Thoughts on Rosetta Stone?


Has anyone used Rosetta Stone? I tried out the free lessons, but I’m not sure if it’s worth continuing. Although it seems like an interesting approach to language acquisition, it’s a bit pricey to just roll the dice and hope it’s useful.

I’m not sure I’d describe my Japanese as intermediate, but the free lessons were so super basic that I didn’t learn anything. It was a whole lot of “boys, girls, men, women” vocabulary and gerund + います. Oh, and some reeeally irritating, flaky speech recognition exercises.

Any insights?