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Brian Holsneck

Brian Holsneck

Rocket German United States

Submitted: 20 days ago

2 Likes

Been doing the Rocket German for about 3 months. So far, I've enjoyed it for the most part and am looking forward to getting into the second Level. My one complaint/suggestion is that I find the written lessons to be poorly set up. The focus looks like it is supposed to be on grammar in many lessons, yet they are taught with 20+ new vocabulary words in many of them. So instead of focusing on the new grammar rules, you get lost trying to figure out what all of the new vocabulary is. Would suggest using only words already known when first introducing a grammar lesson so that the focus is kept on the grammar and not diverted to the new words. I've come out of several of the written lessons with no more knowledge of the grammar rules then when I went in because 90% of the examples were with new vocabulary. Audio lessons are great though, and overall I still think there are many positives. Looking forward to the updated level one German whenever it is due out.

Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Brian - It's a balancing act to know when new vocabulary should be introduced, as everyone is different in how they learn. Our approach has been to deliver common words and important terminology in our lessons, so that over time the essential vocabulary you need is built up.

joseph  kinstod

joseph kinstod

Rocket French

Submitted: 3+ years ago

5 Likes

Rocket french has increased my french speaking ability, but i don't like the customer service and the price is too high. The materials doesn't contain conjugation of verbs. As a learner i think it is better to have reading exercises like comprehension.

Caleb Schultink

Caleb Schultink

Rocket Arabic Geelong/Victoria , Australia

Submitted: 1 year ago

2 Likes

Great lessons, which bring you in at a manageable rate. I like the way flash card reviews are included with spaced repetition.
Letters that are not in English are usefully emphasised.
I would like some explicit grammar and better writing lessons.

My rating for the price is for me personally. I am flat broke and it is nearly $Aus150 in Australia. If I wasn't desperate to learn, I wouldn't have bought it.

Rob Sanchez

Rob Sanchez

Rocket Spanish Sun Lakes, AZ , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

8 Likes

I tried the interactive lesson on planning an activity for the weekend. I was disappointed as I thought it would be interactive enough to the extent that if would allow me to repeat the phrase/sentence/word after the spanish speaker and have him correct my pronunciations. It does give me time to repeat after him but without the correction of pronunciation, it left me wanting.

Cindy Gee

Cindy Gee

Rocket French Domfront , France

Submitted: 2 years ago

4 Likes

Need to tell you that the customer services has not been used so therefore I cannot comment, I really like the programme but due to circumstances I havent had too much time to get involved with the programme to make a difference, however this will be changing now and I look forward to working on a daily basis which is what it deserves. thank you .

Claude Harrell

Claude Harrell

Rocket French Atlanta, Georgia , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

6 Likes

I have been using the program for about a month and a half now and I have found it somewhat useful. My level is above that of a new beginner but not quite yet intermediate. My concerns about the program, starting with the idea that most people want what will be most useful i.e. picking up useful spoken language for travel, is that particularly when testing, the program expects your responses to be almost in the same order as their introduction. If the expected answer starts with Tu and you use the Vous form, you are marked as incorrect. The program should note what form is wanted. A "hint" function also would be nice to help someone with responses as learning, not just simple memorization, is the goal. The program also occasionally makes some unexpected detours from what is useful. For example, one lesson moved from general travel issues to a flight of fancy to go skiing. I did not find a lot of useful information in that lesson. Finally, today I took a test which contained a large number of questions involving the "passe simple". The last question on the test asked how much one would expect to hear the passe simple and the correct answer was "almost never". So, I feel a lot of time was wasted that could have been better spent elsewhere. I hope these comments are considered helpful. There are good things here but a few tweaks would make it much better.

Michael Anslow

Michael Anslow

Rocket French Brussels , Belgium

Submitted: 3 years ago

7 Likes

I've just started the first few lessons and I really like the conversational approach to learning and the additional form of testing that follows. Unlike other learning platforms that I've tried that encourage you to speak, Rocket's approach of using voice recognition makes it into a kind of game where you feel that speaking correctly matters. I also love how you can stand in for one of the speakers in a pseudo-realtime conversation. It feels that one step closer to learning with another person. On the negative side, I find the male teacher to be a bit too 'smily', like he is talking to children. This isn't especially off-putting when we get to the actual conversations and explanations but it doesn't really help with learning. I guess they wanted the male and female teachers to have some kind of rapport with the students but it feels forced.

carol

carol

Rocket German Shenyang

Submitted: 3+ years ago

5 Likes

The series of German courses are very good for me. The words and expressions are very common in the daily life. After learning some free audio lessons, my German level has upgraded a lot since I graduated from the university, with German as my second foreign language. However, the Premium version is a little expensive for me for the currency rate between RMB and US dollar. Maybe when I have enough money, I will consider the Premium German course.

Peter Seto

Peter Seto

Rocket Spanish Redondo Beach

Submitted: 3+ years ago

2 Likes

Rocket language courses are interesting and fun with what seems like a common learning template for all their courses. I purchased several Rocket language courses but they are just the elementary level. I would purchase higher level courses if there were better incentives or deals.

Mark Mendoza

Mark Mendoza

Rocket Korean Isabela

Submitted: 3+ years ago

3 Likes

i like Rocket Languages because im gonna learn korean languages Pretty good deal I would say! What I like very much are your e-mail follow ups, so I get constantly reminders to learn more Spanish in case I get too lazy. Rocket Spanish is pretty unique to me, because usually one buys a language course and when you have paid for it you're left alone with no help at all, let alone steady reminders and follow ups. You are like a live teacher to me, who cares about his student. I really appreciate your approach and willingness to help your customers. I would like to give you guys the highest compliments because I am a not only businessman and customer but I certainly know how it is to get help after acquiring something and to be reminded that there are people which really care and give you a helping hand when needed, you give the best of possible support. Many business lack this support, Your certainly DO NOT!show less