UPDATE 28 Feb 2017:
Due to many reports of compatibility issues with our speech recognition system, we have released an update that uses Siri-based speech recognition. Stability has improved significantly.


Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (and more) anytime and anywhere with Rocket Languages. Our courses are designed to minimize your time to become conversational while keeping it fun!


We use the key strategies that successful polyglots use to learn 5 or more languages.

1. Making the BEST USE of limited time: Rocket is designed so that you can learn at your own pace and in your own time.

2. Understanding EXACTLY how the language and culture works: You get in-depth, step by step instructions on how the language works (in English), as well as valuable cultural tips

3. REINFORCE what you learn so that it sticks forever: Our scientifically designed Testing algorithm re-displays words and phrases that you are weak on until they stick in your head like glue.

4. Practice SPEAKING and SOUNDING like a native: The Rocket system has several features that prompt you to speak out loud. A key plank to your success.

5. Maintain MOTIVATION and have fun while you learn: Rocket has been designed to include a whole range of activities and features that will keep you engaged, motivated, and on track.

• You can learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic (Egyptian), Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Hindi, and Korean.
• Free sample courses are available in all languages (no ads!)


Each full level has:
• Over 60 hours of Interactive Audio lessons
• Over 60 hours of Language & Culture lessons
• Plenty of Writing lessons (script languages only)
• Voice Recognition that lets you perfect your pronunciation on the thousands of phrases in every course
• 24/7 lifetime access with free upgrades
• All of your progress is synchronized across all of your devices

What's New

Version 4.3.0

Due to many reports of compatibility issues with our speech recognition system, we have started from scratch and rebuilt the system based on Siri.
Stability has improved significantly

Other changes:
- Added ability to cancel recording
-Better error tracking to improve overall user experience
- Minor UI updates

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Purchased levels 1, 2, 3.


Really like this product! The introductory video is all you need to get the ball rolling. You are comped a couple of modules for each of the 3 levels so you get hands on practice before you buy. Cool.

It has a nice instruction pattern where you:

1. Listen to the lesson and practice a little


1. Hear and repeat words/phrases from lesson
2. Hear and spell words/phrases
3. Read the English and translate to Spanish
4. A 5 question comprehension quiz follows


You recite the lesson four times, with progressively less clues, for each of the roles.

I started using the flash cards and like the way you can group them for review, especially the ones you keep missing. I like to go back after I have completed each lesson and solidify my knowledge of the new phrases.

There are a few hiccups with the voice recognition, to be sure, but it's great practice that helps build confidence.

BTW, you can't purchase levels 2 or 3 from the iPhone at this time, you need to go online. I got confused but the folks at Rocket helped me sort it out :-)

I have done over 10 languages with Pimsleur, but was really disappointed with their Spanish. I felt like it was too stylized; I hadn't heard anyone speak Spanish like that. I went through DuoLingo but wanted something more. For me Rocket is taking my Spanish to the next level.

Camino de Santiago here I come :-)

Love {most} of it


I bought all three levels for Japanese and so far I am loving this so much more than the other programs I have purchased. While I love the content in the program I am not a huge fan of the male narrator for Japanese. There are times when his comments to his female co-host seem condescending and I am not sure if that is all pre-scripted or if that is his personality.

I adore the speech recognition however it seems to be hit or miss on whether it works even when I am at home on WiFi. Some days it works without a hitch other days it works for some testing activities and not others while other days it just doesn’t work at all.

Not friendly user interface


I like the lessons a lot and am learning quickly. However the app is pretty annoying. Many quirky bugs it seems. Annoying things like when I leave and return, it always opens up to the 1st lesson vs the one I'm currently on. The voice recognition seems to work the first few times, but then gets sluggish and eventually what I say is garbage.

I just found out the mobile web version that you see when you log in through your browser is much better than the app. I didn't even know there was an "Advanced Learning Techniques" section... it doesn't appear in the iPhone app! They must be behind on the iphone app development.

Developer Response

Hi Jacksonmcflynn, we are working on a new version of the app that should really improve your experience. Thank you for your patience!


Libros Media Limited
26.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Libros Media Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Rocket Spanish Premium: Level 1 $149.99
  2. Rocket French Premium: Level 1 $149.99
  3. Rocket Italian Premium: Level 1 $149.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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