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!
Rocket Spanish — Georgia , United States
Probably would've been helpful if I planned to visit Spain I was look ing for more every day con versation less about the continents / oceans some thing more that woul help full I every day conversations I live&work in a spanish speaking environment and woul of appreciated more phrases I'd say the course as is was n't for me
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Anne Marie Janis
Rocket Spanish — Alpine, TX , United States
I highly recommend Rocket Spanish as an introductory Spanish course. I'm able to access all prior lessons and review lessons as needed. I like the format -- listening to a practical conversation, breaking down the conversation, repeating back the conversation, (even rating my pronunciation!), spelling out the phrases, and the quiz! This approach truly is the best way for me to learn. Like other reviewers, I have tried other Spanish language online courses, and none have come close to what I have learned so far. I am super satisfied, and I feel this course is well worth the money.
Rocket Spanish — Smithfield , United States
I did not purchase this product but it was instrumental in my learning "muchos palabras" in Espanol. I am thankful for this opportunity to learn many of the words that I was not familiar with. The fact that this opportunity was free makes it even sweeter.
Rocket Spanish — Australia
I like the format and emphasis on spoken language in the Rocket languages online courses. However, I was disappointed in Rocket Spanish because it is totally geared towards younger travellers going to South America, whereas I am an older person spending a few weeks in Spain. There was very little clear advice as to differences in pronunciation, grammar or vocabulary for the language as spoken in Spain - just occasional references. There were no systematic examples of polite conversation with an older person such as a hostess or landlady. I spent a lot of time trying to work out the polite forms of the questions and answers for the ones included in the lessons but had no way of checking whether my attempts were correct. There was no list of days of the week or months of the year which I got from a dictionary but it would have been good to have them included in more of the conversations - they're pretty basic.
Rocket Spanish — New York , United States
I love everything about this program, the explanation, the quiz, the voice recognition feature, I am super excited earning badges and gaining points, its very motivating, also it is very easy to navigate through the program. Definitely five stars!!!!
Rocket Spanish — Maldonado , Uruguay
The package is very well organized and well-planned, but I find it confusing. After completing Duolingo and Santamaria's Synergy Spanish, I'm not finding my proper level in Rocket Spanish and the system doesn't let me move ahead. The first third seems to me not useful to someone who is at the early intermediate stage, and I can't find a way to get into the second level. Instead, I keep getting just the intro material, which I already know. Even at the intro level, some problems jump out at me, such as the sudden addition of past tenses, when presumably the beginner doesn't know the present tense yet.
At first, I was able to record, but that suddenly quit on me, and now I can't. It doesn't matter too much, since I was getting 100% every time on my accent. I will try to manage without that feature. Headphones wouldn't help, since I can hear fine; I just can't record. I would like to advance, but don't see it happening. Moderators note: The tabs to the different Levels are on the left hand side at the top. You can do the lessons in any order, there are no restrictions. If you are still having difficulty please contact customer support for more info. Also, we do recommend that people use a headset microphone or the free app/s for best results with voice recognition.
Rocket Spanish — Texas , United States
I put off buying Rocket Spanish for a long time, mostly due to all the Spammy type marketing I saw online. However, after purchasing a few others, and still finding myself lacking, I decided to give it a try. I am glad I did. It is a very thorough, useful tool to learn actual conversational Spanish. The type of Spanish that is useful in actually talking to people. I highly recommend it.
Rocket Spanish — United States
I purchased Rocket Languages Spanish and German over five years ago and did so because the program was rather inexpensive when compared to Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur which I have also purchased and enjoy. I do feel Rocket Languages is actually the better of the three programs and the reason I purchased two languages was because I can use Spanish everyday at work. I have a lot of patients who only speak Spanish and I have to rely on others to translate for me and I am getting tired of relying on them. I chose German because I used to live in Germany and tried to learn the language but everyone spoke English so I seldom had an opportunity to practice German. I will say I like the Spanish program better than the German one because Mauricio sends me weekly updates to encourage me to continue practicing with new phrases . I haven't heard from Paul in five years. Since Mauricio send me the updates I started thinking last week if I had just studied for 15 minutes a day these past five years I would probably be fluent enough to converse with my patients so I decided to reengage with rocket languages and see where the next five years finds me. Hasta Pronto
Rocket Spanish — EL Reno OK , United States
Speaking in your target language I think is the key to success. The more you speak the faster you learn.
Rocket Languages has a test called Play It. It's where you in engage in a conversation with a native speaker. To me, that is my absolute favorite test. I have not seen anything like that anywhere. Rocket Languages has an amazing amount of resources and learning material to help you in your target language. Sadly, my Rocket Spanish is not working anymore. It worked flawlessly for a few weeks and now the audio just stops. I can't complete my learning, I can reload the page, but I can only make so far before it stops again. Technical support has not been able to resolve my issue. I have very limited use of the website. So I'm in the hunt for another language course. I've seen what's available and tried many, nothing tops Rocket Languages, so I will have to settle for second best. Moderators note: Customer support will be in touch again. We are sure the issue can be resolved.
Rocket Spanish — Gainesville FL , United States
Rocket Spanish has been so helpful. The dialogues are good for listening in the car, and the exercises make sure you are thinking, understanding, and pronouncing correctly. This is better than any other language tool I've used outside of the classroom.