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German Feedback and Comments

If you have some questions or want to share some feedback about your course, there’s a good chance a fellow learner has had the same idea! You can take a look at some of the latest posts to see if your question has already been answered, or share your thoughts with the Rocket German teachers and learners by posting a new conversation.

Android App

I would like to ask when your platform of Android app will be updated for 2014 features. Also I have some problems in the usability of your app, is not being very helpfull as I want to. (E.g. when I record and rate lessons, I have to do log out and then l...

0 replies - Last post by Renan-S - December 10, 2013

Easy books

Can anyone recommend some very elementary books in German? I'm looking for something that might be easy enough for an 8 or 9 year old with simple sentences. If it were a Kindle book, that would be even better.

7 replies - Last post by MaeLynn - November 16, 2013

I love the new written portion of the course!

Good job on the new written portion of the course! It really does add a lot to my German learning to not only hear, speak and read, but also to write in German! (I don't know enough yet to write this in German, though ... working on that!)

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

German speakers

Right when I think I can listen to German TV or radio I get a reality check....Why is it that German speakers seem to not take breaks between words? Really, when I listen all I hear is one very long word broken up by an occasional UND. I know some spanis...

15 replies - Last post by MaeLynn - October 4, 2013

Dashboard Updates not working

They were working for me previously, but I just completed the quiz and tests in 22.1 and nothing is being recorded in the dashboard although it is recorded in the test tab.

0 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - October 3, 2013

Language & Culture Lessons Speaker is an absolute disaster

I have said it already once, but the lady on Language & Culture Lessons section is a disaster. She should not be used as a speaker to help student learn German! She is too difficult to unsderstand. She swallows half of the words. She is a bad choice...

7 replies - Last post by Kathleen-H21 - October 3, 2013

Phrase and Word Master not working

I have a Mac and I use either Safari or Chrome, both programs don't load at all. The Word Master loads and says "refresh" with the bar but then disappears and nothing. The Phrase Master just sits there. Not sure if I need to do something else. Any hel...

1 reply - Last post by Kathleen-H21 - September 26, 2013

Hilfe finden ein fernsehen programm and/or grade my German.

Hallo Paul und alle. Ich bin ein grosse NENA fan seit 1984. Ich gefunden ein fernsehen programm called "100 Prozent",..... mit NENA. Ich glaube es ist episode #1. Does anyone know how or where I can find this episode with subtitles? Sie sprechen zu s...

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - September 18, 2013

Cultural lessons voice

Hi Does anybody answers this forum to the questions being asked here? I have seen some of them for months and I do have the same questions!!!! Is any other way to contact any teacher to answer questions arising from the lessons? Thanks

4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - September 1, 2013

Sleep like a starfish?

Despite her British accent, I get the feeling that English is not Nik's first language. In the audio lesson 4.1 she says, "You might as well get a double room and sleep like a starfish." I'm sure she meant to "sleep like a star"...unless this is some s...

3 replies - Last post by bikeophile - July 29, 2013

Where is the written section of the course?

Nik keeps referring to the written course materials. I don't think I know what she is referring to. Where are the written materials?

1 reply - Last post by Byron-K21 - July 17, 2013

Proficiency Test Certificates. What level are they?

I have been doing the lessons for quite a while now but I never did any of the proficiency tests. Now though, I live in Germany and would like to be able to quantify how well I speak German as I am looking for work here. The information on the Proficien...

2 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - July 16, 2013

"thirty five" in German?

Guten Tag! I have a question in lesson 2.6 in Rocket German. In the examples on line 4, it says: Er ist funfunddreßig Jahre alt. In the numbers, it says: funfundreißig.Which is correct? Coolcader

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - July 1, 2013

Supplementary audio tracks; too fast playing

Hello Paul and my fellow co-learners, I've experienced quite annoying element as far as supplementary audio tracks are involved; I mean those like in "my level" rating - the short ones. In certain portion (would say 1/4) the audio track plays that fast th...

2 replies - Last post by Tomas--1 - June 25, 2013

Moving to Germany

I am moving to Germany on the 30th. Is there anything major I need to know before I get there?

1 reply - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

How much German...?

How much German does one learn with the free trial? And how much German does one know after completing the first level and then all three levels?

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

Comments not posting?

For some reason, if I ask a question it will post. But if I respond to a question it won't post.

1 reply - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

download all the pdf's with one click?

You brilliantly upgraded your site to allow all the audio tracks to download at a single click. Why not do the same for the pdf files? I find it much easier to read a printed document (or one I could put on my Kindle, etc.) than to scroll through web pa...

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

Fuzzy sounding greeting recording

My Microsoft headset audio sounds fuzzy when I try to record my "hello" greeting.. Is it my microphone's fault? thank you. ron

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

speech speed

The speech speed of level 2 (premium plus) and level 3 (platinum) is like ICE and RB. In the most advanced lessons Matthias and Sabine talk in a unnaturally slow speed which I barely hear in the real world. On the other hand Matthias and Sandra are rushi...

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

Dowloading lessons on the android ap

Does anyone know if there is a way to download the audio lessons on the updated Android ap, or was that removed? I'm hoping it's still there, since that was all I used it for.

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

Someone should Properly translate German into English

What kind of English translation is that for the German expression: Es ist fünf vor halb sieben. "It’s five minutes before half past six." Not only we have to figure out the German crazy expression to tell that it is 6:25. But we also have to figure o...

3 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - June 12, 2013

Android Problem

Hello! I am writing to report an problem with android version of Rocket German. I can't record my voice on "practice" or "my level". I click on red button but nothing happens. Could you help me? This is a great tool that I can use everywhere where there...

3 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 11, 2013

word master - German

Is it just me or do other people struggle with the Word Master game? It's not so much of getting the correct spelling, but more of not having the mouse dragging the letters correctly. I wish that it would say the word, give you about a second or two to ...

7 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 10, 2013

Language and culture sections Speaker.

Could you please replace that lady who speaks in the language and culture sections! She is difficult to understand! We are learning! And that should be taken into consideration when the speaker is saying the sentences! Why don't you use Nik or Paul, a lo...

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 7, 2013

Language and Culture "lady"

Again the Language and Culture "lady" (a teenager who did not sleep enough, I guess) is a disaster. She is very painful to work with and should not be presenting the material. She is totally inept and does not seem to have any passion in teaching. She s...

3 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 7, 2013

Deleting vocab

Is there a way to delete all your vocab at once? i have so much and its taking forever! :)

1 reply - Last post by coolcader - June 7, 2013

best way to work through the course?

Hi, beginner here just starting out with rocket german... just wondering if anyone has any tips for the best way to work through the course? I've been listening to the audio conversations (a few times each) and practicing the pronunciation regularly afte...

10 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - March 13, 2013

Written material

Nik says that I'll learn about Gut becoming Guten in "the written material that corresponds to this course." Where do I find that written material?

1 reply - Last post by Byron-K21 - March 4, 2013

How do i get more points

In the "How do i get more points " its says Share content via social media what does that mean or what do i do??

3 replies - Last post by Lindzey-T - February 13, 2013


what is comes after certified germanophile??

6 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - February 11, 2013

Learning to write in german

Will going back after each lesson and learning to write the coversations that were printed help in the process of learning to speak and write in German? Also is there a German keyboard download that everyone recomends that will help me to type correctly i...

3 replies - Last post by Shannon-S - January 30, 2013


Which Washington, Lindzey? DC or the state?

18 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - January 15, 2013

Mega cards point?

Am I missing something on the Mega cards game? Do you just answer the question in your mind and wait until the timer is up?

2 replies - Last post by libbylos - January 14, 2013


Is there a certain time when Rocket German runs out or do i have this account forever?

2 replies - Last post by Lindzey-T - January 8, 2013

Downloading Audio Lessons

Hi I've recently purchased Rocket German. One of the reasons I chose it was because it advertised that I could download the audio lessons and listen to them on my ipod. At the moment, when I click the "download" link it takes me to another page...

7 replies - Last post by saraniya-m - October 4, 2012

Lesson Downloads

Is it possible to download all the audio lesson material at one time in one place?

12 replies - Last post by azam-- - September 17, 2012

recording my voice

Hi! I am new to Rocket German and so far I like very much the part where I can tape my own voice and listen to it comparing how it suppose to sound with the native pronunciation. But I think something is missing... I just finished lesson 2.1 and I am abou...

34 replies - Last post by Shannon-S - August 15, 2012

Where are the Grammar lessons???

Hi Nathalie, Thanks for all your help so far! I'm a bit confused. I've downloaded both Grammar guides: Beginner and Advanced level but shouldn't there be something more? Grammar exercises or something??? Similar to those I received in the past in your n...

4 replies - Last post by susan--5 - July 21, 2012

Re Tests

Hi Paul Where should I direct feedback about the proficiency test at the end of the course? To you? or to the team? Alles Gute Shannon

8 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 28, 2012

German movies as an educational source.

Anyone seen any good German movies. I recently watched a movie called 'Die Welle'. Really good film! A definite recommendation from me. I also saw, 'Die Edukators' a while back. Also really liked it. It made me wonder what else there was out there. Anyon...

10 replies - Last post by JeffTB2 - June 14, 2012

Members newsletter ERROR -7.4 Helpful Action Words Part 1!

Hi Nathalie I have just been going through the Members newsletter -7.4 Helpful Action Words Part 1! and I noticed an error with the verb Dürfen. The singular part is correct, but the plural part is written as follows wir dürfen - we are allowed to ihr ...

2 replies - Last post by monica-w - April 20, 2012

which is the right way?

On the lesson 4.4 I have found that I don't really know how to pronounce correctly. They talk about trokenen (dried) but at the quiz is spelled different. Something similar happened on lesson 4.3 with ein and einen which one is the correct one? :D Thanks ...

4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - March 27, 2012


Hello, I have a question regarding translation of German to English. I would like to know if its more beneficial to translate literally word for word to or to translate filling in the gaps to make a sensible English sentence? I find that it is less conf...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - March 22, 2012


I'm learning German because I have an interest in languages. I am Colombian but raised in the U.S. My whole family speaks Spanish and it got me thinking. Since I know Spanish and I speak English(mostly :) ), then why not learn another language? I am curr...

3 replies - Last post by Jorge-D1 - January 1, 2012

Written materials?

In the audio recordings, Nik occasionally refers to the "written materials." I signed up for Rocket German on line. While I love it so far, are there any written materials that I would have gotten if I had purchased the program at a store? Or is there a p...

4 replies - Last post by Allen-H - November 30, 2011

I Plan to Live with my Girlfriend in De in 4 months

Hallo, Mien Girlfriend is living in Germany so I must learn to speak her Language, as she is in Uni and cannt come to Australia at the moment. I am quite Excited to be learning a New Language and discover a new way to communicate. Adn this Rocket German C...

3 replies - Last post by pascal-c - November 30, 2011

Rocket German Update + Future?

Hallo, I am new here, just purchased Rocket German over thanksgiving. First of all, I want to say this is a great program to learn and I am very happy to have ended up purchasing this product (I kept my eye on it for a long time before finally buying it...

1 reply - Last post by bruce-librosmedia-com - November 29, 2011

Wanting to learn German

Hello. I love learning foreign languages. I have never learned German before, but I would like to learn it. But before I start....Is the German sentence order is the same order as English???

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - October 11, 2011

Moving to Germany

Hi im a 22 year old Canadian moving to Berlin for 6 months in January 2013. Right now ive done about 8 audio lessons in RG Premium and making great progress so far, but Im just wondering. I have about 15 months before I go, and want to be as fluent as pos...

0 replies - Last post by Blayne-C - October 6, 2011

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