Rocket Languages Member Reviews

Read all about how Rocket Languages online language learning courses have helped our members on their quest to learn a language!

Average Rating

4.7

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3090 Customer Reviews

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Andrew Dilernia

Andrew Dilernia

Rocket Chinese Netherlands

1 Likes

So far I am really enjoying the Rocket program for Chinese. I think if I had chosen any other language to study my progress would be much faster, but with the Chinese I am going slowly because I am trying to learn the characters at the same time as the spoken language. So I don't proceed to the next lesson until I can comfortably write the characters. I learn the spoken phrases quickly, but the written characters come more slowly. It feels almost I am learning two languages at the same time. I don't know if I am supposed to concentrate so much on the writing, and maybe I should progress faster through the audio. I'm not even sure there is a right way to do it. But anyway, I am having fun with it, and I am glad I bought it.

Tim B

Tim B

Rocket Chinese United States

0 Likes

Couldn't be happier with the Chinese course I recently bought. Only got it a few days ago, but I've sunk hours and hours into it... it's surprisingly engaging and I'm normally not so studious. And a big shout-out to Margaret, the CSR who helped me with an issue earlier. Honestly her customer service was the stimulus that brought me to the reviews page.

Patrick Knowlan

Patrick Knowlan

Rocket Chinese Canada

2 Likes

Well designed course that combines visual, audio, written, quizzes, flash cards and reminders along with a little humour. It's a very well designed program.
The online computer version has an advantage. It records your spoken phrases so you can play them back to compare pronunciation with the native speaker. This is great! The iPhone version lacks that feature. It grades your spoken response but you can't hear your spoken response. Overall, I'm very impressed with the educational design and the usefulness of Rocket Chinese. Very well done! I used both the computer and my iPhone for practice. I like both versions. It's the best language learning course I've seen, by far.

David Aspinwall

David Aspinwall

Rocket Chinese United States

1 Likes

The Rocket Chinese course is comprehensive and contains a good variety of tools. There are a couple negatives though. The main one is that the male voice actor's pronunciation is not very good. That's a huge drawback when you're trying to learn to pronounce a language correctly. Offline use on Android is fairly minimal. It's painful to enter pinyin for exercises that use it, for instance you can't just enter dan1cheng2, you need to find a way to enter dānchéng.

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Greg Day

Greg Day

Rocket Chinese Australia

0 Likes

The interactive audio is excellent however I struggle with the writing component. I am not sure what would be the best way to learn written Chinese over the internet, but I know I struggle with the way it has been presented to me here. However I purchased this product to learn the spoken language which it is great to learn from.

Ibrahim Mohamed

Ibrahim Mohamed

Rocket Chinese Khartum , Sudan

0 Likes

First of all I am delighted that I got on this wonderful and helpful website, It has got what every language learner need, they can easily learn, I really enjoy the lessons I studied, thank you a lot.

Sandra W Magin

Sandra W Magin

Rocket Chinese El Cerrito/ CA , United States

4 Likes

I have been a calligrapher of chinese brush for 10 years, and NOW I am learning the language! I knew that whatever I found had to fit my “not so beginner, but very beginner” status. Rocket Chinese does the trick! I really like learning the grammar this way. It isn’t so daunting. I also have to study grammar as well, since I translate what I write, but this has really increased my confidence. Thank you! Xie xie!

Trinity Miles

Trinity Miles

Rocket Chinese hampton , United States

1 Likes

The interactive audio is excellent however I struggle with the writing component. I am not sure what would be the best way to learn written Chinese over the internet, but I know I struggle with the way it has been presented to me here. However I purchased this product to learn the spoken language which it is great to learn from.

Juliet Berwald

Juliet Berwald

Rocket Chinese Aalsmeer , Netherlands

6 Likes

So far I have thoroughly enjoyed rocket chinese.
It has shown me that learning an entirely new language from scratch is possible in a very fun way, all you need is some dedication and practice. I already feel comfortable with my pronunciation due to the recording function rocket chinese has. Can't wait to see how much my chinese will improve in the next few months.

frank bogart

frank bogart

Rocket Chinese United States

4 Likes

I like the Chinese course. It is thorough and challenging especially if you go through all the exercises from the 20 to 30 minute speaking presentation and continue to the last - the quiz. I like the speaking the best. Even thou I can't seem to pronounce the second tone or the vowel u. But I am learning. I would recommend it to my friends. I do wish the comments from people in my course would follow the same as the reviews. That is the latest comments come first and not at the end! I also find the writing part really challenging. There is a keyboard to write in pinyin and you get instant feedback.