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Marilyn Albright

Marilyn Albright

Rocket Spanish Alaska

Submitted: 3+ years ago

75 Likes

I first bought Rocket Spanish many years ago after a trip to Costa Rica and Guatemala. I had taken Spanish at my local college, but after the trip it was quite obvious that I needed lots of practice, and Rocket Spanish provided the means in a fun and entertaining way! Understanding the other person is the most difficult part for me, and the way RS is presented, with the conversations and explanations, is by far the best I have seen in any program.
As my Spanish level (and travels) advanced, I continued to use RS for review, and gladly bought the Advanced Level 2. I hope someday I'll be ready for Level 3!
Rocket Spanish was extremely well thought through in its development and gives plenty of practice in all areas of language learning. The explanations are clear, the speaking is easy to understand (oh, if only everyone would speak that clearly!!), and the cultural information is informative.
Oaxaca is my home for 5-6 months of every year, and I continue to use RS for learning and reviewing.
Thanks for such a great program, and yes, I have recommended it to friends and family.

Laura Henley

Laura Henley

Rocket French

Submitted: 3+ years ago

32 Likes

Love the step by step progression of the program and the clear and concise grammar lessons! Only concern is the voice recognition for certain sounds ( e.g. initial /t/, /v/, words like "un" and "peu," difficulty recognizing numbers). This does not impact the strength or use of the program, so it is not a major factor. I have used a variety of sourced to learn French and this is the best , by far!

MELANIE MCGUFFIN

MELANIE MCGUFFIN

Rocket Spanish CO , United States

Submitted: 1 year ago

16 Likes

Summary: It is most important to start SPEAKING a language as soon as possible to get comfortable with it. I think that Rocket does a decent job getting you ready with some key phrases, pronunciation, and review, but it overloads the learner with too much new vocabulary per lesson.

Format: I really like the audio format in a nice progressive pace and it's less 'cluttered' than the popular pod101 program. The review material is very well rounded, using audio, writing practice, spanish - english and english - spanish practice, plus flashcards (english - spanish).

Overall audio quality: Try the trial to hear them speak. Decide for yourself. In my opinion, Mauricio has a good accent and Carmen speaks slowly. Amy is a dork and I get a little tired of hearing her voice. Her Spanish makes me cringe. The "repeat after me" can be very rushed and I have to pause so that I get a chance to actually repeat a phrase.

Workload: The dialogues can be quite long (some almost 45 minutes!) and the practice has WAY too much vocabulary to absorb for one lesson. I'm currently doing a lesson in Level 2 that has 117 words.

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Marc Wilkenfeld

Marc Wilkenfeld

Rocket Japanese United States

Submitted: 3+ years ago

16 Likes

I had actually done the Rocket Spanish and I was a bit disappointed with Rocket Japanese. I do not feel that there are enough lessons to get an understanding of the material. I also do not feel that verbs were covered enough.

David L

David L

Rocket German United States

Submitted: 1 year ago

15 Likes

There is a lot to love about Rocket Languages - particularly the way you are encouraged to speak and interact with the material. The material, though, is the reason I am cancelling Rocket German Level 3. There are many useful words, structures, and conversations here, but I seriously have to question the didactic approach. Explanations of necessary grammar concepts were often missing or incomplete. Useless vocabulary (e.g. "Ha ha") is given equal weight with sentences much too long to memorize. Good model sentences are mixed in with numerous old song lyrics, tongue twisters, and "Max und Moritz" lines which should be presented just for entertainment. I was spending far too much time trying to weed out the material that had no real value for learning German. I must admit that I'm disappointed in this course. I've used Rocket French and was very impressed, but this course needs an overhaul before I can either use or recommend it.

Note from Rocket Languages: Hi David, thanks a lot for leaving us a review. We're currently in the process of reviewing Rocket German - so this is valuable feedback! We're sorry you weren't satisfied with the course and hope you might reconsider after Rocket German Level 3 is updated. Until then - happy learning! Your Rocket German Team

Leon Smith

Leon Smith

Rocket Spanish Burlington, WI

Submitted: 3+ years ago

15 Likes

It is difficult to begin--there is no easy way to start learning right off the bat, one has to search for the book/lessons. Learning would be easier if you could click a button to take you to a lesson (the most recent), with links to all of the information you need to continue on. This way you can just click start and get back to learning.

Gafsi Saddam

Gafsi Saddam

Rocket Japanese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

14 Likes

It's a well organized website with interesting features that helped making learning more fun and interesting. I can say that the content is suitable for anyone looking to learn about japanease culture and language. The excercises are also good so learners must take their time practicing if they want to improve their mastery level.

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart

Rocket Italian

Submitted: 3+ years ago

14 Likes

I like that so much of the exercises use audio. Too many language teachers end up teaching how to read a language, but put very little emphasis on speaking and comprehension. I also really like the dictation exercises, mostly because they give me practice in comprehension of spoken Spanish.

Suzanne Sam

Suzanne Sam

Rocket French India

Submitted: 3+ years ago

13 Likes

Rocket languages is fun and its nice to learn French through Rocket Languages....It has advanced type of learning and audios.....It has all sorts of french words , i found this website helpful... Merci...Thankyou..

Shivam

Shivam

Rocket Japanese Karnataka

Submitted: 3+ years ago

13 Likes

Hi, Learning from Rocket Japanese is easy and fast and one gets to know the real feel also because of the conversations. However, as you can understand that any study without aim is worthless. I would suggest that you add more study material which is matchable to the quality of questions to the JLPT levels. This will convince more and more users to join your course and also give a benchmark for them to rate them against a real life test or hurdle.