Greetings from the Lone Star State! I'm just getting started with the course, having made numerous other attempts over the years to learn Spanish; full-time work and "life" issues seem to always have pulled me away from my studies, but I'm retiring in two months and relocating from Texas to the lovely SW Gulf Coast of Florida. I believe this will prove to be a more auspicious time for me to be able to focus on my Spanish studies. I ordered Mauricio's course because it was the most highly-rated Spanish program on the internet and am enjoying it immensely. I'm sure it will come in very handy in Florida, plus research says that learning a language gives one's gray cells good, healthy exercise. I'm pleased there's such an excellent and active forum available for us, as well! :D
Hola! from New Student
January 29, 2008
March 6, 2008
Hola Nancita, Sorry for the late reply but Welcome to the Rocket Spanish forum. I hope you are enjoying the course and remember that if you have any questions, don't hesitate to let us know. Buena suerte! Mauricio
March 6, 2008
[quo]*Quote from * Mauricio Hola Nancita, Sorry for the late reply but Welcome to the Rocket Spanish forum. I hope you are enjoying the course and remember that if you have any questions, don't hesitate to let us know. Buena suerte! Mauricio[/quo] Gracias, muy amable, Mauricio. :D This must be about the 10th time I've tried a Spanish course, but I never seemed to get very far. I'm retiring in a few weeeks and relocating from Texas to the SW Gulf Coast of Florida and will finally be able to give learning Spanish more time and undivided attention. Your course was the most highly recommended one when I was researching online Spanish courses and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. You and Amy have a friendly, relaxed rapport that comes across very well, helping me feel at ease while I listen to the audios and review the printed materials. I also like the fact that you personally visit the forum to interact with your students instead of being an "invisible" instructor and leaving us pretty much on our own. :shock: Regards, Nancita
March 11, 2008
My only worry with those online reviews about Rocket Languages is that these sites rate them so high because if people buy them through their site, the webmaster of that site would make a whole bunch in affiliate commission. So I never really trust review sites with affiliate links. The only reason why I purchased this program was not because of those reviews, but because the free 6-day-trial course taught me a lot and I hope that I finish this program and am able to speak Spanish fluently. One thing that really bugs me about these review sites is that I believe most of them, if not all, haven't even used the program. They just see the commission rates of products, create websites and post rave reviews about it. I would love to hear one of the review site webmasters speak a few sentences in Spanish. Anyways, I hope this course is all that they say it is and if so, I am going to purchase Rocket French, Japanese and Sign Language.
April 13, 2008
Nancita - Where in SW Florida are you relocating to? I'm up in central FL, between Orlando and Daytona Beach.
April 13, 2008
[quo]*Quote from * Loriann Nancita - Where in SW Florida are you relocating to? I'm up in central FL, between Orlando and Daytona Beach.[/quo] Hi, Loriann - I'm in a beautiful retirement community on Shell Point Island, just a few miles north of Sanibel and Captiva Islands oin the SW Gulf Coast. It's so gorgeous here! I expect to get back to my online Spanish lessons soon; "real life" has been on hold for the last several weeks in order to get through the move from Texas. Today I can actually see the FLOOR of my apartment, which was totally buried in boxes. I did a lot of unpacking today and have quit for the evening - I'm pooped! Regards, Nancita
April 16, 2008
Good for you Nancita! Sounds like you're making great progress! That IS a beautiful area of FL... if you like shelling, you're in one of the best places in the world to do it. I got downsized out of my job in late Feb, so I got this and LSLC to do simultaneously to enhance my employability (if I had a nickel for every job opportunity I missed out on in FL because I wasn't bilingual, I'd be independently wealthy). I do a little bit of each most days, and listen to a podcast or two while I'm at the fitness center in the morning... figure I should at least do something productive with the "down" time... work on an improved me... mentally and physically! 8) _My future's so bright, I've gotta wear shades!_