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All About Games & Activities

All About Games & Activities


An important part of your language learning experience is incorporating activities that reinforce what you are learning in your lessons. This is where you can take your language-learning skills to a whole new level in a way that's fun and exciting.

The Games & Activities feature will appear differently to you based on the type of Rosetta Stone product you access. Select a product to view the relevant information:

Rosetta Stone Foundations for Business, Public Sector, and Higher Education
Rosetta Stone Foundations for K-12

 


Rosetta Stone Foundations for Business, Public Sector, and Higher Education

Introduction to Games & Activities
What types of games can I play?
How do I play or start a game?
Other ways to socialize and enhance your language-learning experience
When do Games & Activities unlock?
How do I add or remove Connections in Games & Activities?
All about Game Night

 



Introduction to Games & Activities

As you make your way through the levels and units of your program, you will also have the opportunity to participate in language building activities that will align with your current progress.  You will be able to converse and play games with fellow learners from all over the world, as well as get extra reading and speaking practice with exciting interactive stories. Not only will you be strengthening your own language skills with games and activities, but you will also be contributing to the success of your peers!

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What types of games can I play?

Your Games & Activities home screen tells you what types of activities are available to you. There's something for everyone, whether you want to play by yourself or participate in a language-exchange, you're certain to find ways to practice your language skills.
 
Practice your new language using fun and competitive games either by yourself, or alongside other learners.  In "Play" games you won't directly communicate (Chat or speak) with other learners.  You can choose to play by yourself in Solo games, or play a friendly competitive game with another learner.
Play games and communicate with other learners in collaborative Duo games, or with a native speaker of the language you're learning in Simbio games.
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How do I play or start a Game?

Playing games is a great way to practice your new language with other learners! To begin, click Explore under Games & Activities, then click "Play", "Talk", and "Read" categories:

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When in Games & Activities, you have two options of inviting another person to play a game with you.

Direct invite: In the chat room or on your Connections List, hover over the name of the person you’d like to play a game with and press “Play”. A selection of games will appear and you can choose which game you’d like to play with your partner.

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General invite: You can select games from the Talk or Play categories. Click on the game you’d like to play on the left and then select Duo or Simbio mode.  An alert will get sent to other learners that you are looking to play that game!

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When a learner is looking to play a Duo game publicly online, a yellow profile icon will show up next to the game.
Click on the name of the game and click Duo to join your fellow learner looking for a partner to play a Duo game online.

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Other ways to socialize and enhance your language-learning experience


There are several other ways to interact with fellow learners through Games & Activities. One method is to join the public discussion in the language chat room! This is a fun way to practice your language skills with other learners. Just type in the blank box at the bottom of the chat room and press the Enter/Return key to post.

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Another way to communicate with others is by establishing Connections.   When you sign in to Games & Activities, you will see a connections list on the lower right of your screen. The list does not include a search function; rather, it lists your friends who are currently online, offline, and any pending Connections.  To establish new connections, you can attend a Live Tutoring session or play a game with someone.  After you establish a new connection, you partner(s) will automatically be added to your Connections List and you will have the ability to engage in chats with them by opening the list and clicking on their name.

You can also engage in a private chat with another learner who is not currently a Connection. This is a great opportunity to make a new friend while practicing your language skills. You can also set up times to meet each other to participate in games! To initiate a private chat, hover over or click on another learner’s name in the language chat room and then click Chat. This will open a new chat box in which you can interact directly with that learner.

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Finally, you can always send a game invite to the general public.  Click on Play or Talk, choose your favorite game, and then click Duo or Simbio to send the invitation!

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When do Games & Activities unlock?


Games & Activities are designed around your language training content. The further you progress in your Core Lessons, the more games you'll unlock. Keep in mind, the games unlock at different times depending on your language and your language training customization settings (settings tab). Below are the general guidelines for most languages:

Completed Unit & Lesson

Unlocked Game
Unit 1, Lesson 1Metatag, MemGo!, Picari, Prospero (available for select languages only)
Unit 1, Lesson 2Buzz Bingo (Lesson 4 for some languages)
Unit 1, Lesson 4Replica (Duo), Identi (Duo), Super Bubble Mania (Solo)
Unit 2, Lesson 4Chatonium (Duo)

Stories are accessible immediately upon signing into your account. They are located in the Read section.

So, to summarize: finish Level 1 Unit 1 and you unlock most of the games (5 out of 6)!

After the initial content is unlocked for each game, the content is updated as you progress through your language training. For example, you will see different content when you play MemGo once you are in Level 1 Unit 2 than you did when you played it in Level 1 Unit 1.

Note: Identi and Chatonium are the only speaking games available.

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How do I add or remove Connections in Games & Activities?


Your Connections List allows you to keep in contact with friends you make while participating in Games & Activities. You can chat with them or invite them to play a game!  Your Connections List will tell you who is currently logged into Rosetta Stone.

To add Connections:
In the chat window, hover over the name of the person you’d like to add as a connection and click the “+ Add this learner as a connection” button.

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To remove or block Connections:
Hover over the name of the person on your Connections List that you’d like to remove and click “Manage Connections”. Two buttons will appear, giving you the option to "Remove" or "Block" the user from your list.

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All about Game Night
 
If you are looking for a chance to practice your new language skills with other learners, Game Night is a great option for you. Read more to learn additional information about this great social opportunity. 
 
 

What is Game Night?
 
Game Night is an exciting opportunity for learners to gather, play games, and make connections with one another in the Rosetta Stone™ community. It’s the perfect atmosphere for learners of all levels to have fun while putting their new language skills to use! Check out the Game Night Schedule below and join us soon!

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Game Night Schedule

Each language now has two days scheduled per week - once during the week and once during the weekend. Make sure to mark it on your calendar so you can practice your new language with other learners!
 
LanguageDayTime
Arabic Sunday and Monday9PM EST
ChineseSunday and Monday3PM & 9 PM EST
DutchSunday and WednesdaySun: 3PM EST
Wed: 9PM EST
English (British)Sunday and MondaySun: 11AM EST
Mon: 12PM EST
English (American)Sunday and Wednesday2PM, 8PM, & 11PM EST
Farsi (Persian)Sunday and WednesdaySun: 2PM EST
Wed: 8PM EST
Filipino (Tagalog)Sunday and Monday8PM EST
FrenchSunday and Wednesday12PM & 9PM EST
GermanSunday and Wednesday2PM & 9PM EST
GreekSunday and TuesdaySun: 1PM EST
Tue: 9PM EST
HebrewSunday and WednesdaySun: 11AM EST
Wed: 8PM EST
HindiSunday and TuesdaySun: 7PM EST
Tue: 4PM EST
IrishSunday and Monday9PM EST
ItalianSunday and Monday2PM & 9PM EST
JapaneseSunday and TuesdaySun: 11AM EST
Tue: 9PM EST
KoreanSunday and WednesdaySun: 8PM EST
Wed: 9PM EST
PolishMonday and SaturdayMon: 8PM EST
Sat: 3PM EST
Portuguese (Brazil)Sunday and MondaySun: 1PM EST
Mon: 8PM EST
RussianMonday and SaturdayMon: 9PM EST
Sat: 12PM EST
Spanish (Latin America)Sunday and Wednesday2PM, 8PM, & 11PM EST
Spanish (Spain)Sunday and MondaySun: 3PM EST
Mon: 8PM EST
SwedishSunday and MondaySun: 3PM EST
Mon: 8PM EST
TurkishWednesday and SaturdayWed: 9PM EST
Sat: 11AM EST
VietnameseSunday and MondaySun: 12PM EST
Mon: 8PM EST
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How long does Game Night Last?
 
Each Game Night lasts for one hour. However, learners often like to arrive early and stay later than the designated time! If you’re unable to stay for the full hour, feel free to arrive late or leave early.
How do I participate in Game Night?
 
There’s no need to sign up for Game Night beforehand; just follow the steps below to join!

1. Log into Games & Activities by clicking Explore under Games & Activities. Then, click on "Play" or "Talk" section at the bottom of the screen.
 
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2. Once you have entered Games & Activities, the best way to connect with a gaming partner is to utilize the chat room at the bottom right of your screen. Click on the blue chat room bar to open it.

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3. You can post in the chat room that you’re looking for a gaming partner or you can directly invite any learner currently in the room! To send a direct invite, hover over or click on another learner’s name and then click "Play".

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4. All that’s left to do is choose a game from the pop-up list and click "Send Invite".

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How can I maximize my Game Night experience?

Participating in Games & Activities provide a valuable opportunity to sharpen your language skills on a daily basis! Try out every game at least once, and don’t be shy!
 
  • Game Nights are meant to give you more opportunities to practice and interact in your new language, so come back and join us often for the best experience.
  • Each game is designed to challenge you in different ways, so be sure to try them all!
  • Remember to read the instructions for each game if you’re unfamiliar with them. For a brief description of each game, simply hover over its image the Games screen.
  • Don’t settle for Solo activities. One of the best things about Game Nights is that there are so many other learners online waiting to meet you and play games!
  • Once you make a connection, be sure to check back with him/her often to play more games. You can even do this after Game Night ends. To connect with another learner, hover over or click on their name in the language chat room and then click “Add this learner as a connection.”

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  • The longer you stay in Games & Activities, the more games you’ll play and connections you’ll make. Try to set aside at least 30 minutes to explore the activities and meet others.
  • If your game invite is not accepted, a window that says “No Match Found” will pop up. Feel free to try again or close that window and select a new game.

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  • If you directly invite another learner to play and they do not accept, a window that says “Learner isn’t available to play” will pop up. Click OK to close this window and try with another learner!

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What if I have issues during Game Night?


If you’re having a technical issue or a problem with another learner while in Games & Activities, don’t hesitate to click the “Help & Support” option from the preferences menu in your program. Both our Product Support and Community Moderation teams are here for you and want to make your experience the best one possible!

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Rosetta Stone Foundations for K-12

Introduction to Games & Activities
What types of games can I play?
How do I play or start a game?
When do Games & Activities unlock?


Introduction to Games & Activities

As you make your way through the levels and units of your program, you will also have the opportunity to participate in language building activities that will align with your current progress. 

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What types of games can I play?

Your Games & Activities home screen tells you what types of activities are available to you. There's something for everyone!
 
User-added imagePractice your new language in a variety of fun and exciting games that feature speaking, listening, and typing activities.
User-added imageImmerse yourself in a story.  Read and listen to your favorite stories, or record yourself reading them aloud.  Your pronunciation will be analyzed as you record so you know how well you're doing..

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How do I play or start a Game?

Playing games is a great way to practice your new language with other learners! To begin, click Explore under Games & Activities, then click either "Play" or "Read".


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When do Games & Activities unlock?

Games & Activities are designed around your language training content. The further you progress in your Core Lessons, the more games you'll unlock. Keep in mind, the games unlock at different times depending on your language and your language training customization settings (settings tab). Below are the general guidelines for most languages:

 

Completed Unit & Lesson

Unlocked Game
Unit 1, Lesson 1MemGo!, Picari, Prospero (for select languages only)
Unit 1, Lesson 2Buzz Bingo (Lesson 4 for some languages)
Unit 1, Lesson 1-4Super Bubble Mania

Stories are accessible immediately upon signing into your account. They are located in the Read section.

So, to summarize: finish Level 1 Unit 1 and you unlock most of the games!

After the initial content is unlocked for each game, the content is updated as you progress through your language training. For example, you will see different content when you play MemGo once you are in Level 1 Unit 2 than you did when you played it in Level 1 Unit 1.


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