Thursday, January 5, 2012

TOS Review: Homeschool Spanish

Homeschool Spanish is a great way to teach your children Spanish, even if you do not know any yourself.  It has audio files, so that you and your child can be sure of pronunciation, even without prior Spanish experience.  I was given a copy of the e-book bundle, including the Daily Curriculum Guide.  The Daily Curriculum Guide is great, because it breaks down each week for you with any prep work you need to do for the week, new vocab for each day, and activities to reinforce learning.  This program is big on reinforcement throughout the day, which I think is wonderful!  The book is full of suggestions of ways to incorporate practicing Spanish while you go about your daily life.  There is even a section on their website with free cultural links.  Activities there include games and puzzles, history, recipes, songs and videos, and even science and Bible verses!  I love that the Homeschool Spanish activity book really is an activity book, and not just a workbook with a nicer name.  It is full of word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and cryptograms, to name a few.  

True to its name, Homeschool Spanish was developed by a homeschooling mother - who just happens to also be a doctorate in French studies, married to a man from Mexico (which is when she learned Spanish).  Rather than being a curriculum written for schools and then adapted to homeschoolers, this program was written with the homeschooler in mind.  The book contains suggestions of how to use it with multiple children, as well as how to make use of it in your family's unique rhythm.

Homeschool Spanish is available at  It is available in both a downloadable version and hard copy.  The downloadable version starts at $49.95.  If you are looking for a Spanish curriculum that emphasizes learning through fun rather than stressful grammar exercises, then Homeschool Spanish may be for you!

***Note:  I received a downloadable copy of Homeschool Spanish in exchange for my review through TOS Homeschool Crew.  All opinions are my own.

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