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3457 Customer reviews

MELANIE MCGUFFIN

MELANIE MCGUFFIN

Rocket Spanish CO , United States

Submitted: 1 year ago

16 Likes

Summary: It is most important to start SPEAKING a language as soon as possible to get comfortable with it. I think that Rocket does a decent job getting you ready with some key phrases, pronunciation, and review, but it overloads the learner with too much new vocabulary per lesson.

Format: I really like the audio format in a nice progressive pace and it's less 'cluttered' than the popular pod101 program. The review material is very well rounded, using audio, writing practice, spanish - english and english - spanish practice, plus flashcards (english - spanish).

Overall audio quality: Try the trial to hear them speak. Decide for yourself. In my opinion, Mauricio has a good accent and Carmen speaks slowly. Amy is a dork and I get a little tired of hearing her voice. Her Spanish makes me cringe. The "repeat after me" can be very rushed and I have to pause so that I get a chance to actually repeat a phrase.

Workload: The dialogues can be quite long (some almost 45 minutes!) and the practice has WAY too much vocabulary to absorb for one lesson. I'm currently doing a lesson in Level 2 that has 117 words.

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Andrew Kornweibel

Andrew Kornweibel

Rocket Spanish United Kingdom

Submitted: 3 years ago

16 Likes

The accent is laughable. As in, my spanish friends couldn't stop laughing. It's Mexican spanish, in a bad accent. The plays and lessons are mired in stereotypes, sexist, and awful. As far as actually learning Spanish goes, I'm struggling on with it, but I can't say it's really helped so far. Hopefully it will start sticking, but having spent six weeks in Madrid recently, I didn't feel this course helped me at all, and I was still struggling with even the most basic conversations. There doesn't seem to be any background to the lessons, or intricacies of the verbs and their conjugations, which are just brushed over.
I've paid for it now, so will keep persevering for the moment, but I regret the purchase.

Response from Rocket Languages: A wide variety of voices are used on Rocket Spanish. They are mainly Latin American, as that is the Spanish being taught. Mauricio is from Chile, there are also voices from Ecuador, Nicaragua, Argentina and more!

Keith  Fricker

Keith Fricker

Rocket Spanish Nottingham

Submitted: 3+ years ago

16 Likes

Rocket Spanish is a revelation! At first glance the trial lesson looked like a lot of "fragmented" vocabulary to take on board. However, once started it quickly turns into a trail of gradual understanding. The "bite-sized" treatment of the material quickly turns into a game and you are gradually drawn into completing each section.

J Duff

J Duff

Rocket Spanish

Submitted: 3+ years ago

16 Likes

I like RocketLanguages' overall approach, but I don't like that the Test area only accepts one answer. Sometimes there are multiple correct answers, and those should be revealed as correct answers as well. Another thing that could be improved is the amount of content from previous lessons that's interspersed into later lessons. The quizzes in particular should test knowledge from previous lessons as well as the current lesson.

Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams

Rocket Spanish New smyrna Beach, Fl , United States

Submitted: 1 year ago

15 Likes

I purchased Rocket Languages last year, but haven't had much of a chance to practice. I emailed the question if there is a time limit that I must learn my language by. They quickly responded that I have a Lifetime membership. That is what I was expecting, and what they delivered. Very Good. I encourage others to buy their language product and not be worried about how long it takes to learn. And that even includes any changes and improvements that they make to the course in the future.

With that type of Customer Service, they can be trusted!!

Steve

John Baynock

John Baynock

Rocket Spanish La Quinta, CA , United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

15 Likes

I signed up over 5 years ago and every time I have had any issues or just a simple question they have always been there. The lessons are spot on and learning Spanish, is Rocket fast!

Keep up the great customer service, Johnny B

Clyde Eidson

Clyde Eidson

Rocket Spanish United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

15 Likes

I am an adult learner and have a real-life need to have a good working use of Spanish for travel and work in Central and South America. I have been studying Spanish for about 6 years so I have a fairly good grasp of the language. I have used all the widely-known, self-directed courses, multiple online resources, have a small library of Spanish books, even hired a tutor at the cost of $100/hour from Colombia. Bottom line in all of this, is that learning a new language is work- a lot of work. What you get out of your learning experience is directly related to how much effort you're willing to put in. I rarely endorse anything unless it stands out from the crowd or impresses me. I like several things about this program. First the price- it's a good value and a one-time purchase for however much you want to dive in. It doesn't continue to gouge you month after month. You buy it- it's yours for life. And if you're a new learner or even intermediate level, you will return to this as a resource over and over. Because (very important) you will NOT absorb every single bit of information the first time around. To think you will have 100% recall after one-time through is extremely unrealistic.

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John Massini

John Massini

Rocket Spanish Gainesville FL , United States

Submitted: 2 years ago

15 Likes

Rocket Spanish has been so helpful. The dialogues are good for listening in the car, and the exercises make sure you are thinking, understanding, and pronouncing correctly. This is better than any other language tool I've used outside of the classroom.

Mago Tilden

Mago Tilden

Rocket Spanish

Submitted: 3+ years ago

15 Likes

I couldn't get into it as I am at a more advanced level and I could find much in my trial edition. I never signed up to pay because of that. I didn't use customer service and can't really say about the price and I don't remember what it was. I'm guessing it would be okay if I had seen that the program was helpful in the trial. It would help to have a more helpful trial version.

Response from Rocket Languages: Hi Mago - If you did sign up for a Level and found it was either too easy or too hard then we would gladly swap it free of charge to a more suitable one.

Glen Ball

Glen Ball

Rocket Spanish Victoria

Submitted: 3+ years ago

15 Likes

I got my start in Spanish with them. The courses are very well done. I recorded the lessons on MP3 and listened to them and spoke out loud while stuck in traffic. I have always had access to my lessons online with all the updates they have done over the years. I travel to Cuba every year and what I have learned in priceless. I highly recommend it.

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