Between the months of March of April our family celebrates many birthday's including my own and my oldest daughters. It was only fitting that during this time we would be reviewing a Spanish curriculum, Spanish for You! Fiestas, that would introduce us to important phrases for celebrations during this time.
The Cake! The Cake!
That is what my 8 year old daughter shouted out as we reviewed the vocabulary from lesson 1 of Spanish for You, Fiestas. The Cake, or el pastel, was one of the vocabulary words and she was beyond excited to learn it, as the cake is her favorite part of birthday celebrations.
The lessons from the Spanish curriculum have been easy and fun for us because of the format, focusing on themes, instead of just learning random words. The audio files that are included with the program are a HUGE plus too. The kids really enjoyed hearing the proper pronunciation without waiting for me to look it up online.
I have done that in the past and it is NOT fun.
While we have been moving slowly through the curriculum because said daughter is not a strong reader yet, I am happy to say that I have found a foreign language program that we can stick with because it is easy for me to use and the kids are enjoying it.
I Bet You Want to Know More About Spanish for You!
The author has taught Spanish to students for 14 years and currently teaches, using her curriculum in a homeschool co-op. She understands the needs of homeschool families to have a curriculum that can be used across grade levels so that parents can save time and money.
The Curriculum Description
Students learn HOW the language works. They learn key language components (i.e. vocabulary, pronunciation, syntax, verb conjugation, and grammar) as building blocks to be put together in different ways to communicate. They begin thinking in Spanish to develop fluency. They build knowledge of grammar so they excel in higher level classes.
Spanish for You! has a unique design where students learn to speak, read, and write Spanish through interesting themes. The books are designed to be done in any order rather than having to finish them in levels. As students complete books they become more skilled.
What You Should Know
Everything about Spanish for You! you might want to know!
Grades: 3 - 8
Price: Ranges from $9.99 for a 4-week trial to $64.99 for a complete package for grades 3 - 8.
Themes Available: Fiestas - Celebrations, Estaciones - Seasons or Viajes - Travels.
Samples: You can try out free sample lessons of Spanish for You! by downloading them from the website.
To Purchase: Simply visit Spanish-for-you.net and choose the package that best fits your family.
For even more reviews, some of the Viajes theme, from my Mosaic team mates, be sure to visit Mosaic Reviews next week.