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​How to Say "Hello" in the World's Most Spoken Languages

If you wanted to say hello to everyone on the planet, you'd probably need to learn around 7,000 languages. Fortunately, however, there's a better way to greet as many people on the globe as possible. By learning how to say "hello" in the world's 50 most spoken languages, you would be able to say...

17 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 19, 2016

NOTIFICATION of upcoming maintenance! Monday May 9th from 2:30am EST

Hi everyone On Monday, May 9, 2016 between 2:30 AM and 6:30 AM EST, Rocket Languages will be conducting system maintenance. (You can check out what time/day this is in your area here.) Please be advised that the entire site will be unavailable during this time. If you really want to do some...

17 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Jun 28, 2016

Why You Should Learn a Dead Language

Ancient Greek texts, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Old Norse Viking ruins...Who isn't fascinated by the languages of the past? Whether you're hoping to go on an Indiana-Jones-style adventure, read ancient sacred texts, learn from the past or simply hope to learn modern languages more easily, learning...

11 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 19, 2016

How Are Languages Learned?

My grandmother recently started learning Spanish. Now, every time we excitedly speak together, I try and see how much she remembers by asking her basic questions like "¿Cómo estás?" and "¿Cómo te llamas?" It's amazing how much she remembers, and I think it even surprises her.  "I feel...

19 replies - Last post by Grant-K1 -
Jul 22, 2016

How Many Languages Are There?

How many languages do you think there are in the world? Several hundred? Several thousand, maybe? It's a very simple question, but the answer isn't quite so simple. Before we take a look at the numbers, let's talk a little bit about why counting the number of languages in the world isn't as easy...

7 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Apr 12, 2016

The Most Difficult Languages to Learn

The Three Most Difficult Languages for English Speakers to Learn Learning a language isn't easy, and some languages are naturally more difficult than others, especially for us native English speakers. There are over 6,500 languages spoken throughout the world today, and every one of these...

16 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Sep 29, 2018

How to Learn a Language Fast

In our increasingly global and high speed world, there is more information at our fingertips than ever before, and we're also more impatient to attain it. We want to maximize our time as much as possible, and the same goes for language learning. The question is no longer how to learn a language,...

5 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR13 -
Oct 10, 2018

The Benefits of Learning a Language

What are the benefits of learning another language? Does learning a foreign language just seem like too much work to be worth your time? Are you worried that learning a second--or third, or fourth--language will just result in confusion? If so, you're not alone. Many believe that learning a new...

19 replies - Last post by Maisarah -
Jul 15, 2016

How Long does it Take to Learn a Language?

Let's face it: you've probably got a busy life. Between work or school, family, friends, chores, errands, appointments, and just relaxing every once in a while, there's never enough time in the day...And now you've decided to take on a whole new challenge by learning a new language. Whether it...

17 replies - Last post by Hasan166 -
Oct 2, 2017

The Best Languages for Americans to Learn (Besides English!)

Before starting to learn a new language, one of the first questions on everyone's mind is which language is the best to learn. No, they're not talking about whether or not the language sounds sexy or used to be spoken by samurai. By "best" language, they're usually referring to the most...

15 replies - Last post by caderatt -
May 4, 2016

Hotkeys are here!

Hi all Just a quick note about a new feature that several people have been asking for... Hotkeys! Hotkeys help speed up the process of going through various functions on your desktop/laptop browser. Instead of having to use your mouse, you can just press a key on your keyboard! In the Testing...

22 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Apr 16, 2016

The Best Way to Learn a Language

From traveling to textbooks and speaking to software, there are more ways to learn a language than ever before. With all of the options out there, it's also more difficult to chose the best method for you than ever before. So what's the best way to learn a language? There are five basic...

19 replies - Last post by jolietil -
May 29, 2017

Language Learning FlashCard games: Update!

Hi to all I am excited to announce that we have just released a significant update to the FlashCard system. The major changes include; The ability to set what you see on each side of the FlashCard. For example those members using the Chinese FlashCards can choose to see any combination of...

30 replies - Last post by Ph0t0n -
Feb 10, 2016

How to Learn a Language: 15 Language Learning Tips and Tricks

Have you always wanted to know how to learn a new language, but don't even know where to start? The very idea of learning a language can be overwhelming, especially for those without previous language learning experience. With the right knowledge, expectations, motivation, and dedication,...

1 reply - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Dec 9, 2015

New Rocket Languages voice recognition feature

Bonjour tout le monde Some of you may have noticed a new feature that has been added to the sidebar of your Rocket Languages course! It looks like this; What this does is allow you to set the difficulty level of Rocket Record to suit your learning style. As the difficulty levels get harder...

33 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Mar 8, 2016

5 Reasons Why You Are Not Too Old to Learn a Language

How many times have you made the excuse that you’re just too old to learn a new language? Well, I hate to tell you this, but that’s a pretty transparent excuse for not wanting to learn. The truth is, it is entirely possible, even easy to learn a language when you’re older. Studies are...

2 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Mar 8, 2016

The Three Easiest Languages for English Speakers to Learn

Let's face it: learning a language isn't easy, and the time and effort involved in becoming proficient in a foreign language can be discouraging. From vocabulary to pronunciation and all those tricky verbs, language learning is a time-consuming, and often frustrating process. Luckily for...

12 replies - Last post by lisaheart07 -
Jan 13, 2016

An apology and details regarding the 2016 Edition

Hi all Your feedback has resonated with us loud and clear. While for the majority of people the 2016 Edition works fine, for a significant few the experience hasn't been great and for that I apologize. Some people have asked how it got to this stage when the old system worked well for them, for...

49 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Nov 18, 2015

The Rocket French 2016 Edition is here. Try it now

Hi all Great news! The party has started. The Rocket Languages 2016 edition is live! If you haven’t logged in for a while, now is a great time to get back into it. If you are already a Rocket Languages member, you get access to all the great new features and learning tools for free in...

2 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Oct 14, 2015

Your invitation to the Rocket Languages 2016 Edition Launch!

Hola, Bonjour and more! There’s a big celebration coming here at Rocket Languages! Very soon we will be unleashing the 2016 edition of all of our courses, and we are having a huge party to celebrate over 9 months of hard work. The house has been cleaned! After more than 11 years in business...

21 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Oct 15, 2015

The launch date for the Rocket Languages 2016 edition is revealed!

Bonjour tout le monde Firstly, a big thank you to all of the over 200 beta-testers who took part in previewing and critiquing the 2016 Edition of Rocket Languages courses. We gathered a lot of really useful information that should make the new Edition even better than we intended! (To those...

3 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Oct 15, 2015

Rocket Languages 2016 Edition - Call for beta testers

UPDATE! Sept 17th Thanks to everyone who registered for the beta test. This first round is now closed. Already we have had some great feedback that I am sure will really enhance the 2016 Edition! At this stage we hope to have the 2016 Edition live for everyone on or around Oct 12th. I will keep...

16 replies - Last post by platek-- -
Oct 1, 2015

Coming soon... The Rocket Languages 2016 Edition

Bonjour tout le monde I have some great news for all! The 2016 Edition is coming soon and it's going to make you feel like you have just taken possession of a brand new sports car! Like the latest Alfa Romeo 4C, it comes with a great new look, but hopefully without the mechanical issues that...

21 replies - Last post by Fran-N -
Sep 11, 2015

Update: The Rocket Languages Kindle App

Hi all Just a short message this week! We have just released a significant update to our Kindle app. If you have already got the app then it should have automatically updated. If not and you are a Kindle user then download the app for FREE from this...

8 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Feb 3, 2019

Learning Spanish: the best methods for learning Spanish

Hola to all Last week we sent out a survey to our Rocket Spanish members asking questions about their Spanish study habits. In particular, we asked about the perceived effectiveness of the different methods that people use to learn Spanish. Basically we wanted to know what people thought worked...

12 replies - Last post by Matthew-H68 -
Aug 10, 2015

Rocket Record and Adobe Flash

Hi to all Over the last week, some of you may have noticed issues with using our voice comparison tool, Rocket Record, and the various Testing functions not working properly or at all. The issues have stemmed from a security issue with the latest version/update of Adobe Flash, which meant...

17 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Oct 4, 2015

Holidays and Emergency phrases

Bonjour tout le monde all the way from Provence, France This post has been delayed due to long haul travel with kids, jetlag and sickness. Possibly the perfect storm to ensure a rocky start to any holiday... Somewhere between Singapore and France I ended up with a viral throat infection, and...

6 replies - Last post by Diana-S1 -
Jul 8, 2015

Language learning: Topic - Describing the things you love to do

Hola Last week's topic was how to describe your best friend, or "ton meilleur ami" in French. Thanks to everyone who submitted a description of their best friend. There were some really interesting ones in there and I am sure you found the practice useful! Our moderators have been asked to...

19 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jul 6, 2015

The Rocket Languages blog has moved!

Bonjour tout le monde As part of our drive to make our blog more accessible and easier for everyone to comment on, we have moved it here! The old blog can still be accessed here; http://www.rocketlanguages.com/blog This new blog will be more regularly updated with all the things happening...

24 replies - Last post by Sudhanshu - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Feb 11, 2016

Rocket Russian is here!

Zdrahstvuite We are pleased to announce that in the last week we have released Rocket Russian, which is our 14th language! Rocket Russian is the culmination of over 9 months of work from the Rocket Languages product development team, and is brought to you by Rocket Russian presenters Natalya...

1 reply - Last post by Vladimir-D -
Sep 21, 2015

Quick update!

Bonjour tout le monde ! Just a quick update about a few changes we have made to your members area. Following on from the new forum design and functionality, we also changed the My profile page to a smarter and better functioning system. And just today we changed around the Testing structure....

0 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Mar 25, 2015

The 2015 Edition - soft launch!

<p><b>Bonjour tout le monde !</b><br><br>We get <a href="http://members.rocketlanguages.com/reviews/" target="_blank">a lot of feedback</a> about just how much Rocket Languages has helped people achieve their language learning goals. However, we aren't...

38 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Jan 28, 2015

The option to hide romanized text!

<p>Hi all<br><br>I would like to announce a new feature that some members have been asking us for. If you wish, <b>you can now hide the romanized text from all of the lessons</b> (of course this only applies to languages that have romanized...

9 replies - Last post by khaduj -
Oct 22, 2014

The updated Rocket Languages iOS app is here!

<p>Bonjour tout le monde<br><br>As you may know, we released the Android version of the Rocket Languages app a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately the iOS app took a little longer to develop, but it's here now!<br><br><b>The app should automatically update for...

31 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Jan 18, 2015

The new and improved Android app is here!

<p><p>Bonjour tout le monde !</p><p>Exciting news! <b>We have completely re-imagined our Android app from the ground up. </b>While it's a little overdue from our intended release date it is now here and available in the Google Play...

15 replies - Last post by VolkanT -
Mar 24, 2018

2 ways the letter R will make your day

<p><p>Hi everyone</p><p>Today we have a post brought to you by the letter R:</p><p><b>1. R is for Russian</b></p><p><b>2. R is for Reviews</b></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.45em;"><b>First of all,...

17 replies - Last post by the-hefay -
Dec 6, 2014

Wow! Two new things in a week! Introducing the Rocket Scheduler...

<p><p><b>Salut tout le monde !</b></p><p>As you probably know by now, here at Rocket Languages we are all about maximizing your language learning time, so that you get the most effective learning possible in the shortest time. Certainly, the recently released...

21 replies - Last post by Jan-Oe -
Oct 22, 2014

Announcing a fantastic new testing tool! Play it!

<p><p>Bonjour tout le monde (Hello everyone)</p><p>After over 6 months of development, I am excited to announce a brand new learning tool that has been added to your Rocket Languages course. You are probably already familiar with the Testing section, and the tests like...

39 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Sep 29, 2014

New Writing Tests for Rocket Chinese and Rocket Japanese!

<p>Today we released a fantastic <b>new writing Test for Rocket Chinese and Rocket Japanese. </b>The new test came about after acting on feedback from our users (that's you guys!) who wanted practice with writing in native script.<br><br>Now with Rocket Chinese you...

7 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Feb 22, 2014

The 2014 Edition is here!

<p>Bonjour tout le monde !<br><br>We are pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Edition of all our Rocket Languages courses. A lot of thanks goes to the hard working Rocket team, as well as quite a few members who contributed to the cause.<br><br>The major...

147 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Sep 28, 2014

More myths about online language learning!

<p>This is the final article in this series of blog posts that deal with<b> some of the myths about online language learning.</b><br></p><p>The last couple of myths that I addressed were;<br><br><b>1. That online courses are pretty much the...

14 replies - Last post by Jeanne--18 -
Nov 9, 2014

Myths of online language learning! Part 2

<p><b>Bonjour tout le monde !</b><br><br>Time to follow on from my last post a month ago, where I talked about a common misconception (myth) about learning a language online. That myth was that online courses are pretty much just text books online. The basic...

7 replies - Last post by Ren-B1 -
Sep 27, 2013

Written accompanyment

Lesson 1.1 of German Premium mentions the written matter that accompanies the course, but I can't find it. Where can I find it?

3 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 -
Jul 5, 2013

Addressing the myths of online language learning! Part 1

This post is a (edited) repost of a Rocket News article from a month ago. We are now posting these in the Forum so that members can more easily comment if they wish! -------------- Bonjour tout le monde! In response to feedback that we've received over the last 9 years, from customers and...

7 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 -
Sep 16, 2014

Rocket News comes to the Forum!

Hi all Usually we post all of our news and updates to Rocket News. The feedback we have received showed that many members wanted to be able to comment on the Rocket News articles, which wasn't possible within the old Rocket News. So, from now on all Rocket News articles will be posted here so...

10 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo -
Feb 9, 2014

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