The basic building block for the Rocket Languages learning method is an Interactive Audio lesson that lets you listen to short conversations between native speakers.
Each conversation is accompanied by an English explanation to help you thoroughly understand what you’ve heard and then begin practicing as though you were participating in that conversation.
Once you have a comfort level with a conversational exchange, Rocket Languages offers a series of tests to help you reinforce what you’ve learned.
A “Hear It Say It” test lets you listen to a native speaker use a phrase and then lets you repeat what you’ve heard. The system analyzes your pronunciation and offers tips for improvement.
A “Write It” test lets you listen to a phrase and then practice writing it in the new language.
A “Know It” test lets you translate English phrases into the new language.
A “Quiz” gives you multiple choice questions to test your knowledge.
A “Play It” test lets you take part in a conversation. As your knowledge improves, Rocket Languages lets you scale back on the help provided so it feels more like a natural conversation.
If you want, at any point, to review the lesson in written form, you can always download and print each lesson as a PDF.
For every module offered in Rocket Languages, there are a set of Language and Culture lessons that help you become familiar with the mechanics of your new language. Each of these lessons have their own set of tests.
Flash cards give you a fun way to practice the basic knowledge you’ve begun to acquire.
My Forum gives you a way to pose questions and interact with a real language instructor.
Everything you do in Rocket Languages earns you points. The accumulation of points over time helps you track your progress and gives you a sense of near-term goals and accomplishment over time.
When you reach specific point milestones, you’re awarded badges that let you rank your progress against other learners using Rocket Languages around the world.
So dive in, there’s no better time to begin than right now.