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Rosetta Stone Language Unit Descriptions

Rosetta Stone® features 12 or 20 units of content, depending on the language. Each unit emphasizes different vocabulary and language skills.


Units 1-4: These units help to build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Vocabulary and skills emphasized include: 

  • Greetings and Introductions
  • Simple questions and answers
  • Shopping
  • Listening comprehension skills
  • Basic reading and writing skills


Units 5-8: These units allow learners to navigate their surroundings as they build on the vocabulary and essential language structure in units 1-4. Vocabulary and skills emphasized include:

  • Giving and getting directions
  • Using transportation
  • Telling time
  • Dining out
  • Enjoying basic social interactions
  • Working life
  • Academic subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Past, present, and future tenses


Units 9-12: These units let learners connect with the world around them by building on the language fundamentals and conversational skills they developed in units 1-8. Vocabulary and skills emphasized include:

  • Ideas and opinions
  • Feelings about everyday life
  • Interests
  • Work
  • Current events
  • Birth, marriage, death, and concerns related to one's health and body
  • Complementary terms indicating frequency, duration, and degree


Units 13-16: These units give learners the opportunity to increase their understanding of the language as they build on their success in units 1-12. Vocabulary and skills emphasized include:

  • Navigating the workplace
  • Caring for health
  • Arranging repairs
  • Moving abroad
  • Driving
  • Planning adventures
  • Health and emotional states for themselves and others
  • Expressing personal taste in terms of material and sensory preferences.


Units 17-20: These units allow learners to develop command of the language as they refine the crucial communication skills acquired in units 1-16. Vocabulary and skills emphasized include:

  • Emergency situations
  • Entertainment
  • Government
  • The marketplace
  • Getting to know a neighborhood
  • Family and traditions
  • Celebrating success  
  • Volunteering
  • Express personal concerns, goals, and accomplishments

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