This is the best program I have found for learning a foreign language. It takes some time to go through the materials to understand the recommended program of study, but once established, it is an excellent tool. We also have the older version of R.S. Spanish and I hesitated to buy Rosetta Stone again because my children complained about the repetition required when they missed a concept. Instead, for French we tried other programs. We have found that nothing works for us like Rosetta Stone, so we are back to stay and they are not complaining anymore. The support staff at Rosetta Stone is always helpful when I have a question about anything pertaining to their product.
My daughter is being home schooled for the first time this year and we decided to use Rosetta Stone's French program. We were looking for our curriculum to be easy to use as well as fun. This program really fits that description! My daughter loves it! Because she loves it, she does it on her own....without me telling her to! I also love it because, as a new home school mom who also is working from home, I needed to be able to easily check her work and her progress so that I was sure she was doing well. The home schooler's program really makes it easy for me to do that! It's so user friendly! We had always heard that even if you take a couple of years of a foreign language, you'll probably not be able to really be fluent in it because the programs out there don't teach it in a way that makes it stick. But Rosetta Stone teaches it in such a way that it makes it relevent to my daughter. Because she is able to see with her eyes the word being used and connect it with the sound and pronounciation of the word, it is relevant and sticks in her head. It's a great program and I would recommend it as The program to use for foreign language!