Disclosure: I received complimentary access to Middlebury Spanish for review and was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.
I don’t just want an elementary Spanish curriculum; I need one!
We had the wonderful opportunity to build friendships with a family from Spain. I wrote about the incredible lessons our Spanish exchange student taught me. Since then, we have vacationed with our Spanish friends and had them visit this summer.
My daughter, Elaina, loves the two girls around her age, Carlota and Blanca, but there’s just one problem. Their English far surpasses my daughter’s Spanish.
Foreign Language Curriculum Needs
The answer was obviously to have Elaina study Spanish. But I had another problem. I needed a curriculum that was:
- self-directed (I can’t fit in any more one-on-one teaching time with my five children)
- easy (I also don’t have time to help my daughter if it gets difficult, because I’m trying to learn Spanish myself)
- fun (I knew my daughter would stay motivated to learn if the lessons were presented in a variety of formats and aided conversation)
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try Middlebury’s Elementary Spanish curriculum with my daughter. I was interested to see if it would be a good fit for the rest of my children as well. The video made me think it would be.
The curriculum met our criteria and then some! Elaina was able to do Spanish on her own and found it easy!
I loved hearing truly conversational Spanish lessons being taught, rather than isolated words. The bonus for me was that I could see how Elaina was progressing through the lessons with the clear parent/teacher dashboard.
The final criterion for success for me was that the curriculum be affordable. Middlebury is offering homeschoolers a 10% discount on their initial order with code: HomeschoolFirst10.
Middlebury will be featured in a Twitter party on Oct. 9, 2014 and an iHomeschool Hangout on teaching foreign language in homeschools on October 16th at 9 Eastern where I will be one of the panelists. Hope you can join us!