Rosetta Stone

American School is pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to offer world language courses which are completely online courses with no textbooks, study guides or exam books.  Final exams are not available for Rosetta Stone online courses.

Rosetta Stone is a powerful learning tool that provides students with an immersive, interactive and engaging language-learning experience.  Utilizing a variety of immersion techniques and administrative features, the software accelerates language learning and provides quantifiable measurements of success.  Key features include advanced speech recognition technology, speech analysis tools, predefined courses templates, grammar and spelling components and a milestone feature which simulates real-life situations in which to practice the language.  The immersion environment puts students’ native language-learning skills to work, eliminating their dependence on translation and memorization.  Images, intuition, interactivity and instruction are hallmarks of the immersion learning environment.

Each Rosetta Stone course uses the same basic outline.

Year 1, (1st Semester), Units 1-4
Fundamental vocabulary & essential language structure.
• Greetings and Introductions
• Simple questions and answers
• Shopping
• Listening comprehension skills
• Basic reading and writing skills

Year 1, (2nd Semester), Units 5-8
Navigate surroundings
• Giving and getting directions
• Using transportation
• Telling time
• Dining out
• Enjoying basic social interactions
• Working life
• Academic subjects
• Arts and culture
• Past, present, and future tenses

Year 2, (1st Semester), Units 9-12
Connect with the world around you
• Ideas and opinions
• Feelings about everyday life
• Interests
• Work
• Current events
• Birth, marriage, death, and concerns related to one’s health and body
• Complementary terms indicating frequency, duration, and degree

Year 2, (2nd Semester), Units 13-16
Increase understanding of the language
• Navigating the workplace
• Caring for health
• Arranging repairs
• Moving abroad
• Driving
• Planning adventures
• Health and emotional states for themselves and others
• Expressing personal taste in terms of material and sensory preferences.

Year 3, (1st Semester), Units 17-20
Develop a command of the language and refine crucial communication skills
• Emergency situations
• Entertainment
• Government
• The marketplace
• Getting to know a neighborhood
• Family and traditions
• Celebrating success
• Volunteering
• Express personal concerns, goals, and accomplishments

 

The following languages have two full years and the first semester of Year 3 available:

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English as a Second Language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 

The following languages have one full year and the first semester of Year 2 available:

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Irish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

 

Rosetta Stone estimates it will take about 40–50 hours to complete the content in each level.  Therefore it may take 80-100 hours to complete the content required to earn one unit of credit.  Keep in mind, though, that each learner is different.  Students have access to a variety of activities to practice and refine their skills.  Some will work on their courses on a daily basis, while others will log in and work on their activities less frequently.  The more each student uses Rosetta Stone, the more quickly he or she will learn a language and the more quickly he or she will earn credit toward an accredited high school diploma.

 

 

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– Jekah from United Arab Emirates

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– Marilyn from Missouri

I learned a lot, and the skills are helping me in my college classes.

The most important thing I learned was how to schedule my time and organize my work.  The study guides helped to show me how much work to do at one time.  I’m glad to be part of American School.

– Peter from Illinois

I have found the methods, instruction, textbooks, study guides and service satisfactory because they are all up-to-date and made ready for me to learn.  I am greatly thankful for this service because now I can graduate early with all my credits in.  Thank you very much, American School!

– Ada from Michigan

American School was an easy yet efficient way to earn the extra credit I needed to graduate.

– Elizabeth from Illinois

I greatly enjoyed American School.  The instructors’ comments were very helpful.  I enjoyed this method of learning.  I feel I have learned a lot more than I did in public school.  I was able to keep up with school through all the moves I made without going through the hassle of switching school systems.  I enjoyed the honesty of the

instructors and the overall program.   I will recommend American School to anyone interested.

– Enoch from Texas

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