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Tell Me More French Vs Rosetta StoneWhat is the main difference between these two popular French Language programs – Tell Me More French and Rosetta Stone French?
Let’s start with what is common for both programs. First of all, both are quality and cutting edge language software programs. Both companies succeeded creating the program that is intuitive to use and both have well designed user interface and easy to follow menus.
However, looking deeper behind the user interfaces and nice design, we listed most important pros and cons for each program and our verdict at the bottom of the page.
What we like in Rosetta Stone French
- Design of presented material
- User friendly interface
- Flexibility to choose which units and exercises you want to study
- Online monthly subscription option
What we don’t like in Rosetta Stone French
- It is overpriced
- No translations and references in English
- Limited explanation of French grammar
- Too little content
- Rather slow in progress making
- Gives illusory perception in progress and advancement, when in fact it might be just a guessing work
What we like in Tell Me More French
- Demanding course, has a steep learning curve
- Great not only for Beginners, but also for Intermediate and Advanced students
- Learning is based on day to day dialogues and material in conversations is re-shaped in many ways to learn it thoughtfully.
- Almost complete set of learning tools; including videos, culture lessons, crosswords, phrase matching, role playing, reading comprehension, grammar exercises and much more.
- Massive amount of learning material
- Placement test before deciding which level to choose
- Effective pronunciation practice and assessment
- You cannot ‘cheat’ to get to the next level
- Greater flexibility, can choose different learning modes, like Free to Roam when you study at any lesson of your choice and Guided Mode with lesson plan designed in advance
- Online version called WebPass with separate versions for Mac and Windows users
What we don’t like in Tell Me More French
- May be too difficult for absolute beginners
- Layout of the Vocabulary
- There is very little of what not to like, because this programs is close to being ‘practically perfect’ as Marry Poppins would say.
Our verdict: Tell Me More French vs Rosetta Stone
You will get much more value for your money from Tell Me More. It contains more learning material, is more demanding and has greater variety of tools. Tell Me More method is based on idea that adults need reference in native language (English), like translation, explanations as well as multiple repetitions to learn foreign language.Read full Tell Me More French review.
Method employed by Rosetta Stone refers to way how children learn languages. Children learn through absorbing and immersion in the language and do not need reference to the native language. That is why Rosetta Stone does not provide translation in English. Rosetta Stone also lack grammar explanations and does not have extensive vocabulary reference in the program. The program gives impression of easy learning and of fast progress, but in fact you may realize that you learned very little, because in many cases you just guessed the right answer. It is also rather slow in presenting teaching materials.Read Rosetta Stone French reviews.
We give thumbs up for Tell Me More French.