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 — São Paulo , Brazil
I've only done the trial version but I decided not to buy it not because of the content; the material is quite good actually and, considering it's for life, the price is fair as well. But the activities cannot be done through mobile or app properly, the recording won't recognize what's said, the written activities never goes on to the next, the platform only works properly on desktop PC and the whole purpose is that you can learn anywhere, whenever. If I can't use my mobile and be alone when recording my pronunciation or I can't answer the cards on my free time then the "anywhere/whenever" thing is null
Rocket French — Greendale, Wisconsin , United States
I've just started using the program but so far I am very pleased. I'll be able to critique it better once I move further along in the course.
Are you likely to buy again is one star because I only want the French course, so I won't be purchasing another, and Customer Service is one star because I've had no contact with anyone. So the one stars are not an indication of anything bad. I have found the course enjoyable and I am looking forward to learning French. I also am fortunate to have a friend who is a native French speaker to guide me along the way.
Rocket Chinese — New Zealand
I find there is generally too much preamble getting into each dialogue - too much from the English guy especially. Ironically, he seems to be talking as though adressing an ESOl class . However, as a native speaker, I find his delivery and Uk accent quite amateurish. E.g he says "wiv" instead of " with" etc. just irritating. Also, I am disappointed that he is used in dialogues when his Mandarin accent is not spot-on. Just model the genuine accent by using a Chinese speaker for each dialogue. Also, in the 2nd Premium pack, the upgrade, I wouldn't have bothered buying it had I known it involved a module devoted to planning a wedding - relevant to about 5% at best of your the average audience.
Rocket Italian — Massachusetts , United States
I am enjoying learning Italian for my trip and it seems to make sense so far. Not sure of the customer service because I have not had to use it and cant choose stars based on use so I choose a one star. Sorry, hate fake stat boosting. I can say the search functionality is trash. I tried to search a simple word such as "Tomorrow" and it came up with no results. I have a feeling I will learn much and be happier than I would with Rosetta.
Rocket French — Hackettstown, New Jersey
I am having trouble getting the accent right. This is impeding my progress. I need to re-watch, read and listen many times and still my accent is terrible. This is a lot more work than I expected, but I will plug onward.
Love the step by step progression of the program and the clear and concise grammar lessons! Only concern is the voice recognition for certain sounds ( e.g. initial /t/, /v/, words like "un" and "peu," difficulty recognizing numbers). This does not impact the strength or use of the program, so it is not a major factor. I have used a variety of sourced to learn French and this is the best , by far!
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 French — Corona, CA , United States
I love this program, its helped me learn so much French, I love it. Shout outs to Mark French, CEO French.Love you guys, or really je t'adore ahhahahahahahahahaahhahhahahahahhahahahaaaaaaaahahhhaah 5/5 love it hahahahhaahhahahhahaaaaahahahhahahhha
Rocket Spanish — calabar/cross river state
Learning spanish has been made really easy for me with the help of rocket spanish. I used to think i would have to go to a spanish school to learn the language but when i came across rocket spanish, it changed my ideology completely.
Gracias mucha guys.
Rocket Chinese — Paris , France
Your program is fine and efficient. Nevertheless the dialogues are a little boring ("Beijing seems to be a big city" , well, who doesn't know it?) and there is a BIG mistake in lesson 5.5 Places worth checking out in Beijing (the quizz) : the Great Wall of China CANNOT be seem from the moon ! Check it if you don't believe me. It's a myth !!!