Xbox One Rosetta Stone App Announced

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    Well here's an interesting app development on Xbox One.

    Rosetta Stone, popular language learning software giant, has just announced an App that has already been released on the Xbox One, designed to help teach you basic English and Spanish!

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    This is really interesting App development that I would love to see taken further in the future! It'll be especially comprehensive if it takes advantage of the Kinect to recognize dialect and pronunciation.

    I'll be demo'ing it out sometime in the future, I'll let you know if I need to take a college Spanish course or not:P
     
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    That's pretty neat.
    To bad I live in Europe where every 500km, another language pops up.
     
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    Just as a heads up, Rosetta Stone is balls at recognizing pronunciation. You can just gargle, and as long as that inhuman sound you're making is on the same wavelength, it will think you're a language prodigy.
     
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    I think I'd like to see Rosetta Stone trashed with logic and evidence, if it is indeed based on unsound science.

    I don't know if it is, but *if* it is, I'd like to see it debunked. It feels ripe for it somehow.
     
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    It works for some people but not everyone, it doesnt need the kinect hardware either to do speech recognition
     
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    I haven't heard many good things about Rosetta Stone. Its well known, but that doesn't automatically make it the best. Oh, and its really expensive too.

    http://www.fluentin3months.com/rosetta-stone-review/

    If you want to learn a language there are better options out there than Rosetta Stone.
     
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    It's neat, but I kinda only need my XBone for games. Like the most I do with it is gaming and sometimes netflix, I have a laptop for everything else.
     
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    Wanna bet it doesn't get 30fps at 720p

    ;)
     
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    I'm learning Japanese for 2 years now with Rosetta Stone. It actually works for me. I can now speak easy sentences in Japanese and I know the basic grammer. So it actually works, at least me and I could be way farther, I had a 3-month stop last winter where I didn't do anything with the program. I can see where people see the flaws, though.
     
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    But is it gonna cost $200 or $300?
     
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    Like actually going to the place they speak the language, or going to a school where they speak the language you want to learn as exercise. or many, many other options. sometimes free if lucky enough.
     
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    That would involve leaving my house....I refuse!
     
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    Oh wow! Another nice thing the XB1 does better than gaming. Tubular!


    Wanna bet there are micro-transactions and hidden pay walls...? whoops! shhhh!!!
     
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    Not only that, but better and free ones.

    Duolingo or Memrise, for example.

    Man, Rosetta Stone sucks, anyways.
    You'd probably be better off using Duolingo, since it has quite a few courses for European languages, and someone who's as bad as me when it comes to learning anything can do it pretty easily. They're probably gonna add more European language courses, too.
    I also submitted a request to help work on the (currently nonexistent) Pig Latin course, just as a joke. Sorta. I'd bet you 50 shrekels any version of Rosetta Stone can't let you do that!
     
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    Although this is a great development for the xbx1, I feel there are better options like Tomato said including Duolingo, Pimsleur and Michel Thomas.
     
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