French Feedback and Comments

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listening to radio france international (rfi)

Pour Marie Claire, I am still in the early stages of learning French, I do enjoy it and make time every day for study . However, I also listen to Radio France International from Paris and I wonder am I taking on too much. The announcers and guests speak s...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - January 5, 2010

3.7 Going Back in Time-editorial errors

I noticed a couple of "mistakes" as I was going through this lesson: The heading Avoir + Finir should be Avoir + Aller. The 2nd. heading Avoir + Manger should be Avoir + Finir. From Thunder.

2 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - December 15, 2009

French dialects

Salut, this is for Marie Claire, just wondering about the various dialects there are in France. I know in the United States, people from the northern states can't always understand us southerners and they have to ask again and again what we said, even tho...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - December 11, 2009

No feedback from Rocket French or parent company since order

Hi, After purchasing the French Premium Plus package, I had a single, simple question. This was sent in via the contact form, no response, a follow up email to support a few days later, no response, a further contact form, 4 weeks later from initial con...

5 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - December 11, 2009

where should i begin ?

salut I am a beginner in French , i have a Question : where should i begin studying? vocabulary or grammar or .. ? plz help to get start .note: i like french language very salut

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - December 11, 2009

Intermediate French?

I am at an intermediate level in my French; I don't need a lot of pronunciation or grammar help. Mainly I want to learn what are the common phrases people use in conversation. When I am in a conversation with a French-speaking person, I become tongue tied...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - December 11, 2009

Some improvements to MegaCards and Grammer

Hello there just started with the course and have a little wishlist what I would like to see in the future: Is it somehow possible to view the MegaCards on a Computer? where you could type in the words? I'm not such a big fan of printing things out an...

2 replies - Last post by Apple - December 1, 2009

Advanced French Courses

Is Rocket French developing an advanced course beyond the premium plus course?

2 replies - Last post by david-c - November 16, 2009

Need a study partner

Hello, I just registered newly and would like to have some study partners to enhance and motivate me in my studies. 8)

18 replies - Last post by Elle - November 6, 2009

Audio Files

Salut, Is it possible to extract the audio files in the Newsletters to play on an MP3 player. I find these lessons invaluable and almost as practical as the lessons themselves. :?: Merci

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - November 5, 2009

une grenouille stagiaire

Bonjour! J'ai appris un nouvel mot aujourd'hui, "stagiair". (Le contexte était, "Et le soir même j'étais nommée adjointe. Adjointe stagiare d'un drôle de capitaine.") Je brûle de savoir si on pourrait utiliser le phrase "une gr...

0 replies - Last post by Thidwig - October 13, 2009

learning a lot more than I thought

Salut tout le monde! I am just starting the rocket french program, well, a month or two maybe. I am enjoying it, but it sure is a discipline that needs practicing and study daily. My goal is to be fluent, I think I can do it. I want to go to France and b...

4 replies - Last post by david-c - October 7, 2009

Trouble with Downlaods, please advise

Hello, I just joned Rocket French and cannot down load the files, is anybody else having this problem. is there a issue with the files to be down loaded, i have tried everything i can think of still no success. I have written to the support tem with no re...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - October 6, 2009

The new premium plus course..

Bonjour Marie-Claire, I received the special offer for the new course recently, but didn't take it up as i am only half way through the written course work and with Eric and Anne aussie. Is it another round of great converstional stuff? The add mentioned ...

2 replies - Last post by david-c - September 29, 2009

Pronunciation of the compound vowel "ou"

I noticed in lesson 1.12 on pronunciation that the compound vowel "ou" is pronounced like the "oo" in "school" or "wool". For example, "bonjour". However, I also noticed that in the word "pour", ...

2 replies - Last post by chanbho - September 10, 2009

Language Level

Hi, there, Just taken download of course, was b grade o-level many yrs ago ,now I would say have slipped to tourist level, ie ,one or two phrases to get by when on hols. As long as things go well can get by, but, find conversation difficult mainly because...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - September 6, 2009

MegaFrench Games

salut tous les monde, can any body help me: where is the "Mega French Games and Mega cards" tab? merci

3 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - August 25, 2009

literal translations in English

Does anyone else sometimes find the English translations difficult to relate back to the French? I would find it easier to have the literal translation ( in parenthesis perhaps ) along with the common translation. For instance, in lesson 5.8 Bon Appetit...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - August 25, 2009

Pronouncing names

Salut, I'm really enjoying the course, thank you. One thing I'm curious about is the pronunciation of names, and also the French spelling. For instance, does Mark become Marc? Would someone be so kind as to provide the spellings and pronunciations for ...

3 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - August 21, 2009

audio tracks forward/reverse

Are there any plans to allow the audio tracks in the lessons to be reversed, forwarded etc...i.e., rather than having to start from the beginning each time one wants to review something?

4 replies - Last post by MJ - August 19, 2009

Too much English!

Hi, I've been going through the download version of the course, and the only problem for me is the amount of English used throughout by the speakers! I understand that beginners need help, but to be honest, sometimes by the end of the lesson all the Eng...

4 replies - Last post by ajacobson - August 19, 2009

Check the forum more often

My suggestion is that you check the forum more often. I made a topic yesterday morning and have had no reply. I think all topics should be seen within 24 hours; it's not as though the forum is busy. I say this mostly because this community is put forward ...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - August 19, 2009

mega games broken link

Hello , I am new to this site but I was hoping some body could explain why I cannot download the Mega french games or cards. When I click on the link I get the following message The requested URL /french/software/9-2-megacards/downloadfile.php was not f...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - August 19, 2009


I was wondering if the fluent claim is an exageration, or if I really can become fluent in french using rocket french continuously. For example, how good is it in comparison to studying French at University? Thankyou!

7 replies - Last post by gina - August 18, 2009

c'est tres *fustrating*

Salut you all I've had Rocket French for a while and I'm annoyed at how SLOWLY it's been going! I'm only on lesson 6..... I'm wondering: 1) Do I HAVE to know every single word by heart before I continue to the next lesson? I get bored easily and then I st...

5 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 31, 2009

Newsletter 7

In newsletter 7 the term IL is used to different ways. I thought it meant the English word, he. Can you explain?

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 31, 2009

My 2 euros...

Hello Rocket French Team, Signed up a while ago and I have had a chance to explore the course and the learning lounge. All in all, well done! I am learning French and it is quite fun. I think it is a success and it should go far. I am sure that you are a...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 31, 2009

New Rocket French Course

How much will the new Rocket French Couse cost

5 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 31, 2009

Welcome to Rocket French

Here are some guidelines on how to get the most out of your Rocket French course: Rocket French is a beginner's course in three main components: 1) audio lessons, which you listen to; 2) textual lessons, which you read; and 3) learning games, which ...

9 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 31, 2009

French Braille

I am glad that the French conversations are written down so I can transcribe them into braille. However, I'm stuck! I have forgotten how to make a U cirmumflex in braille. I realize most of you won't know, but I hope there is someone who does!

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 31, 2009

French Songs

Hey fellow rocket french-ers! Any of you guys heard of good french songs lately? I've got a few, like Shy'm and Kyo. (youtube them, i suggest c'est ma faute-kyo and victoire-Shy'm) Share the French! -Jacquelyn (oh and I would *LOVE* to meet new people...

2 replies - Last post by Jacquelyn2207 - July 16, 2009

Commonly Mispronounced Words

Hi, I'm new to this and I have a question. What words are commonly mispronounced by English speakers trying to learn French? I noticed that I have a terrible time trying to say tres (very). Is there anything I can do to correct this?

2 replies - Last post by Christy9373 - July 11, 2009

Suggestion to Ad a Feature to the Materials

It would be very helpful if each individual line of the printed lessons had an audio pronunciation button, much like the free 6 day lessens did for individual words or phrases. That way, at any time you could click on the button and hear the sentence ove...

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 8, 2009

The new format

Bonsoir, the new Rocket French looks fantastic and i am already enjoying quizzes etc. Mais, j'ai une probleme. I can't seem to work out how to find the lessons for downloading, including the transcripts. I can't see the familiar lesson 1.4 2.1 etc. Pleas...

3 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - July 8, 2009


hello anyone I am a total beginer in french the course looks very interesting.I seem to be able to translate the the french words to english quite well but when you take that away and get someone to ask you in english for me to answer in french becomes ve...

5 replies - Last post by jmoi - June 29, 2009

software dowload

salut just wondering if anbody can tell me why i cant download the software it says its temporarily unavailable . i bought the course a week ago and havent got a chance to look at it until tonight should i have done it straight away or is it a r...

7 replies - Last post by jmoi - June 28, 2009

Les parapluies de Cherbourg?

hey! I have been studying the lessons and they are great! I bought the classic French film "Les parapluies de Cherboug" on DVD hoping to study French along the film. However, there is no French subtitle on the DVD which makes it difficult. ...

3 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - June 16, 2009

Salut mon amis

Salut,from Sydney, Australia. I just wanted to ask how many people actually post here regularly? I note there is supposed to be 300,000 people who have bought this program, but not alot of people posting here. How long has the forum been open? I am ho...

3 replies - Last post by jmoi - June 7, 2009

Il sont vs. Ils ont...

Is the pronunciation pretty much the same for these two phrases?

2 replies - Last post by Tochy - May 27, 2009


Hey, I was just wondering whether anybody had become more or less fluent in French after using this programme, or was at least able to hold conversation for long periods of time on any given topic. Thanks!

2 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham - May 21, 2009

CD back-up offer

I wanted to buy the CD back-up offer of Rocket french and more rocket french for $29.99. Of course I already bought both as downloads online. When I click the link in the members front page it goes to an offer for a back-up CD collection of more rocket ...

2 replies - Last post by rogevahol - May 7, 2009

avoir besoin de...

How do you say "I want a/some..." (masculine vs. feminine noun)? For example, I want some coffee vs. I want a cold drink.

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - May 6, 2009

Advanced rocket French?

Bonjour all. I have just finished working through lesson 7.4, i.e. the last lesson, in the course. Whilst i have much of the written material to continue with i would really like to continue with more conversational material as it seems to really sink in ...

5 replies - Last post by david-c - April 24, 2009


Can someone please explain why - sadly! - the "tu" version has been used so much throughout the new audio lessons. I am an adult learner and I would most definitely not be allowed to use "tu" where I live. No one except the rather yo...

6 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - April 22, 2009

Silent consonants

I just started the course and I'm already stumped by the following pronunciation principle: Most consonants are silent at the end of a word (only when each word is spoken individually) What does the statement in ( ) mean?

2 replies - Last post by apsuarez - April 9, 2009

Your Progress

Salut and hello, ' how are you getting on with your French learning? I hope you are enjoying the course. Very soon we will launch a new members area with great new features that will help you with your French learning. My team and I we have been very bu...

0 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - April 7, 2009

phone numbers in french

J'ai une question? I was wondering is the French phone number system the same as the American or are there some exceptions

1 reply - Last post by (deleted) - April 1, 2009

When Will....?

When will the newest course of rocket french come out?

9 replies - Last post by (deleted) - December 17, 2008

RocketFrench community

hey everyone bonjour I just made my account in today I come from the United States of America. hope to meet nice people.

5 replies - Last post by (deleted) - November 5, 2008

Latest offer?

I have both Rocket French and More Rocket French and have received news by e-mail of a special and exiting offer. What is it? Is there more? Do I already have it all? I certainly do not want to buy it all again! GammaT

3 replies - Last post by GammaT - November 19, 2008

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