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 French — United States
Having taken two years of French in high school, (and not really learning much), and then for the first two years in college, and forgetting most of what I learned, I've always wished to really learn it and and retain it. I had/have Rosetta Stone, and it wasn't bad, but I didn't like how the lessons are laid out and it just wasn't cutting it for me. I've only been using this for a short time, but I like how it's content is laid out much better.
Rocket German — United Kingdom
The strengths: - The program is mainly focused on learning useful German from the beginning, familiarising the user with common interactions they might have early on.
- The podcasts are entertaining and stop the learning process from becoming boring. - Easily recommendable, and from what I have heard from reviews of the product, Rocket Languages seem to care about improvements. The weaknesses: I might be wrong on this, but I feel that a basic explanation of conjugations comes too late, and at first you are forced to entirely learn new words and not to figure out that a lot of different words are just conjugations of one word. For me, I was already familiar with German so this wasn't a problem. I would then recommend to anyone who is using this product and is completely new to German, to learn about basic sentence structure and conjugations from other sources to aid this course.
Rocket Arabic — Toronto , Canada
Great program the best that I have used so far. Love the fact that I can down load the audio and listen in my car The instructors speak slowly when they repeat the sentences after they speak at normal spoken speed. Also like the fact that you can print the transcript. I am currently at lesson 1.3 but am happy with my purchase. Would recommend this program for anyone wanting to learn Egyptian Arabic
Rocket Spanish — Panama
I tried Duolingo, but after a few lessons, the repetitiveness became annoying. Based on a friend's recommendation, I purchased Babbel, but cancelled during the trial period. As a beginning Spanish learner, I found it to be too difficult to follow.
I did some more research and decided that Rocket looked to be the best. I have not been disappointed; in fact, I have been extremely impressed with the effectiveness of the interactive lessons and the many additional tools provided to reinforce the lesson material. I don't expect to purchase any more language lessons; but if I do, it will be Rocket.
Rocket French — Milton Keynes , United Kingdom
Pleasantly surprised with Rocket French! I've been doing a lesson a day for just over a week and am very pleased with the content and the focus on listening and speaking rather than written French. The humour is great, I find the English guy very funny. Am hoping the rest of the course is as good as what I've seen so far.
Rocket Chinese — Canada
I love the multiple different ways/techniques they employ to make sure that you understand it by reading, writing, listening and having conversation. By the end of the lesson I really am familiar with the words. The work bank also helps break down all the meanings if you still are having trouble after the audio. I am very happy so far.
Rocket French — St. john's, NL , Canada
I had done basic French in High School and University. The conversational approach to practice in my home at my pace is very good for building my phrasing and vocabulary. It may seem silly, but I now know how to ask someone to speak more slowly. An hour a day is simply time for myself and a lesson is complete. I think if you have never studied French a lesson being done more than once may be needed. And that is easy to do with this program.
Rocket Korean — Korea, Republic of
Honestly, it’s alright through the first few days. But not much more than that.
1. I can’t use it the “write it” function on my computer because the Korean keyboard doesn’t show up. They never got back to me on that, so I have to use my phone. It’s a bit annoying, and as I haven’t received any answer, I’m not sure what my feedback was for. 2. They teach formal speaking, which isn’t all that helpful when most Koreans use words that in in 요, not 입니다. I want to learn how to speak in a way people will be used to, and it’s a bit annoying to always be super polite. 3. I get quizzes on things that wil never come up in a conversation. Someone who tells me they were in the Korean military and then emigrated to America is not going to come up very often at all. I know I’m new, and this will probably change, but it’s not practical. I bought this program hoping to improve my Korean skills, because I live in Korea. I’ll keep trying, but it’s only just alright at the moment.
Rocket Chinese — NSW , Australia
I will be travelling to China in August to study Mandarin and attend an immersion course for 4 weeks. Rocket Chinese has helped me progress so much over the last month as I have committed to a daily routine of 30 minutes, consistent study and I can really notice the improvement in my knowledge and understanding. The great thing about Rocket Chinese is that I can listen and practice the Audio conversations while I'm driving! This will definitely give me a great foundation to work from for when I commence further mandarin studies in China!!
Rocket French — United States
I've taken several French online learning courses both free and for fee. This one definitely is the best for my learning style. It attends to all aspects of learning a new language...reading, writing, listening, and speaking. None of the other courses come close to teaching all of these aspects nearly as well. I recommend this course without reservation. Even if you buy it at full price, it's a great deal. I Love Rocket French!