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3431 Customer reviews

Dude Colorado-USA

Dude Colorado-USA

Rocket Italian United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

111 Likes

Hello. I was born in the United States so my first language is English. Currently I’m extremely fluent in Spanish and Italian. I’ll elaborate on that later. I retired in 2008. In December of 2009 it was decided to purchase Rocket Spanish for myself as a Christmas present. Only Premium, Premium Plus and Platinum were available at that time so all 3 levels were purchased. I had no prior language training during life and no experience talking to others in any language except English. Rocket Spanish was downloaded to an iPod as part of my New Year resolution. I practiced most days while exercising and repeating everything aloud. Everything was finished multiple times that was contained in the Premium or first level in March. The entire level was basically memorized from repeating it so many times. The beginning of April 2010 I went to Panama on vacation for 3 weeks by myself. I didn’t get an interpreter and just went for it and made my way around much of the country by myself taking local bus transportation. The reality was for 4 days I was like “aaaaa”, then suddenly my brain said oh apparently you’re serious and started working without any problem speaking the Spanish I learned in the Premium course.

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Alexandria Peary

Alexandria Peary

Rocket Italian

Submitted: 3+ years ago

110 Likes

I'm impressed by Rocket Languages: I'm learning much more than I thought was possible online and having a good deal of fun. It's pedagogically-savvy (more so than other language-learning products) because it uses a variety of learning methods. I plan on using Rocket to learn my next language.

Dr. Donna Maria Romeo

Dr. Donna Maria Romeo

Rocket Italian

Submitted: 3+ years ago

86 Likes

I first started my Italian lessons using Rosetta Stone. After spending almost $300 on the complete Italian course, I advanced pretty quickly and then just gave up after completing a few levels. It was a chore and not fun. I never felt that I was actually learning anything that was useful. I was not retaining the materials. Then I tried Rocket Italian, purchasing the complete course. I love Rocket Italian so much more! I feel I am really absorbing the content. I like the interactivity, the dialogues, the real usefulness of the conversations. Thank you, Rocket Italian!

Carmen Franceschino

Carmen Franceschino

Rocket Italian West Chester

Submitted: 3+ years ago

83 Likes

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!

Evelyn Sears

Evelyn Sears

Rocket Italian

Submitted: 3+ years ago

78 Likes

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. I also appreciate that Rocket provides ample opportunities to speak the language, and even provides feedback of pronunciation with the Rocket Record feature. Another feature that I really like about Rocket is the attention it gives to explaining grammatical and cultural aspects of the language. I've checked out a number of textbooks (and have even taken a formal course in Italian (with textbooks I absolutely detested)), and am impressed with how clearly and simply Rocket explains complex grammatical concepts.The areas of Rocket that I believe are weakest are opportunities for reading and writing the language. There are opportunities to read the conversation transcripts and the vocabulary exercises, but these are limited to short samples.

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Christine Tempestoso

Christine Tempestoso

Rocket Italian

Submitted: 3+ years ago

77 Likes

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!

Bocelli Fan

Bocelli Fan

Rocket Italian

Submitted: 3+ years ago

74 Likes

This software is absolutely amazing and it has blown me away. I have always wanted to learn a third language and being into a lot of Italian culture and music and after doing different types of reading and solo studying i thought I would give this a try and it is truly buonissima!

Nicola Tunney

Nicola Tunney

Rocket Italian Bristol

Submitted: 3+ years ago

32 Likes

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Rocket for the fab Italian course I have recently started. Rocket has given me the structure and encouragement to sit down on a regular basis and learn a language that I have always wanted to know better. I listen, I speak, I write and I understand. Easy to use, very accessible and I love it!

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Rocket Italian Seattle, WA , United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

28 Likes

Rocket Italian is an amazing product! I've tried Rosetta Stone in the past but found their lesson plans to be boring. Rocket Italian is engaging and an overall better value since it's far less expensive.

Paul Rolfe-Barber

Paul Rolfe-Barber

Rocket Italian Sheffield

Submitted: 3+ years ago

28 Likes

Rocket languages is fantastic!!! Probably the best language course I have embarked on. I have just come back from a holiday in Italy (Rome and a day trip to Naples) and whilst there won three compliments on my (still not perfect) Italian from the locals. This has given me the confidence to work through the course and then take it to the next level.