nihao, just out of curiosity, i have only reached 60% progress with the rocket chinese premium plus level 2 I still have to complete all of the combined reviews but I am not completey done with it ~ but so far I am no where near fluency! not even close! is there rocket chinese premium plus level 3 that exists or is it just level 1 and 2?? also, are you guaranteed to achieve fluency when you complete the entire rocket chinese course?
about premium plus level 2
November 7, 2011
November 20, 2011
Hi Amir When you say "fluency" I assume you're talking about basic or Advanced fluency. Its very unlikely that once you complete this course that you will be fluent. From the material I've seen I would say that Rocket Chinese will take you to a intermediate(lower intermediate) level. Its a shame there isn't a level 3 (or even level 4,5,6) as I'm really enjoying the course too. Once you finish the course then you will need to look elsewhere for advanced materials so you can progress beyond the intermediate stage. Good luck!
November 20, 2011
hi richard, actually you know what, I take that back! As I am now re-reviewing everything from the beginning of premium plus level 1 to all of premium plus level 2~ you have to combine all word phrases and vocabulary together from other lessons in order to achieve fluency~ thats how you become fluent~ i have been putting together words and sentences from PP1 and PP 2 and im able to create NEW sentences that are not even in any of the rocket chinese levels! so having said that, rocket chinese can bring you to fluency~ perhaps not advanced fluency! but an intermediate level of fluency. thanks amir
January 1, 2012
I believe there may be many interpretations of "fluency". A ten year old child being exposed to nothing but Chinese may be fluent at that level, but in conversation with a university graduate he/she would be lost. You may be confusing fluency with vocabulary,grammar and pronunciation. I would like Lin to provide Rocket's version of fluency. BH
January 3, 2012
Yeah, I agree with Barry on this. One is "fluency" and the other is regarded as "proficiency". One may only know 5000 words but can be considered fluent in the use of these words.
January 5, 2012
Personally I define fluent as being able to use all the words you need in your daily life, even including specialty words that one might encounter. If there are words that one doesn't understand then one can ask the speaker to explain using other vocabulary or circumlocution. Thus, according to this view, one cannot be be fluent until one starts using this process to learn while also using the target language -- much like a child using the L1 On the other hand, there are some topics that one may not want/ need to learn, regardless of what I said above. Same with some specialized topics in one's native language.