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3457 Customer reviews

James Carman

James Carman

Rocket Japanese Florida , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

12 Likes

I have used many resources to learn Japanese. I use Rocket Japanese to test what I learned, and learn topic specific language. Even just using it in that limited capacity it has been tremendously helpful. I spent almost 6 months in Japan during 2016. The things I learned here were invaluable for navigating restaurants, convenience stores, and many other activities.

When I bought this package I was looking for something like the Spanish101, Chinese101, etc series. I wanted something I could listen to while I ran or commuted places. The main reason I picked this was that it isn't a subscription service. I bought it and I was done.

After buying it I realized it was more interactive and engaging than my previous experiences with podcasts. Besides the engaging, and silly Japanese hosts, the activities to verify I am learning became a big help. I also loved that I could skip around to any lesson I felt I needed to work on. I have had this product long enough to see 2 new versions released and each time, the upgrades have made the product more usable, and helped me come back and work on my Japanese some more.

There are a few places they could improve. I know there is a lot more to learn. It would be great to see more levels, allowing people to advance further. Another improvement would be for them to speed up their conversations more. I feel that by the end of the third level they should be speaking at native or near native speed.

Jose Dominguez

Jose Dominguez

Rocket Japanese Ohio , United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

12 Likes

I've used Rocket Languages for two languages now (Korean and Japanese) and have yet to regret either purchase. Rocket Languages is, in my opinion, a straight-forward and effective interface for all of my language needs.

I even use the program to brush up on advanced Spanish skills from time to time and have seen good results in a reasonable time frame. No doubt one of my better investments of both time and money!

Erik Larson

Erik Larson

Rocket Japanese United States

Submitted: 3 years ago

12 Likes

The voice recognition works pretty well. It struggles with very short sounds, but overall very good. I've used other programs that ask you to speak the answers, but the pronunciation analysis makes me try much harder to say each response out loud.

The romaji is good for beginners, but already know hiragana and katakana, so the romaji is very distracting. I wish there was an option to turn off romaji so I can practice reading.

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Response from Rocket Languages: The romanized version of the phrases can be toggled on/off under your profile.--

Emlyn Jones

Emlyn Jones

Rocket Japanese Tyne & Wear

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

I think the course if excellent. It certainly is tailored for the beginner but does give help on Japanese grammar. I love it. One irritation - the musical intro to the lessons - is it necessary! Drives me nuts.

Ariel Edogawa

Ariel Edogawa

Rocket Japanese India

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

Learning a language is possible not by only going through books but by actually implementing it in your daily speech and hearing the correct pronunciations. And ROCKET JAPANESE has made it possible! They give you a chance to speak, practice and even explain simple conversations that every tourist will need. Not only that, There are tests which enhances learning process. Rocket Japanese rocks!

Joshua Payne

Joshua Payne

Rocket Japanese Chandler, Arizona

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

The interactive audio lessons are so fun, non-stressful, and easy to use. I love the feature that allows me to input translations just by highlighting the words in the conversation and then test myself by going through it on my own. I download the lessons I'm working on and listen to them in the car or at work. I've already recommended Rocket Languages to most of my family and friends! Rocket Languages is nearly perfect but one thing I'd like to see at some point is more audio reviews with different uses of the words from the lesson and a review covering literally everything up to the present point. So if I'm at lesson 1.3, i'd like to see a review covering 1.0-1.3 on it. Or if I'm at lesson 3.2, I'd like to review 1.0-3.2 at some point to make sure I haven't forgotten the basics.

Marianne Gutierrez

Marianne Gutierrez

Rocket Japanese Tacoma, WA

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

This is a great program that uses a mix of audio, text, and quizzes to help you learn a language. I'm trying to learn Japanese and I was very relieved when I saw the program has all the writing methods of Japan (Kanji, Katakana, Hiragana, and Romaji). I am also glad that they incorporated a way for me to record myself speaking the language. This way I can compare myself to that of the native speaker. I am currently using the Rocket Languages iOS app for my iPhone and it works perfectly (except for some audio files that won't play 100% of the time).

I would recommend this to my friends and family. Actually, I've already recommend this program to my husband, who wants to learn Spanish.

I encourage anyone, who is motived to learn a new language, to use Rocket Languages.

osman tekin kiyar

osman tekin kiyar

Rocket Japanese ankara/turkey

Submitted: 3+ years ago

12 Likes

Need some more practice and review material. Full Audio parts seem lengthy. Like your course. I would like to memorize by doing practice whatever I learn from the course so need translation practices both way

Fabian Schneider

Fabian Schneider

Rocket Japanese Hamburg , Germany

Submitted: 2 years ago

11 Likes

(Japanese, Level 1 review) Methodically located somewhere between Pimsleur, YesJapan/Japanese From Zero and Japanesepod101, Rocket Japanese provides a strong, content-rich guided learning experience that can serve as a backbone to any serious self-learning effort. Of all the programs I have tried (including Rosetta Stone, Textfugu, WaniKani, Living Language, the Genki textbooks and those mentioned above), this is certainly the most comprehensive and challenging from the start.
Conversation exercises, which are at the core of the program, are very well executed and the speech recognition system ensures that there is a degree of accountability here. For auditive learners such as myself, these work just as well if not better than Pimsleur, which is an old but effective way to memorize phrases and gain some initial conversational skills.
The main weakness of Rocket Japanese comes in the lack of a spaced repetition system. I STRONGLY advise learners to use an external flashcard software (such as Anki) or analogue flashcards for their vocab learning. Since actually creating flashcards is in itself good practice, however, I wouldn't deduct any points for this given the overall strong showing on display.

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Prerana Saikia

Prerana Saikia

Rocket Japanese Guwahati , India

Submitted: 2 years ago

11 Likes

Finally! I can learn what I've always wanted to. Thanks to Rocket Languages, it helps me master a second language as if it were my own and twice as fast. The systematic lesson plan enables me to approach my lesson at my own pace and allows me to understand about the language in depth. Short, precise and intensive, it will help anyone master another language like they were natives, in no time.