American School is pleased to partner with Rosetta Stone to offer the following online Arabic courses. Arabic 1 (full unit) Arabic 1 (first semester) Arabic 1 (second semester) Arabic 2 (first semester) These are completely online courses with no textbooks, study guides or exam books. The cost of Rosetta Stone courses varies. For students in our diploma programs who enrolled before November 1, 2013, full unit Rosetta Stone courses cost an additional $190 each, and half units of Rosetta Stone courses cost an additional $170 each. Students who enrolled after November 1, 2013, may enroll in 2 (two) full or half unit Rosetta Stone courses at no additional charge. Additional full unit Rosetta Stone courses may be purchased for $190 each, and half units of Rosetta Stone courses may be purchased for $170 each. If you are a current American School student and wish to add Rosetta Stone courses to your curriculum, contact the Student Service Department using the contact information in the Online Student Center. If you are an Independent Study student or are taking Rosetta Stone courses to enrich an existing homeschool program, full unit Rosetta Stone courses cost $250 each and half units of Rosetta Stone courses cost $200 each. Rosetta Stone is a powerful learning tool that provides students with an immersive, interactive and engaging language-learning experience. Utilizing a variety of immersion techniques and administrative features, the software accelerates language learning and provides quantifiable measurements of success. Key features include advanced speech recognition technology, speech analysis tools, predefined course templates, grammar and spelling components and a milestone feature which simulates real-life situations in which to practice the language. The immersion environment puts students’ native language-learning skills to work, eliminating their dependence on translation and memorization. Images, intuition, interactivity and instruction are hallmarks of the immersion learning environment.