Speaking a second or third language fluently has always been a huge dream of mine. Given the fact that I’m closing in on 40 doesn’t help matters any. I’m hoping that homeschooling the three littles will actually result in polyglotism and a love of words and languages long after they leave our abode. This review is my honest thoughts on the Rosetta Stone program. I was given a complimentary product and compensation for my time, in order to facilitate this review.
This summer is all about getting ready for homeschool BEFORE the school year starts, and with that being right around the corner, we’re right on target. I’ve been chomping at the bit to incorporate Rosetta Stone into our homeschool curriculum, and I’m so happy that I’m able to use it with the kids during the summer, so that when school does start, we’re already coasting. I signed up to learn French when I was younger, while Mr. Houseful was learning Spanish. Nathaniel also decided to take Spanish while in high school, and from what we’ve learned, we’re able to speak conversationally in our respective second languages. That’s not any good for me, and I want to make sure that the bottom three have a much stronger platform than their parents and older brother.
Using Rosetta Stone Homeschool
Setup of Rosetta Stone Homeschool was quite easy. I went to their website and signed all four of my children up for the online version. It’s great because it goes across devices, so even if we aren’t at home on the computer, my children can continue learning on mobile phones or their Kindles. The homeschool program comes with Extended Learning features, like Phrasebook and Audio Companion™. In addition TruAccent® speech-recognition technology adjusts to help students improve their pronunciation skills. Parents will benefit from a reporting feature that summarizes lesson status, progress, scores, and time spent on each lesson into a printer-friendly format.
We were able to get started right away, and my children could track their progress in a very easy way, and to stay motivated as they complete their lessons. I really appreciated the fact that they could see where they were, and what they needed to work on for the current day’s lessons, without me always having to guide them.
I’m finding that my children prefer learning on devices than through worksheets or workbooks, and I’m totally fine with that. You know why? Because they are still learning, and retaining. The twins can often be heard using their new vocabulary words with each other, and my oldest daughter is excited to teach me the newest phrases for common things around the house and in the city.
How Rosetta Stone Homeschool Works
- Immersion Rosetta Stone teaches language the natural way—no translation required.
- Advanced speech technology. TruAccent® speech-recognition technology listens, analyzes, and corrects your child’s speech throughout the learning process.
- Enhanced reporting and monitoring tools. Keep your child on track with printable reports and lesson progress data.
- Access across devices and offline. Your child can learn from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. When an Internet connection isn’t available, you can easily download lessons with the Audio Companion feature.
Who is the Rosetta Stone Homeschool curriculum for?
This program is perfect for homeschoolers (or after-schoolers) who are comfortable with tech focused learning. Children need to be comfortable reading well, and speaking back to the computer without real interaction from another person. It’s truly an immersive program. The program is self-guided, and reports progress directly to the registered email of the homeschool classroom.
If you want to be able to keep track of your students without extra paper, this is a great way to do it, and you get to watch as they perfect language and ability to read and write the subject. It’s so fascinating to me in each and every single case of homeschooling to see my children grasp the concept of something new, and run with it.
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