Rocket Languages Member Reviews
Read all about how Rocket Languages online language learning courses have helped our members on their quest to learn a language!
Really impressed with the software. Am still daunted at trying to learn very basic mandarin, but it's a question of "how do eat and elephant: a bit at a time" and Rocket will provide the tools to do that.
Rocket Chinese — ADDIS ABABA
I have so many things to say about Rocket Chinese I don't know where to start. How about the beginning...
I have been interested in learning Chinese for a year now. I have five programs, three I obtained for free and two I paid for. Of the three I found for free, one came from my local library, I didn't feel bad about making a copy because they are public domain, two I downloaded from the Internet and there was no charge. They are all good programs, I know because I am very critical and skeptical due to the numbers of programs available, I felt I could go broke trying to find a good teaching program for learning Chinese. Of the two programs that I bought one was from a University and one is the Rocket Chinese language course. The one from the University is good, but I expected much more form a University language course and it is no where near as comprehensive as Rocket Chinese, but to keep things honest, I paid less for the University course.
Rocket Chinese — United States
I liked using the program during the 6-day trial, but I am a little upset. I started to purchase the premium package, but I changed my mind. I closed the purchase window before finalizing the purchase. However, Rocket Languages billed my credit card anyway. Now I will have to dispute this as an unauthorized charge.
Rocket Chinese — Chennai
I loved the course!! Ms. Lin Ping did an outstanding job and so did David Lewis. I would definately recommend it to my friends. It is a fabulous experience. I would definately give it a good try. Thanks again for introducing rocket Chinese! It was great..
Rocket Chinese — Alma, MI
It is a great program and really helps me have the courage to learn my Chinese. I lived in China for years but I had trouble learning the language. The new Rocket tools make it easy for me to build my confidence by letting me hear myself next to the tutors voice. I will be using my Chinese more and it will help me to do better on my next trip to China.
Rocket Chinese fits the way I learn, and I was very happy to find it. I like the way it gives me options for learning and review instead of just drilling me. And I can go back and review anything I need to, anytime. The way the program is designed, I control my own learning, and I like that. The order of teaching makes sense, the cultural information is very helpful, and the reminders by email from Lin Ping help keep me focused and encourage me to add some variety to my program.
I think the best feature is the ability to record myself and compare it both aurally and visually with the teacher's recording of the same word or phrase. In level one, even though Dave is fun and very good, I do wish both teachers were native speakers for an accurate accent, at least for the recording parts of the lessons. I've just started learning to write the characters, and so far, that teaching looks great too. I haven't gotten into the games too much, but I think they're helpful for stretching me beyond my comfort level. The point system encourages me to reach for the next goal, and that's fun and rewarding. Overall, I love the program and I would recommend it to any English speaker who is motivated to learn Mandarin Chinese.
Daniel Mac Leon
I'm new to Chinese. Since I'll be taking a teaching position in Shanghai over the summer I've been researching, practicing, and learning how to speak Chinese and about the Chinese culture.
After three days with the Rocket Chinese trial, I decided to become a full member. Although, I use other Chinese lessons too, I find myself coming back to Rocket Chinese for reinforcement and to build new vocabulary. As an educator I know that keeping learning fun and enjoyable is as important as the content. Thank you for creating such a great learning tool. Dan
Rocket Chinese — sao paulo
I've been trying lots of systems to learn chinese. None of them got so amezed as the Rocket Languanges. My chinese skills got a lot better only by using well (I mean every day, for about two hours) the trial version.
Great value for price! I like the browser but was really impressed with the app on IOS. Since I am on the go quite often, it is nice to learn Mandarin and check things off right on my phone. The more exposure to the language the better, and now I don't have to just sit at a computer all day and learn. Despite a few little bugs it has been more than I expected and I would recommend Rocket over Rosetta Stone anytime.
I've tried a number of other courses, including the big names and found them very disconnected from real world experiences. I did have a basic understanding of French previously, but the Rocket Languages course was an excellent way to brush up and lean more.