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!
Rocket French — Yakima, WA , United States
I was very happy with the program until the new format. The functionality when using an iPad has significantly deteriorated. In particular, I am unhappy with now being unable to replay pronunciation in order to compare with the speaker. My voice recordings are frequently cut off in mid-phrase. Basically, the program is no longer user friendly for people owning iPads. I no longer will recommend this program to my friends. In fact I am traveling to Europe this summer with some friends and I have told them to find another program. We are going to brush up on different languages prior to traveling.
Rocket Spanish — St Louis , United States
This program is the best. I have used the Pimsleur course for Spanish and although it is a good program for purely memorization of phrases, it does not teach you the language or explain the verb conjugations or sentence structure. I used the Italian program for my trip to Italy and it was wonderful. Some people actually thought i spoke the language fluently and I had to stop them and slow it down. The program was worth every penny.
I am now using the Spanish program and the difference in my understanding of the language and the speed with which I am learning it as compared to Pimsleur is unbelievable. If you want a program to learn a language and you are willing to put in the time and effort, this is your program.
Rocket Spanish — United States
Very nice interface with many opportunities to record yourself and play back to compare with the native speaker. I've enjoyed learning from the conversations, and also being able to practice participating in the conversations (playing the role of one person, then the other). The app for iPhone and iPad works well overall but has a few glitches with the voice recording function -- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The web browser interface for Google Chrome works perfectly. I am looking forward to continuing on in my lessons as I've only started module 2.
Rocket Japanese — Australia
I like how the course gives you instant ability to say full sentences, and doesn't just focus on vocabulary or grammar separately. Everything is integrated. The phrases are also very relevant and useful. I also enjoy the mix of culture and language that is taught.
There are some aspects of the course that I don't find as useful, such as the 'Write It' and 'Flashcard' components, only because I don't feel they are benefiting me and I feel they are sort of tedious and a chore. I like the quizzes and the ability to practice saying the phrases in the 'Know It' section.
Rocket Portuguese — SP , Brazil
I've been spending almost half a year in Brazil for 3 years and my language skills are minimal. I moved here permanently and got married two months ago, time to get serious. The two live teachers I've tried just haven't worked out, this looks promising! Looking forward to cracking the language nut!
Rocket German — Co. Kildare , Ireland
I've only just started my course and am on module 1. However I am really enjoying it and find the course much better than a short course I did recently. I find it a much better course for teaching modern conversational German. As the previous one was more academic. I would prefer if the mobile app was tweaked so that the screen remained always on and not slept while being used in the car. That aside I can highly recommend the course however.
Rocket Japanese — Illinois , United States
I've been wanting to learn a new language for the longest time and could never really settle on one. I took two years of French in high school but found it wasn't for me and never pursued it further. I've always thought the Japanese language was very beautiful and since I do follow a lot of current trends of Japan as well as being enthralled in the deep cultural history, this made my choice very easy.
Rocket French — Rio Grande do Sul , Brazil
Rocket Language is an amazing and innovative way to learn languages. It is different from many other methods because of its interactive way of presenting the language, and specially because of its audio recognition feature. Studying by this method is all you need to get Writing, Listening, Speaking and Reading abilities. I'm very satisfied to have bought the product and I'm willing to discover everything the course can present, since it is very complete and broad.
Rocket Spanish — United States
I have tried Rosetta Stone in the past as well as Duolingo and Babbel. I feel that Rocket Languages has been the most beneficial out of all of the ones that I named previously. I really like the amount of content as well as the reinforcement that you get from previous lessons as you go forward. Another great feature is the ability to download the conversations. I have also noticed that as your progress the speed at which they speak increases.
Rocket Spanish — chicago , United States
I am learning a lot and it actually seems possible after all these years I can be/will be conversational with my Spanish speaking only rehab patients. I think that is pretty cool to be able to truly understand and reach my patients so i can give the best care.