About Rocket Languages
Rocket Languages, found online at RocketLanguages.com, is an online software company which says that they produce award winning online language learning courses for users from all around the world.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Rocket Languages is a world recognized leader in online language learning, having developed a large series of language courses that focus on helping people speak the language from the very first lesson, understand the language when it is being spoken to you, and reduce your study time as much as possible.
All of their language courses are composed of Interactive Audio Lessons which have been designed to be listened to anywhere, including while you are “on-the-go.” They also offer Language & Culture Lessons, which they say will help you truly understand “the mechanics” of a language.
Their programs also offer features like Voice Recognition, where you record yourself saying words and phrases so you can improve your pronunciation, and Reinforcement Testing, which is a series of different methods of testing your language knowledge so that your learning is actually enhanced.
In addition, this company offers many different free resources on their website so you can get an idea of how they teach their courses before you commit to their paid courses.
At this time Rocket Languages offers their customers a downloadable app for Android and iOS smart phones and tablets.
Since this company sells such a wide variety of language courses, customers may notice some variation in pricing depending on what language and course they choose. That being said, the website appears to price their programs in between $99.95 and $259.90 depending on how much content they want to purchase all at one time.
In addition, they say that they understand not everyone has a reliable internet connection at their home, which makes using an online based course impractical. For these people, they offer CD packs of their course which are priced at $299.95 per level, but are offered with free shipping.
This company does provide their customers with a Refund Policy, saying that all new customers have 60 days in which to determine whether or not they have the “time and motivation” to truly dedicate themselves to learning a foreign language. If at any time during these 60 days you decide that this program is not right for you, you can contact Customer Service and discuss with them receiving a refund.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 310-601-4958 or by email at [email protected]
Rocket Languages is very proud of the variety of awards they have won, including 2013 Best Educational Software Awards, PCMag.com Editor's Choice, the Fast 50 Top Company in Research and Development, and more. In addition, they have been recommended by a few different major newspapers as one of the best language learning software options available, including by a New York Times writer.
It seems as though in the past few years there may have been some issues with this company and their course presentation, but many reviewers have documented that most of these issues have been fixed in recent updates, so customers will want to make sure they are looking at the most recent reviews available.
Finally, this company also offers their new customers free resources and free trials of their courses, so if you are unsure whether or not this system will suit your needs, they provide a way to test drive their product. In addition, they still include a Refund Policy, despite their free options, which is really unusual.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different types of online courses and software which attempt to give people an effective way to learn a foreign language from the comfort of their own home, including the world famous Rosetta Stone but also other well-known programs like Fluenz, Pimsleur Approach, DuoLingo, and more.
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