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If you are looking for a Rocket Spanish review, then you have come to the right article, folks. Rocket Spanish is a good method of learning the Spanish language. This article here will tell you about what the method is all about, all the things that you can learn from the method, the bad things that this method got, and the other things that can be considered as an addition to the method. So without further ado, let us start with the general premise of the course:
The first thing that needs to be talked about is the course itself
Rocket Spanish is, in its simplest form, a Spanish language course that you can go through to learn more about the Spanish Language. Contained within the book are several Spanish words that you can learn about so that you can speak Spanish well. It will not teach you the finer words like those being used in poetry and other works of arts, but it can teach you how to speak Spanish correctly. It will teach you the Spanish that you can use to hold up a conversation with other Spanish-speaking people. It also makes you look better in the eyes of many people because someone who can speak bilingually is usually deemed a reputable person.
All in all, it is a simple Spanish language course that you can learn from. So if you are someone who aspires to be a Spanish speaker, then this course is a course for you.
Why should you pick this one over the other?
Because Rocket Spanish is a very simple course when you compare it with other courses like it. The other courses might go with Spanish grammar lessons, and you guys all know that grammar is probably the hardest thing to learn in a language. What other lessons are mistaken about is putting their focus on grammar. That, according to Spanish Rocket authors, is a pretty terrible way of teaching a language. They think that it is not a very effective lesson because the students will basically stick around said grammar rules, forbidding them a certain degree of freedom when they are actually talking.
Truth be told, that kind of thinking is a right one. Take for example a suckling babe who was taught how to speak their native tongue (in this case English) by their mother or father. Never once would the teacher taught them to differentiate between the past, the future, the present, and the ‘what ifs’. They would be taught the most synergic basics so that they can grow from there. Synergic words, in definition, are words that can be combined with other words to make a sentence. People of the world usually talk using synergic words and they grow from there.
That is what Rocket Spanish is actually like. It teaches you the synergic words so that you can grow from there. By teaching you synergic words, the course avoids giving you a harsh and confusing grammar lesson so that your study would not be a difficult one. It omits it entirely and replaces it with a nice set of words that you can easily learn about. No more thinking about where to put the subjects and how the subjects will change when introduced to a different word because those things are just hard to digest.
Talking about the good stuff
There is much good stuff that the course got, so you need to bear with it a bit.
With Rocket Spanish, you can learn about how the people in Latin America countries talk in their everyday lives. Yes, as simple as that. Now you might ask how something that simple can be included in the good part, but if you have seen other Spanish courses, you will understand why it is so. It has been said that other courses put more emphasis on the Spanish language in general. In other courses, you will be taught on how to use Spanish in the most complex of ways. You will be taught as if you are going to make Spanish your mother tongue. You will be taught as if you want to learn the entirety of the Spanish language from top to bottom. You will learn to speak Spanish like you were born to do just that.
That is something that not all of you want, correct? Some of you want only to able to speak as the Spanish-speaking people do. Not all of you want to be given the chance to be the Spanish Shakespeare, right? Some of you just want to talk to your Spanish-speaking friends. If you are like that, then Rocket Spanish will be the perfect course for you.
The second good stuff is directly related to how easy it is for you to enrol in the course. All you got to do is to buy the course, visit the website, and you will be given all the materials you would need to learn. If that is not enough for you, the course also comes in the form of CDs, so if you have not the sufficient internet speed, the CD might be for you. For those who think that CDs are so early 2000, then the courses are also available to download from the website. Simple and clean, just like every course should be.
The third reason why you need to go with Rocket Spanish is its role-playing section. There is a section called the role-playing section in a course within Rocket Spanish and you will get to roleplay as someone who is speaking Spanish. Unlike the many other courses that only tell you about the theories, Rocket Spanish encourages you to become a Spanish speaker. Because roleplaying is one of the best ways of learning something, this section will definitely be very useful for you.
The fourth reason is all about ease of access. If you take a look at the top of their website, you will find a sort of a schedule. That schedule is something that can help you when deciding what part of the course you will be using. There, you can see the point you have accumulated for a day and you can find out whether or not you have been studying diligently. A simple thing, but a good one to have nonetheless.
Last but not least, you got the games. Back when games are not a popular platform, many people dismissed games because they numb the minds. With the advent of human thinking, however, games have become something to learn from. It is an interactive media that can entertain us while at the same time teach us about something. Needless to stay that it serves as a form of entertainment a bit better than learning platform, but the teachings are there for those wanting to dig deeper.
Now about the bad things…
Rocket Spanish, while it is a good course, is not entirely devoid of flaws. There are still many flaws in the course and this section will tell you all about that.
The very first bad thing that comes from the fact that this course is not suitable for those wanting to learn more about Spanish Spanish. In the world, there are lots of Spanish speaking countries. You got countries like Mexico, Spain, Brazil (oops), all speaking the language. While all of those countries (par Brazil) speak Spanish, they do not speak the same kind of Spanish. Spain got its own kind of Spanish and Mexico got a different kind from it. The differences range from a lot of things, but the most obvious would be the dialects. The dialects of those two countries are a bit different, and that is not to say about the other countries not mentioned above.
In short, this course is suitable only for those wanting to learn about Mexican Spanish. If you are not that kind of person, you are better off looking for other kinds of courses. Yes the course teaches you the basics of Spanish that you can use in all Spanish-speaking countries, but it also teaches you slangs and many other terms that will sound strange to your everyday Spaniard. All in all, skip this course if your intention is to speak Spanish with a Spaniard.
Secondly, this course will not turn you into a whiz in the Spanish language. It can make you speak Spanish well, but if you intend to be a master of the Spanish language, one whose Spanish skill rivals even those of the mother tongue, then you will not find what you are looking for in Rocket Spanish. It teaches you to talk with your peers and it will definitely help you understand a bit more if you are watching soap operas. It would not make you capable of using the language as a medium of artistic expression, so avoid the thing at all cost if that is your intention.
Lastly, while this course is a good course in its own right, it is not something that can help you be a master of the Spanish language that very instant. You need to take steps with it and not go too quick or you will risk not learning anything.
That is it about Rocket Spanish. Rocket Spanish might get its bad things, but you will find a good course if you can look right past the bad things. Hope this Rocket Spanish review can be a help for you, friends.
David E. Kimball