billing system. The “x dollars a month” is borderline false advertising. You have to pay all up front for the subscription - there is no option to pay monthly. Other than this complaint, the app itself is amazing, and I highly recommend it. I would suggest to anyone wanting to learn a language as fast as possible with as many associations made rather than translations made as possible to get a subscription.
  • May 20, 2021

    By Jackie Clouse
    I didnt buy a subscription however I finished my first 3 lessons and at the end of the third lesson I spoke a sentence shockingly. I didnt realize I was learning so much. In the first three lessons, it has been all pronunciations practicing using pictures and repetition. So far, I am happy with the experience.
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By James Hilyard
    Its not too bad i guess. The mic needs A LOT of work. Many times it doesnt acknowledge i am saying anything at all. Or, it picks up a random background noise. The pics are WAY small. I got this so i can learn on the phone and the pictures could be bigger and clearer so I know what i am actually looking at. Like, am i looking at a woman in a dress, or a girl? Hard to tell. The buttons also need work. I will press the play button to hear pronunciation but it thinks that was my answer.
  • Good but sometimes frustrating May 20, 2021

    By padfoot1318
    I first bought Rosetta Stone for my computer several years ago. I didn’t use it a lot because I couldn’t get the microphone to work. Without practicing pronunciation I didn’t see the point in trying to learn a language. I kept saying I’d get to it later and eventually forgot about it. I got an email with a great deal to upgrade to the lifetime subscription for all languages. The price is awesome for what you get, but I do get frustrated with it sometimes. There are times when I know I butchered the pronunciation but it says I did it good, and then times when I thought I said it really good and it says I didn’t. Learning proper grammar at the beginning of learning the language is not going well for me. (English to Spanish) I don’t always understand why a word is said one way or another. Sometimes even the male vs female form of a word confuses me. I wish there was a button to mark a screen when I’m not sure about something. I feel like I’m not fully learning it and it would be nice to be able to easily go back and check on the things I was unsure of. I feel like so far I can listen to and read what I’ve learned but not speak it. I hadn’t used the app in a few days and the next step for me was the third milestone. I did terribly. The milestones are strange for me too. Most of the time I stare at the screen with no idea what it wants me to say.
  • May 30, 2021

    By Mr. Sya
    I use the app to learn Mandarin Chinese. Overall, I like the method. However, I think for languages with different writing systems, especially Mandarin you should allow the app to show the kanji and pinyin at the same time. So far I can handle the the exercises well, but I'm sure if I'm pronouncing each word accurately.
  • Great concept horrid execution Feb 20, 2019

    By RussellSteven
    The teaching on this app, I love. It's a great idea. I wish I'd went month to month at this point though rather than pay for two years. It is the buggiest app I've ever used. In fact, it's so buggy the uncommon word "hate" comes to mind. I went all the way thru module three recently and got to the last lesson. I get a pop-up that says, skipping ahead? You didn't finish all the lessons. I go back and look and sure enough, the Review lesson I'd done said I'd not done it. This particular one I knew I'd done...8 times! You see, for the Review lessons, you can't retake and fix one card, it makes you retake the entire lesson! I wanted a 100% so I retook it until I did. Guess what... It apparently lost all progress. I ended up taking it two more times, finally getting everything right. When I finished, it said I missed one anyways. What!? I have another Review that I know I'll never get right because despite voice set to easy and having taken a year in college of German from a native German, it says I cannot pronounce one word. I gave up. In some lessons I can use the wrong word entirely when I'm trying to guess the dialogue and get a 100% but in the Review, which you must fully retake if you miss something, it won't get the single word right. In short, if you are a perfectionist or have limited time to waste on bugs, this is not the app for you. There are better ones for free that won't make you cuss in front of children or want to throw your phone.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Lyla M
    This could've been the most perfect language learning app if only if there is a free version, as I am teen too broke to pay for an expensive subscription. I was quite disappointing to be honest because in order to access further in the app you need to pay in order to unlock 90% of it's content. Also the app seems to have trouble with the audio as I always have to repeatedly say the word a few times even tho my pronunciation is correct and the app still couldn't recognize it. Overall great app.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Thomas M.
    I like the unique learning format, but the vocal recognition is painful to bear. I'm learning Tagalog and I literally can't get through the single-syllable lessons because it won't register that I said anything at all for the "-ki" in "lalaki". Even when I remove all background noise, vocal recognition has been extremely finicky. And I can't skip the lesson without paying a subscription. I would gladly consider subscribing if this weren't an issue...
  • Why is it different?? Nov 20, 2018

    By Kaneko Ivy
    I got this because I have the actual PC version of the Japanese Rosetta Stone, and I thought I would be able to access it through the app. Instead, it’s acting like it's a completely different thing?? In the app I can see all the progress I’ve made from where I’ve done it on my computer, but I can’t continue anything and the only option is a huge green button that says “unlock full access” which asks if you want to buy a subscription when you hit it. I already bought the program (which was very expensive), so why in the world would I want to pay nearly as much as what I already purchased for the SAME THING I already purchased when I already have it?? This is just as bad as when Adobe switched from selling full real CD copies of their programs to being subscription-based. Very very disappointed that you can’t get free mobile access when you have already bought the darn thing; it feels like they’re punishing people who prefer buying complete versions instead of subscriptions. I could have sworn back when I bought my RS that it said there was a mobile option for people who bought the physical copy, but evidently this isn’t it. If they’re going to treat this like a totally separate thing you have to pay for, it seems like the progress from your physical copy shouldn’t even be there at all.
  • May 24, 2021

    By Elle Mitchell
    Billing problem. It would be great if I could find a contact form that drills down to my specific issues without spending 30+ minutes toggling between app and desktop site hunting for something that might not exist. If I send an email to nonspecific "support@" it will be days before I get a response, if at all. Don't want to chat or call, email should be sufficient. Debit for second installment of 5-pay didn't happen and is now five days late. Did I discover a backdoor to free lifetime access?
  • The app isn't bad. Their billing is horrible. Jul 1, 2018

    By Sfgkiuggdrj
    You can download the app for free, and even do a lesson. Then it asks you to sign up for a subscription. If you wait a day or so, you get an email with a special offer of $5.99/month. Turns out though, it's not $5.99 a month, it's $147, paid all at once, which gets you a subscription for 24 months. Yes, that comes out to $5.99 a month if you don't understand finance, but it's a lot different if you don't want to pony up that much all at once. Worse, after the term is up, they'll automatically re-subscribe you at their full price, no discount. I hate this underhanded method of taking money from anyone who's not paying attention, and a bunch of people are going to pay a LOT of money for something they don't want. It's close to thievery, and it makes Rosetta Stone nearly dishonest. EDIT: After using this for a couple of weeks, I still think it's pretty good at teaching language. However, the speech module, where it listens to you and grades how well you say things, is completely useless. It doesn't understand you at all, no matter how clearly you say it, and no matter how low you set the bar. I had to turn off the Mic to be able to get through those chapters. The program complained that my Mic was bad, but it works just fine on audio notes and FaceTime, so it's not my Mic.
  • No longer helpful and still very glitchy Jun 30, 2020

    By Ella8767
    PT. 1: Helpful but glitchy I have been using Rosetta Stone for about 2 weeks now. I bought the onetime unlimited version, and it’s great for helping me learn new languages. However, the app is very glitchy on my new iPad Pro; it seems like it’s not syncing properly. I have to refresh the app many times during one session, and occasionally when I click on a lesson that I haven’t yet looked at, the app says that I have already completed it without even giving me a score for it. I think it’s a wonderful tool to help you learn, but there are definitely some bugs that need to be fixed. PT. 2: No longer helpful and still very glitchy I just opened the app after the most recent update, and I am still having the same syncing issue. Lessons that I have completed are shown as incomplete on the plan schedule, but when I click on the lesson it opens as completed. Additionally, lessons that I have never done are showing up as completed on my “Plan Schedule” but incomplete on the overall Rosetta Stone Course. I don’t know what lesson I’m on anymore, and now it’s a hassle to try and do the lessons without a plan. I can’t learn because none of the lessons are marked correctly as completed or not completed. Overall, the latest update did not help at all.
  • Glitchy app, decent program Sep 28, 2018

    By Niki1092
    Rosetta Stone is way better on the computer, the app doesn’t do it justice. This app isn’t bad- I wish that they had a portion of the Greek class go over the alphabet, because if I didn’t already know most of how it sounds then I would be kind of lost. But I guess that’s part of the immersion, so it’s not a totally bad thing —but the main thing that’s frustrating is the audio clips, as they tend to glitch out for me. So for the questions where they speak a phrase, almost every single time I can only hear a portion or a word of the phrase. Other times, I hear like a syllable. A weird noise and then that’s it. I’m not sure if this is only for Greek or not, I haven’t tried the other courses yet. This is why not having the alphabet part can be frustrating, because if I forget how a letter is pronounced, the audio clips can’t help. The app is also pretty slow. There are long delays between selecting an answer and having it register, and it’s crashed several times. I’m not too impressed with it. Overall, despite these bugs it’s not terrible. The lessons themselves are decent I guess- but even though the program is great on the computer, for an app you’re way better off with something like Duolingo, which is free and wayyy less buggy.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Yasmeen Zeeshan
    Must have been some sort of confusion? After looking at the subscription plan I selected the one that was around $10 a month-- come to find out Rosetta Stone withdraws the full $118.51! No worries, I requested a refund the moment I noticed. Maybe ya'll got that in the fine print? 🤣 Gonna just try out Duolingo.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Dallas Cross
    When I try to use the Vocal lessons its absolutely terrible, it says it cant hear me or when it dose it says its wrong on the most basic words. Would probably subscribe it I feel as it would be a waste of money with a app the dosen't work. I know it's not the device because I'm trying a couple different learning apps to see what one I'll continue with and they can hear me just fine. Everything else I Iike better about Rosettastone though.
  • Don’t buy it- TOTAL SCAM Mar 19, 2021

    By Kai M.L.
    I bought the lifetime access ($200) through the App Store and after a few months the app stopped recognizing my login. Ok, fine. But no amount of trying to reset it worked and the website didn’t recognize my account either. After numerous emails and conversations with Apple and Rosetta Stone, they could no longer find my account- it apparently disappeared! And since it disappeared after the refund date, they would not refund my money even though I had the paperwork/receipts that proved I bought the app and lifetime access even though they could not find it. So basically, they lost the account but refused to give me my money back and they can’t figure out why it no longer exists. I have continued to try and work with Rosetta Stone but they have not resolved the issue nor just create a new lifetime access for me. It has been MONTHS of trying to get this fixed or get my money back. And now their customer service is no longer responding to my emails when I ask for an update as they try to “troubleshoot” the problem (been over a month since the last request for an update has been ignored). At this point I feel scammed out of my $200 and am disgusted with Rosetta’s “customer service”. I’ve switched to using Duolingo and find it works just as well and is free with ads or you can upgrade to one without.
  • Worst learning system Jan 28, 2020

    By kuyakano
    I’ve learned Chinese with Berlitz and Spanish with Pimsleur programs. In the time it took to learn with those programs, I’d say I learned about 1/4 as much with Rosetta Stone. Their flawed system has absolutely NO DEFINITIONS to the pictures they show you, so you don’t know if the foreign word means sugar, salt, or the color white. Their customer service is useless and is also incapable of answering questions regarding the flawed teaching program. Basically you are paying for a guessing game, not a teaching system. I tried it for 6 months and was extremely disappointed in how useless it was in helping me learn a new language compared to previous programs. I learned less with Rosetta Stone than any other language program. Response to Rosetta Stone’s generic, cut and paste response: “pedagogical”??? Why don’t you just say ”teaching”? That’s all the word means is “teaching”. And “Dynamic Immersion” means A technique used in bilingual language education in which TWO languages are used for instruction. Thus, if you don’t know the word in one language, then the definition should be present in the other language. ROSETTA STONE DOES NOT OFFER THE DEFINITIONS IN THE OTHER LANGUAGE. I called your India based “support” countless times for help on this. Their favorite response is”I am sorry we can not help you” So please stop lying to people about your “pedagogical dynamic immersion” techniques, THEY DO NOE WORK.

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