Giveaway: Foreign Language Program from Rosetta Stone

This giveaway has ended. The winner will be announced on the weekend!

Welcome to Back to School Week here at Simple Homeschool! This week I’ll bring you reviews and awesome chances to win–perfect for back to school planning time.

Today I’m giving away a foreign language program from Rosetta Stone.

Rosetta Stone is widely known and recognized as one of the most effective language programs out there, so I was excited to try it for myself. They sent me Italian Level 1, which I chose because my husband and I are planning to go to Italy next year for our 14th anniversary.

Rosetta Stone call their approach to language learning Dynamic Immersion. This means they recreate the method used when learning our native language to help learn a new one.

Using sights and sounds presented on the screen the learner naturally–without translation–begins to pick up words, phrases, and sentences. From the very first lesson the student begins to build a foundation, guided by the pictures, written words, and language pronounced by a native speaker. The program allows you to proceed at your own pace, repeating sections as many times as necessary.

My Italian Level 1 arrived with a headset and microphone, which plug in to complete the speaking/pronunciation side of the course. (One tip: When being prompted to repeat a phrase, I found it worked better if I allowed a short pause after the beep before answering.) The program distinguishes between adult voices and those of children for greater accuracy.

You can set up multiple students to use the same language level; it will track each student’s progress individually. The homeschool dashboard allows you to see clearly what each person has completed and what remains to be done. It also tracks grades and percentages–making it quite simple for a homeschooling parent to use.

I also found Rosetta Stone’s customer service to be exceptional. Just a couple of weeks after receiving my program, the following email appeared in my inbox:

Sarah also called me to see if there was anything I needed, providing the type of support that would be especially valuable to a homeschooling parent using the program with multiple students. Rosetta Stone makes a point to stay on the cutting edge of technology. This year the company released an app that allows you to sync your coursework on your iPad.

Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language more natural (and really, more fun!) than any other language program I’ve seen before. I have been sincerely impressed with my experience and look forward to continuing my language study and introducing it to my children as well.

One Simple Homeschool reader will receive a foreign language program from Rosetta Stone, in the language of your choice!

How to Win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Rosetta Stone offers over 25 different languages–which one would you or your children choose to study? (If you are reading this in an email, you must click over to enter your comment!)

2. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, including @rosettastone, @simpleschool and the URL for this post. Your tweet could be something like:

I’m entering to win a foreign language program from @rosettastone & @simpleschool –

Then — this is importantyou need to come back and leave an additional comment here, telling me you tweeted. It won’t count otherwise.

This giveaway has ended. The winner will be announced on the weekend!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Just tweeted about this too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. My little girls will be studying Spanish as part of our co-op this year and I would love to learn along.

  3. Stephanie Patton says:

    Rosetta Stone offers over 25 different languages–which one would you or your children choose to study? Mandarin Chinese as My 9th grader is wanting to learn this language and eventually visit China :)

  4. Hmmm. I guess I would say Spanish, although Swedish is a close second.

  5. Tweet accomplished.

  6. Our whole family wants to learn Latin American Spanish.

  7. I have actually checked out Rosetta Stone’s website before and was pretty impressed by what I saw. Our choice would be to study Latin.

  8. I really want to learn Italian, although French would be great also! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  9. I’m a little confused. I don’t have twitter can I still enter? I would like the Spanish version. We have a lot of Hispanic neighbors who I would like to communicate with. Also, my Dad bought a bunch of bilingual books for my son and I have no idea how to read them to him!

  10. I would love this for my kids! I think we would choose either Italian or French!
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  11. I would choose Spanish for my kids to learn, but French would be a close second. This would be a great addition to our homeschool curriculum. Thank you!

  12. Jeanette says:

    I would choose Spanish for my daughter, who is a homeschooling 3rd grader. She would like to be able to speak in Spanish with our former neighbor and dear friend who is Chilean. I’ve heard great things about this program!

  13. Jeanette says:

    I’ve tweeted, too!

  14. Our family would love to learn Mandarin Chinese! My husband travels to China often, and we may have the possibility to move there in the near future.

  15. Lori Ruhl says:

    Rosetta Stone offers over 25 different languages–which one would you or your children choose to study? I would choose Italian as I always wanted to learn.

  16. Hailey Ruhl says:

    Rosetta Stone offers over 25 different languages–which one would you or your children choose to study? Spanish because i have been learning it for a few years and still have not figured it out.

  17. Awesome giveaway. The answer is…. German!
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  18. Great giveway! we would want the spanish (latin america) version. we tried the homeschool version once before and had to return it because it wasn’t keeping track of my children’s work correctly. i’d love to get one and try it again! thank you!

  19. thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    i’m torn…maybe latin? maybe latin american spanish? italian would be fun too!

    kate n.

  20. My 2 girls would study Polish to be able to talk to their grandparents who don’t speak English.

  21. My husband grew up in Brazil and is teaching the kids Portuguese. The Brazilian Portuguese program would allow my kids and I to study together!

  22. definitely Spanish!
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  23. Joanna B. says:

    I think we would probably learn Spanish.

  24. What a great giveaway! We would love the French version.
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  25. Tiffany H. says:

    We would teach Spanish. My son adores Spanish, but Rosetta Stone is just out of our price range.

  26. I would love to win this for our home school! I would choose Latin American Spanish or maybe French.

  27. Tiffany H. says:

    Just tweeted!

  28. Amanda Dunaway says:

    The Dunaway’s would choose Latin Spanish! My husband, my oldest daughter (9 years old) and I were able to go on a mission’s trip to the Dominican Republic. It was an amazing experience. However, we spoke very little spanish and came home with an intense desire to learn this language. Even though we knew very little friendships were still made!

  29. Amanda Dunaway says:

    I just tweeted? twittered?….this was the first time I have ever done this. I am confident that I did all 3 steps! LOL! Maybe I should see if Rosetta has a Technology Language! Thanks for this opportunity.

  30. Definitely Spanish. We would love to be able to communicate with the many Spanish-speaking people in our community.

  31. I would want to learn Korean, since this is my native tongue.

  32. Erin Shaheen says:

    My son will be taking a Spanish course for the first time this year and would love to have the chance to use Rosetta Stone to help him on his journey!

    A great giveaway!

  33. Just tweeted this! Either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese would be my choice!

  34. I would learn Spanish. It’s the most practical here for my field.

  35. I would choose Spanish.

  36. I would love to have the Spanish homeschool for my kids. We’ve been working on a little Spanish, but I think this is the best way to learn a language.

  37. my daughter (age 4) would most likely choose french because she loves Fancy Nancy books and Nancy loves everything French. after learning spanish in school, i think i’d be up for something different (like french) myself.

  38. Michelle Heatherly says:

    My 10 year old daughter and 8 year old son would LOVE to learn Spanish. We know a little bit already and this would make it even better!

    Thanks so much,

  39. spanish or french would be awesome! Our whole family would love it!

  40. I think we would like to learn either Spanish, Italian, or Mandarin.

  41. wow! I would love to have this. I would pick French because that is the language I studied the most in high school and college. However, my husband thinks our kids should learn Mandarian Chinese.

  42. Espanol for me and my kids!! :)