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Old 01.03.2015, 22:12
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Rosetta Stone Advanced?

Has anyone used the Rosetta Stone Advanced course? I'm coming to the end of Duolingo, and although I still need to go over Duo again, I'm looking for the next step, i guess I am A2 in German.

I'd love to do an intensive course, but the cost is putting me off. So looking for the next step, RS Advanced claims to take you through to C1, but I can only find one review on it. Anybody used it that could give me their opinion? Or does anyone know of any good online courses that go from B1 up?
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Old 01.03.2015, 22:15
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Re: Rosetta Stone Advanced?

If you want to practice, happy to skype with you. Mind though, my german is high german (and I am originally a teacher so would be able to help with grammar and so on)

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If you want to practice, happy to skype with you. Mind though, my german is high german (and I am originally a teacher so would be able to help with grammar and so on)
Thanks. I am learning High German I can't even contemplate SG…. but Skype is my worst nightmare, I won't even Skype/Facetime my family.. don't ask me why, I hate it

My husband is Swiss so I try to practice speaking with him, but I need to improve my vocab and grammar big time.
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If you want to practice, happy to skype with you. Mind though, my german is high german (and I am originally a teacher so would be able to help with grammar and so on)
Could I practice my German with you over skype? I am currently taking a B2 course
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Re: Rosetta Stone Advanced?

I would be also interested in Rosetta Stone. Do you have any feedback?
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Re: Rosetta Stone Advanced?

[UPDATE - Review]

I purchased online access to the Rosetta Stone Advanced German course.

I had previously used their Beginner course L1-L5 and Duolingo. I expected the advanced course to be similar to their beginner course, but obviously with more advanced content and different learning methods.

I discovered it is nothing like their beginner course. Rosetta Stone uses only the language of instruction. In the beginners course you get pictures to help you understand, in the advanced course you get nothing, no pictures, no translation. So the only way to figure out words that you haven't come across before is to constantly stick them in a translator.

There is no structure or flow like the beginners course or Duolingo, you can just jump about. There didn't seem to be themes in what you were learning either.

The voice recognition was quite good, but it just asked you to repeat single words and again, no explanation to what those words meant, if you didn't know the only way is google/translator.

You can enter the course at what ever level you like A1-C1 which is a good thing.

Anyway, safe to say I was not impressed. To the credit of Rosetta Stone, I contacted them on live chat, and they cancelled the order and refunded me in full as they have a 30 day refund policy, no questions asked, great service there.
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Re: Rosetta Stone Advanced?

Actually I'm using Rosetta Stone the version they sell to corporate clients (not sure if it's the same) and they do have translation for everything as well as all verbs declination. Also, they have different set of topics/industries depending what you want to focus on. good option specially if combined with some regular classes, eithe f2f or skype.
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