I agree with slowing down the phrases. I understand that when hearing native speakers, that they will naturally speak more quickly than our ears may be able to handle, but it would be nice to be able to slow down the conversation a bit, especially when we are doing the Hear it, Say it; Write It and Know it sections.
On a few occasions, it seems as if added sounds are included, that are not reported in the written version. I found one phrase particularly troubling --- In the written lesson, the phrase begins with Vous, but when the native speaker says it, it sounds as if there is leading "ou," for "ou vous"
So, I am struggling too. I can pick things up fairly quickly on a few other language programs, but I really want Rocket Languages to work for me, since I spent the money, and I do like the flow of the lessons and the setup.
No quitting French here, but if I continue to be unable to understand what is being said, I may have to request a refund and move onto another program. :(
Please stay encouraged! I'm finding it to be a beautiful language!