Rocket Languages Member Reviews
Read all about how Rocket Languages online language learning courses have helped our members on their quest to learn a language!
Rocket Spanish — Alaska
I first bought Rocket Spanish many years ago after a trip to Costa Rica and Guatemala. I had taken Spanish at my local college, but after the trip it was quite obvious that I needed lots of practice, and Rocket Spanish provided the means in a fun and entertaining way! Understanding the other person is the most difficult part for me, and the way RS is presented, with the conversations and explanations, is by far the best I have seen in any program.
As my Spanish level (and travels) advanced, I continued to use RS for review, and gladly bought the Advanced Level 2. I hope someday I'll be ready for Level 3! Rocket Spanish was extremely well thought through in its development and gives plenty of practice in all areas of language learning. The explanations are clear, the speaking is easy to understand (oh, if only everyone would speak that clearly!!), and the cultural information is informative. Oaxaca is my home for 5-6 months of every year, and I continue to use RS for learning and reviewing. Thanks for such a great program, and yes, I have recommended it to friends and family.
Love the step by step progression of the program and the clear and concise grammar lessons! Only concern is the voice recognition for certain sounds ( e.g. initial /t/, /v/, words like "un" and "peu," difficulty recognizing numbers). This does not impact the strength or use of the program, so it is not a major factor. I have used a variety of sourced to learn French and this is the best , by far!
Rocket Japanese — United States
I had actually done the Rocket Spanish and I was a bit disappointed with Rocket Japanese. I do not feel that there are enough lessons to get an understanding of the material. I also do not feel that verbs were covered enough.
Rocket Spanish — CO , United States
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. I don't even want to start since I know it's going to take me a very long time to get through the practice sessions, so I'm here to procrastinate by writing a review instead. I feel that if there were around 50 phrases and words, this is enough to absorb and master in about 3 days per lesson. It's not that I want to go fast, I just don't have 2+ hours a day to do the practices AND memorize/absorb what I'm learning. My solution to this problem is that I select what I think might be useful in my everyday conversation and skip the rest (Do I really need to be quizzed on "Bueno, bueno. Ay! mama!" and other silly things from the dialogue?). It's the only negative emotion I feel when I get into a lesson. I wish there was less vocabulary per lesson. App vs. Desktop: The app is missing the module certifications (it's like a final exam), but the desktop has issues with typing special characters and not recognizing my microphone. This is something I've emailed CS about and received no response. Price: it was okay after finding a coupon code online. *cough*cough* Customer service: My only "interaction" was when I sent an email asking a question about the interface and never received and answer. Recommend: I have mentioned it to my friends, but with the warnings I've outlined. Buy again: Yes, I have purchased 2 other languages.
Rocket Spanish — Burlington, WI
It is difficult to begin--there is no easy way to start learning right off the bat, one has to search for the book/lessons. Learning would be easier if you could click a button to take you to a lesson (the most recent), with links to all of the information you need to continue on. This way you can just click start and get back to learning.
It's a well organized website with interesting features that helped making learning more fun and interesting. I can say that the content is suitable for anyone looking to learn about japanease culture and language. The excercises are also good so learners must take their time practicing if they want to improve their mastery level.
I like that so much of the exercises use audio. Too many language teachers end up teaching how to read a language, but put very little emphasis on speaking and comprehension. I also really like the dictation exercises, mostly because they give me practice in comprehension of spoken Spanish.
Rocket French — India
Rocket languages is fun and its nice to learn French through Rocket Languages....It has advanced type of learning and audios.....It has all sorts of french words , i found this website helpful... Merci...Thankyou..
Rocket Japanese — Karnataka
Hi, Learning from Rocket Japanese is easy and fast and one gets to know the real feel also because of the conversations. However, as you can understand that any study without aim is worthless. I would suggest that you add more study material which is matchable to the quality of questions to the JLPT levels. This will convince more and more users to join your course and also give a benchmark for them to rate them against a real life test or hurdle.
Rocket Japanese — Mandalay , Myanmar
I am interested in learning languages.I am keen to visit to Japan.Hopefully I am coming to Japan few months later.I wish to meet Japanese people and culture.I have been learning your language for a year with different teaching methods.But I found that Rocket Languages is easy,convenient,effortless and less time consuming.Especially I like the points and badge system which make me motivated. On top of that, it makes me fun and relaxed .As I am working in government service I have limited time but I can go by my own pace whenever I have time.Thank you very much for your teaching materials.I would recommend your course to others .