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Rosetta Stone adds Dutch

Fairfield Language Technologies released a new volume in The Rosetta Stone Language Library Level 1 series. The Dutch volume is the sixth in the set that includes Spanish, French, German, Russian and English.

The Rosetta Stone Language Library series offers true multimedia interactivity and a method that makes it possible to learn a new language the way one learns a native language: without memorizing, translating or studying the rules of grammar.

A new version of their PowerPac provides an introduction to the six languages. Both the PowerPac and The Rosetta Stone Language Library series are available on CD-ROM for Macintosh or Windows.

The PowerPac retails for $99 and the language library series retails for $395 per language

Past news for Fairfield Language Technologies

Rosetta Stone releases interactive Mohawk language software

Rosetta Stone has just released languagelearning software for the Mohawk (Kanien’keha) language. Development of the software was sponsored by Kanien’kehaka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa (the recognized Mohawk language and cultural center of Kahnawake) as part of a wider initiative to recover Kanien’keha fluency in the Mohawk community located near Montréal, Québec. This is the first endangered language software to be developed through Rosetta Stone, which currently teaches 30 other languages to people in over 150 countries. Rosetta Stone's Endangered Language Program was created to undertake a limited number of language revitalization projects at the request of sponsoring groups.

Rosetta Stone 2000 offers new interface; Seminole added

Fairfield Language Technologies announced the release of the Rosetta Stone 2000, a new interface for the Rosetta Stone Language Library. The new 2000 interface has a contemporary new look and state-of-the-art features while maintaining its proven languagelearning method. (No memorization. No translation. No grammar drills. Just the voices of native speakers and thousands of photographs picturing real-life objects, actions and ideas.)

In the new interface, students log on to the Rosetta Stone under their own names; the program automatically bookmarks and keeps records for each student's work. The new interface also organizes all exercises and tests around the four key language skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

Fairfield Language Technologies also announced its commitment to develop Level I and Level II Rosetta Stone CD-ROMs in the Seminole Language of Miccosukee. In collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Fairfield Language Technologies will help preserve and teach the language using its multimedia software.

Rosetta Stone's language learning through aural comprehension is a natural match with a language like Miccosukee that has a renowned oral tradition. In addition, the Miccosukee CD-ROMs will utilize hundreds of real-life photographs from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, giving the Miccosukee CD-ROMs their own cultural identity.

The Rosetta Stone PowerPac provides instruction in four languages

Fairfield Language Technologies has released The Rosetta Stone PowerPac, a multimedia CD-ROM introduction to four languages: Spanish, French, German, and English. Fairfield Technology had previously offered each language as a separate product in The Rosetta Stone Level Ia series.

Taken from ”The Rosetta Stone Language Library,” the PowerPac features 22 lessons in each language. The Rosetta Stone PowerPac is an immersion style, interactive, multimedia program for beginners that uses native speakers and 880 real-life color pictures for each language. The program elicits student response and gives instantaneous feedback in a game-like, natural learning environment. Features include Voice Recording, Dictation Mode, Tutorials, and the use of testing and scoring.

Rosetta Stone PowerPac is available for Multimedia PC or Macintosh and is priced at $99.

Europress Software to distribute Rosetta Stone

Europress Software, a British-based supplier of educational software has signed a contract to carry The Rosetta Stone from Fairfield Language Technologies as its main language learning offering. It will also be a key software piece in their product line.

Fairfield Language Technologies adds Rosetta Stone Chinese

Fairfield Language Technologies released Mandarin Chinese as the newest addition to The Rosetta Stone Language Library. This CD-ROM teaches users to understand, speak and read Chinese. Users can view text in Traditional or Simplified Chinese characters or see phonetic spellings.

The Rosetta Stone programs offer multimedia interactivity and a method that doesn't require memorizing, translating or studying rules of grammar.

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