I finally made it back to my Spanish Rosetta Stone long enough to finish Unit 2 or Level 1. It took me a week and a half to get around to completing all 8 lessons. So I'm already behind the schedule I'd hoped, but fortunately for me it was not a binding agreement.
In fact to finish up tonight I had to push the pace so I took the instructions to heart that every exercise was not for everybody. I worked on the listening, reading and the speaking parts. Partly to finish up and partly because I didn't think I was getting much out of typing in Spanish when I knew most of the vocabulary already.
As the material gets harder I will mostly likely work on all of the sections to reinforce the new vocabulary.
I was happy to see two more verb forms in the second half of Unit 2. We had “El niño está sentado encima de la cerca.” (New word for me!! - Cerca, not meaning close but LA cerca for fence)
...and then “El caballo va a saltar”. I think I remember first learning this form in my first Spanish I class way back in the mid 1980's. Back when I thought “Yo voy a aprender Español” .
Anyway, it's good to see some exciting new tenses and new vocabulary.
Really it is.
Free Rosetta Stone At the Library
Thanks to a tip I now find out that a local library has Rosetta Stone available on-line! I didn't check it out to compare, since my software is past returning. I suspect there would be some inconveniences using an only online version, but I would have tried it before I bought if I know before hand.
I wonder if there are any restrictions or differences?
In any case, I'm committed to this chosen path and paying a few hundred dollars is a real gesture that indicates and reinforces my sincerity.