The Library is pleased to announce that Rosetta Stone is now available to Summit Library cardholders. Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.
If you are accessing Rosetta Stone from home, you will be asked to enter your library card barcode number. Start learning a new language today!
Open your “App Store” icon.
Search for Rosetta Stone.
Download the Rosetta Stone application. Specifically, the Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone application. DO NOT launch the app once installed.
Next, open your web browser.
Navigate to the Summit Library website.
In the main menu click Resources and in the drop-down menu click Rosetta Stone.
Type your library card number when prompted.
If you are a first time user, create an account by providing an email and a password.
If you already have an account with Rosetta Stone, enter your user name and password, choose the language you want to learn, and click Sign In.
Once in the learning module, click on a link that says “Foundations”.
The Rosetta Stone app will then launch automatically.
What is Rosetta Stone?
Rosetta Stone is a company that uses a unique method of teaching languages which is different from traditional language learning. Traditional methods explain the meaning and structure of a new language through translation and grammar rules in your native language. Rosetta Stone eliminates translation and grammar explanations and provides the opportunity to develop all your language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing — using your own natural language-learning ability. Rosetta Stone offers courses for 30 different languages. After registering, you can study at your pace and at times that are convenient for you. Rosetta Stone is free for Summit library patrons.
How is Rosetta Stone structured?
Rosetta Stone training contains five levels and you can start learning at any level. Each level includes training in various skills such as grammar, pronunciation, speaking and reading using various types of activities: multiple choice questions, games, live tutorials, chats, talking with a native speaker tutor. You can also record yourself while reading.
Each level is divided into units with core lessons and focused activities. Core lessons will teach you your new language, while focused activities build skills and reinforce the language you’ve learned. At the end of each unit, a conversational Milestone prepares you for live practice in Rosetta Stone Live Tutoring. At each step you will receive a visual feedback about your progress and areas that need improvement.
What languages do they teach?