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There comes a time and place in your homeschooling that you may choose to teach Spanish or foreign language, or if you have a high schooler like I do this year you need to teach this for credits. My middle schooler is also ready to dive into foreign language this year. We were looking for a program to use with all my children and we were able to review Rosetta Stone Language Learning for Homeschool Spanish Level 1. I was excited because I didn’t have to teach a language I didn’t know much of even though I graduated with honors in Spanish. It’s true that if you don’t use it you will lose it!
We were given the level 1 Homeschool Spanish to use. The set-up was easy, I did have an issue setting this up on our older laptop but the Rosetta Stone customer service was more than willing to help us get this fixed. The homeschool set came with everything we needed to get started including the headset needed to record your child repeating the words.
I really liked how the program is structured. I was always taught basic words with the pictures one at a time. The way Rosetta Stone teaches is by immersion. At first I didn’t know exactly what this meant but as soon as I heard my children repeating the phrases I understood totally.
Rosetta Stone teaches by using everyday situations and teaches the phrases by pictures and repeating the words. For example my daughter was learning how to say “the man was eating”, and to accompany the phrase they would show pictures of a man eating and repeat the phrases allowing them to repeat them as well. On the next page they would then show a few different pictures and then repeat the phrase they just learned. My daughter would then find the correct picture and repeat the phrase.
This created a visual connection to the words and phrases that they were learning. They were having fun anddid not feel like they were learning by flashcards or constant repeating of single words. They were learning phrases that they could use.