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 Arabic — United States
I thought that rocket languages for Arabic was good for what it is. Nothing can substitute actual immersion in the language with live native speakers, but shy of that, rocket languages helps one who has a busy full time schedule like me, to squeeze in a few minutes of Arabic every day here and there. I like the fact that the speakers are native and the grammar is explained explicitly, but I don't like some of the interfaces, and it gets a bit annoying how much chatter there is compared to actual Arabic during the audiotapes. But all in all, I thought it was quite effective and fun.
Rocket Italian — Windsor , United States
It is a horribly frustrating program. I have yet been able to download it. Only two lessons in two modules have been downloaded. To be fair one of the chat support people told me to call and she would guide me through the download, but I am tired of playing with the program and haven't called. After the download to the computer I have to download them to CDs. Oh help!
Ruth Maza Crespo
Rocket Portuguese — Brightwaters, NY , United States
I love the dialogues. They help you develop your listening and speaking skills rocket fast. Unlike the Pilmsleur approach that I have also used, Rocket languages also has the reinforcement activities where you get additional listening, speaking and writing practice so you learn to spell correctly and pay attention to accent marks and special characters.
I am giving it a 4 out of 5 because in my opinion the price is pretty steep (I can get the Pilmsleur CDs for Portuguese level 1 for $34 in ebay) and I feel for that price it should also include some grammar videos with activities and reading comprehension to make it more well rounded.
Rocket German — SC , United States
While I am enjoying, and learning from Rocket language I have two major gripes. 1) Many of the conversations are between to native English speakers who do not pronounce like native Germans (Which is the goal of language learning) and the audio "lesson" can get rather tedious and forced sounding. 2) On many of the conversations, when you "play as...
Rocket Italian — Butte, MT
One month into Rocket Italian Level I, the program is providing me with a solid start in learning a new language. The instruction motivates learning and can be fun. The materials are well designed and appear to take into consideration the different types of learning styles we have as students of language. So far so good.
Rocket Japanese — United States
I am a bilingual person (translator from English into French) trying to learn Japanese. I've been trying several methods books, on-line, etc., over several years. Even though this method is far more interesting and educational than Rosetta, I feel that it is lacking of grammatical points or explanations, so to be a complete learner, you need to complement it by another mean (books or apps).
Rocket French — Toronto
The real life situations make learning fun! It would make everyday situations easy to comprehend. The interactive audio makes it easy to grasp the meaning of words and sentences. The audio playback is good for review. Building on the sentences a phrase at a time makes it all come together. Hopefully when presented with questions in real life, this will be helpful to use all the words and phrases I've learned.
Rocket Spanish — Geneva , Switzerland
All good, slowly learning but that is more down to my application rather than this great programme. I particularly the way the teaching materials are laid out the tips that are given throughout. THe audio lessons have really helped me get a grasp of understanding the spoken form.
Rocket Arabic — Palmerston North , New Zealand
Ahlan beekum, hello everyone. Rocket Arabic is a pretty great tool, gets you stuck right into learning all the relevant phrases straight away so you can begin communicating as soon as you feel comfortable. Would recommend to anyone willing to learn quickly and effectively.
Rocket Arabic — Dubai
The Rocket Languages is an amazing tool. I signed up for the Arabic course and although I slip behind in the course work (due only to my own laziness) the regular weekly e-mails do make a difference by reminding me of my desire to learn this language. Awesome product.