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Anyone used Rosetta Stone to learn a language with their kids.  I have heard great things about it, but I wasn't sure if the child needed to be older, like middle school or highschool, or if younger children could use it.  I would be doing it with my child, but I wasn't sure if it would still be geared more toward an older audience.  

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I, my 12yo and my 9yo are right now all using it. I don't know I would go much younger than 9, unless perhaps the child were an advanced reader. We have all had some exposure to the language we are learning, but not a lot.

 

Not much more I can tell you, as we only recently got started. I have the kids doing 20-30 minutes daily; I have fewer opportunities but do longer sessions.

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We used it as young as 4 or 5. You can choose, when you set up the user, to do either the comprehensive program or one focusing on aural skills. The latter option omits almost all the reading/writing requirements and works well for younger children.

 

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We used it as young as 4 or 5. You can choose, when you set up the user, to do either the comprehensive program or one focusing on aural skills. The latter option omits almost all the reading/writing requirements and works well for younger children.

 

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I didn't know this!  We used it through an ALE (alternative learning experience, ie virtual school) so maybe we didn't have that option.  That would have been so nice though.


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You know, I'm not sure this was an option prior to v.3 or 4. My kids were very early readers, so I didn't look for the option when we first used it way back when, but I did notice it four or five years ago when we bought v.3 of Japanese.

 

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Yes I think this is a newish feature but also possibly one found only on the more popular languages. We def have it on our French and German RS sets but I don't think we have it on the Welsh one which is one of those that only goes to Level 1. 


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Wow, that is cool. We didn't start with foreign languages until both kids were reading, so I never would have thought to look for an option like that. Which leads me to one not-so-great thing I think about RS, and that is that it so seems to rely on being intuitive that I just don't feel like all the info is as clear or accessible as I would like it to be.

 

Still, the kids continue to do it almost daily without resistance, and it has been nearly a month, so something good is happening in our house.

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