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 — Lakeland , United States
I like the audio and the repetition. I want to be able to hear and understand Spanish, not just read it. That is true of most people that learn a second language. Rocket Spanish puts more emphasis on listening and speaking than Rosetta Stone. The points system is also great because it encourages you to do more each day to earn more points.
Rocket German — Glasgow , United Kingdom
I liked the rocket learning German course quite a lot, the several types of ways it helps you learn, either through writing questions or having you verbally repeat it back to a microphone. This all contributed to high rates of retention of the words for myself.
Well organized and easy to follow. Problems with microphone seemed to cause program to loose it's place in quiz. Once I learn the navigation plan it should be easier for me. I keep backing up and learning how to move forward. It has been a while since I used the system and the changes were a bit difficult to follow.
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 Inglés — Los Angeles California
Rocket language is amazing. I love the program it's very helpful for people who know a little or no English. I've learned a lot of new words and so far I love this program. It's very easy to understand.
Rocket Spanish — Largo florida
The Rocket folks have the ability to spread their enthusiasm! I think they really love what they do..... their product is proof. The Rocket system is affordable and easy to use but best of all, it has quickly improved my Spanish.
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Rocket French — DODOMA
I heartily accept the work of the Rocket Language team,because I have gained a rapid and great advancement in the French Language though it 's less than a six-day period since I discovered and started to use this golden chance of learning the language which has been as day-dream for to understand it. Before I got the laptop I currently posses the environment was not friendly to me in learning this Foreign language through the most comprehensive Rocket Languages Program. I absolutely promise to be the permanent member of the site for I find it very helpful to me as a beginner to a new language (French). I have not yet completed the course, but I solely recommend the Program to anyone else who finds a comprehensive and less time consuming program for self learning. Living and working in France is My comforting dream. Keep it up Rocket Languages Team, you are the most wanted and helpful tool in self-learning of the Foreign Language.
Rocket German — United States
This could easily be a 5 star program, but there are enough poor choices by the designers that make it less valueable or frustrating to use that I am being generous to give this 3 stars. The bottom line is that it works, and it did better for me than when I used Rosetta Stone to learn another language.
I have been using this program for 10 months and have had 3 visits to Germany during this time related to work. This is where I think the program isn't good: 1. This program stresses in the informal ways of addressing people. Germans, especially in business, use the formal case (Sie not Du). 2. The program doesn't teach any language rules, rather just provides example after example such as how to conjugate a verb. 3. THe most frustrating part is that the program tries to inculcate easy words (Ja, Nein), and sometimes not useful words like Wunderbar constantly, but doesn't stress words that are important to know such as to want, to like, to take, to need. If someone can't get Ja and Nein correct after the third lesson, then they need to quit. 4. The reason #3 is so aggravating is that for those of us that have to learn at work as part of our job, there can be 60+questions for each exercise in a lesson, and there are 5 exercises for each lesson. This makes a lesson take 2+ hours if you want to finish it completely, and when you translate Wunderbar and sehr gut for the 500th time you realize this program is wasting your time. 5. Everything requires a keyboard click. In some exercises you can use the keyboard to avoid clicking, but in others where you must type then you have to click the mouse constantly. To make it better, address 1-5, and consider adding a random question practice session. This would randomly bring-up a problem from any completed lesson and any completed exercise. This would be the best way to review as it would require students to recall what they learned in previous lessons and not just the one they finished. No score, no limited amount of questions, just continually popping up new questions and checking the student's answer. Also, look at DuLingo app. There you have the ability to slow down an audio statement to translate it. THere are times the audio is too fast to easily translate it. Also a FF 15seconds or rewind 15 second button would be helpful (especially for iPhone or Apple watch) when listening to lessons...the current FF and Rewind setting isn't good. Also, everyone reading the reviews should know that reviewers are offered $10 cash back if they write a review. I think this leads to all the glowing reviews because people want the money now and haven't used the product for a long time to start discovering where it needs to be improved. With all that said, I don't have regrets about buying this and it has helped me when I am in Germany. I think it is better than RS because it emphasizes learning via listening and speaking as opposed to writing. But with the current design, I won't tell my company that this is the best learning program out there.
Rocket Korean — Kentucky , United States
Rocket Languages is really good for someone who is wanting to begin learning a language fast and easy. It takes little time and you surely get a lot out of each lesson. And not only does it teach you the language, but it also teaches you different parts of the culture from where your language of choice is spoken. It's really amazing and I've already recommended to each of my friends.
Rocket Chinese — Auckland , New Zealand
The record with voice recognition grading really helps to get your pronunciation right, and the playback of your voice really helps you find out why you did get the grade you expected. These tools give a strong incentive to practice speaking, and have helped me to progress faster. The downside is that these tools are only practically useful on PC and not useful on Android because of speed and different limited web page. (I cannot speak for Apple versions).
I would give the course 5 stars if all features were available on all platforms. On android viewing the website, speech recognition is so much slower to respond, and much less accurate, so the time delays become frustrating - it is very dependent on internet and wireless speed. The key thing android misses is it that it has no ability to play back what you said (so that you can hear and correct your own mistakes). From the forum comments this appears to have been missing for 2 years or more, and I think Rocket Languages should make playback of your own voice a priority fix for android users. The effect is to limit my learning to practice on PC which is not what I planned or expected as there is nothing visible on the main web site to indicate that playback of your own voice does not work on android. The (android) rocket languages app suffers from the same limitations, and does not work at all when offline. Therefore so it is not really an independent app but merely a different way of accessing a web site. This also limits where you can use it, as you often to not have internet access when travelling. It really should have a way of caching selected lessons (with the web page data),and the so that users can practice offline, - then I would call it a useful app. So in summary, Rocket Languages is a great course if you are on PC, it has great features to help you practice writing too, but still needs to make all voice functions available on all platforms to make it really good.