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 German — Bloomington / Illinois , United States
The Rocket German interface has been greatly improved over the last two years. I am very happy with the application now. I am currently powering my way through Level 1 so that I can get to Level 2. Almost there!
When I first purchase Rocket German two years ago, I found myself fighting constantly with the voice recognition interface. That is much improved. The practice the dialogs feature is nice. This iteration of the Rocket Languages user interface is very good. I will probably buy the Spanish version when the time comes based on my experience with Rocket German. My one complaint is that some of the exercises are too long, like the one on countries. But those are few and far between. Keep up the good work!
Rocket Italian — United States
I love this program. I am learning so much, although the premium program is a little expensive. But, I'm going to Italy in a few months and I feel very confident and I'm doing very well. I have a couple suggestions: 1) I would like an area or a quick "free" App to write a few of my own sentences or words to practice (instead of bringing a tablet or paper to do this), and this App will write it out in Italian (or visa versa in English); and 2) Do you have an App where I can open it up without Wifi? To open while I'm in Airplane Mode? I have a competitors App on my phone to do this but it is not as good as Rocket Languages). I don't need or expect the whole premium program outside of WiFi, just an a quick App where I can write or search a word in case I need to refresh on the Airplane, or if I forget a word, or I need to read something, etc. outside of the Wifi in Italy.
Rocket French — Domfront , France
Need to tell you that the customer services has not been used so therefore I cannot comment, I really like the programme but due to circumstances I havent had too much time to get involved with the programme to make a difference, however this will be changing now and I look forward to working on a daily basis which is what it deserves. thank you .
Rocket French — Telangana , India
Rocket languages really gave me the tools to succeed with my new language. It brought me to a level where I was finally comfortable speaking with native speakers and I was able to take off on my own after that. I highly recommend Rocket Languages to all my friends trying to learn a new language. Learning with this system felt practically effortless.
Rocket Russian — NSW , Australia
Living in regional Australia, I am unable to undertake formal Russian language studies, but this is the next best thing. It manages to cover all the essential language skills which is something I haven't found in a lot of self-directed courses. Self-directed teaching means my speaking and listening skills need extra attention to ensure I am always progressing.
My favourite feature is being able to compare my own voice to that of a native speaker—it has helped my spoken Russian immensely. As an ESL tutor, another feature I love is "language chunking". It makes forming new sentences easier, and I can speak phrases with a more natural flow.
Rocket French — ottawa , Canada
So far I'm enjoying the course. My only complaint is that I'm not able to test myself on what I'm learning. That is where I find Duolingo superior (and also free, I might add). I find that Rocket is definitely useful but that on its own, it wouldn't be enough. A combination of Rocket, Duolingo and Yabla are what I need and have given me the best results so far.
Moderators note: There are Rocket Reinforcement activities at the end of each lesson, Benchmark tests, and Module tests fr when you have completed a group of lessons, that all test you on the concepts and vocab used within the lessons :)
Marisa A Shea
Rocket Italian — United States
I learn better when I understand the background of my subject. To that end, Rocket Italian explains the rules and irregularities of the Italian language, a nice contrast to programs that teach you only by correcting errors you make while learning, and without any explanation as to why you made the mistake.
In one week of Rocket Italian I've learned some things I didn't know after studying the language for years. That alone makes it well worth the price. I do recommend Rocket Italian.
Rocket French — United Kingdom
I find that sometimes the time allowed for "repeat after Clair" is insufficient and I find myself talking over Paul's next statement. Also, it was not clear when I started what the survival kit lessons where all about and when I should do them. As I go along all this is becoming clearer.
Rocket Spanish — United States
I have a good base of Spanish vocabulary but I am a very visual learner and have struggled with hearing and speaking the language. Rocket Spanish, in just a few days, has helped develop these skills. I was able to begin a conversation with someone in Spanish for the first time, with confidence. I look forward to continuing to learn and be better able to converse.
Rocket Italian — Las Vegas, NV , United States
I've taken other media for Italian language classes, including person to person lessons, but none compare to the effectiveness of the Rocket system. Some students learn by seeing, others by hearing and others by doing and feeling (experiencing). Rocket covers all three by showing you examples, having you hear them slowly, then having you write it; finally by "feeling" the culture and the grammar you get a rounded education as language is not just repetition but immersing in the culture. Also, their pace is just right: not too much at a time to overwhelm you - so they are "excellent teachers" and they make sure that different students, with different modes of communication and perception, will definitely assimilate the material. I was a teacher myself so am very critical of teachers in how they can "reach" and "get through to" students by covering different angles: Rocket has definitely figured out a great well-rounded teaching system... I am very happy with it and am learning at a rate that will ensure fluency before I know it. Thank you so much.