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4.7

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3431 Customer reviews

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.

Stefano Baldacci

Stefano Baldacci

Rocket German Munich , Germany

Submitted: 1 month ago

0 Likes

I think the course is very well structured and easy to follow. Speakers Nik and Paul are very nice. Recommended !

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

Lucy Bishop

Lucy Bishop

Rocket Hindi United Kingdom

Submitted: 1 year ago

3 Likes

Rocket Hindi is my favourite language learning method after reading actual books, which give me much more in depth understanding of grammar.
My fault with it is the use of the inherent vowel at the end of the English (romanised) tranliteration of words and where it’s not pronounced in the middle of some words. It’s a massive let down to the service and gets in the way of every session. The inherent ‘a’ vowel is only pronounced in Sanskrit. So for example the word namaskar, which almost everywhere else is transliterated as namaskar, on Rocket Hindi it’s written namaskara. Your brain is already spending a lot of effort learning new worlds, sounds, spellings, associations. To have to them sift out this ‘a’ all the time is exasperating.
They could simply write something about the inherent vowel at the start of the course. I mean it’s an English Transliteration not the actual spelling anyway. It’s meant to sound how the word is pronounced.
Every time I come across a word while I’m listening to the audio at the same time and it doesn’t match the audio I get a moment of confusion. I have to look hard at the word to see why it’s pronounced differently, if it is the inherent vowel or something else.

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