After trying Rocket Korean, I came away pretty disappointed. In part, this is because they don’t do a great job of teaching Hangeul, which leaves learners unable to read even very basic Korean. I thought this, coupled with the repetitive exercises, made Rocket Korean uninspiring. There are better courses that will help you build a sturdier foundation while also being more enjoyable to use.
If Rocket Korean is for anyone, it’s for learners that are willing to supplement with resources that teach Hangeul well and for those that don’t find a less-than-exciting course, though it is structured clearly. It probably isn’t the best option for learners on a budget or those that want to learn to read.
Very repetitive review exercises that aren’t particularly well done.
Does a poor job accomodating a different writing system.
Too expensive to justify the cost.
The cultural lessons are written with a lot of depth and are interesting to read.
A good balance between the spoken language and grammar explanations.
Lots of opportunities to practice speaking throughout.
I DON’T LIKE…
You’re taught Hangeul but never learn to read, which makes remembering words that much harder.
The Rocket Reinforcement exercises basically amount to rote memorization.
The writing lessons are slow and of pretty poor quality.