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3431 Customer reviews

Allen Crisp

Allen Crisp

Rocket German

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

Rocket Languages is an awesome way to learn German or any language. It is light years ahead of the way I learned French at High School long ago.

In place of learning lists of words, you are given phrases to use so that you learn idioms rather than setting yourself up to use stilted expressions that don't accord with actual usage. You can still build your own vocabulary lists and export them to a file in your computer; and you can create your own notes to accompany these lists to gain understanding of how the words are used and case modified. I was offered .csv but would prefer .doc, but this is a minor matter.

The ability to download the initial conversational lessons is a great plus along with also being able to download .pdf files so that you can refresh yourself in these lessons again in a different context such as in your car.

Learning to say words, phrases and sentences from native speaking German tutors ensures that you learn to speak with a minimum of foreign accent, and the repetition with variations speeds the assimilation of the language. This experience is enhanced by your being able to record and re-record your rendition of a recording made for you by a tutor.

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t.t.pandian

t.t.pandian

Rocket German Chennai

Submitted: 3+ years ago

10 Likes

Rocket Language course for German Language study is really useful and one can attend to the course at his or her timings. One aspect that is of highly appreciative isthat what is required of one to go over to a Language Lab all theway is easily reachable at our home and at our study desk. At any time of the day or night , I can just open my Computer and listen to and respond to through interactive audio lessons. Thats awesome and I like it. Since I would like to be outspoken though not critical , I expected certain simple grammer learnings like the prepositions, modal verbs infinite verbs and their conjugations . pronouns , cases and tenses. If these aspects of the grammer is introduced to the beginner, it would have been still better for a beginner to understand any simple sentences in german language. To sum up I liked the lessons that I have covered till date.

Rob Sullivan

Rob Sullivan

Rocket German Chicago, IL , United States

Submitted: 3 months ago

9 Likes

I have been doing Rocket German for over a year and absolutely love it. Although I come from a family where my Dad and a few siblings are passionate about languages like Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, and even Mandarin, I never felt like I acquired the genes for it. Worse yet, I spent years telling myself I wasn't good at languages. I went to Berlitz to learn French without much success and tried Duo Lingo for German, but Rocket German blows them both away. I even have fun with the lessons. I especially like Nik and Paul, the two teachers who do Level 1. I never expected to laugh out loud using a language app, but I have on multiple occasions. (Please bring them back for more Language & Culture lessons.) Sandra, Sarah, and Mattias in Level 2 are great as well. In short, this really is fun. And doable. I WILL be fluent. And it will be thanks to Rocket German.

Matt Songe

Matt Songe

Rocket German United States

Submitted: 8 months ago

9 Likes

Great program. I like the flow of the modules and the flixibility the mobile app offers. The only issue I have is that the voice recongnition is a little finnicky. It will give 100% sometimes even though I clearly misspronounced or even left a word out. It will also fail to recognize a word in one sentance but then pick it up in others.

Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Rocket German Venice, FL , United States

Submitted: 10 months ago

9 Likes

I am enjoying this learning system. It gets right down to business and I like that.

Dan Lake

Dan Lake

Rocket German United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

9 Likes

I've purchased Rocket German Levels 1 and 2 (and previously trialed Rocket French) and it's been great so far. It's much more practical for someone planning to travel to another country, especially when compared to other language learning programs like DuoLingo. The phrases they teach are ones you might actually use when traveling, and they teach the formal conjugations instead of informal (because when would you really use the informal "du" when traveling?). Starting from scratch would likely require you to really dig into the supporting materials (not just the audio courses), but the audio courses alone are worth the price if you have a basic understanding of the language. They are entertaining, move along relatively quickly but reinforce the learning via repetition. The price is very fair when compared to similar programs. Overall, very happy with my purchase!

Michael Weinberger

Michael Weinberger

Rocket German Canada

Submitted: 2 years ago

9 Likes

It is very frustrating that I cannot offline download the lessons in the app itself on my iPhone. It would have been better that way. I want to be able to use it in the car that way. I know you can download it through iTunes, but that is too cumbersome.

Response from Rocket Languages (updated 2019): Hi Michael - This functionality is now on the apps. You can download the audio to your device at the press of a button!

Terry Horan

Terry Horan

Rocket German SHEFFIELD , United Kingdom

Submitted: 3 years ago

9 Likes

I like the interaction in the 'Play it' section but there are problems;

1. The programme frequently states that it has not heard my reply - despite that when I press playback my reply is very clearly there - this is very frustrating and time consuming.

2. The programme makes no allowance for a beginner taking time making a reply which inevitably takes a lot longer than a fluent speaker would take - this again is very frustrating and prevents making best use of the programme.

Patrick Buerger

Patrick Buerger

Rocket German Richmond , Australia

Submitted: 3 years ago

9 Likes

Excellent course. I download the interactive audio lessons and practise in the car as I am driving. The only downside with this is that I do actually see the text. Doing the work on the website is very helpful. It is really helping me improve my German.

Cullan Lucas

Cullan Lucas

Rocket German United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

9 Likes

Rocket German managed to constantly keep me engaged where other programs failed. Usually I would lose interest about halfway (maybe even quarter way) through a program, but having the option of taking the audio lessons with me wherever I go gives me lots more options.

I can't recommend this program enough!