New Rosetta Stone® Japanese Level 1 & 2 Set
Version 3 Homeschool Edition with Audio CompanionTM
and Free Headset
We are thrilled to include Rosetta Stone's latest breakthrough in innovative language learning in all our V3 Rosetta Stone® sets! Audio Companion™ CDs reinforce language learning anytime, anyplace. Students will acquire new skills on the computer, and then reinforce them with Audio Companion. Simply play the CDs on a CD player or download to an MP3 player.
Enhance the learning experience
Audio Companion activities correspond to Rosetta Stone computer-based lessons. Listen to Audio Companion and practice the content learned on the computer, turning travel time into productive language learning time.
Extend study time
Ambitious and advanced learners don’t have to stop when they complete their computer lessons with Rosetta Stone. Audio Companion lets them access lessons whenever and wherever they want.
Build vocabulary and pronounce words and phrases
Audio Companion features distinct words and shorter phrases to make them easier to hear and repeat. Students will build good enunciation habits by hearing native speakers pronounce new vocabulary first.
Speak and converse
The speaking portion of Audio Companion lets learners listen to questions and answers, repeating them to use later. To help them build conversational skills, first they will listen to a conversation and then repeat phrases individually.
~FAQs about this listing~
Is the Homeschool edition just for students?
No! The Homeschool edition covers the same language content as the Personal edition, in the same order, at the same pace. The Homeschool edition is not a juvenile program.
What’s the difference between the Version 3 Homeschool edition and the Version 4 (TOTALe) Personal edition?
The core teaching software is the same in both versions. V4 (TOTALe) includes a one-person subscription to some additional online components. The duration of the subscription varies (3 to 15 months) depending on which bundle is purchased. These extra components are online studio coaching sessions, an iPhone app, and online games and activities. (Rosetta Stone also offers online games and activities FREE at www.rworld.com.) The V3 Homeschool edition can be installed on 2 computers, each of which will accommodate up to 5 users, for a total student capacity of 10 users. V4 can only be installed on one computer. For Spanish, English, German, and French, the V3 Homeschool edition includes print-on-demand workbook pages, as well as quizzes and tests, so learners can put pencil to paper in the target language if they wish. Finally, the V3 Homeschool edition includes a Parents’ Guide and an additional Activation Card which unlocks extra administrative features.
Is the Homeschool edition available in V4 (TOTALe)?
No. Because of the security risks involved with minors interacting online, young learners are not permitted to access the online components. For this reason, they have not been added to the Homeschool edition.
Is this a full set? Is it new?
Yes. This is a brand new copy of the latest edition of the Version 3 Rosetta Stone Homeschool Set, shipped directly from Rosetta Stone's warehouse.
This isn't exactly the Rosetta Stone product I'm looking for. Do you sell other sets?
Yes, we carry the full line of Rosetta Stone Homeschool products. If you need a different set of levels or a different language, please visit our eBay Store. If you don't see what you need, let us know and we'll list it on eBay for you.
Is this listing just for a buying guide?
No. The buying guide is offered free to all eBay shoppers as a means of keeping the marketplace safe and well informed. Customers who purchase from this listing are buying a full Rosetta Stone set.
How much is shipping? How fast is it?
2nd Day Air Shipping within the United States is FREE. Orders are usually shipped in 1-2 business days. Please remember that weekends and holidays are not business days, and that carriers such as UPS don't count weekends and holidays in their "2nd Day" timelines.
Can I purchase the Audio Companion CDs by themselves?
No, the Audio Companion CDs are not available for purchase separately.
I'm still not sure exactly what the Audio Companion is. Can you clarify?
The Audio Companion is a set of audio CDs that can be played on a regular CD player (such as in a car stereo system) or downloaded to an MP3 player. They provide additional drill on the development of listening and speaking skills in a portable format. No new content is introduced in the Audio Companion. Rather, it gives extra practice related to specific Rosetta Stone lessons. The Audio Companion helps learners formulate responses spontaneously (based on what they’ve learned with the software), which prepares them for real-time dialogue in the target language. You simply play the CD, listen, and respond verbally.
~FAQs about this product~
What comes in the box?
The Rosetta Stone Version 3 Japanese 1 & 2 Homeschool Set with Audio Companion includes the materials shown below. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are the "Homeschool edition" exclusives:
Audio Companion CDs
User’s Guide - Discusses the basics of the Rosetta Stone program
* Parent’s Guide - Aids the parent in lesson planning, tracking student progress, and effectively using Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3 in a homeschool environment
Keyboard stickers with letters for the target language
Headset with microphone
Quick Start Activation Card
* Supplemental Education Materials CD which includes printable files for:
Will this software run on a Mac?
Yes, Rosetta Stone is dual platform and runs great on both Windows and Mac OS.
Does this program really work?
Absolutely! Our customer satisfaction level with Rosetta Stone is phenomenally high. Even with such a generous guarantee, the rate of customer returns is extraordinarily low.
I would like for several family members to use this software. Is that possible?
Yes, setting up multiple users is very simple, and each user can have a custom-created course, based on his or her goals and abilities. Everyone logs in under a unique user name, and the software records activity and progress for each user separately. In the context of a homeschool situation, a parent can easily log in to each student's record to view student progress and performance.
I'm not that great with computers. Is this easy to set up?
Yes! A fully illustrated, step-by-step guide is included. It is written in easily understandable terms, and the software itself is so user friendly that it's hard to make a mistake.
Will I have access to tech support if I buy from Finders-Keepers?
Yes. Because we are an authorized retailer, our customers receive the full benefits of Rosetta Stone's outstanding customer service, including free tech support.
Do you offer any guarantee?
Yes, we gladly honor the publisher's 6 month "No Questions Asked" money-back guarantee. And we really do make it easy for customers to take advantage of this offer. (eBay's listing options only go up to 30 days for return privileges. Rest assured that our customers are given a full six months from the invoice date, regardless of what is shown in the eBay information.)
I'm new to eBay. Can you help me with the buying process?
Yes! We frequently work with first time eBay shoppers to help them understand the basics of checking out, submitting payment, signing up for Paypal, changing funding sources, and so forth. Whether you need help from start to finish or hit a snag somewhere along the way, just contact us via e-mail or telephone and we'll figure out a solution together. And don't worry--virtually everything that can be done can also be undone.
Do you also sell the Personal edition?
No. The Personal and Homeschool divisions of Rosetta Stone are two separate entities, so retailers are limited to carrying one edition or the other.
I'm a homeschooling mom, and I'm feeling a little unsure about the best way to fit the Rosetta Stone into our situation. Will you be available to offer personalized assistance if I need it down the road?
Absolutely. Not only has our family been involved with both homeschooling and the Rosetta Stone for many years, but we've also spent countless hours visiting with other families about how they've implemented the use of this software into their overall educational plans.
Finders-Keepers is a family-owned educational supply company specializing in premium learning materials. We are located in Northeast Georgia. We've been selling on eBay since 1996, and have been homeschooling since 1991. We have used all of the product lines we carry ourselves, and we take pride in offering the highest level of personalized customer service.
Payment: We gladly accept Paypal instant payments or or direct Visa/MC/Discover payments. Due to a recent rash of failed Paypal eCheck payments, orders paid for by this method will not be shipped until payment has cleared. If you need to receive your order more quickly, please choose an instant payment funding option for your Paypal payment, such as a credit card, instant bank transfer, or existing Paypal balance.
Payment is due within 5 days of purchase. If you need more time to make payment arrangements, please let us know so we can block eBay's automatic "Unpaid Item" process on your behalf. We're very flexible with payment timeframes, and we'll be happy to work with you to find a payment solution that fits your budget and payday schedule.
Shipping: 2nd Day Air Insured Shipping via UPS is FREE within the U.S. Orders are usually sent out from Rosetta Stone's warehouse within 1-2 business days. Please supply a physical address at checkout, as UPS cannot deliver to a PO Box. Weekends and holidays are not business days, so they don't figure into the timeline referenced above. Also, please note that carriers such as UPS do not include weekends and holidays in their "2nd Day" shipping timeline. For instance, if a shipment is sent via 2nd Day Air on Friday, it will be delivered on Tuesday.
APO/FPO Shipping: Priority Mail shipping to APO/FPO addresses is FREE. However, please note that tracking is not available for postal shipments.
Next Day Air: Shipping may be upgraded to Next Day Air for an additional charge. Please contact us for details.
International Shipping: UPS Ground shipping to Canada is FREE. Expedited Courier Shipping (UPS) to Australia and Germany is $17.95. International shipments usually arrive in 1-2 weeks.
International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
All customs forms will be completed correctly, in compliance with U.S. & international law.
Return Policy: We offer a 6 Month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on Rosetta Stone software. Sets may be returned for a full refund within 6 months of the invoice date with "No Questions Asked". Simply contact us for hassle-free deactivation and return instructions.
Sales Tax: Georgia residents please add 7% sales tax.
Terms at a Glance:
Brand New Rosetta Stone Set w/Audio Companion & Headset Free Insured 2nd Day Air Shipping in the U.S. (Allow 1-2 Business Days for Processing.)
Free UPS Ground Shipping to Canada
6 Month "No Questions Asked" Money-back Guarantee
Free Tech Support from Rosetta Stone
Toll Free Customer Service from Finders-Keepers at 1-800-525-7252
Sent Directly from Rosetta Stone's Warehouse
Free Priority Mail to APO/FPO Addresses
No Sales Tax Unless Delivered to a Georgia Address
Finders-Keepers is an Authorized Rosetta Stone Retailer. We gladly provide our customers with a contact phone number and Rosetta Stone corporate references. We've been selling on eBay since 1996, and we're proud of our outstanding feedback.< FONT>
International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Need more information?
Call us toll free at 1-800-525-7252 we'll be glad to answer all of your questions.
Rosetta Stone's Technology:
Vivid photographic images and the voices of native speakers lead learners to think in the target language, rather than just translate words on a page. Vocabulary and grammar are taught hand-in-hand through engaging activities, and students use their intuition to grasp new concepts.
Students improve their pronunciation through guided activities—sometimes one syllable at a time, sometimes by speaking phrases and sentences fluidly. Native speakers model correct pronunciation, and advanced voice recognition technology provides instant feedback on student performance.
Milestone activities at the end of each unit present real-life scenarios that allow students to participate in a conversation. Prompted by a sequence of images and dialogue, students formulate their own questions and answers based on what they’ve learned in the unit.
Rosetta Stone is easy to use and simple to navigate. Students are automatically led from one activity to the next, and the Adaptive RecallTM feature provides built-in review of previously learned concepts. Student records, course scope and sequence, and scheduled activities can all be viewed at a glance.
Rosetta Stone's Scope:
Rosetta Stone Level 1 Homeschool Edition builds a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure.
Level 1 provides instruction in such categories as:
Basic conversational skills
Greetings and introductions
Colors, adjectives, and numbers
Prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns
Family relations, the 5 senses, time of day
These are just examples of the topics covered. For exhaustive information on what's taught in Level 1, you can view the Course Contents Text for the English language course by clicking HERE .
Rosetta Stone Level 2 Homeschool Edition helps you to navigate your surroundings as you build on the vocabulary and essential language structure of Level 1.
Level 2 provides instruction in such categories as:
Directions, transportation, and telling time
Past and future tenses, adverbs, and formal imperatives,
School subjects, months of the year, and social dialogues
Sequencing with First/Then/Finally
These are just examples of the topics covered. For more exhaustive information on what's taught in Level 2, you can view the Course Contents Text for the English Language course by clicking HERE .
Rosetta Stone's System Requirements:
Windows 2000, XP, Vista , Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5
512 MB RAM
1 GHz or faster processor speed
600 MB free hard-drive space (per level)
16-bit sound card
800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 recommended)
Internet or phone connection required for product activation
Speech recognition feature requires a headset microphone (included in set--USB recommended)
16X CD-ROM Drive (for installation)
Rosetta Stone and Rosetta World are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Rosetta Stone
Ltd. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.
Need more stuff?
Check with Finders-Keepers first. Our family has been homeschooling since 1991, and we only sell product lines that we have used ourselves and would wholeheartedly recommend to friends. These include Rosetta Stone Foreign Language, Apologia Science, Shurley English (Grammar), D.I.V.E. Math CDs, Saxon Math, WriteShop Incremental Writing, and Memoria Press Latin (Latina Christiana) and Logic materials.