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Khai Tran

Khai Tran

Rocket Russian Los Angeles, CA , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

10 Likes

Method: Love the repetition of the content in different forms (listening, typing, reading, role playing). I can learn the material in very different ways instead of just memorizing it all by heart.
Design: The best features are line-by-line audio and vocab. Very useful when I want to hear certain words/lines over and over again.
Content: Very useful and practical. However, Russian only has one level (please add more!).
Experience: I'm extremely pleased with the learning experience.

Cody Heiner

Cody Heiner

Rocket Chinese CA , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

10 Likes

I think the overall teaching style of this program is pretty great, but the execution is not there yet.

The major shortcoming is the male's pronunciation. I am a complete beginner to studying Chinese, but it's incredibly obvious his pronunciation is absolutely awful. During the conversations, I can understand the female perfectly fine, but I still can't understand the male speaker well even after studying the lesson. I also worry that I may pick up bad habits myself even listening to his speech.

Another minor drawback is that I do not believe there is a way to zoom in or make the characters larger on the mobile app, which is unfortunate since I tend to study these lessons while exercising on an elliptical or other cardio machine, so the phone is a fair distance away from my eyes.

A feature I wish they would add in the future is increased robustness of the conversations. Instead of teaching us exactly one perfectly scripted conversation, teach us variations. Most of the time there are a handful of different ways someone could say the same thing, so even if the conversation is relatively simple in content, learning just one specific tightly scripted conversation is going to be pretty useless once you step out into the real world.

Overall, Rocket Chinese is founded on good ideas and has solid potential, I hope it will strive to improve and live up to the potential I see.

Fred Cooper

Fred Cooper

Rocket German England outside London , United Kingdom

Submitted: 3 years ago

10 Likes

I have just returned to Rocket German after a break of a few months and what a change for the better. As far as I can tell everything in both the Android app and the Windows version now functions flawlessly. I can take advantage of all the features and learning German with Rocket Languages has become a pleasure again. Rocket German is definitely my language learning programme of choice.
It really works too. I am currently visting Germany and can understand most of what is said. More surprisingly Germans even seem to understand me, which has not always been the case in the past. In fact I am so pleased that I am seriously considering trying the French version to see if it will help me brush up my very rusty French.

Erik the Redd

Erik the Redd

Rocket German United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

10 Likes

Great language learning program. I've been using it to learn German and I have made more progress then I ever did with Pimsleur, Fluenz and Rosetta Stone. The lessons are challenging and the recordings are interesting. If I was ever going to learn another language would definitely start with Rocket.

Madison Houston

Madison Houston

Rocket Sign Language mesa az , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

10 Likes

The review games are an awesome idea. The don't have the structure they need to help with the learning process. I would prefer the lessons to include more vocab and less history. I know the history is important but the language learning is what I'm here for.

Steven Guerrero

Steven Guerrero

Rocket Chinese Salt Lake City, UT , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

10 Likes

I have studying Mandarin Chinese for about four months. I started with another "highly rated" and very expensive program by a competitor. After two months I could only say hello and goodbye and a lot of phrases which I wasn't sure of their exact meaning and none of them related to any topics I wished to practice at the local Chinese restaurant (you have to look at pictures and decide what is being depicted. No English translations are anywhere in the program). Then I purchased Rocket Chinese and within two weeks, I could actually speak some meaningful Chinese...and know what I was saying...as do the Chinese that I practice with. Rocket Chinese tells you the words, pronounces them correctly for you, slows them down and then adds them to sentences, and speaks them in a dialog with another native Chinese speaker. It also shows you the written characters and the Pinyin language as you go. If you want to learn this difficult language, Rocket Chinese is my recommendation. It doesn't cost you an arm and a leg and you will be speaking basic Chinese almost immediately!!

Joseph  ita

Joseph ita

Rocket Spanish calabar/cross river state

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

Learning spanish has been made really easy for me with the help of rocket spanish. I used to think i would have to go to a spanish school to learn the language but when i came across rocket spanish, it changed my ideology completely.
Gracias mucha guys.

Lynette Roy

Lynette Roy

Rocket Arabic Bajur

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

I have enjoyed learning Arabic the Rocket way but now for about the last 10 or 12 lessons they have been the same lesson. "Greeting". I would like to learn something new I would to be able to speak more quickly. Maybe some letter exercised would be beneficial.

George Rujers

George Rujers

Rocket French

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

it so interesting method in learning language. learning language means adopting a new person from oneself in my point of view . how you could create this feature in other phenomenon . learning method is too important factor in proceeding forward that was very high potential in this regard. please be patient and then will justified.

Jackie  Ellinghausen

Jackie Ellinghausen

Rocket German Queensland

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

A great start to learning the German language. The interactive lessons are so clear. Makes me want to challenge and improve my German. I am very happy with my everyday lessons and repeating it when I need to. Thanks to all involved.