I regularly see advertisements for language learning by Rosetta Stone. It really sounds enticing except for one major flaw; a real poison pill.
Need a Slight Change in Your Ad
In its commercial, Rosetta Stone claims to 'even be used by the State Department.'
I don't think that's very attractive these days:
Was Rosetta Stone used by the Chief of Protocol of the United States, who is in charge of all State Department ceremonies, visits, gifts to foreign leaders and co-ordination of protocol issues with all U.S. embassies and consulates?
Their Austrian speaking program has to totally suck as well.
And the non-teleprompted English program blows chunks, too.
Rosetta Stone would be wise to delete the 'State Department' inference from its ads.