I think what the creators have understood well is the difficulty westerners have in trying to get to grips with the tones and phrases, indeed this is the case with most Asian languages.
In light of this the program has been designed in a very fun, recreational way, to stop the learner becoming stressed or agitated by the learning process.
The program is impressive, modern in design and easy to navigate, making it age and technophobe friendly. The training exercises are fun, fully engaging the user through quizzes, cultural lessons, games and performance tests.
This variety encourages the learner to undertake the large amount of practice required to get to grips with the linguistics of the Mandarin language. I found that I could easily study 1-2 hours at a time without becoming bored or overwhelmed.
I haven’t tried the Rosetta Stone Chinese software so I am unsure as to how the two compare, but I am happy enough with Rocket Chinese to continue as I am.
I’m finding that the language is sticking well and my retention levels are growing fairly quickly. As with all languages, modern day adaptation changes the words people use and the way in which they use them.
Rocket Chinese is a new program, and therefore it is reliable in the sense that you know you will be leaning modern Mandarin phrasing rather than old traditional speech that no one uses anymore – very useful if you are actually visiting China.
The software is available instantly to download once purchased and features digital device compatibility, which means you have the ability to transfer the lessons to an iPod, iPad, Android platform, etc, – extremely useful for those with limited learning time like me. You also get a whopping 60-day money back guarantee, and free program updates for life.
Rocket Chinese Benefits Summary:
- Practical and easy to use.
- Excellent vocabulary and conversation combined learning.
- Engaging quizzes and cultural language lessons.
- Ability to track your learning progress.
- Flexible digital format interchange.
- 60-day money back guarantee
- Free program updates for life