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 — Canada
Rocket Languages teach you all the essentials to begin engaging in conversation right away. They emphasize that you do not need to know 100% of the words in order to understand and hold a conversation. The methods used help you to mimic a native speaker and give you the confidence to start speaking in a foreign language organically unlike other language learning programs that teach you somewhat useless phrases.
Rocket Spanish — Punta Gorda, Florida , United States
So far I am very happy with the Rocket Spanish. It is exactly what I was looking for. It has the listening portion that I can use on my way to work or while on a long walk. It also has the writing portion and the flash cards. I feel like having both really helps my understanding.
Rocket Spanish — United Kingdom
This started well, but the App was changes and now the microphone does not give any time to respond. Despite repeated requests to rectify the problem, nothing has changed. I am now forced to request my money back as the product is NOT fit for purpose.
Spend less time on trying to sell you products and more time on making them work!
Rocket Spanish — Mandevlle LA , United States
Although I am making progress learning Spanish, the app has several bugs that have certainly affected my pace of learning. Missing translations/text are not uncommon. Sometimes it takes deleting and reinstalling the app to get it working. On some lessons it simply will not work no matter what action you take. Customer support has not been able to resolve the matter and I have decided that you get what you pay for. With the regular discounts offered as well as the supposed one-time price cut to entice you to buy all 3 level at the onset, I found the course fairly inexpensive. If the bugs ever get worked out, I would then consider this one of the best language courses available.
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.