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 — Toronto , Canada
Love everything so far, but I’ve noticed that you are changing the voice actors with the audio files. In my opinion, I’d prefer the original combination of the English Kenny and the ‘Osaka’ kansai-jin Sayaka...especially Sayaka, whose accent, in both nihongo-ga and eigo-ga is very helpful in terms of realistic Japanese phonetics. The new Sayaka is less ‘endearing’ and the new Kenny-san has perhaps a too refined Kanto-style accent.
Rocket Inglés — United States
Thank you for this program. It really help to understand and to use specific words in each situation. I'm learning english and with the examples is easy the progress in this study. In the past I tried with differents program and app, but this is very nice. :)
Rocket Spanish — FL , United States
I absolutely love Rocket Spanish. I have tried so many programs from Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, italki, and many more. This is by far the most beneficial program. It has a fantastic method of teaching. I am a Puerto Rican who spoke no Spanish and now living in Florida I see what a disadvantage speaking no Spanish was doing to me. After only completing half of lesson one, I am now able to hold somewhat of a basic conversation and it's only getting better. It really breaks down on how to read, write, pronounce, and use the vocabulary in the correct order. I am beyond grateful to Rocket Language. It's such a breeze that after this I am going to buy the Rocket French because I am that confident with this program. It's not only helping me with my native language but it's helped me to realize that I love learning different languages, and how much I want to venture out and try many more now. Thank you to Rocket Language!!!!
Rocket French — Seattle , United States
I think these Rocket courses have the right methodology. I've used them to learn German and French, and I felt how my listening proficiency and vocabulary went up pretty quickly. I don't use much the extra hearing, speaking and vocabulary games that are at the end of each lesson, but listening to the main audio lessons and doing the Rocket Reviews has been enough for me.
Rocket Italian — United Kingdom
I am one week in having completed module 1 of level 1, I bought the course to mainly learn in the car on a 1.5 hour each way commute. I must say I am very impressed so far, the 'banter' between the course instructors is amusing and adds to the learning experience and always look forward to the next lesson. i do find I have to listen to the current lesson at least three times for it all to sink in but the followup exercises using the app are invaluable for reinforcing the lessons. Having only studied French at GCSE level (A grade ;-)) previously 30 years ago I do find I have to work out the grammar myself from the audio lessons and the app myself as its not always explained. This is just probably down to how I personally like learn so no real criticism of the course. Having said that I have had a sneak peak at later lessons and I think this will come in time. All in all its early days buy I'm very much enjoying and learning a lot from the course. What may be useful are some resources such as links to simple podcasts and children books to all read and learn from.
Rocket Spanish — United States
Excellent lessons and drills to make sure you hear, pronounce, and write the language correctly. I like how you learn through phrases, not just verb conjugations. Good info about culture makes it more interesting. Although this costs way more than Duolingo (which is free), the price is a bargain for the easy-to-navigate and well-structured interface. The only negative is one night I had trouble with the website; it was showing primitive html (yes, I had the most recent Chrome browser). Customer service responded to my email for help five days later. By then, the issue had resolved. But my streak and ranking suffered.
Rocket Arabic — Milano , Italy
The first time I tried the lessons I just said ‘noooo, I can’t do this, Arabic is toooo hard’. But after a few times I’m starting to understand and remember a few words and sounds.
I’m a language teacher, and I’m really impressed with the course so far.
Rocket French — Gaborone , Botswana
Rocket Languages is an excellent way to learn a language . It opens you up to how you can pronounce the language through following the tutor. I enjoy the bit where you have to write because it is a good practice to know the words and how to pronounce them. I also like the flash cards because they enable you to pronounce and get to hear if you are doing it properly. My favorite is the quiz because it gives me the opportunity to show that I understand what I have been learning. I like Rocket Languages to an extend that I will not hesitate to recommend it to anyone willing to try it. I enjoy it when it also corrects spelling to show you where you went wrong right away.
Rocket Italian — Westmount, Quebec , Canada
I've been using Rocket Italian for a week now and find I'm learning more Italian than in an evening class I took at college three years ago. I like that I can listen to my recorded voice and immediately compare it to the native speaker. This allows me to greatly improve my pronunciation. The pacing of the lessons is good, though I have to review often previous lessons so as not to forget difficult parts from those lessons. I'm trying to complete one lesson each day. I spend 30 minutes, then take a break before returning to finish the lesson. I practice talking aloud to myself during the day repeating the words and phrases I've learned. I will be travelling to Umbria for a month in a year. I hope to be able to have simple conversations with the local people. So far I am very pleased with Rocket Italian. The regular price is expensive, but I managed to buy it with a promo code for 60% off. At that price it is a good value for all that you get. Also the forum is an excellent way to get answers to your questions. I recommend Rocket Italian to anyone wishing to learn this language!
Rocket Hindi — United States
It's the best language learning app I've ever used (out of more than a dozen I've tried). The voice recognition and feedback for speaking Hindi is incredible and coupled with the culture notes in the podcast -- these attributes are precisely what other apps are missing. The podcasts are great to listen to in the morning as I shower and then I can review the writing and flashcards in the bus during my work commute. It's feasible for having a job in which I'm traveling 50-75% of the year because language books are too heavy to carry to and fro internationally and in-person classes are too structured and expensive to meet my travel/work needs. This is the best app to take on the go. I've recommended Rocket Languages to all my friends who are serious about making rapid and meaningful language acquisition.