Option 1: Rocket Spanish Premium
Rocket Spanish is one of the best courses available in the market if you consider the cost/benefit aspect, and because the producers are so confident about the benefits Rocket Spanish will bring to your desire of learning (or improving) Spanish, that they offer a free trail to Rocket Spanish Premium with no obligations. This is great because you get to feel what is inside the “black box”, if you will, before making any decisions if this is what you are looking for.
The reason why I recommend this course is because it is very well organized, building strong language foundations before putting the “walls and the roof” of the language. Even if you are not a Spanish novice, I would still suggest that you do the entire program, although in a faster pace, to be sure you won’t miss anything that might compromise your further ability to speak Spanish correctly.
Do not rush any learning process, mainly learning a new language or trying to improve it … you have to take your time or, otherwise, you will not get the results you are looking for, which is speak Spanish properly to be understood.
The Rocket Spanish Premium is built upon 32 repeatable audio lessons, each averaging 25 minutes in length, using a scientific process called ‘chunking’. “Chuncking” means that the every day Spanish conversations are broken down into small segments so your mind can more easily absorb (and remember them as well).
Each audio lesson comes with a complete transcript of the conversation in Spanish and English (so you can understand what is going on), along with all the extra vocabulary mentioned in the audio track, so that you can follow along with the audio without missing anything.
You can also view all of the Language and Culture lessons online, print them or download to your computer as a PDF. You decide what works best for you.
Inside each lesson you will learn about the Spanish culture, which drastically improves the learning process by making it more interesting, inspiring, and fun . The culture lessons give you insights into a wide variety of situations you’re likely to encounter in a Spanish speaking country, such as travel tips, Spanish food, sports, cinema, television, literature, traditions, business, holidays, and more.
Each lesson includes a step-by-step explanations, with over 700 embedded audio clips, and extra Spanish vocabulary.
Rocket Spanish Premium offers lots of adds that really helps the Spanish learning process, such as:
- My Notes, where you can follow-up on words you had difficulty with;
- Proficiency tests, so you can gauge how well you are going;
- Quizzes and self-tests, so you can practice Spanish under pressure;
- Rocket Spanish MegaCards Game (Beginner and Advanced versions), a fun, interactive memory game you can play online to test your knowledge;
- And a 24/7 access to the Rocket Spanish Community Forum, where you can ask any question at any time.
One great feature I really appreciate in Rocket Spanish Premium is that is has a voice comparison technology called “Rocket Record”. This fantastic tool will soon have you pronouncing your Spanish words just like a Spanish native speaker. However, this tool can only be used online (you cannot download it to your computer), but it really boosts your learning skills since we might think we are pronouncing the words properly, but when you hear your own voice speak, you will know what is actually going on.
You must bear in mind that learning Spanish (or any other language) is not a one term event, and it’s over. We are not running a sprint here, we are preparing for a marathon, and Rocket Spanish is aware of that.
For this reason, once you get started with Rocket Spanish Premium, the producers of this program gives you a lifetime access to Rocket Spanish Premium with no fixed term, and no renewal fee! That’s right, once you’re a member you’re a member for life. And every time a new feature is added to the program, all members get it for free! So you won’t have to spend absolutely nothing more.
Since Rocket Spanish Premium is an interactive, computer based course, there are two options from which you can choose to start learning Spanish:
1 – If you really like to have a product that you can hold in your hands, you can get Rocket Spanish Premium package with its 20 CDs (plus the written materials) delivered to you just about anywhere around the world for $299.95 (with free shipping)
2 – You can instantly download the entire Rocket Spanish Premium package to your Mac or to PC [all the audio (mp3 format) and the written materials (PDF)]. It will only take a few minutes (depending on your bandwidth speed, of course), and you will be good to start learning Spanish. The best part is that Rocket Spanish Premium will be just $99.95 … one third of the cost of the shipped CDs (67% off)!
That means no waiting for delivery, no shipping or handling costs, no risk of loss or damage, you have instant access to all the materials and, best of all, significantly reduced impact on your wallet.
On my personal experience one of the best things I like about Rocket Spanish Premium (besides its quality, of course) is that I have an iPad2. Even though they don’t have an app for Rocket Spanish yet, I downloaded all the materials (audios and PDFs) to my iPad2 (any tablet will do the job) and I have it with me all the time, so I can use it anywhere I go.
It gave me the freedom to do so. Take advantage of it. If you would like to know more about e-readers and tablets, please check ekinopad.com and you will know which one fits best your needs.
Last but not least, many times the producers, for some reason (probably promotional reasons), give you a bonus package. Unfortunately when I got my version of Rocket Spanish Premium, this option was not available but now, when you buy this package, you will also get a Rocket Spanish Survival Kit worth $79.90, absolutely FREE with your order.
I really don’t know about Rocket Spanish Survival Kit to tell you about it, but be aware that this is a bonus, and might not always be available. It is entirely up to the seller to do so.
And always remember, as I stressed out in other parts of this website: no matter how wonderful, well organized, and elaborated is the language program you enroll in, it is only half the way … the other half is entirely up to YOU! I can make you the most delicious dish you appreciate, set up the table with all accessories you might need, but only one person can eat and enjoy the meal … you!
If you are interested in this program, just click on Rocket Spanish Premium.