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 Japanese — United States
I was hesitant to purchase it due to the cost but it is worth it. This course includes Speach, Reading, and Writing. The part that gave me the push to buy it was the lifetime access and future upgrades. If all the courses are the same, I will be purchasing more later.
I got all the levels. If you are going to learn a language it might at well be all the material; there is no point it only getting one level.
Rocket Italian — Boynton Beach, Florida , United States
This is a great site to help you learn a language. I am using it to learn Italian, having grown up around the language, i thought I already knew the basics, but this has helped me to learn how to speak properly and learn even more! It's very thorough in it's explanations of why certain words are used and how to learn the correct grammar and forms of the words. The voice recognition is an excellent tool in helping you to make sure your pronunciation is correct. It works best with headphones and helps to point out which parts of a sentence you are saying incorrectly, then you can mark it easy or hard so you can come back to it later if you need more practice. They also have a wonderful app that allows you to practice on the go! Honestly without the app, i might never get on to practice, i’m usually too lazy to actually get onto the computer so the app has been fantastic. You can do everything on the app that you can on the website. Customer service is great, I had trouble using the app at first so i sent an email and got a very quick reply. They are also open to suggestions on what you think can be improved so that you can learn easier. Money well spent!
Rocket Korean — New York , United States
Rocket Languages has interactive audio lessons that makes it easier and more fun to learn from. In addition, the reviews at the end are very helpful and different from any other program I've used. I have learned way more efficiently now with so much more to look forward too.
Rocket Korean — wa , United States minor outlying islands
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Rocket Italian — Rio Rancho, New mexico , United States
I have been using Rocket Italian for approximately 2 weeks now, i have used Pimsleur, the problem with Pimsleur is that they don't explain what you are learning, Rocket Italian explains as you go, every session is concise and clear, and the most important thing is that I'm learning.
Just a great program Robert Marsico BTW Whenever i email Maria DiLorenzi i get a reply very very helpful.
Rocket Chinese — Auckland , New Zealand
The record with voice recognition grading really helps to get your pronunciation right, and the playback of your voice really helps you find out why you did get the grade you expected. These tools give a strong incentive to practice speaking, and have helped me to progress faster. The downside is that these tools are only practically useful on PC and not useful on Android because of speed and different limited web page. (I cannot speak for Apple versions).
I would give the course 5 stars if all features were available on all platforms. On android viewing the website, speech recognition is so much slower to respond, and much less accurate, so the time delays become frustrating - it is very dependent on internet and wireless speed. The key thing android misses is it that it has no ability to play back what you said (so that you can hear and correct your own mistakes). From the forum comments this appears to have been missing for 2 years or more, and I think Rocket Languages should make playback of your own voice a priority fix for android users. The effect is to limit my learning to practice on PC which is not what I planned or expected as there is nothing visible on the main web site to indicate that playback of your own voice does not work on android. The (android) rocket languages app suffers from the same limitations, and does not work at all when offline. Therefore so it is not really an independent app but merely a different way of accessing a web site. This also limits where you can use it, as you often to not have internet access when travelling. It really should have a way of caching selected lessons (with the web page data),and the so that users can practice offline, - then I would call it a useful app. So in summary, Rocket Languages is a great course if you are on PC, it has great features to help you practice writing too, but still needs to make all voice functions available on all platforms to make it really good.
Rocket Japanese — Australia
The amount of information here is staggering for a beginner like myself,however I'm lucky for 2 reasons.Firstly,I have been using Memrise for 18 months so many of the words are familiar to me and secondly my Philipinna wife lived in Japan for 25 years and is completely fluent in Japanese so I don't have a problem with the voice playback as I never use it.The customer service is fantastic and I would recommend this program to anyone,my wife says it is a bit formal but it's better to learn formal and go down than learn anime and try to go up.Great program guys,thanks to Sayaka san and Kenny san(he's ok for a pommy).
Rocket Japanese — Florida , United States
I have used many resources to learn Japanese. I use Rocket Japanese to test what I learned, and learn topic specific language. Even just using it in that limited capacity it has been tremendously helpful. I spent almost 6 months in Japan during 2016. The things I learned here were invaluable for navigating restaurants, convenience stores, and many other activities.
When I bought this package I was looking for something like the Spanish101, Chinese101, etc series. I wanted something I could listen to while I ran or commuted places. The main reason I picked this was that it isn't a subscription service. I bought it and I was done. After buying it I realized it was more interactive and engaging than my previous experiences with podcasts. Besides the engaging, and silly Japanese hosts, the activities to verify I am learning became a big help. I also loved that I could skip around to any lesson I felt I needed to work on. I have had this product long enough to see 2 new versions released and each time, the upgrades have made the product more usable, and helped me come back and work on my Japanese some more. There are a few places they could improve. I know there is a lot more to learn. It would be great to see more levels, allowing people to advance further. Another improvement would be for them to speed up their conversations more. I feel that by the end of the third level they should be speaking at native or near native speed.
Rocket Japanese — Ohio , United States
I've used Rocket Languages for two languages now (Korean and Japanese) and have yet to regret either purchase. Rocket Languages is, in my opinion, a straight-forward and effective interface for all of my language needs.
I even use the program to brush up on advanced Spanish skills from time to time and have seen good results in a reasonable time frame. No doubt one of my better investments of both time and money!
Rocket Chinese — New Zealand
I find there is generally too much preamble getting into each dialogue - too much from the English guy especially. Ironically, he seems to be talking as though adressing an ESOl class . However, as a native speaker, I find his delivery and Uk accent quite amateurish. E.g he says "wiv" instead of " with" etc. just irritating. Also, I am disappointed that he is used in dialogues when his Mandarin accent is not spot-on. Just model the genuine accent by using a Chinese speaker for each dialogue. Also, in the 2nd Premium pack, the upgrade, I wouldn't have bothered buying it had I known it involved a module devoted to planning a wedding - relevant to about 5% at best of your the average audience.