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April Tsang

April Tsang

Rocket French Hong Kong

Submitted: 2 years ago

19 Likes

Rocket French is absolutely the best online language learning programme that I have ever tried in my life. Comparing with Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur's French products, I think this is more comprehensive, interactive and interesting as the hosts of Rocket French introduce you to French language and culture with detailed explanations. As for the games provided, I enjoy playing them a lot and they certainly help me develop my four skills (Reading, writing, listening and speaking) in French language!

I will recommend Rocket French to all of my friends. Also, I do look forward to seeing the enrichment of teaching materials here :)

Elizabeth Calvert

Elizabeth Calvert

Rocket Italian New Zealand

Submitted: 2 years ago

19 Likes

I am almost 75 years old and it's a long time since I did any study, but I'm finding this programme stimulating and user friendly. It is a good balance between the written and spoken word and combining it with little cultural snippets makes it more interesting and brings some reality into the learning. I would recommend it to anyone at any level.

Linda Francis

Linda Francis

Rocket French Kingston upon Thames , United Kingdom

Submitted: 2 years ago

19 Likes

Shame on you Rocket Languages!
There has been some improvement but your system still keeps freezing, not transmitting your words and not recording mine. The little bars that wiggle and show the microphone is live freeze, i.e. stop wiggling, on almost every attempt. My playback does once again contain many more words than you are recording. Why?
I have been trying to work through 11.1 at the Doctor’s and 11.2 Making a Complaint. If you were a person and not a robot you would understand the humour in that last one.
Is it because you are a robot that you never answer my questions? You just let some time go by then tell me it’s all fixed when it isn’t. This is not online help - it’s a farce.
I do believe that you have some marvellous learning material but you are completely let down by the technical side and your lackadaisical customer service. Once upon a time you had some good lessons that I could access. Now I believe I cannot learn anything and my French speaking is actually getting worse as a result of having to keep endlessly repeating myself and hurrying before you cut me off. Your system is all up the creek and you can’t fix it.

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Linda - I am sorry to hear about your frustrations. The recording and playback functions have been considerably improved. If you are still experiencing problems then please contact customer support again. We are endeavoring to provide meaningful resolutions within 2 working days. We will try to set up a Skype call to get to the bottom of your issues.

Milla Relf

Milla Relf

Rocket Korean Kiev , Ukraine

Submitted: 3 years ago

19 Likes

The web site is complicated and not very user friendly. I've spent 5 min trying to figure out how do I start the lessons and where to begin the studying. It's stupid to spend so much effort on a web site to have people leave confused. Too complicated to begin with.

Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Milla - There is a take a tour video on the Get Started page! Also, we are revamping the lesson interface to make it easier to understand. It is a little difficult when some courses have over 100 lessons!

Jackie King

Jackie King

Rocket German

Submitted: 3+ years ago

19 Likes

Rocket Languages uses a variety of approaches, including listening, speaking, reading and writing - and above all, REPETITION, which really helps me learn. I also like the combination of "learn by hearing" and specific grammar instruction. The only thing that would make it better is if it had videos.

Ashraf Jandali

Ashraf Jandali

Rocket Spanish

Submitted: 3+ years ago

19 Likes

Couldn't imagine it is that easy to learn new language, Rocket languages really knows how to make difficult languages to become easy to learn, I am sure if I spend more time I will know how to speak Spanish very good, thank you so much.

Christy  Ellis

Christy Ellis

Rocket Japanese Berkeley/CA

Submitted: 3+ years ago

19 Likes

Once you get started the Rocket course is fun and the learning experience is great. From the very first lesson you learn that you can learn and it actually makes you feel like you can do it. The different ways to practice also "force" you to try. I also like that the lessons are short and we always review what we have learned in the previous lesson. I just need to remain committed and I think I will make good progress. It also helps to see the points add up the more you practice.

James  Woody

James Woody

Rocket French Coppell, TX

Submitted: 3+ years ago

19 Likes

I've only been using Rocket French for an hour but already I've so much! I feel as if I could talk to a fluent French speaker and understand them and communicate right back. The program gives you so many options as to how to learn, and doing all of them (since they are included!) is the best way possible!

Robert Gloria

Robert Gloria

Rocket Arabic United States

Submitted: 3+ years ago

19 Likes

Listening to the audio lessons is very boring. You hear someone saying something in Arabic, and then they tell you what it is in english with a little bit of filler and sometimes a lame joke. There's too much english speaking in between the arabic, and after listening to it I don't recall anything from it. I then started doing some of the other activities and they're all very basic. This is much less advanced than Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone doesn't choose the most useful phrases to teach you when you start off, but at least it reinforces what you are learning in an easy way to pick up the language without a lot of filler talk in the language you already speak (english in my case). It's hard to motivate myself to listen to more of these Rocket Arabic lessons because they are so boring.

Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Robert - We have added in a ton more standalone words and phrases that can be used with voice recognition. As well as that we have revamped the Language & Culture lessons.

Catherine Scovell

Catherine Scovell

Rocket Italian surrey

Submitted: 3+ years ago

19 Likes

Before starting with Rocket, I had done another software-based course, which was a good foundation from the point of view of grammar, etc. I had got as far as I could with that and Rocket has proved to be the best way for me to continue and expand my knowledge of Italian. I especially like having the facility of recording my own voice to compare with the proper pronunciation; also having the app on my phone is very useful, especially when I am on the train. I have recommended it to other people, and would continue to do so.