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 Spanish — United States
As with any language, immersion and conversation will get you the farthest, but Rocket Spanish does a good job at giving you a wide range of vocabulary and practice with the spoken language. The reinforcement tools can seem tedious at times, but repetition and commitment is vital to learning a new language. Get it on sale and it is totally worth your time and energy.
Rocket French — France
Rocket French is the only course I have tried that succeeds in getting you talking. Many courses can teach you the basics as you sit in a class and take your turn to say something, or do online exercises but you still get tongue tied the second you try to use it in real life. Rocket French can get you past that.
I have 17 years in London with a French wife learning french on and off, and now live in France so need to use it. Learning a language in my opinion requires three things in general order (but even better if done in parallel) 1. A strong base of grammar and vocabulary to have something to work with 2. Speaking the language out loud to get into the habit of using it correctly without reflection 3. Moving to the country and chucking yourself in the deep end to expand and refine. Most courses can do 1, only you can do 3, but in my opinion after many years of french study rocket french is the only one that does 2 with depth and substance. Speaking correctly is also important, as although I have been speaking rough french for years that gets me by in family gatherings, only in doing the saying then writing that you really start nailing the articles and gender etc to really move forward.
Rocket German — NJ , United States
Rocket Languages had been a good way to learn German since I started. I'm very busy right now and don't have time to learn as often as I would like to, but Rocket Languages provides easy ways to learn on the go which is great even if you have limited time throughput the week. I enjoy the tests so that if I'm away from learning for an extended period of time I can always retest myself to get up to speed.
Rocket Spanish — Hong Kong
I've decided to start learning Spanish this year and I took some Spanish courses in Hong Kong. They were good, but I felt I didn't have a chance to listen to native Spanish enough or had enough oral practice, and so I started searching for online courses. I read a review page about online Spanish courses, as someone who is serious about learning, I bought the top 3 that were recommended, Rocket Languages was among them. And I have to say, Rocket Languages MUST BE the best choice. I bought the 3-level bundle, and it is ABSOLUTELY worth it! The materials, the technology, the extra information, the grammar, I totally love the course! I don't remember exactly how much I paid for the course, but I remember the amount is equal to roughly 3-4 months of Spanish course in Hong Kong. Frankly, you can't learn that much in 4 months, a lesson per week, in a group setting with 20 students in a classroom. But then with Rocket Spanish, I can learn daily, and re-learn if certain parts are hard, and I can listen to the conversations on the bus, in the gym, etc.
In fact, I've already recommended my girlfriend to buy Rocket German, and friends from my Spanish class to buy the program. The only down side about Rocket Languages I can think of, is that Cantonese is not available! I have a lot of friends from the States who would love to learn Cantonese but they just can't learn it from Rocket Languages! Well, maybe later... In fact, I always joke about it with my friends, I love the company so much, it would be so super awesome if they would hire me to record the Cantonese class, then my friends would be listening to my voice as they learn my language, haha! Anyway, if you are looking for a good online language course, I highly recommend Rocket Languages, I'm addicted to it and it's help me so much in learning Spanish!
Rocket Italian — Lymington , United Kingdom
I researched on-line courses and Rocket Italian got the best rating.
It is self paced (I use downloaded recordings then go back to the on-line text and grammar) and I have found it very easy to learn quite sophisticated (but I realise still "baby" language) phrases. Coupled with a trip to Italy you get a really good accent. I really recommend it as it is also quite inexpensive and I have so far nearly completed the second premium course in about a year using it on and off.
Rocket Chinese — omaha NE , United States
It is awesome. I learned so much. I am still just a beginner, but learned so much sense we bought it. Thanks I love it so much. I hope a lot of people learn stuff through it. Rocket Chinese is the best.
Rocket Spanish — United Kingdom
I did some research before buying Rocket Spanish and the reviews were excellent, however I did not read anything that said it was all about South American and therefore some of the language is different. I feel it is designed for the younger people with little reference to the older person who only plan to go on vacation to mainland Spain. I also think the long drawn out conversation by the American lady at the start of each session is excessive and a little annoying, although of course you can skip this as shorter conversations follow and these cover all the relevant points.
On the plus side Rocket Spanish has been well thought out and covers everything that is needed to learn Spanish. I like the fact that you can jump ahead and back to different modules if there is something specific you want to learn, like the time or numbers. I also like to use the voice recognition and the conversation section. The price is excellent so I purchased the whole package which will last me forever. I do not regret buying this product and my Spanish is improving because of it.
Rocket German — United Kingdom
A powerful learning tool especially the quiz from English back to the learning language as it tests 'how ' I want /need to express myself.
Using the ear for language learning as well as repetition are also powerful tools. Excellent for pronunciation and confidence as an adult learner.
Rocket Chinese — Canada
A great online tool to teach you how to get the nuances down of the Mandarin language. Topics covered are relevant and assist in everyday conversation. Also, cannot beat the price versus the competition.
Rocket Italian — California , United States
Enjoying Rocket Italian. The flow of the lessons is good. Both the website and the iOS apps are quite good. There are some minor usability issues worth noting. 1. I can't find a way to speed up the recorded lessons which would be helpful for me as I have some background in the language so the early lessons could be moved through faster. 2. The flow of the testing on the web pages is a little confusing. Not clear when you've finished a section and when you haven't. As such, the badges don't appear as completed when I think I have done so. All that being said, I'm learning a lot and enjoying the product. Glad I bought it.