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 Korean — MI , United States
Outstanding Learning tools, Other Language learning tools have nothing on Rocket Korean, I can learn on my Laptop at home or on my phone during breaks at work. And Depending on the Area I am working , I can put my ear piece in and learn away, I really love the Voice recognition
Rocket French — New Zealand
I am fairly new to learning French having tried a couple of other on-line French courses which mainly focused on the written aspect with some audio. Rocket French certainly got me moving along with the correct pronunciation and the speaking. The lessons were comprehensive in their explanation and I felt as though I learned something new with every lesson. The trail experience has been very positive. As we are about to start traveling (sadly not France this time) I will have to delay purchasing as this stage.
Rocket Spanish — Den Haag , Netherlands
I like the way you have to talk. I have been trying to learn spanish fore a few years now, and I can understand a lot.
But when it comes to talking i got stuck. Now after almost finishing the first module I see that I can answer the questions in the lessons not only repeating, but building new sentences with other words. I am confident that I will learn to speak.
Rocket German — SHEFFIELD , United Kingdom
I like the interaction in the 'Play it' section but there are problems;
1. The programme frequently states that it has not heard my reply - despite that when I press playback my reply is very clearly there - this is very frustrating and time consuming. 2. The programme makes no allowance for a beginner taking time making a reply which inevitably takes a lot longer than a fluent speaker would take - this again is very frustrating and prevents making best use of the programme.
Rocket Korean — Connecticut , United States
As a completely new person to Korean, this course is not what I should have chosen to begin with. To be able to feel like you "completed" the lesson, you have to write things in a language they have not taught you yet! The lessons are too long and having to learn the "extras" to feel like you completed the material they were focusing on is also frustrating. I have no incentive to move through the material, because I feel like I can't even perfect the first few lessons!
The voice detection sometimes is very poor, which means saying the same thing fifty times at lightning speed to get credit for it. I like other programs for learning Korean better than this one. I might come back to it after I have a better foundation. Moderators note: The Write it! tests can (and probably should) be left until you are more comfortable doing them. In saying that we will look at how these Tests work for beginners. With regards voice detection, the best results are achieved with a headset mic, or using one of the apps.
Rocket Korean — United States
I love that it uses phrases to teach the vocabulary and doesn't spend hours on learning individual letters. The ability to practice conversations and see how well you are pronouncing the foreign words is a great benefit.
Rocket German — Richmond , Australia
Excellent course. I download the interactive audio lessons and practise in the car as I am driving. The only downside with this is that I do actually see the text. Doing the work on the website is very helpful. It is really helping me improve my German.
Rocket German — United States
Rocket German managed to constantly keep me engaged where other programs failed. Usually I would lose interest about halfway (maybe even quarter way) through a program, but having the option of taking the audio lessons with me wherever I go gives me lots more options.
I can't recommend this program enough!
Rocket Russian — Palomar Mountain / California , United States
I absolutely LOVE Rocket Russian! I have tried so many other books, programs, cds, online tutorials, etc - and this is by far my favorite so far. I love that it uses a lot of repetition to build your foundation. I also love that it's not a monthly thing - but a lifetime subscription so I can take my time and not feel guilty about missing a day or two.
Great program! Love it! Thanks!!
Rocket Arabic — Houston/TX , United States
I'm so glad that I found this program (I saw it highly reviewed on a blog). I'm using it to learn Arabic, and I'm really impressed with all of the ways the program allows you to practice along the way. You spend a lot of time actually vocalizing the words rather than just reading them or hearing them. The program records your attempts at each word/sentence and rates your progress with each one (100%, 75%, 50%, 0%). You can easily go back to the words that you're struggling with to keep practicing them. The lessons are very helpful, and they list the important phrases below so you don't have to try and find them again in the larger recording. It's equally great on the desktop or the app. I first started using the (free) app and liked it so much that I bought the Level 1 Arabic, and definitely haven't regretted it!