to lay a good foundation for learning Spanish.
It’s been one of my more challenging goals, because
(let me fill you in on a little secret here…..)
I don’t know Spanish.
Interesting little situation isn’t it?
And let me just say here, that when I started homeschooling
this was one of my biggest
How am I ever going to teach my children something that I don’t know?
And so far, with my eldest in 3rd grade,
I haven’t really had to deal with that question.
But this year we’re branching out,
Breaking boundaries and learning Spanish.
It’s time to deal with my fears.
So we started off the year with simple workbooks, building our vocabulary and
introducing the concept of different languages.
We kept it simple.
And our basic workbooks were a great foundation but I soon found out something VERY Interesting:
Not only can I not SPEAK Spanish….
I can’t READ Spanish.
(Which also means I can’t PRONOUNCE Spanish.)
And the FEAR came flooding back.
Well, TOS Crew to the rescue because last month we recieved a very special
Spanish Curriculum to review!
One that has taken care of all my Foreign language Fears.
Real Homeschool Spanish
A REAL Curriculum for the Whole Family
Relax, Enjoy, Aspire, Learn Spanish.
“New and unique to homeschoolers, Real Homeschool Spanish takes the entire family on the journey of language learning. Our easy to use curriculum is made specifically for the Home Educator and the home learning enviornment. Real Homeschool Spanish trains you and your child to be able to learn Spanish together and interact together in fun and interesting ways.
Did you read that quote?
Nah. You skimmed it.
Admit it. It’s okay, I do that all the time too.
But the quote is important, it’s why REAL Homeschool Spanish is working for our family.
The program is geared towards homeschooling children,
and specifically those whose mothers mistakenly took Japanese in highschool and not Spanish like the guidance counselor recommended, defiantly dreaming of living abroad as a business student, dining on fresh Sashimi and teaching English on the side.
Okay, That’s not exactly in the quote….
but I’m pretty sure it’s implied.
This program comes as either a hard copy ($89.95)
OR a digital download ($49.95 which is how we received it).
The Bundled product includes:
Book (the actual text)
Activity Book (worksheets and such)
Answer Book (for the worksheets)
Audio Files (mp3 format)
You can also order a Daily Curriculum Guide for $9.95
that gives you a short daily idea to keep on track.
I enjoy these because they are short, and I can easily do them without much prep.
You can check out more information about each of the elements
to this program by visiting their website
Click Here for a sample pages.
We’ve been using the program for about a month,
and with all the amazing suggestions and guides
I quickly settled into a daily routine.
First of course, I sent the Daily Curriculum Guide
and all the Spanish Vocabulary Audio File to my kindle fire.
(Oh, any reason to use my new toy)
The Audio Files are fantastic! We listen to them every day before we start our lesson.
And sometimes in the car for an impromptu review.
That way we can listen to the CORRECT pronounciation of each new word.
I can’t stress enough what a great part of the program this is.
All the vocabulary comes in a printable format as well.
I have my children follow along with their fingers, and quietly repeat
after the nice lady on the kindle.
After reviewing our vocabulary, we use the suggested teaching tips to put them into practice.
Some of the things we’ve done so far:
Comic Book Strips:
And even some Role Playing….
My favorite part about this program is that it’s very simple to implement.
I did one night of prep-work (making flashcards, masks, role-playing scripts, and printing)
and I haven’t had to do anything else all month.
There are so many suggestins and ideas that I haven’t even scratched the surface,
It’s a great way to get some hands on learning alongside your children.
Another benefit is that you can work this book at your own pace,
spending extra time on lesson if they are difficult, or
skipping a lesson if you children master it with ease.
We plan on using this curriculum for the rest of the current school year,
and most if not all of the next.
Disclaimer: I was given a free download of this product for my honest opinion. All ideas and expressions are my own.