Rocket Spanish — Duluth/MN
I have been using Rocket Spanish for a week now and I absolutely love it! I love that I can pick up my iPad or iPhone OR jump on my computer and have it accessible whenever and wherever I need or want it! I do wish there were more interactive games to go along, but over all very impressed with this program and SO glad that I bought it!
Rocket Italian — West Chester
Since starting the Rocket Italian course in January I have found it to be very educational, easy to use and especially practical since you can study at your own pace and schedule. It is very flexible but, at the same time, it remains a challenge which I find to be one of the best features. Recently with the introduction of the Rocket Scheduler and the Play It features the course has taken on a new dimension adding to the challenge of staying on a learning schedule (keeping the streak going daily) and practicing conversation with Alex and Maria. These two additional features are outstanding! Thanks to the Rocket Italian developers for these two added features...this course is well worth the price!
One of my favorite features of Rocket Italian is the fact that there are many opportunities to listen to and imitate native Italian speakers. Even though I've been learning Italian for approximately 1.5 years (I've completed all 5 of the Pimsleur Italian courses (the 5th was just released in May 2015)), I know that one can never underestimate opportunities to listen to the target language as it should be spoken.
Rocket Spanish — Hidden Valley Lake
The feature that allows one to record and then listening to yourself as compared to the instructor has been a great help to me in learning the pronunciation. I enjoy using the Beginner's Spanish PDF book along with each lesson to look up word meanings and deeper usage help as I go through a lesson for the first time. I have found that the self-test ordering is the best sequence for my learning.
I have just finished my Free Trial. During this period, I also tried several other competitor free trials, and used all of the comparing the similarities and differences.
*Rosetta Stone was easily dismissed as I did not think they did well with phrase translations, but only focused on the single word. * There were a couple others, that were just too expensive, so that was an easy "No".
I have been trying to learn Italian for a long time because my husband's family is from Italy and speak Italian. I have purchased books, flashcards, CD's, and other programs but nothing seems to work. Rocket Italian is a fun, interactive learning tool that keeps me engaged and wanting to come back to increase my points and earn the next badge. Alex and Maria make the lessons laid back and enjoyable by adding more vocab and concepts to the conversation to build on your knowledge. I am excited to continue learning with this product!
I love Rocket Languages because it takes you step by step in learning any language even though you don't speak it at all. The teachers explain everything so clearly that I didn't need any support in the forums (which is a very helpful resource). I recommend Rocket Languages without any doubt.
Rocket German — westport
I had some knowledge of German before I started but this has improved my German a lot . Have been to Germany and Austria a few times since I started and my wife was amazed when we went for a meal and I conducted the ordering of the meal including a discussion on what wines they could recommend in German.
I love the way the courses are organized... stimulating interactive conversations (with explanations!) that can be downloaded as MP3s, along with voice recognition/replay, voice-to-text translation (and correction!), role playing on my laptop and even more detailed information for further reading. They did an awesome job with Rocket French!
Rocket French — Toronto
I never did any French at school, which was a long time ago and in the UK. Since coming to Canada only 18 months ago I decided I really should learn the other tongue of our dual language confederation. I have attended a course at one of our local adult education facilities but rapidly became out of my depth and therefore discouraged and have now left that course. So I stepped up to the plate and have bought the Platinum Course. I can now go over each lesson at my own pace several times. I love that I can practice my accent for each word and love having to try several times with some words to hit that magic 100%. I am new to this but am loving it so far and now have a real incentive to keep on going.