Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
Numommy
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: waters edge
Posts: 2,906
My Mood:
Teaching myself and PreSchooler Spanish?

I want to learn Spanish, I have been given a break from work (from my DH) and am considering a break from my formal school as well.

I am looking at purchasing Rosetta Stone, to teach myself, and to also teach my children Spanish.

Any thoughts? Is this silly?

Advertisement

Numommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
alanajo's Avatar
alanajo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,087
My Mood:
Re: Teaching myself and PreSchooler Spanish?

I don't think it is silly. I had two years of Spanish in HS but retained very little. I'd love to actually learn to speak it as well as read it. I do know that The Head of the Class offers Spanish for 5th grade. I'm pretty sure they'd have it for lower grades as well.
__________________
-Alana Jo
alanajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 04:05 AM   #3
lookatreestar's Avatar
lookatreestar
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: az
Posts: 3,411
Not silly , good exercise for your brain! I don't know much about that program as I learn my Spanish from dh
__________________
happily married mama enjoying life with my dd 4/7/07 and my ds 6/7/09

lookatreestar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #4
gingerpeachee's Avatar
gingerpeachee
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,915
Re: Teaching myself and PreSchooler Spanish?

I just purchased Rosetta Stone for my husband to use to fine tune his English. Its a really well made program. He's working on disc one right now, so I'll let you know if i see any changes in his actual language usage. It did cost a lot of money.
__________________
Mae- Mama to Gustavo 10/07, Joey 12/10 and Henry 5/13
“No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.” ― John F. Kennedy
gingerpeachee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
littlemsmom's Avatar
littlemsmom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Broomfield CO
Posts: 1,356
My Mood:
Re: Teaching myself and PreSchooler Spanish?

Sounds like a great idea!!

You can also get Hooked on Spanish for kids.
__________________
Krystal: HS'ing & CD'ing, mommy to:
Mikaela, Matthew, Savannah, Kaleb, Selah, Kendrick, Emmett, and our last little girl Eliana due 11/2015.
littlemsmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
AVeryHappyMama
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 390
Re: Teaching myself and PreSchooler Spanish?

There are a couple programs written for little ones. The DVDs "Whistlefritz" of course are immersion DVDs.
Curricula:
Flip Flop Spanish
La Clase Divertida
__________________
Mom to a son and daughter
My blogs Wee Wonderings

Teneo: Our Daily Homeschool Journey
AVeryHappyMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 07:08 PM   #7
Emma's Avatar
Emma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WNY
Posts: 2,180
Re: Teaching myself and PreSchooler Spanish?

I'm learning Spanish along w/my 6 yr old. We're using La Clase Divertida. I enjoy it, and Ivy is retaining what's taught. I have some slight issues w/it, but that's a personal thing and not a curriculum thing.

Personally, I would skip Rosetta Stone for a young child. It's not going to be "fun" enough, kwim? It's a good program, just very straight forward.

You could also look at Salsa Spanish (free, online videos).
__________________
Ivy - 6, Lily - 3, Max - 1.5.
Proud wife of an Air Force Bomb Squad Tech
My Homeschooling/Girl Scout Blog
Emma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
Numommy
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: waters edge
Posts: 2,906
My Mood:
Thanks everyone!!
Numommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #9
qsefthuko's Avatar
qsefthuko
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 17,349
Re: Teaching myself and PreSchooler Spanish?

Just remember if you don't use it you will lose it. If you can find someone who speaks spanish learning and retaining long term will be easier.

I learned spanish as a child. I even went to my first year of school in Mexico. Today my spanish is very bad. I haven't had anyone to speak it with for the last 14 years.
qsefthuko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 02:58 AM   #10
Numommy
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: waters edge
Posts: 2,906
My Mood:
Quote:
Originally Posted by qsefthuko
Just remember if you don't use it you will lose it. If you can find someone who speaks spanish learning and retaining long term will be easier.

I learned spanish as a child. I even went to my first year of school in Mexico. Today my spanish is very bad. I haven't had anyone to speak it with for the last 14 years.

I hear that if you are not exposed to it as a child you will never eat your pronunciation right??
Numommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.