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Monday, August 15, 2011

Rosetta Stone Spanish!

We are excited this fall to begin our new Spanish curriculum with Rosetta Stone. We got it last week and are beginning to figure it all out! I am planning to use it for my older daughter and my son too.

This is what Wikipedia says about the REAL Stone...

"The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Originally displayed within a temple, the stele was probably moved during the early Christian or medieval period and eventually used as building material in the construction of Fort Julien near the town of Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile Delta. It was rediscovered there in 1799 by a soldier of the French expedition to Egypt. As the first ancient bilingual text recovered in modern times, the Rosetta Stone aroused widespread public interest with its potential to decipher the hitherto untranslated Ancient Egyptian language. Lithographic copies and plaster casts began circulating amongst European museums and scholars. Meanwhile, British troops defeated the French in Egypt in 1801, and the original stone came into British possession under the Capitulation of Alexandria. Transported to London, it has been on public display at the British Museum since 1802. It is the most-visited object in the British Museum."
You can read more here.

Here is a page where you can read all about Rosetta Stone.

Here is a page where you can see the Spanish set that we bought.

Here is a great place to find it for a lower price.

This is a quote from the above web site:

Award-winning Rosetta Stone Homeschool includes:
  • proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • real-life simulated conversations
  • predefined curriculum paths
  • parent administrative tools

We are excited to start using and learning more Spanish with this set!


  1. Que bueno! Es una lengua muy linda. Recuerde que puedo ayudarle. :)

  2. My son is most excited about using the headphones for the listening portion, I think! I hope I'll learn more too, so I can translate your whole phrase, instead of just most of it!

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