Hi my name is Kelly Scali. I just have to say that I am not the type of person to believe in something so much that I would do a testimonial. You always think that these things are a fake anyway.
But not in this case, I would absolutely recommend Rocket German Premium to anyone who wants to learn a language. I have tried almost everything to learn German with no real success.
I took four semesters in college, adult classes, listened to CD's, played computer programs, had books galore and just couldn't master it, not even with German speaking mom or fiancée. I just couldn't grasp it and I was so afraid to sound ridiculous until Rocket German Premium.
Just to give you a little background, my mom was born in Germany and left when she was 21 to marry my American soldier father, so when she came to the U.S. she was so set on learning English that she didn't even want to teach my sister and I German, even though we went there regularly as kids.
As an adult I traveled there every year for the past six years and relied on everyone to speak English, which they did of course, but that didn't help. In fact I met my fiancée there, so I realize I have to learn this language, even though he is fluent in English. Too embarrassed to allow him to teach me, to his frustration, I thought I would try one more thing. While searching I saw the Rocket German Premium link. After reading about it and then trying the 6 free lessons, I was completely hooked. I knew I couldn't go wrong and the price was really reasonable.
So after just two weeks all I can say is its Awesome! I'm speaking and comprehending everything they teach, even my mom and my fiancée are amazed and impressed on my progress, but mostly over the fact that I will speak to them now. My fiancée is so happy because now I allow him to actually take me further with the language, and learn new things. And trust me, this is no easy task.
I know this sounds too good to be true, but believe me, it is. It's so much fun, and very interactive, and you actually feel like you are having a real conversation, which you are, with Nik and Paul the presenters..
I always felt that I wasn't learning real life language skills, and could never put it together. This course gives me exactly what I need. They teach real life situations, and don't bombard you with the grammar rules like classes and books do, but you still learn this stuff too. I do admit that having a bit of knowledge on some of the vocab and grammar helps, but it's not at all necessary with this course. It actually takes you step-by-step and you really do learn.
Every morning while I am getting ready for work, I start the lessons. I play the same lesson for two days before I moving to the next, and I always repeat the last lesson first to refresh my memory and keep the old stuff alive in my head. After every series I listen to the whole lesson one more time before moving onto the next level. I even print out the lessons and carry with me to study wherever I am. I know if I don't keep it up, I won't be able to keep it in.
My fear and embarrassment is what set me back and obviously hindered me from retaining anything. I honestly cannot believe I lost my fear of speaking 100%. I never in a million years thought it would be possible. I actually started to think I just didn't have the talent to learn another language but this course made me realize that I just wasn't learning it the correct way. The biggest benefit for me is to be able to get over the fear because I have Nik and Paul to talk to, so to speak.
I don't want anyone to take my word for it, they have to try it for themselves. You will, without a doubt, feel the same way, I guarantee it, and if you are still unsure, I'd be more than happy to give my email address to anyone that wants to hear it from me firsthand.
So, anyway, I just wanted to say "Thanks Rocket German Premium, this is really, really a great course.