Rosetta Stone Advantage-- Language Learning Software
The University Library has licensed Rosetta Stone Advantage language training software, previously called Tell Me More. The database still includes American English, British English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Spain) and Chinese at various levels (more below). All you need to get started is to create an account.
Search for "Tell Me More." The language-learning resource is the second result on the page, labeled "Databases DATABASES" (The first result is an NPR news publication)
Click on "DATABASES" to enter Tell Me More.
On the homepage, click on the message near the center: "New user, click here." You will enter your name, email address and set up a username and password.
Once you have created an account, log in and enjoy!
Macintosh users have reported a problem with Flash and activating the microphone for use with the Rosetta Stone Advantage Program. It is necessary to specify that the Rosetta Stone Advantage URL is allowed to use the system's microphone. On Mac computers, this information is found in System Preferences; Flash is one of the "other" group.
More about the resource:
Rosetta Stone Advantage delivers an engaging learning experience that combines the most innovative content with the latest in learning theory and pedagogy while leveraging state of the art technology. It represents over twenty years of research and development investments and is a breakthrough language learning program covering initial language acquisition through mastery. Included:
Easy-to-comprehend content created by expert instructional designers
Specialized oral communication content
Supplemental Business and Culture specific content
Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Workshops
37 different types of learning activities/interactions
Speech Recognition with playback and achievement scale
Spoken Error Tracking System (SETS®) technology automatically detects and corrects your pronunciation errors
Professional voice-overs, videos, 3-D animations, and real-world graphics