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Rocket Portuguese — United States
Submitted: 1 month ago
I have only been using Rocket Portuguese for about a week. Have tried it on my iPad and both FireFox and Chrome on my computer. I would be impressed with this product if the microphone and rating on pronunciation worked consistently.
Es bueno, pero no tengo mucho dinero para comprarlo,lo recomiendo ampliamente, yo creo que serviria mucho para alguien que de verdad quiere aprender este o cualquier idioma, el precio se me hace muy elevado, estoy muy interesado pero si me hicieran un buen descuento por los tres niveles lo pensaria y probablemente me aceptarian, gracias. i like it but can't afford it at this time. thanks
I really like the tool and I that you can record your voice and compared to the native is the best function. I learned quite alot of words but there is one big problem. The man speaks with a Rio De Janeiro accent. When I came to Sao paulo where my wife is from many people laughed at my strong accent and I realized I have gotten a really strong Rio De Janeiro accent which does not seem like the best of accents xD.
I wanted to have a Sao paulo accent and after knowing this fact I could not continue as the portuguese accent was not the one I was looking for. So I love the service but the audio is just not what I am looking for making it not usable.
Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Niklas - We are aware of the different accents in Brazil and while Paulo is from Rio (as per the Interactive audio lessons), the rest of the course (extra vocabulary and Language & Culture lessons) has a male speaker who is not from Rio. It is a good idea to have familiarity with both! There is even a specific Language & Culture lesson on the differences (see lesson 1.11)
It is good for someone who knows nothing to be able to gain useful phrases and to practice the proper pronunciation. The material covers a good range of every day communication which is good if you are planning to use this for traveling.
Probably a good jump start to begin using the language right away.
I love the dialogues. They help you develop your listening and speaking skills rocket fast. Unlike the Pilmsleur approach that I have also used, Rocket languages also has the reinforcement activities where you get additional listening, speaking and writing practice so you learn to spell correctly and pay attention to accent marks and special characters.
I am giving it a 4 out of 5 because in my opinion the price is pretty steep (I can get the Pilmsleur CDs for Portuguese level 1 for $34 in ebay) and I feel for that price it should also include some grammar videos with activities and reading comprehension to make it more well rounded.
The perfect package that helps you to read, write, understand and speak Portuguese step by step. As it is on internet, you can learn with your own pace and as per your free time. This concept is fantastic.
I have just completed the trial and, although it is a shame that more advanced Portuguese lessons will not be available any time soon (if at all), I am going to buy the full access anyway. It seems good value for money, but I think I will finish the full course content quite quickly and probably still not be that fluent.
I just started using Rocket Language and I like it so far. I knew some Portuguese before beginning but have noticed so far that Rocket Language has been helpful with putting phrases together. I am looking forward to getting more in detail with the language and learning things I don't know in part 2 of the lessons.
I like the way the lessons are structured and how they progress. It is also helpful to compare my pronunciation with the voice on the site.
I am a slow learner and have a problem hearing the words....by the time a sentence is finished, I may only be on the 3rd word!!! So pacing is very important for me.
Rocket Languages has a large collection of lessons to dig into that are effective at teaching the language, and it's easy to use. The one thing I dislike so far is that I was use to using Rosetta Stone, and I loved the visual aspect. It would be awesome if they could incorporate visuals into their lessons as well. But for now the main thing I really like is the added contextual explanations for certain phrases and the fact that they make you have a conversation with the words you learned. My girlfriend is happy i am at least learning her language.