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!
Jerome Betsey Jr
Rocket Japanese — Connecticut , United States
I absolutely love the layout of Rocket Japanese. The read and response questions as well as the pronunciation practice really helps to nail down such a complex language. I often listen to the lessons when it's not busy at work or when I'm driving so there's never a lot of downtime between lessons.
I do recommend that you use another learning app along with this one. With Japanese being the complex language that it is (especially for English speakers) it's recommended to learn the language from multiple perspectives, or even focus on something that you find is weaker than other aspects of the language (like Kanji or Pronunciation). That being said, you can absolutely get by just by using this program. It is on the more expensive side, but if you're serious about learning the language it's an investment that should absolutely be considered.
Rocket German — Australia
Great course - it gets you speaking from day one. The interactive approach is very useful.
Only complaint is the Language and culture section which is very dry as it's mostly lists and lists of vocab/sample sentences.
Rocket German — United States
There is a lot to love about Rocket Languages - particularly the way you are encouraged to speak and interact with the material. The material, though, is the reason I am cancelling Rocket German Level 3. There are many useful words, structures, and conversations here, but I seriously have to question the didactic approach. Explanations of necessary grammar concepts were often missing or incomplete. Useless vocabulary (e.g. "Ha ha") is given equal weight with sentences much too long to memorize. Good model sentences are mixed in with numerous old song lyrics, tongue twisters, and "Max und Moritz" lines which should be presented just for entertainment. I was spending far too much time trying to weed out the material that had no real value for learning German. I must admit that I'm disappointed in this course. I've used Rocket French and was very impressed, but this course needs an overhaul before I can either use or recommend it.
Note from Rocket Languages: Hi David, thanks a lot for leaving us a review. We're currently in the process of reviewing Rocket German - so this is valuable feedback! We're sorry you weren't satisfied with the course and hope you might reconsider after Rocket German Level 3 is updated. Until then - happy learning! Your Rocket German Team
Rocket Italian — Florida , United States minor outlying islands
Love it, love it, love it. I have done Rossetta Stone and Duolingo. Of course, I did learn a lot with them but I like this method better. You not only learn the language but about the culture. I just hope I have a discount when I want to learn other languages. I know a little of French and want to improve. Doing Italian right now. After French I want to do Portughese.
Rocket French — harwood heights, illinois , United States
After many years of working on my French I feel Rocket is where I want to be. What I find especially helpful is the practice in understanding spoken French. I still have a long way to go but the Rocket execises, I feel, have put me on the right road.
Rocket French — United States
Outstanding lessons and customer service. The conversations are what I usually encounter in the airport, and now I'm ready to speak better French and use it more. Customer service was very helpful getting the practice sessions to work on an older iPhone. Highly recommend. Merci.
Rocket German — United States
Overall, I've enjoyed the Rocket German product. It would be very helpful to have a set of audio control buttons (play/pause/rewind 3 sec) positioned directly beneath the Quick Settings on the left margin of the web page for the interactive lessons. When I listen to the interactive lessons on a computer, I constantly have to scroll from the line in the lesson back to the top of the page to pause/replay a word/phrase. Similarly, a rewind 3 sec button on the phone version is desperately needed. Lastly, I would like to see a video option for the Language & Culture Lessons. Reading through all of this is a little dry. I want to watch/hear an instructor saying these words/phrases. Thanks
Rocket French — Brisbane , Australia
Rocket Languages after sales service is beyond incredible. To cut a long story short, Rocket Languages credited an amount that I had paid to Apple for level 1 French, which Apple would not refund (despite what I considered valid grounds), and provided me with the whole three level course for their low Easter promotion price. In other words, they treated money paid to someone else (Apple) as having been paid to them, to ensure that I was not left out of pocket. In a largely faceless internet world, this is just amazing and I have seen nothing like it in 20 years of being in business. They also threw in extras at a discounted price, and were lovely, courteous and prompt in all their dealings with me. This company deserves its success and is clearly in this business for the long haul - because they genuinely care about customer satisfaction. Thank you Rocket Languages.
Also, I should not conclude this review without saying that the product is wonderful, and they rightfully believe in it.
Rocket Spanish — Taunton , United Kingdom
Great course and I have learnt a great deal. My only negative comment is that the course so far (nearly finished level 1) does not give enough teaching on putting the language together, rather it teaches phrases. I am trying to learn the language as I now live in Spain and trying to learn the language.
Rocket French — Preston , United Kingdom
I have been learning French for the last 10 years using a variety of methods including books and Rosetta Stone. I felt I was not progressing very well and nothing stuck which hindered my wanting to continue to learn. However, I found this site and tried the trial version and wow, just wow. In the space of a day I had learnt and memorised more French than I had in the 10 years of trying alternative methods. I have since bought the full version and I have no regrets whatsoever. The content is great and I love how you get to recite the same core content through all methods of communication (reading, writing, listening and speaking). I am already competitive on the leader-boards and I cannot wait to be able to use what I have learnt so far with my French pen-pal!