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Nyomi Martin

Nyomi Martin

United States

Rocket Japanese
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I love it but i cant enjoy that much since i dont have all the lessons unlocked but its really good whatsoever

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We at Rocket also share a love for the Japanese language and culture. It's great to hear you're enjoying the course. Keep up the good work!

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Steve Will

Steve Will

United States

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Shopping as the 3rd lesson? What an absolute joke!

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It sounds like you have found our first bonus Survival Kit Lesson. This is just to give you an example of the lesson style, so feel free to continue with the audio lessons instead. Keep up the good work!

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Russell Anthony

Russell Anthony

United States

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It seems to be working. I've never tried to learn another language but this course has taught me a lot so far and I believe it's teaching me fairly well. I believe there is too much handholding so far in the beginner course. The translation leans too far on the English side of things and that creates problems. When the English phrase is too far removed from the Japanese translation you end up having to create a middle ground phrase to translate the translation. Some of the phrases translate well to very proper English and would make more sense in my mind, even if that's now how people regularly talk in America. Sometimes a literal translation would do a better job in teaching how phrases will be constructed in Japanese vs English. There are too many instances where I have to figure out how the course is trying to teach something before I can move forward with learning it. Sometimes this takes the form of inconsistencies in the flash cards. I bought the entire Japanese language course on sale and I think that it was pricey but fair. I don't plan on buying any other language courses any time soon, but if I did I would probably buy one from another company simply out of curiosity. I would recommend the Japanese courses to a friend.

Response from Rocket Languages

Thanks for the feedback! Here at Rocket our translation philosophy is centred on conveying the meaning of the phrase, ensuring that you understand when and how to use the phrase rather than just the literal translation. That said, we know that literal translations are important for the learning process. If you want a more literal translation, look out for the grey lit. button on the top right of the phrases. Remember, our Audio Lessons are focused on communicating, so all the grammar will fall into place once you check out our Language and Culture Lessons. All the best!

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Vanderline Claudia Makivavila

Vanderline Claudia Makivavila

Angola

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I found Japanese to be a beautiful and very interesting language, and I'm very excited to be able to learn it.

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It’s always lovely to connect with someone as passionate about Japanese culture as we are here at Rocket. We can't wait to see where your learning takes you!

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Benoit V.

France

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The (new) japanese course #1 was great, it made me buy #2 ... which is a mess. The audio is not good, the japanese accent of the english speaker is wrong, the delay for repeating the word is wrong and the content is sometime the same as #1.
To make it worse, the content is highly specific, like opening a bank account, which is really boring and useless for a beginner.

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Response from Rocket languages - We are constantly updating our content to ensure it is accurate and relevant!

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Johannes Bambang Wirawan

Johannes Bambang Wirawan

Indonesia

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It is an excellent self paced Japanese course where you can study it at your available time.

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We're excited to welcome you to the Rocket Languages community. Happy learning!

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Carlo Rossi

Carlo Rossi

Italy

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I really like Rocket approach and, even more important, I feel confident about my Japanese future skills!
よくできました

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Hi Carlo, thank you for your review. It's great to hear that Rocket Japanese has given you the confidence to use your Japanese skills in real-life situations. Keep up the great work and happy learning!

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Luis Pacheco

Luis Pacheco

United States

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I do like the way you guys are taking me step by step. I am always looking forward to repeat the lessons and move forward each day. Learning really fast. Love the course!

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Hi Luis, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you find the course format intuitive and that you are making progress towards mastering the Japanese language. Keep up the amazing work!

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Michelle Kolb

Michelle Kolb

United States

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Excellent course. Very practical and easy to follow

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Thank you for your review. It's so great to hear that you are enjoying learning Japanese with us and finding the course material practical in your learning. We wish you all the best!

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Richard Krencius

Richard Krencius

United States

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Course #1's audio lessons were really excellent. The timing of the dialogue/repeat sections is spot on, the native speakers have very clear accents, and you learn a lot quite quickly. It is easy to put them on in the background and make several additional passes through the material to cement the teachings. I found the accompanying grammar lessons to be difficult to retain in the 'mostly text' format, and they often don't follow along with where you are in the audio lessons at all.

Course #2 is somewhat the opposite. The native speakers (and host) all have distinct accents, the dialogue timing is a mess, and the content is all over the place. One minute you're basically redo-ing a lesson from Course #1, and the next you're totally lost when everything switches to 'casual' speech, which you've had almost no exposure to thus far. Alternately, the grammar courses are now structured to expound upon specific parts of the audio, which is an improvement.

I was VERY happy with Course #1 overall, but I am soured on the audio portion of Course #2. When the dialogue-repeat sections sometimes go word-by-word, but give you 10 seconds to speak, it becomes very difficult to learn the line in entirety.

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Response from Rocket Languages

Hi Richard, I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on the Rocket Japanese course. Your review is greatly appreciated. We are happy to know that you enjoyed Level 1 of the course. However, we're sorry to hear that the audio lessons in Level 2 did not meet your expectations. I have already passed your feedback on to our Rocket Japanese team, who will take it into consideration while working on future course updates. Thank you again for your valuable feedback, and we wish you all the best with your Japanese language learning!

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