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Looman Stingo

Looman Stingo

United States

Rocket French
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I thought all the lessons would be audio such that you could listen in your car or with headphones while working out or walking but some require you to read and hear. I think even alphabet, numbers and grammar can all be made in an audio version. Also, I do not like the fact that you can’t stop and review an audio lesson. At least on an iPhone you can’t just stop a lesson and go back to the beginning. You have to let it play out until the end to start over.

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Looman - Thanks for your review.

The grammar (Language & Culture) lessons have a lot more English explanations and tables that don't work well as just audio.

On the iphone app, you need to expand the player at the bottom of the screen. With that you can use the slider to move through the audio!

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Hannah Carpenter

Hannah Carpenter

United States

Rocket French
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Wish there was more grammar lessons and verb conjugations.

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Hannah - Make sure you check out the Language & Culture lessons, which have lots of detail on verb conjugations and other important grammar topics.

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Eileen O'Shaughnessy

Eileen O'shaughnessy

United States

Rocket Sign Language
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I'm learning ASL and I just got to the numbers part- I was shocked to see that numbers 1-5 are wrong! Numbers 1-5 are always signed with the palm facing in, not out. If they got something so simple wrong, it makes me a little worried about how much they really know the language. Was this course designed by hearing or Deaf people?

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Eileen - Thanks for your review! I just thought that I would let one of our Sign Language experts respond...

"While it is true that simply counting the cardinal numbers 1-5 in ASL the numbers are done with the palm facing in, for most practical uses of the numbers in daily communication the palm faces out - for that reason they are shown this way in the lesson.

For example, if you were to tell the time you would not sign 2:05 as "time 2:05" with your palm facing in - it would face out. Another example would be a phone number - no matter which number 1-9 ,the palm always faces out. Really, there are many different deep language rules connected with number usage - for example how you count days, weeks and months - which will be introduced and explained in later lessons.

Some of team who contributed to this course grew up using ASL to communicate, others attended ITP programs and are RID certified, while others have been educators in the Deaf community for nearly 20 years.

Thanks to this feedback we can make some adjustments to the lesson to explain clearly why we are showing the numbers this way."

So Eileen, thanks for your feedback. We will change it to make it clearer!

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Richard English

Richard English

United States

Rocket German
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I would like to see a way to mark the place where I left off in the audio.

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Richard - The system "remembers" where you are when playing an audio track. So, when you go back in you should see it ready to start from where you left off. If this isn't happening for you then please contact customer support and we will have a look at what's going on!

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Bill Morrell

Bill Morrell

Canada

Rocket Spanish
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I am just considering to purchase program and I am currently trying out the free lesson and it seems pretty good so far

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Scott Van Wagenen

Scott Van Wagenen

Czech Republic

Rocket Spanish
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Unfortunatley, it's not going to be "awesome".

1. There is way too much English in the units. As a former language teacher I believe focus should be in the target language as much as possible.
2. The voice recognition does not work and cannot be calibrated. Doing the speaking units is useless.
3. The write it section should check what you wrote and not let you progress until you have it correct.

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Scott - Thanks for your review. It is important to note that the first few lessons do have a reasonable amount of English, and that this lessens as you progress through the course and get to know more Spanish.

The voice recognition does work, and if you are having problems then please check the FAQs, contact customer support, or try the Rocket Languages Android/iOS apps.

The "Write it" section does check what you write. As with all our activities the rating we give is a guideline that you can either accept or rate yourself.

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Martin Gometz

Martin Gometz

United States

Rocket Spanish
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In general Rocket Spanish does a decent job teaching the language. However, it fails to explain the rules and reasoning for the language's grammar, especially when a phrase or sentence contains multiple verbs. Also, so far (into lesson 1 of section 2) there has been no explanation of the Spanish use of the word "lo". I am struggling with the contextual grammar, and I don't think it's really any fault of my own.

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Martin - Have you had a chance to check out the Language & Culture lessons? These lessons are all about grammar and take you through how the language works step by step. You can find an explanation on what happens when verbs are used together in a sentence in Lesson 2.8 under the heading "Using Two Verbs in a Row" and an explanation on LO and how it works in Lesson 5.6 under the heading "The Thing About LO"

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Simon Maina

Kenya

Rocket French
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I like the teaching method it makes it stick longer but I wish it was more considerable to people who are financially incapable because most lectures require you to buy.

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Lynne Mazza

Lynne Mazza

New York , United States

Rocket Italian
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I find Alessando’s dumbing down side comments unnecessary and interrupts concentration. Childish, tedious and unprofessional. Thank you.

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Wyatt Canlas

Quezon City , Philippines

Rocket Japanese
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This is a good website\app to learn basic things about the language, but I have one question. Why does the tutorial audio not working on the japanese course

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Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Wyatt - I have emailed you to find out more about the audio issue you are experiencing. As far as we can tell everything is working as it should be.

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