Due to restricted budgets, the library has had to make difficult decisions about our database offerings and will no longer subscribe to Rosetta Stone. We regret any inconvenience this causes. (Updated July 2016)
It's the perfect time to catch up on reading and learn a new language! Have you ever regretted not taking the time to learn your ancestral language? Are you planning a vacation and wishing you could converse like a local? Or, are you a linguaphile looking for your next challenge?
Now, anyone with a current John Jay email address can use the Rosetta Stone Library Solution to study up to 30 languages. Key features include:
- 50 hours of foundational instruction
- Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
- Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation
To access Rosetta Stone from any device, click the link above, or:
> Go to the library website at lib.jjay.cuny.edu
> Select Rosetta Stone from the dropdown menu of popular databases or from the A–Z list of databases.
> If you have not already set up a user account, set one up by entering a valid email address and selecting a password. Enter the language you wish to study when prompted. Then click on the "First Time Users" link to make sure your device is compatible.
> Click Launch Rosetta Stone and start learning.
After you have set up your account, you can continue building your language skills anytime and anywhere you have internet access by following these steps:
> Return to Rosetta Stone from any device through the link on the library website (see above).
> Enter the email and password you used when you created your account and enter the language you wish to study when prompted.
Languages offered: Arabic • Dari • Dutch • English (American and British) • Farsi • French • German • Greek • Hebrew • Hindi • Indonesian • Irish • Italian • Japanese • Korean • Latin • Mandarin • Pashto • Polish • Portuguese • Russian • Spanish (Latin America and Spain) • Swahili • Swedish • Tagalog • Turkish • Urdu • Vietnamese
Please keep in mind that although you can access your account from any device --including smartphones and tablets -- you must always sign in through the link on the library website. You cannot access this product through apps.
Enjoy and please provide the Library with your feedback, or contact us if you have any questions.