When we found out our son was getting married to his Italian girlfriend, we never thought about the difficulties of the language barrier.
Our son has always been a self-learner, he taught himself Spanish and Italian in his teens. My wife and I were always amazed and supported him, but never joined him.
However, once we learned about his Italian girlfriend, we decided we had to do something to communicate with her. She speaks the best English she can, but there’s always a limit.
So, we looked into taking classes at first, in our local community college. But, my wife works a lot and she constantly missed class. I mean, I did progress, but she and I had agreed to learn together.
One day, we asked our son about his learning process and he mentioned Rocket Languages. Personally, there was no better review of Rocket Italian, than that of our son. He reminded me about one time I bought him a language learning software, many years ago. Well, it was Rocket Italian…
However, that was many years ago, so we had to get a new copy.
To be honest, when we saw the price, we looked for other alternatives, only to find they were more expensive. So, we decided to give it a go and see how it went.
Here’s more about it…
About Rocket Italian
This is a digital Italian course made by Rocket Languages. Many people love it since it appears to be good to buy compared to other language-learning software.
For us, the best part was that it makes it fun and interesting to learn. Our son warned us that learning a new language could be quite monotonous. In essence, it’s all about repetition, and there’s no way around it. However, there are different ways to approach that repetition…
Rocket Italian works with a great technique that doesn’t cycle between the same things. Instead, there are big gaps between repetitions. That’s quite interesting, it seems to work better in helping you remember.
More than that, it has a wide range of tools that make the program stand out from others in the market. Also, the exercises provide cultural immersion and tips to interact with native Italian people. Indeed this a great approach.
Personally, the course is suitable for beginners or intermediate learners. Now that we’re advanced, it’s more about just practicing with native speakers. However, at the start, Rocket Italian is an amazing tool to get great knowledge.
Traditionally, language learning has been all about workbooks, night classes name them. That is, apart from wading it uses exercises, tests, quizzes, and fun games to engage the learner.
Through all that it helps to maximize the learners’ language retention.
How the Rocket Italian works
Well, for example, as you enter the platform you get more than 30 MP3 audio lessons, along with pdf transcripts, that enable an English-Italian comparison. In addition to the audio lessons, there is listening comprehension, games, quizzes, conversation practice, and progress tracking with certification.
On top of that, there is a speech recognition tool. In essence, it helps you train your pronunciation all through artificial intelligence, it’s quite amazing.
Also, it has cultural lessons to help you understand the customs and traditions of the country. Personally, this helped so much! Why? Well, these exercises are oriented to communicating with natives, which was our main goal!
So, we decided to study one hour a day, five times a week. After a month, we were able to have a generic “how are you?” conversation with our daughter-in-law. I mean, we were very lucky, she was a sweetheart. However, after two months, we were talking about plans and traveling.
To be honest, we didn’t stick to a strict learning schedule. So, it took us longer than recommended to finish the material. But, in three months, we were done, and we were even joking with her parents!
Another great thing is that, if at any given time, you find yourself having issues with the program, you can speak with the nicest customer support team.
The program is not a scam, it comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, and lifetime updates should the creators add additional materials to the course in the future. All the courses are multi-platform compatible.
Who is this program for?
- Anyone who wants to become fluent in Italian:
- It covers all the bases to get to a B2 level.
- As long as you speak English, even a child can use this.
- Older kids and teens:
- This commonly involves the testing tools and games, they help a lot in keeping teens and kids engaged.
- Our son learned with it when he was younger, and he learned very well.
- Anyone who struggles to focus:
- It comes with a great variety of exercises.
- The interactive audio lessons in Rocket Italian are quite fun and engaging.
- One can learn Italian in the car or at the gym.
- Anyone taking Italian who needs a study aid:
- The language and culture lessons are similar to a traditional classroom when it comes to content.
- Most of the content comes with tests, which is helpful.
It has a lot of learning material packed in there. Indeed the best part of it is that you are getting three products for the price of one:
- The interactive audio course
- The language and culture course
- All the testing tools and games.
Rocket Italian contains well-structured lessons based on true grammar, vocabulary, cultural insights, without the hassle of being monotonous. Instead, you get to learn while having fun. Also, it works great for adults. We were afraid we wouldn’t be able to learn. You know “an old dog doesn’t learn new tricks.” However, we proved ourselves wrong and we loved it!
Also, the tests make you feel really confident, and you’ll be ready to meet a real Italian speaker.
If you’re a busy professional, or embarrassed to practice in front of others, this software is the best option for you. Start today, put it to a test, and be the fluent Italian speaker you always wanted to be.
It’s an independent learning resource that can definitely teach you how to speak and write Italian on its own. Plenty of exercises and explanations.
Unlike a lot of other courses that force you to complete levels before you can move on, Rocket Italian lets you hop around the lessons in any order you like.
There’s a plague of “language product review” sites out there purporting to offer objective opinions on courses and products but they’re not. Don’t believe everything you read/watch.
The breadth and scope of the content is indeed large and depending on the amount of time you spend studying in a typical week, would probably be something you could continue referring to over a period of years rather than weeks or months.
It’s an independent learning resource which can definitely teach you on its own how to speak and write Italian. It has an excellent Italian course.
The rocket italian is a really nice guide. I like how the author offers all the tips. There keen explanation of everything and that is why i like this system. It is worth using.
When i bought this system i had just one month to travel to Italy. I wanted something that would help me get the grasp of the language as faster as possible. This one has done that.
It has always been my dream to learn, know and speak Italian. When i came across this system i was so much excited. It has helped me making my dreams a reality. It is very simple to follow and easy to understand. Very well-designed.
Rocket Italian is unique in that it’s a structured and graded course where you have the option to learn in a linear fashion (i.e. lesson 1 -> lesson 2 -> lesson 3, etc.) or to jump right ahead and focus on the topics you need.
There is so much learning material packed in there. You’re essentially getting three products for the price of one.
It took me weeks to master the Italian Language. I always wanted to associate with Italians and this ambition is what drove me to learn the Italian language. I can now live and shop in Italy as if I am one of them.
I had Italian in my curriculum and I was looking for a good tutor. This program saved me lots of time and money!
Rocket Italian could very well be the best value Italian language product on the market.This is the easiest tool to learn the Italian language.