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 Chinese — Ocean Gate , NJ
I had used Living Language's NOOK tablet app, which opened my eyes to just how helpful computer-based language learning could be. I also tried Rosetta's app. As I researched available systems, I discovered Rocket Languages Chinese (Mandarin). After only a few weeks' study, using Rocket Chinese, I was able to greet,and exchange pleasantries with ,Dr Paul Lam,in his native Mandarin! He even complimented me on my correct use of tones, then asked how I learned. Of course, I was thrilled to tell him about Rocket Chinese. The Rocket Chinese course really brings the language alive ;while allowing the learner to progress at their own pace. I wish the Premium Plus level had more exposition of grammar; but overall, Rocket Languages provides unbeatable "bang-for-your-buck". Using Rocket Chinese, I have reached a level where I can now start to use more- traditional, book based grammars,and make sense of the material- whereas, before , the books were just mute, and cryptic, and I just was not absorbing the lessons. Rocket is the way to go!
Rocket Italian — United States
It's well organized and easy to use anywhere and anytime. Love the record and playback feature because it helps me hear how I sound compared to the instructor. I have the app as well, and use it in the car on my way to work. It was nice to be able to buy just the first lessons to see how well I liked it. I will definitely be buying the next set of lessons too.
I've been to Japan several times and have learned a few words and phrases during my visits. However, the language was always very intimidating to me, and I found it hard to grasp much of the structure and flow of the language. This course has made learning so much easier. It is a great system for me personally, as it allows me to really change up the day-to-day learning activities. It truly keeps the learning experience fresh and fun. I appreciate all of the activities that accompany each lesson. The audio dialogue is a lot of fun and provides many useful phrases and words for upcoming trips to Japan. The dialogue in each lesson deals with situations that are easy to visualize, thus helping with retention of the accompanying language. One aspect of this course that I find really helpful is the incorporation of elements from previous lessons into subsequent lessons. Not only does each lesson begin with a recap of a previous lesson, but words and phrases from previous lessons are often reused, but in different contexts and situations. This really helps with learning the language and understanding subtle differences due to different contexts. I would highly recommend this course to any serious would-be student of Japanese!
This is a great program. I've been using Rocket German for 16 days. So far, I've learned how to introduce myself, ask for help, tell time, count in german up to...one million, make some simple comparative statements, order a meal, and ask for directions/buy transportation tickets. Now, bear in mind, that I am spending at least 2 hours daily learning.. (which may be more than most can do).....but it's only been two weeks of time. If you want to learn a second (or third) language, then I think that this is the way to do it. As a point of comparison, I've spent years learning French in a traditional classroom environment..now... I am at an advanced level, but it took YEARS and thousands of dollars in tuition and a long stay in France to achieve this. I've also spent 6 months learning Russian in a classroom setting (again spending already hundreds of dollars) and I can say MORE in German ..having the Rocket course as my only exposure. In my opinion, with Rocket you avoid unmotivated teachers, boring textbooks and often the long span of time in between class sessions, because you can proceed daily. The tests are excellent and really reinforce all of the concepts and vocabulary. The grammar instruction in the Rocket course is concise, but does cover the main points of the mechanics of the language and there are multiple examples given. One thing I would like to see is some supplementary videos or audio files in German so that we could receive more native speaker input that is not directly in the lesson.
I have been learning to speak French over a long period of time. I have tried many tapes and CDs. No program has been as effective as Rocket French. I love the interactive audio course. As I go over the materials a second and third time my language skills are improving. Since I purchased the program listening and writing tests have been added and has helped my comprehension of the language. I am happy with this program and I look forward to studying French and hopefully moving on to Spanish and Italian.
I've really enjoyed the course and have learned a great deal. Maria and Alex are great they do a good job of explaining everything on the course plus extra stuff. So far the best Language course that I've tried.
Rocket Spanish — Largo florida
The Rocket folks have the ability to spread their enthusiasm! I think they really love what they do..... their product is proof. The Rocket system is affordable and easy to use but best of all, it has quickly improved my Spanish.
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Rocket French — India
Rocket languages is fun and its nice to learn French through Rocket Languages....It has advanced type of learning and audios.....It has all sorts of french words , i found this website helpful... Merci...Thankyou..
For some people, learning languages is as easy as 1, 2, 3. They can visit a foreign speaking country for a week and boom, they absorb most of the basic survival words like "hello, good morning", "my name is", "thank you", and "geez you are so cute, what is your number".
Not me. I am as thick as a brick. I have tried 3 different language providers before Rocket languages and all 3 do nothing but making my brain burnt. Rocket languages use elearning method which is very convenient for me. I can set my own pace. Everytime I feel overwhelmed, I slow down a bit, go back to my previous lesson and/or have a day off. They utilise the logic of english language to make sense of french language so it just clicks easily. And have I mentioned Paul & Claire are very funny? Rocket languages is a very fun way to learn!
Rocket Chinese — Singapore
It's AMAZING!!!! Hen BANG! I wish i knew about this website 5 years ago. I would have saved $2000 for impractical Chinese vocabulary AND 5 years worth of time. I even used to be rejected by a boyfriend's family just because I don't speak Chinese. In this country, people really take background very seriously when it comes to marriage. Many men only accept women who speaks Chinese to marry. I guess I would have been married to him now if I knew this website 5 years ago. Thank you so much Rocket Chinese!! I love you!!!