Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) v4 TOTALe - Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Set - Learn Spanish

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Learn Spanish (Latin America) with Rosetta Stone® Version 4 TOTALe™

Rosetta Stone TOTALe® is the most complete way to awaken your natural language-learning ability. It features everything that’s made Rosetta Stone the world’s leading language-learning solution, now with access to online services that fully engage you on your journey.

You’ll build a strong language foundation using our latest award-winning software, complete with speech ...

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Overview

Learn Spanish (Latin America) with Rosetta Stone® Version 4 TOTALe™

Rosetta Stone TOTALe® is the most complete way to awaken your natural language-learning ability. It features everything that’s made Rosetta Stone the world’s leading language-learning solution, now with access to online services that fully engage you on your journey.

You’ll build a strong language foundation using our latest award-winning software, complete with speech recognition technology, a headset with microphone and Audio Companion® CDs so you can review while on the go.

You’ll also connect with others as you activate what you have learned through live conversation classes led by native speakers and language-enhancing activities in our online community. Plus, our interactive learning application for iPhone® or iPod Touch® devices keep you engaged in language discovery wherever you are.

Every Rosetta Stone TOTALe solution features:

  • Rosetta Course™—Learn to speak, read, listen and write in our online award-winning program.
  • Rosetta Studio™—Practice under the expert guidance of a native speaker with other learners.
  • Rosetta World™—Engage with native speakers and other learners through games and other activities in our online community.
  • Audio Companion™—CDs that allow you to practice anywhere you use a CD or MP3 player.
  • Mobile Companion™—An interactive learning application for your iPhone™ or IPod Touch™.
  • Dedicated Customer Support—Success agents to monitor and encourage your progress, every step of the way.
  • Headset microphone—An integrated headset with microphone to fully access our speech recognition features.

With the Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Set you will develop your command of the language. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Develop conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies and citizenship. Discuss family and traditions. And celebrate success.

Topics include

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Common foods
  • Basic questions
  • Daily routines
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Destinations and directions
  • Travel and transportation
  • Leisure time, socializing, and event planning
  • Life events
  • Geography and climate
  • Holidays and festivals
  • Moods
  • Jobs, hobbies, and outdoor activities
  • Office savvy
  • Health and healing
  • Literature, film, songs, and stories
  • Law, government, and citizenship
  • Emergencies and disasters
  • Truth, lies, and imagination
  • Pollution and recycling

System Requirements:

  • Windows XP SP3 or higher
  • Windows Vista SP2 or higher
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 or higher
  • Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or higher
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 or higher
  • 1 GHz processor or faster
  • 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • 600 MB free hard-drive space (per level)
  • CD or DVD Drive for installation
  • 1024 x 768 display resolution
  • 1 available USB port (for included headset with microphone)

To access included online services:
  • Must have standard Broadband Internet connection (slow Internet connections will not suffice)
  • Must be 13 or older
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617160851
  • Publisher: Rosetta Stone
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: Rosetta Stone Series
  • Sales rank: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 3.10 (d)

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    Expensive but worth every penny if you are dedicated

    Despite some poor reviews by some, I believe this program could be worth it if you are dedicated. First of all, guaranteed you will learn spanish if you use this program daily. Also your spanish accent will be perfected by using this program.

    The program comes with many resources for learning spanish. The computer program is excellent and fun and comes with games and reading material. The CDs are great for listening to in the car and really help to practice. Last, the ipod/iphone app. If you don't have an ipod touch or an iphone get one. Download the Rosetta Stone Mobile Companion from the iTunes store. You put in your Rosetta Stone user name and password and can download the Rosetta Stone lessons anywhere with a WiFi connection or anywhere if you have an iphone all though i would not recommend (data cost). This app is awesome and is almost just like the computer program but it is fast paced for reviewing what you have learned previously.

    If you are not going to spend at least 30 minutes a day at the computer and you don't use the other resources that they provide and you won't be strongly dedicated then don't bother. I think most people who give this program a bad rating just aren't dedicated enough. If you are strongly dedicated keep reading.

    Tips for Learning Spanish:

    Learning Spanish is very complex and difficult. Don't expect to use this program and be speaking fluently after using it for 1 month. Although you will have learned and incredible amount after 1 month there is an incredible amount to be learned. Get your self a dictionary or better yet a translator put a translator widget on your desktop it will help. Buy Sparknotes Study Cards Spanish Vocabulary (1000 Card). These study cards are awesome and helped me huge. While watching TV you can practice with these; all day practice with these. The #1 key if you want to learn Spanish is dedication. There is no get rich quick scheme in learning Spanish. Practice daily till it makes you sick is the only way.

    Me? I'm going to study Spanish abroad Cuernavaca for a 1 month to practice what I've learned and get Spanish drilled and set in my brain. Can't wait.

    Thanks Rosetta Stone

    75 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Lackluster Customer Support

    It's great until you upgrade your computer and need thier support...
    What is there not to love with this product; every aspect of the interface is great, until you get a computer virus and you need to install it on another machine. Called into customer support, "Sorry can't help you, you'll need customer support not techncial support." Wait, this is the customer support number, what is wrong with this picture? Call next day, "Yeah, you'll need the proof of purchase from 4 years ago to re-activate. Let us know when you find that." If a software product requires re-activation, it should allow de-activiation of prior installs, like iTunes. Now I have over $300 worth of useless CD's sitting in my desk drawer, compliments of RosettaStone. Buy Instant Immersion Italian Levels 1,2 & 3 or Fluenz and never have to worry about someone else's support problems.
    Get with the 21st century RosettaStone.

    29 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2011

    purchase from Rosetta Stone not Barnes & Noble

    Do not purchase Rosetta Stone through Barnes & Noble. Purchase the item from Rosetta Stone. The price is the same but Rosetta Stone has a six month return policy while Barnes & Noble has a 14-day return policy.

    28 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

    tech support nightmare.

    might be great if you would install. Rosetta stone has some serious technical glitches, a website with nothing helpful, and poor tech support.

    28 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Avoid Rosetta Stone

    The overriding problem with Rosetta Stone is it's licensing. Once you buy the software and get it installed....hope that nothing EVER goes wrong with your PC. If you have a hard-drive problem....or a virus....or have a Microsoft update that fails and does an automatic recovery....or simply do an upgrade to some other software that causes re-writes to the Windows registry...you are completely out-of-luck with regard to ever using Rosetta Stone again. The license disappears and the software refuses to work. Your calls to the Rosetta Stone Customer Service lines, will not help.
    Rosetta Stone as a learning tool is OK...(not great but OK)....but be aware that you did NOT buy the software, you only rented it...and if something happens to the electronic license on your PC, you have to go buy another whole package if you want to use it again.

    Pay attention to the reviews that warn you to avoid it....there are other packages out there that don't leave you holding a very expensive "empty bag".

    25 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Do Not Buy Rosetta Stone - It's boring & basic.

    I would not recommend this program to anyone seriously interested in mastering Spanish. (Note, if you are going to purchase it, buy it directly from Rosetta Stone so that you may easily return it if you do not like it. Otherwise, you may be out of pocket for a lot of money!) This program is boring, elementary, and non-contextual. By that, I mean it involves endless box clicking and repetition that will not get you very far in your command of the language. I could see no rhyme or reason to its approach, in that there is no literature, no story, no way to easily access grammar rules and examples, and no application that involves language in any meaningful way. You'll learn words for luggage, car trunk, tickets, stop light, etc., but you will not learn words that help you build on a story or a relevant thought. Level 5, the highest level, is basic, boring, and mind-numbing. Please be cautious about purchasing this product! It is a tremendous waste of money for anyone who has any language background and seeks to build to fluency.

    20 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    My diatribe against the naysayers. Here's the deal--all Rosetta

    My diatribe against the naysayers. Here's the deal--all Rosetta Stone products are a bit expensive, this is what turned me off of RS for years. However, once I bought it I felt it was well worth it because you build a basic vocabulary without translating--that's the number one value of this product. I've done overseas immersion for Spanish and Persian. Only for Persian did I purchase RS and I now want to purchase the Spanish.

    RS is for beginners and intermediates, not pros: I would advise beginners to also pick up a basic grammar book to read beforehand. What Rosetta Stone gives you, IF you take the time (which can of course be tedious) is basic vocabulary that you DO NOT have to translate. I hate flash cards--they just do not *lock* into my memory the way that hearing the sound/picture/word locks in with Rosetta Stone. What happens without sound/picture/word is that you are constantly translating in your head and this causes steam to come out of your ears (of course, as you get good at a language, translation time diminishes and finally disappears). Also, you do it in the "safety" of your own home, you don't have someone hounding you to talk. Read up on some of the most recent literature, there's little value in trying to converse in a language school if you don't have a vocabulary--kids don't pop out rambling, they soak it in for 2 years and then one day *boom*, you can't get them to stop.

    Once you finish RS, start watching a lot of movies and reading a lot of news. You'll have to translate a lot, but pretty quickly you'll learn how redundant most of the words in newspapers are. And from their you'll start to learn vocabulary by seeing it in context. Don't bother with going overseas to learn a language if money is tight until you can carry on a bit of a conversation, which RS will definitely give you the ability to do. If money isn't tight, just go to party; don't expect to learn as much language as you think you should.

    Ridiculous criticisms offered by bloggers (who also happen to be selling their own language products): most ridiculous--the pictures, etc., are not "culturally relevant". Do you honestly think that sitting in a university classroom is going to give you a culturally contextual immersion. If you are trying to use Rosetta Stone for deep cultural context, just stop. 2nd ridiculous criticism--its not going to take you to fluency. No kidding. Final ridiculous criticism--its too expensive. Compared to what? Doing nothing? Yes, way more expensive than that. More expensive than flying to Argentina/Iran and floundering about? No.

    Things I don't like: 1) free online portion expires if not activated within 6 months of purchase and monthly subscriptions are expensive. 2) RS was a bit glitchy on my PC (but works great on a Mac) 3) RS should come with a basic grammar book. I took a Persian language immersion course before RS and was (mostly) lost when it came to speaking and listening. But I did pick up the grammar because the textbook explained the grammar in English. This helped in not so obvious ways when it came time to do the RS course 4) I would love to see some movie clips spoken in real time, say 30 seconds, and then RS uses their magic to break it down for you. The speaking is slow in RS; this would take it to the next level.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    I think Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion" is a wonde

    I think Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion" is a wonderful concept, and it really does work. I have taken college courses in several European languages, and in comparison, the Spanish I learned by working through Rosetta Stone feels much more natural to me than those languages I learned in a traditional classroom. I agree that you have to have a disciplined approach to the course, and not become frustrated with the seemingly slow course.
    Rosetta Stone allows you to license 2 devices with the program, and "deregistering' a device can be a daunting task, because you have to work with their customer service. I have done this on several occasions, and now that I know what to expect, the process is not so tedious as it first seemed. (Still not pleasant, however...)
    If you consider that if you went to a Community College and took 2 semesters of beginning Spanish, you would probably pay much more in tuition, travel, and time away from home than the cost of Rosetta Stone, and you still would not be able to make basic conversation. Just my two cents.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2013

    THIS IS AWESOME

    Although I have only just started, I'm on my way to learning. I found myself repeating words in my sleep, and knowing what they meant. Incredible!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

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    After reading the first 20 reviews, I've decided not to invest i

    After reading the first 20 reviews, I've decided not to invest in Rosetta Stone. I'm a Spanish teacher and hoped to use Rosetta Stone with private lessons for individuals or groups. I don't need poor customer support, little tech support, and trouble with licensing. I know learning a native accent and lots of vocabulary is great. However, there is such potential for tech problems and/or computer problems (i.e. "slow" computers, who can afford a new one? Not me.) that I'm not taking the chance on Levels 1-5 RS. I'll keep looking for a better aid to my teaching. I want hard copy DVDs, Rosetta Stone, for the money you charge. I can find conversational venues for my students myself. Thank you so much for all of the reviews. They REALLY saved me a lot of money! By the way, I am not a competitor posting a bad review; I'm for real.

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