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Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Rocket Portuguese United States

Submitted: 3+ years ago

8 Likes

It is good for someone who knows nothing to be able to gain useful phrases and to practice the proper pronunciation. The material covers a good range of every day communication which is good if you are planning to use this for traveling.

Probably a good jump start to begin using the language right away.

David Potts

David Potts

Rocket Hindi United States

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

I chose to try the Rocket Language course (Hindi) because of its lower price in comparison to its competitors and the good reviews that it has received. However, I have had many frustrations in using the course. Things that have been frustrating, include, primarily: inaccuracies in spelling, inaccuracies in grading exercises and waiting for weeks to get responses to e-mails. Because I paid less for this course than many others on the market my disappointment has been moderated somewhat.

Your other languages may merit higher marks, which may be the reason this product gained the better reviews which you reference in your promotional material. I would find it difficult to substantiate their claims based upon the Hindi course alone.

I thought maybe this is a sort of Beta software where you are still trying to work the bugs out. At least that may be the case for the Hindi course. I might have done more to help you with pointing out the errors except your response time for the few times I tried was pitifully slow.

On the positive side: I have made some genuine progress. I do appreciate the improvements that have been made since starting the course.

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Michael Swan

Michael Swan

Rocket Italian New York , United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

4 Likes

Overall Rocket Italian is a pretty good system. You get exposed to the language in a variety of ways and have some explanation as to why a particular pattern exists.

It does have the problem that there is only one correct answer for each thing. This of course ignores the fact that many things can be said in slightly different ways. As an example the phrase "She is angry" technically can be said as either "Lei è arrabbiata" OR "È arrabbiata" however the only accepted answer is "È arrabbiata". In other places an answer is only accepted if it has a he/she indicator.

There are also numerous places where the English phrase refers to you plural but for some strange reason they have not realized that _every_ place they do that needs some kind of indicator that they mean you plural rather than you singular since English only has 'you'.

Overall the issues with Rocket Italian aren't that big but they make it feel more like you are memorizing lines in another language rather than learning another language. The dialogues are the worst for this as they slowly take away more of the words you are supposed to say but you have to say the phrase word for word to get it right even though there are times when you could get the same meaning across with slightly different words. (They really should package the dialogue portion so that it can be used by actors memorizing lines as that is what it does.)

Diana Macias

Diana Macias

Rocket Italian United States

Submitted: 3+ years ago

3 Likes

I had been studying Italian on my own using another product, but it didn't provide me with explanations about word usage, culture, or real conversational lessons with self-test practice that Rocket Language Italian does. I sensed I really wasn't learning the language. But with Rocket Language I can practice my pronunciation, check it against a native speaker, and even participate in conversations in which my voice is dubbed into the existing audio tapes done by the instructor. I just started using Rocket Languages, but I already know my pronunciation and confidence in using the language has improved. I am excited to find out how much more I can improve.

Fred Sonetto

Fred Sonetto

Rocket Italian Hatfield, PA , United States

Submitted: 10 days ago

2 Likes

Overall this is a very good program.
*I compare this with DuoLingo online learning as well as a personal coach I use with Verbling. Also against Babble
which I used for 6 months.
*Price is kind of high but it is for a complete program so I'm neutral on this rating.
*Lessons are interesting. I could use less of the banter but still, very good content when focused on actual language
skills. Of great importance to me are the moderators speaking in a clear and moderate speed. Rocket delivers on
this!
* Now to my most concerning (to me) knock...Some of the exercises are terribly long in the Language and Cultural
sections. It's not uncommon to have 50, 60 or greater than 70 words, phrases or sentences to learn, memorize and
recite back. Personally, I get very frustrated when i fail due to sheer volume of material. Knowing how difficult and
frustrating these exercises are, I have to fight the urge to simply by-pass these sections. Reducing the volume within
Language and Cultural modules would be a huge plus for me.

Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Fred - Thanks for the feedback! Regarding your point about the length of the lessons, we are currently reviewing all of the Language & Culture lessons, and the amount of phrases is one thing that we will be looking at. In saying that, having an abundance of phrases to learn is not a bad thing!

AMUSWEET anteneh

AMUSWEET anteneh

Rocket French addisabeba

Submitted: 3+ years ago

3 Likes

merci.my GOD this is really what is unbelievable in frahnce.like that!your grahcon here from addis abeba capital of ethiopia.i wish i had see William-Adolphe Bouguereau`s country if i dont do that i plan of learning french from petite to fluently speaking gentlman.

Hannah Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen

Rocket French Melbourne , Australia

Submitted: 5 days ago

0 Likes

Great, very structured course with a lot of great content suitable for all levels. Content is well explained and there is plenty of opportunity to practice speaking aloud. I wish that the review activities have more varieties. The writing practice, speaking practice and flashcard activities are quite repetitive.

David Kruse

David Kruse

Rocket French Australia

Submitted: 3+ years ago

1 Likes

The best feature of Rocket French is that I can use the program any time of the day, which is handy because I work a full time job and cannot be flexible with my time. It has so far proven useful for helping me develop my speaking and comprehension skills. I would recommend this programme to a friend.

Agape Deng

Agape Deng

Rocket Arabic United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

1 Likes

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.

Rasitha Anupama Wijesekera

Rasitha Anupama Wijesekera

Rocket French Canada

Submitted: 3 days ago

0 Likes

Its a fine course. Its easy and gets you working on it each day. Nevertheless, the whole program is not that advanced. I was looking for something that can take me from B1 to C or so.