I am enjoying using Rocket Language’s Spanish classes.
Just yesterday, my husband said to me,
“Your Spanish is really improving”
He had overheard my most recent session with Rocket Language, Spanish.
Records Your Spanish
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Rocket Language. My biggest surprise was that it records your attempts at speaking Spanish.
This is huge for me.
I am terrible at pronunciation.
Often, I think I am saying a Spanish word correctly, but my family assures me that I am not!
Rocket Language encourages me to speak Spanish out loud. And it’s feedback system helps me to improve my spoken Spanish.
With Rocket Language, I feel comfortable saying a hard word over and over until I am saying it correctly. It is radically different from my past study techniques.
In a class, your teacher usually won’t keep after you for too long. It can be discouraging for both of you. Or they are happy with, good enough. In a book, or even with CDs or videos, you have no way of knowing if you are saying the words correctly or not.
Mic Records You Speaking
Rocket language has a microphone that records your attempts at speaking Spanish. (Check out the image of how that looks.)
The recording system (Rocket Record) records, rates, and transcribes what you say (in green).
The rating and transcription system does not always work well. But really the most useful feature is the recording. That is, the ability to hear yourself speak, and to immediately hear the “teacher” say it correctly.
With those 2 tools you can immediately discover how well you are speaking, and what you need to do to correctly say the Spanish words.
I have found the recording system invaluable.
Tracking Your Efforts
One of my biggest stumbling blocks to surging toward fluency, is consistency. It is difficult to even remember to study every day.
Improving my Spanish
Here in Panama, I do speak Spanish everyday. But that doesn’t mean I speak Spanish better each day.
If I don’t actively try to improve my Spanish, I simply repeat the same poor Spanish every day. In this way, Rocket Language does try to help you. It keeps track of how often and how long you use the course. (See the image above for the tracking system.)
Rocket Language Features
- 24/7 Lifetime access – even with the free trial
- Member Forum. You can ask questions and get answers from other members.
- Flashcards (digital, of course)
- Lots of practice in both listening to and speaking Spanish
- Lessons are structured so can easily spend more or less time on each class. Good for those who have to squeeze in time to learn Spanish.
- Written exercises – so you also learn how to spell and read Spanish
- Asks you to translate from English to Spanish. This really tests your learning
- Grammar. Yes, there is no avoiding it. You will need to say “I went” vs “I am going”
- Tracking system of how often & how extensively you do your Spanish classes.
- Quizes – to evaluate how well you understand, speak, and write Spanish
Free Trail vs. Membership
I am finding it so useful that I actually bought the program. If you know me, you know that is a big deal. I don’t purchase things lightly.
I had been using the free trial version of Rocket Language. The free trial allows you to delve into a few lessons at each of its 3 levels. I particulary like that even with the free trial you get lifetime access. It took me a week after I signed up, to start taking one of the classes.
In the free trial, you only have access to a few classes in each level of Spanish classes. But it is enough to get you started and to find out if you like Rocket Language.
It was enough for me to decide to buy into Rocket Language.
60-day Refund Policy
Of course, for someone like me, it is also reassuring to know that I have 60 days to ask for a full refund. So if I find that I don’t actually use it, I will ask for a refund. But I hope that I do use it – and consistently. I really want to improve my Spanish.
My Spanish is improving by my actively using Rocket Language. I recommend you check it out and see if it works for you too. Read over this Rocket Language review and see if you agree.
You can get the free trial here.
If you want to jump right in and become a full-fledged member, you can join Rocket Language here.
There are a number of membership options depending upon your goals and current level of Spanish. Right now there is a discount on membership. If it is over when you click, there is likely to be another discount again in a few months.
Remember you have 60 days to cancel and get a full refund. I’ll update this review if I decide to get a refund. Right now it seems highly unlikely.
Tips on Ways To Learn A Language
If you are looking for tips on how to learn any language, you should download the free pdf. You can do it here, or click on the image at the top of this page.
Other On-line Spanish Programs
I will also be testing out other online Spanish classes and programs in the future. I want to know what is out there and how they compare to Rocket Language. So stayed tuned for future reviews.
In the meantime, I created a short summary of the online Spanish classes or programs. Programs that use technology to make it more fun & easier to learn Spanish. If you are interested in exploring other options, you may want to start with those online Spanish programs.
I also highly recommend you check out Rocket Language. At least their free trial.