Bonjour tout le monde!
The best language learning solution in the world? Well, that would be in the eye of the beholder (or the user)
What we do know is that over the last 30 years not many language learning companies have changed all that much; e.g. think of all those boring old text books and stale audio cassettes using language from the 80′s and 90′s. There is a good reason why these companies have found themselves with outdated and comparatively ineffective courses; because if you have a system based on old technology it is extremely difficult to make changes to;
- Match advances in technology
- Match changes to the language itself
- Match advances in learning techniques
Because we have always delivered our courses online we are online experts and have a huge advantage in that we can (and do) easily modify our courses to suit changes in pedagogy, education methods and technology. And what’s more, we give all our members free upgrades (something that most other companies would take great delight in charging you for!)
In late 2010 several changes were made to the official Spanish language. The major change was removing “ch” and “ll” from Spanish’s 29 letter alphabet. So now the Spanish alphabet now has 27 letters. While this may seem like a fairly straightforward change, it’s not if you deliver your courses with a “learn Spanish” text book or software that will need upgrading! Here at Rocket Languages we made the change and all of our users enjoyed an up to date course immediately!
By the way, contrary to what several other language companies say, it is actually easier to learn a language as an adult than as a child! There are numerous scientific studies that back this up and we have trawled through the best learning techniques and specifically applied them to our courses to reduce our users learning time considerably!
So, what does all this have to do with being the “best language learning solution in the world”?
Well, we have just released the 2013 Edition of Rocket Languages, which features extensive improvements on the usability, and efficacy of our courses. There are a multitude of changes but the key things are;
- A more user-friendly layout
- A better testing system that really reinforces your knowledge (called Know it!)
- A new Phrase Finder feature that lets you search for words and see the word in context in all the phrases within the course that have that word in it
- My Badges; a points system that leads you climb the leaderboard with the more studying that you do!
- And lots, lots more!
In my eyes this adds up to Rocket Languages being the best language learning solution in the world!
As the CEO and co-founder of Rocket Languages I have been involved in e-learning for nearly a decade, and in that time we have built Rocket Languages from nothing to over 1 million language learners using our courses. And even with that background I know that Rocket Languages courses are the best out there and am extremely proud of the latest edition. Make sure you take it for a test drive! Sign up for the free trial at www.rocketlanguages.com
Here is some initial feedback from Rocket Languages users;
I just want to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication of helping others learn languages. Rocket Languages is seriously the best language learning program out there and I definitely recommend it to everyone that I know. Dionna M
I just HAVE to say that I think this course is terrific! As a young girl I spent four years learning French without saying a word! This method is brilliant… And even more so with the new version! It’s great!
I’m loving every minute of it although my progress is quite erratic…life often gets in the way!
So please pass on my congratulations to everyone concerned.
You have a very happy client in me.
All the best with your language learning!