What can you do to brave a new language class? Here are four common fears and how to face them head on.
Fear #1: “I don’t understand!”
Many students are certain they won’t understand a word in class, in the textbook or from their classmates once they step into a Spanish class. No one wants to be the only one in the room who feels lost...However, there will be times when a word or phrase...Read More
Classes are great, but what we do beyond our lessons is a big part of retaining new information. Students need ways to keep up with their Spanish and should be able to enjoy doing so outside the classroom. So, what are the best ways to practice new language skills and make it fun? Here are 5 favorite ways ways to incorporate Spanish into your everyday life.
1. Listen to Music
Music in...Read More
Young readers love to hear a great story over and over! This makes for a great opportunity to incorporate Spanish into story time at home. These bestselling storybooks are recommended to Spanish students by kids and parents alike.
1. La Catrina: Emotions/Emociones by Patty Rodriguez (Best for Ages 0-3)
Written for little readers, this sotrybook teaches words for different feelings with...Read More
Choosing Spanish classes online presents parents with a barrage of choices. The good news is there is no need to panic—researchers, teachers and students the world over have found language is best acquired and retained in an immersion class.
What Is Immersion?
Immersion is actually a balance between what teachers call “L1,” the student’s native language, and...Read More
Is the ability to speak Spanish as well as English truly an advantage? According to leaders in tech, translation, education and health, the answer is a resounding “YES”. Being bilingual in the workforce can make for a well-rounded team at any company. When your child can add fluency in Spanish to their resume, they become a unique and valued job candidate.
Networking on a New Level
Homeschool Spanish Academy (HSA) has a unique curriculum and teaching style that can be tailored to the varied needs of students of all ages and levels. The immersive teaching style helps students to learn quickly and in a more natural manner. HSA also offers live online Spanish tutoring from certified instructors to create the best means of learning possible. HSA stands by their teaching...Read More
The search for a good Spanish program can be lengthy and difficult, especially if you’re not sure what kind of program you or your child will respond to best. Do you want to spend the money on a private instructor and hope the teacher knows what they’re doing? Or should the two of you navigate a set of textbooks or a software-based curriculum at the kitchen table and hope for the best?...Read More
Your child is ready to take on Spanish as a second language and you want to give them all the support you can. You want a program that can be tailored to his or her pace of learning, that gives them access to a great teacher and that you can trust to teach your child as authentically as possible. Simply put, you want to find the most effective and trustworthy distance learning Spanish program...Read More
Many homeschool Spanish programs claim to have a great method for learning and retaining the language, yet they seem to fail in effectiveness. That is, their methodology and materials fall short while they focus entirely on translation, and not true language acquisition.
To avoid a major pitfall like that, you’ll want to know exactly what to look for in your child’s homeschool...Read More
The decision to study a new language is the beginning of a wonderful adventure. It’s a look into a new culture, a great way to meet people with different backgrounds and stretch ourselves intellectually. As a parent, you can jump in on the fun with some interactive practices to teach your child Spanish as fast and as effectively as possible.
1. Make It Visible
A great way to enhance...Read More