7 March 2012
Review: Rocket Spanish
by Gordon McConnell, Study-Spanish-Language.com
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Rocket Spanish is a comprehensive language course that includes interactive audio lessons, grammar lessons, hundreds of exercises, and MegaSpanish learning software. The course is appropriate for beginner and intermediate students. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.
Rocket Spanish is one of the most popular Spanish courses on the Internet. It's been used by thousands of students and has earned a positive reputation as a fun and effective course.
The course was created by Rocket Languages, a leader in downloadable language-learning products. Rocket Languages also offers courses in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, and American Sign Language.
Some people are turned off by the aggressive marketing approach used by the Rocket Spanish website. Nonetheless, the product does live up to promises and expectations, and delivers an excellent, high-quality product backed by a 60-day no-hassle guarantee.
In short, no other course offers as much high-quality, multimedia instructional material as Rocket Spanish for under $100.
What to Expect
After puchasing the download version of the product, you get immediate access to the complete course. You can do the course from the Rocket Spanish Members Area, or download it to your computer. Audio files can be downloaded as mp3 files so you can play them on your iPod.
The Learning Guide included with the course directs you how to begin. It recommeds you start with the interactive audio lessons by following the numbered lessons in the Conversation Course Guide. Then do the corresponding grammar lesson and exercises to clarify and reinforce what you have learned. The lessons are fun and effective. It's a well-organized and enjoyable course.
Rocket Spanish suggests completing the 31 conversation and grammar lessons in a fixed time period such as 31 days (which seems ambitious, given the amount of material) or 31 weeks.
The course includes:
• Over 12 hours of interactive audio lessons designed to get you speaking Spanish with proper pronunciation, plus transcripts.
• Over 210 pages of illustrated grammar lessons including 180 minutes of grammar audio tracks and over 400 grammar exercises and activities.
• 23 advanced grammar lessons with over 160 pages of advanced grammar rules.
• MegaSpanish Software which includes two separate programs: MegaVocab and MegaAudio.
• MegaVocab tests your memory on over 1000 words and pictures. Plus you can add in as many more words and pictures as you want.
• MegaAudio game with over 1000 audio tracks that helps you understand spoken Spanish.
• Support by email or via the Rocket Spanish forum.
Win98 or later, or Mac
Download version: $99.95
Hardcopy version (20 CD pack): $299.95
Both versions contain the same course materials.
60 day, 100% guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied for any reason, or it doesn’t live up to your expectations, send it back for full refund.
Yes. Rocket Spanish now offers a free, no-obligation lifetime trial. You can sign up for the free course below.
Go to Rocket Spanish Official Site
• Popular, comprehensive course for beginner and intermediate students.
• Includes audio, grammar and software component.
• Has positive reputation as fun, effective course.
• Download version sells for about $99.
• Excellent value.
Go to Rocket Spanish Official Site
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