As you all know I get A LOT of emails asking me about different language learning programs. So many people have asked me about the Rocket Languages program. I got so many emails I decided to go check it out. I think that since I am already pretty fluent in German I think I have an interesting perspective. As you will see below I found the program to be pretty darn good. I think it incorporates a lot of the tools that I used to master German but puts them all in one place for ease of use. This is a great program for people who may get overwhelmed with using multiple programs. Check it out below.
Rocket Languages is a paid language learning software program that also has free trial versions, including about 10 tutorials of the 60 or more available in the paid version. It is one of the most affordable language learning programs, costing about $100-$390. The lessons are categorized in levels from level 1 to level 3. Learners get access to various kinds of resources, including audio tutorials, exercises, and game, among others. Apart from German, you can learn many different languages with rocket languages, including French, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and English, including American Sign Language. For those who are more interested in learning German, here is a comprehensive Rocket Languages for German Review for your perusal.
Getting Started With Rocket Languages for German
As compared to most other alternative language learning programs such as Rosetta, Rocket Languages is an online-based course, which means that you don’t need to download or install any software to get started. However, it also means that you require a constant internet connection for you to learn your desired language. In the current day where there is so much competition in the telecoms industry, you can easily find an affordable internet cable or mobile data plan. this means that the program still remains affordable.
German Teaching Approach
The teaching approach in Rocket German is a highly interactive one. It is based on the fact that one can best learn a new language by starting to speak it themselves. It also features a humorous style of teaching, which makes it even more engaging for linguistic enthusiasts interested in learning German.
Language Learning Resources/Tools
Rocket Languages for German is available in three main categories, these being
- Interactive Audio
- Language and Culture
- The Survival Kit
There is also another section for games, which is designed to make the learning process even more interactive, engaging, and interesting.
Tracking Your Learning Progress
It is also quite easy to keep track of your learning progress with rocket languages German, making it suitable for people who prefer to learn at their own pace. As a matter of fact, there is a section you see as soon as you log in, “My Overall Progress,” which indicates in percentages, how you’re fairing in all the three lesson levels. Upon completing a lesson, you are basically required to give a difficulty rating, which is then used to analyze and produce the percentages. Even more interesting is the tool called recent activity, where you get to remind yourself what you did the last time you logged in. it makes it easy to keep track of your progress, you can resume from where you left without leaving anything out. There are also proficiency tests, which you can take to assess what you’ve learned.
Help and Support
Rocket Languages’ has a help and support center through which learners can voice their queries and concerns through the contact us section of the site. Their help center is highly reliable and responds within minutes to a few hours.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to use and learn
- Many different types of learning resources and material
- Highly affordable as compared to most other paid p[rograms
- Has a free trial version with adequate learning resources
- Doesn’t require installation or download
- Has an android app for your smart gadgets
- Requires a reliable internet connection