Which is Better Rosetta Stone or Rocket Spanish?
Most people interested in learning to speak Spanish are unable to travel to Spain, Peru, Mexico or other Spanish speaking countries. Therefore, they search for a good program, from which to learn Spanish. Some try programs promising to teach them Spanish in few short lessons and even pay large sums of money for these programs. However, they often discover they spent their money, but are did not learn to speak Spanish comfortably.
Many Levels of Spanish
Some people learn enough Spanish to order a meal or ask for a few directions. However, they cannot say with confidence, they are Spanish speakers. They have a fear someone may ask them a question or give them an answer in Spanish, which they cannot understand. These people are unable to read and write and they lack the knowledge to recognize the subtle distinctions between some nouns and verbs.
Those who try Rosetta Stone find it is a good program as far as learning some basic words, phrases and sentences. While the software you receive is good software, the price is excessive even though you receive three levels of self-study for $700. This is a lot of money for the small amount of learning materials meant to teach you how to speak Spanish. The teaching method is rote learning. You listen and hear a word, phrase or sentence and then you repeat the word phrase or sentence several times until you can say it correctly. Rosetta Stone lacks lessons in even the basics of Spanish grammar, sentence structure and other important aspects of the language.
The Added Value Of Rocket Spanish
Rocket Spanish is also a good program with good software costing about four times less than Rosetta Stone. Rocket Spanish offers a large manual packed with the lessons, exercises, activities and games plus stacks of flash cards and a Mega vocabulary list and ten CDs. Rocket Spanish offers interactive online lessons so you not only hear the words you actually see the person speaking to you. Each of the three levels, include 30 or more 20-30 minute online lessons.
Mauricio Evlampieff, who designed and developed the program, presents the Spanish lessons and Amy Waterman presents the concepts and explains the lessons in English. There is a beginner, intermediate and advanced level in the Rocket Spanish program. Students of Rocket Spanish learn not only how to say Spanish words they also learn hundreds of vocabulary words and grammar lessons as they progress through the program. There are flash cards with pictures and you can add more words and pictures to those, which come with the program.
Rocket Spanish provides an online forum with interaction between students and Mauricio. Students can ask questions, which Mauricio responds to within 24 hours. Once you complete the course, you continue to receive additional lessons for several weeks from Mauricio. Rocket Spanish is a program of quality and quantity.
Rocket Spanish is hands-down the product that offers the most value. You could read more about the product seeing the video above