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3431 Customer reviews

Jhanvi Singh

Jhanvi Singh

Rocket Chinese Johannesburg , South Africa

Submitted: 12 months ago

11 Likes

If you are a language lover like me and wish to learn many languages but not the typical boring way and want to fast forward it, go for rocket languages which gives you an amazing experience of how to converse in any language...Rocket Languages is the best place to learn a language quickly and efficiently.

Amelia Potts

Amelia Potts

Rocket Chinese United Kingdom

Submitted: 2 years ago

11 Likes

I was somewhat reluctant to spend money on a Chinese language course as there are so many free resources available online. However, I decided to invest in Rocket Chinese so that I could follow a clear, structured course, to help me learn useful Chinese before I move to China to study later this year. I am so glad I did, as the course has been great. I love that I can download the audio lessons to practise when I have no internet access. I also like how each lesson contains not only the interactive audio, but also writing and speaking exercises, with the ability to record my speech and hear it back to compare it to the native speaker. I have already recommended Rocket Chinese to others who will be moving to study in China at the same time as myself.

Ella Aerni

Ella Aerni

Rocket Chinese omaha NE , United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

11 Likes

It is awesome. I learned so much. I am still just a beginner, but learned so much sense we bought it. Thanks I love it so much. I hope a lot of people learn stuff through it. Rocket Chinese is the best.

Marcy Castro

Marcy Castro

Rocket Chinese riverside ca

Submitted: 3+ years ago

11 Likes

really confusing sometimes. dont help you very much. i wouldnt recommend it to a friend. they need to put more iinfo. dont help you with vocab very much. dont really like it. it was also reaally har to submit reviews or ask them questions so of courese dont like service or prices.

Jean Vittet

Jean Vittet

Rocket Chinese Paris , France

Submitted: 2 years ago

10 Likes

Your program is fine and efficient. Nevertheless the dialogues are a little boring ("Beijing seems to be a big city" , well, who doesn't know it?) and there is a BIG mistake in lesson 5.5 Places worth checking out in Beijing (the quizz) : the Great Wall of China CANNOT be seem from the moon ! Check it if you don't believe me. It's a myth !!!

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.

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!!

Daniel Mac Leon

Daniel Mac Leon

Rocket Chinese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

I'm new to Chinese. Since I'll be taking a teaching position in Shanghai over the summer I've been researching, practicing, and learning how to speak Chinese and about the Chinese culture.

After three days with the Rocket Chinese trial, I decided to become a full member. Although, I use other Chinese lessons too, I find myself coming back to Rocket Chinese for reinforcement and to build new vocabulary.

As an educator I know that keeping learning fun and enjoyable is as important as the content.

Thank you for creating such a great learning tool.

Dan

Michael Maunder

Michael Maunder

Rocket Chinese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

9 Likes

Great product with a surprising amount of useful phrases worked into the dialogue. Love being able to act out a conversation. Only thing lacking would be a direct literal translation of some phrases and words in the lesson screen. But otherwise great, I listen to it all the time.

Mark  Force

Mark Force

Rocket Chinese Florida , United States

Submitted: 3+ years ago

9 Likes

So far I'm loving it! It teaches me the culture as well as the why behind what I am saying. It is an easy course to understand and get through, and I am well on my way to fluency! Thanks so much :)