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3431 Customer reviews

Andrew Mckie

Andrew Mckie

Rocket Chinese Wuhan

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

I have found the rocket Chinese language course expertly laid out and easy to follow. I have only completed module one but can feel a difference already. The listening exercises have really helped develop my skills. I am keen to complete this course and the next and will recommend it to others.

Mary Tracy

Mary Tracy

Rocket Chinese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

I have not yet progressed very far into the course, but for as far as I have gone, Rocket compares favorably with Pimsleur courses I have used. I like the available transcripts and computer material. Being able to actually see the words helps a great deal in getting the pronunciation down faster correctly. The recordings are a little too chatty and waste a bit of time better devoted to the language itself. I look forward to your Russian course.

Wendy Finlayson

Wendy Finlayson

Rocket Chinese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

I love that I can come back to this any time I want with no time pressure to finish the course. A valuable tool to add to my self guided learning of Mandarin. The audio is so useful, like having my own teacher 24/7.

Nate  Reyher

Nate Reyher

Rocket Chinese La Junta, CO

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

On the plus side, the website is attractive and functions well. The interactive lessons are well-structured and nicely done. I appreciate that they make continued improvements, such as the addition of Write It in the testing sections. Also appreciate that both sound and text are downloadable and the website allows you to listen to only the parts of the lessons you want. I haven't taken advantage of any "social" features like the Forum but I appreciate that Rocket tries to foster a community. The "points" system is an interesting idea.

On the downside, I think there's too much repetition of non-essential vocabulary in the testing sections (I really don't think lesson or unit are words to keep hammering me with). I also think built-in flashcards linked to My Vocabulary would be nice or perhaps automated flashcards for each section. It's also not clear the sequencing of the lessons. This is partially intentional but you'll find yourself tested on material you haven't seen if you don't move across all the lesson types. That said, I've given feedback to the team on many points and they've nearly always been responsive and eager to help and take feedback.

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Peter Ngan

Peter Ngan

Rocket Chinese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

good design of lessons and reviews. The built in tests are also important to provide feed back to assist in tracking and seeing progress.
The program really taught me how to speak Mandarin from day 1. The more lessons I complete, the more I want to practice and to take new lessons.

Anisha Sachdeva

Anisha Sachdeva

Rocket Chinese Haryana, Gurgaon

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

Thanks to Rocket Chinese, now I'm looking forward to heading back to China, and impressing all my friends in Dong Guan with all that I have picked up in such a short time, Its got brilliantly laid out lessons which really help you grasp the language in a shorter span of time! EXCELLENT tool to learn a new language. If anyone talks to me about learning a new language, I am quick to recommend Rocket Languages, Its better than enrolling into an institute, I say! Especially if you don't have the time to travel and find time to study only at odd hours of the day!!

bruno Brys

bruno Brys

Rocket Chinese Bavaria

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

Rocket Chinese has a lot of interesting features, but some don't seem to work as intended. I tried many times to do the testing...but somehow, it never registers when I do the speaking, although the microphone displays the profile it should have...lately the vocabulary did not seem to register eiter anymore when I put words into it.

Austin Burger

Austin Burger

Rocket Chinese

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

I have been living in China for a year now and have not had the time to learn Chinese. But when I started to make time to learn. I began looking online to see what there was out there. I looked at many other sites and none of them compared to this site. They really are the best that I have found. I like the fact that I can take the lesson anywhere I want to. Whether that be in the car or on my phone. They make it so easy to learn by slowing the words and sentences down and explain them word for word.

Alan R Gingrich

Alan R Gingrich

Rocket Chinese San Antonio, TX

Submitted: 3+ years ago

6 Likes

I've used Rosetta Stone for other languages including Arabic and nothing matches Rocket Arabic. Rosetta Stone was completely unusable. Rocket languages is the best method I've used to date for learning a language.

Shoaib Ahmed

Shoaib Ahmed

Rocket Chinese Dhaka , Bangladesh

Submitted: 2 months ago

5 Likes

This is the best language learning tools I have ever found. The best part is they follow the communicative way to teach. Besides you can test every word you learn whether you are pronouncing that correctly or not.