Rocket Arabic has over 120 hours of audio and reading lessons that are aimed at helping beginners learn Egyptian Arabic. While the lessons offer up numerous opportunities for users to improve their reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills, I think the content is severely lacking and is not very well thought out.
Unsuitable for intermediate and advanced learners, beginners will definitely learn some Arabic, although I think they would have to use the resource alongside a couple of others to really make any headway.
While the platform looks great and is easy to use, the actual content of the lessons isn’t very good.
The lessons could cover a lot more grammar and use more Arabic, although the cultural explanations are quite good.
The content doesn’t warrant the price as you’d have to use other language learning resources alongside it.
Lots of practice opportunities, though they rely too heavily on memorization.
It’s a pretty well-designed and easy-to-use product.
I DON’T LIKE…
The audio lessons are uninspiring to listen to, don’t cover all that much content and are mainly in English.
The extra features are all very similar, quite repetitive and are unlikely to get you speaking and writing Arabic to a very high level.
It’s too expensive for what’s included.
It’s a one-time purchase that costs $149.95. You can also use their six-month payment plan which costs $27/mo. There do seem to be regular sales which lower the price to under $100.
Alternatives: There are lots of other online Arabic courses that I’d recommend using over Rocket Arabic.