Rosetta Stone for Italian


#1

Has anyone ever used Rosetta Stone for learning Italian? If so, did you like it? Hate it? Is there a better program available?
Asking for my father, who has mentioned buying it to learn Italian, but seems expensive if it doesn’t help produce results.


#2

A friend who bought Rosetta Stone uses it mostly to practice his vocabulary. It’s like a flash-card software; we see pictures, then we learn the Italian words (and possibly some phrases). It doesn’t teach any grammar, though. That puts a limit on how much we can fluently speak the language.

It depends on what kind of learner your father is and his goals in learning Italian.


#3

I’ve found this site to make some extensive reviews of the most popular Italian courses available: https://www.theitalianexperiment.com/review

They cover:

  • Rocket Italian
  • Rosetta Stone Italian
  • Pimsleur Italian audio courses
  • Michel Thomas Italian

#4

We’ve had a language learning software learnng Russian, Spanish and German. Rosetta tool is excellent, thorough and enjoyable to go through the course.