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3431 Customer reviews

Rachel Piggott

Rachel Piggott

Rocket Spanish

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

I got Rocket Spanish four years ago after much hemming and hawing. I wanted to become a bilingual Spanish teacher for elementary grades (I did ;). I was preparing for 6 weeks of Spanish Language immersion in Costa Rica, and wanted to make the most of my time there. I didn't want to waste time learning the Basics in a foreign country.

I started with the Premium program, because I was leery of the cost and not sure of the quality. I was quickly convinced it was a solid investment, and decided Premium Plus would be a worthwhile. I had a great time in Costa Rica, and felt like my Spanish foundations were solid. I love Mauricio, and especially his mom. I enjoyed the audio conversations, so listening to them was never a chore.

Here I am four years later, and now I need to learn Chinese (my fiance is Chinese, and his family is visiting soon, for the wedding :). I've looked at lots of programs, and I am having as much trouble as when I was looking for Spanish programs. I thought I should give Rocket Languages another shot.

I logged in to my old account, No Problem!!! It's been four years, I was expecting my account to have been de-actived. Nope, it was waiting for me the whole time. Reflecting on my positive Spanish experience, I'm going to give Rocket Chinese a try. I am optimistic I will be able to leave another glowing review.

David Frankish

David Frankish

Rocket German

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

Rocket Languages makes learning a new language fun & interesting. After trying several other online language courses and feeling disappointed & frustrated I have finally found a company that knows how to teach.

Nim Duffy

Nim Duffy

Rocket Korean

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

Fantastic support and service! Very useful and even addictive! The courses are well organised and structured nicely. The revision is so well planned and I find myself easily picking up new words. Can't wait for future games in Korean and more content to continue my studies.

Bradley Gregory

Bradley Gregory

Rocket Chinese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

Great value for price! I like the browser but was really impressed with the app on IOS. Since I am on the go quite often, it is nice to learn Mandarin and check things off right on my phone. The more exposure to the language the better, and now I don't have to just sit at a computer all day and learn. Despite a few little bugs it has been more than I expected and I would recommend Rocket over Rosetta Stone anytime.

Tory Wiedenkeller

Tory Wiedenkeller

Rocket Arabic Los Osos, CA

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

I'm not sure how long I've been using the Rocket Arabic course, but before using it, I had tried some of the other courses available on the market. but met with unsatisfactory results. I find Rocket Language's Arabic course to be the most helpful, useful, and enjoyable course available. It offers the best features and tools for language learning. It also offers relevant and practical vocabulary.
I am especially happy that this course focuses on Egyptian Arabic because it is the dialect I am most interested to learn.
Rocket Arabic has boosted my confidence in speaking with the Egyptian friends I have, and many of those whom I've known since before I started using Rocket's Arabic course have commented on my improvements in speaking Arabic since using Rocket Language's course. I feel the course has also helped me to better understand Arabic when I hear it spoken.
I feel that Rocket Language's lesson format is very helpful, and I especially appreciate being able to listen to the lessons in my car, or on my mp3 player. Also having the option of viewing the lessons in text form to better understand words I hear during the course is a valuable resource.
I have recommended Rocket Languages courses to many friends and colleagues who want to learn a second or third language.
Thanks, Rocket Languages, and Amira Zaki, for creating this wonderful course. It has helped me enormously. Alf shokr.

-Tory W.

Danielle  Bauer

Danielle Bauer

Rocket Hindi Blanchester ohio

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

So far I love it! I have tried rosetta stone, pimsleur, living languages etc. the rocket languages program is the best by far. I love that it has listening to native speakers and also writing and lots of quizzes.

Eric Lee Parker

Eric Lee Parker

Rocket Korean North Idaho , United States

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

Howdy from North Idaho, USA!

I just started my Korean course -I really LOVE the Rocket method. As a software developer myself, I really appreciate the solid program. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone.

Thank you for the great advice from fellow forum writers about keeping up on the lessons at least a little each day!!

Nabil Chouaib

Nabil Chouaib

Rocket German

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

This is a well designed system. You get to listen, read, write and speak. You are given the chance once and again to improve your pronunciation. The course layout is fresh and makes learning fun and pain free. It's also a motivating system as you get to see your progress, and you get rewarded your points that allow to see where you started from, where you are, and where you could be. If you want to learn German, this system does definitely help you. The question is not whether this system is good or not (it is undoubtedly good). The real question here is how serious you are about learning German. If you are ready to put the time and the effort to it, then this system is definitely going to help you... quite a lot.

Joshua Payne

Joshua Payne

Rocket Japanese Chandler, Arizona

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

The interactive audio lessons are so fun, non-stressful, and easy to use. I love the feature that allows me to input translations just by highlighting the words in the conversation and then test myself by going through it on my own. I download the lessons I'm working on and listen to them in the car or at work. I've already recommended Rocket Languages to most of my family and friends! Rocket Languages is nearly perfect but one thing I'd like to see at some point is more audio reviews with different uses of the words from the lesson and a review covering literally everything up to the present point. So if I'm at lesson 1.3, i'd like to see a review covering 1.0-1.3 on it. Or if I'm at lesson 3.2, I'd like to review 1.0-3.2 at some point to make sure I haven't forgotten the basics.

Jim Jutte

Jim Jutte

Rocket Chinese Wujiang/Jiangsu

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

I am just restarting to learn Mandarin using Rocket Chinese because I had been too busy teaching and building new courses at my current school in China.

Positive:
1. Listening, Reading (in pinyin - latin script and Simplified - chinese script), Writing (initially in pinyin) and speaking is available from the very first lesson.
2. Step by step in a logical fashion based on what would seem to be logical needs of a person new to learning the language.
3. Clear and colourful interface that is easy to follow.
4. There are now cute little incentive badges that give you a sense of your progress. These complement the already colourful interface, but I think this is helpful for both younger and older learners

While I like the course layout very much, there are just a couple of tiny problems that I suspect will be addressed quite quickly on the technical side.

1. I haven't yet figured out how to prevent my browser (Firefox) from asking permission everytime RocketChinese wants to use the camera/microphone. Because I am used to the 7/24 customer service, email is obviously slower, but their responses are usually within 24 hours... so, not intolerable.
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