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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

 Free in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Feb 21, 2013 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Jun 07
Version 5.0.44

Bug fixes

Jun 05
Version 5.0.42

- Play It now keeps the screen awake while the game is active
- Sign Language: Add new ASL Dictionary screen
- Bug fixes

Mar 25
Version 5.0.40

Bug fixes

Mar 21
Version 5.0.39

New Features:
- New "My Progress" screen with a Leaderboard display
- The interactive audio course lesson audio now adds points
- Styling changes to reinforcement activities

Bug fixes:
- iPhone X/XR/XS: Display of right popover menu being underlayed in the notch
- iPhone X/XR/XS: Drawer Avatar positioning under the notch
- Fixed an issue with text boxes hiding under the software keyboard in Write It & Translate It

Feb 26
Version 5.0.38

Bug fixes

Feb 20
Version 5.0.37

Styling updates & Bug fixes

Jan 11
Version 5.0.36

Fixed an issue with the "Hide Romanized Phrases" feature not working correctly for some languages

Jan 03
Version 5.0.35

Bug fixes

Dec 21
Version 5.0.34

Bug fixes

Dec 11
Version 5.0.33

* Add show/hide password functionality
* Dashboard: Add chevron on module headers to indicate whether modules are opened
* Fixed an issue with Japanese Write It reinforcement activities
* Styling updates

Oct 08
Version 5.0.32

Fixed an issue with popup modals flickering when closed in reinforcement activities.

Oct 03
Version 5.0.31

Fix an issue with "Know It" reinforcement activities not matching spoken phrases correctly.

Oct 02
Version 5.0.30

Fix an issue with Arabic punctuation wrapping wrongly on multiple lines

Sep 25
Version 5.0.29

New feature: You are now able to practice conversations in interactive audio lessons.

Sep 05
Version 5.0.27

The dashboard now provides you with a snippet of information to get started
Fixed an issue for "Translate It" reinforcement tests not displaying a list of rated phrases
Fixed an issue that prevented users from visiting In App Purchases page
At least one dashboard module will be expanded by default

Aug 14
Version 5.0.26

* Fixes an issue with the video player
* Fixes an issue with the Quiz game where you wouldn't see your progress

Aug 13
Version 5.0.25

Audio lesson downloads for offline usage
Redesign of Rocket Reinforcement on the Lesson Screen & interface to see your rated phrases.

Jul 24
Version 5.0.24

Bug fixes

May 22
Version 5.0.23

Bug fixes

Apr 09
Version 5.0.20

New app & new mobile friendly design!

Mar 01
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

Jan 19
Version 4.2.5

Improved stability for Voice Recognition

Jan 18
Version 4.2.4

- Added points widget to Flashcards

Jan 17
Version 4.2.3

- New daily point widget to track your progress in real time
- View the Leaderboard to see how you stack against other users
- Improved stability for voice recognition

Dec 20
Version 4.1.3

- Flashcards are now available on mobile!
- Resume your audio lesson from where you left off

Dec 03
Version 4.0.7

- Fix for audio playing from speaker instead of headset

Nov 02
Version 4.0.2

Enabled listening to audio lessons while screen is off
Improved stability for speech recognition

Oct 27
Version 4.0.1

We have re-built the Rocket Languages app from the ground up to take advantage of our new 2017 edition features.
New features include:
• The highly acclaimed Speech Recognition features of the desktop version is now available on mobile
• Redesigned interface is faster and easier to use
• Synchronize all your progress, ratings and points between all your devices
• Change your difficulty settings for speech recognition
• Update your profile from within the app

Look forward to future versions which will include features such as
• My Vocab
• Flashcards
.. and more!

Jun 24
Version 3.1

• Hide romanized characters if set
• Added my notes functionality
• Bug fixes

Oct 10
Version 3.0.9

• Free Trial signup from inside app
• Remembers your last lesson and loads it the next time

Jun 23
Version 3.0.7

• Fixed bug with Know It! Audio playing when not supposed to
• Sync with desktop fixed
• Corrected points for leaderboard
• Fixed survival kit downloads
• Play It! Transcript is clearer

May 23
Version 3.0.3

We've remade the Rocket Languages app from the ground up!

Now you can enjoy all your favourite features of your Rocket Languages course at the tips of your fingers.
•New and Improved interface all round
•Dashboard to view your lessons in the same style as on your browser
•All your tests for each lesson are now available
•That includes Hear It! Say It!, Know It!, Write It!, Quizes
•and the *ALL NEW* Play It!

Apr 04
Version 2.1.2

Bug fixes
Interface tweaks

Mar 12
Version 2.1.1

* Interactive Audio lessons now continue playing after screen goes to sleep

Feb 20
Version 2.1

Rocket Record lets you compare your voice with our native speaker

Feb 05
Version 2.0

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