Rocket Japanese Review
Website Reviewed: Rocket Japanese
Reviewer: Billy Buchanan
This Rocket Japanese Review examines the Japanese learning program put out by Rocket Languages.
Rocket Japanese Review – My Take
Rocket Japanese is a truly comprehensive program that will walk you step-by-step from “newbie” to speaking Japanese naturally and easily. I found the program quite concise and an excellent deal for the price. If you stick with Rocket Japanese you’ll be able to speak Japanese confidently in almost no time.
Rocket Japanese Review – What You Get
There are seven components in the Rocket Japanese Program:
Component 1 – Audio lessons that prepare you to handle Japanese culture and situations such as introducing yourself or navigating a complex public transportation system. After this, you’ll be ready to go to Japan without fear of being lost and unable to communicate.
Component 2 – This grammar and writing series will show you how to speak natural Japanese and master the complicated Japanese writing system.
Component 3 – This is a vocabulary-building game called MegaVocab. You can use this game to learn over 1000 words. However, everyone’s vocabulary needs are different. Maybe you’re going to Japan on Business and not tourism. You can customize and add vocabulary words to MegaVocab to make sure you’re prepared to speak Japanese for your specific situation.
Component 4 – This contains the MegaAudio game. The hardest part of learning a new language is listening and understanding spoken conversation in real time. MegaAudio gets you used to recognizing and understanding spoken Japanese faster than ever.
Component 5 – Here you’ll find MegaHiragana, which is another fun game that helps you learn the building blocks of writing Hiragana characters. As you may know, Japanese words are rarely written out in the English Alphabet, so you’ll need to learn the Japanese characters if you plan on getting around smoothly in Japan.
Component 6 – If you ever have any questions or difficulty with learning Japanese, you’ll be relieved to know that there is a members forum where you can go to ask questions. And if that’s not enough, you can even e-mail your own Rocket Japanese instructor for real 1-on-1 feedback and guidance. You’ll never find yourself confused or stuck.
Component 7 – This is the Learning Lounge where you can take several interactive tests and quizzes that will show you how you’re doing and where you need improvement. This will help you see exactly where you need to focus your efforts for the best results.
Rocket Japanese Review – What You Learn
Rocket Japanese will show you to really master the Japanese language. You’ll learn all aspects of the language from writing systems, grammar, useful phrases, and even culture lessons (so you don’t feel like a bumbling tourist).
The emphasis of the program is on immediately getting you learning conversational Japanese, but you’ll be learning more than just how to speak and listen. You’re also going to learn how to read and write Japanese characters too.
If you stick with the program and follow it, you’ll be able to have smooth and natural conversations with Japanese people, watch movies, anime programs, or read books and magazines writing in Japanese, or even write letters or e-mail to Japanese friends or business contacts.
Rocket Japanese Review – Bottom Line
Rocket Japanese is an excellent program. If you’re thinking of giving it a try, I’d recommend that you go for it. Whether you’re a new to the Japanese language or you’ve been studying it for a bit, you’ll definitely gain a lot of powerful knowledge that will not only teach you to speak Japanese, but to speak Japanese naturally without hesitation or fumbling through pronunciation.