Señora Gose's Homeschool Spanish Blog

What about Learning Spanish Through Immersion?

What about Learning Spanish Through Immersion?

I have strong opinions about Learning Spanish Through Immersion. What is Spanish Immersion learning? The basic idea is to surround yourself in a Spanish speaking culture or atmosphere for an extended length of time (more than a two week mission trip) and thus depend on others to help you learn Spanish through conversing naturally with normal amounts of input and output in Spanish. There are different phases of language learning this way - the silent period, the early production, speech emergence (1000 words), then intermediate (6000 words) and advanced fluency. Many people tout immersion as "the way" to learn Spanish. Well,...

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Which Spanish Learning product fits me best?

Which Spanish Learning product fits me best?

To discover the best learning methods for Spanish for your family, first you need to know what puts your student (and you) at ease? Any textbook or software program that makes you grit your teeth or take a big breath is not going to be a good fit for you and your family. For a hands-on method, and to teach multiple ages at once, See it and Say it Flip Flop Spanish is the best option. Students of all ages and learning styles thrive with the short, simple Spanish Lessons with all three learning styles of audio, visual, and tactile. After laying...

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What are some Spanish study strategies that have worked for your students?

What are some Spanish study strategies that have worked for your students?

There are so so many ways to study Spanish. The trick is finding the one that works for you. (The joy is with Homeschool Spanish, you DO get to choose!) First, let's look at the main Spanish learning methods.

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I'm having a great day!

I'm having a great day!

Ok, not really.I'm having a blah day.But what we say makes a difference. So I'm looking at the beautiful, bright sunflower photo, and finding the blessings to say aloud. The "say it aloud" part makes a difference. I may draw some stares from the ducklings in my office (yeah, we live on a farm, ducklings sometimes are in my office.) Here we go! Change it up and say it with me!   I get to make new Homeschool Spanish Bingo Games today! I get to draw today! I get to see all of my kids today. Like, ALL DAY! I...

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How about when they refuse to learn?

How about when they refuse to learn?

Ok. This one is a doozy. If a child refuses to learn Spanish or anything, as a homeschool mom, we feel like failures. We wonder what happened, what did we do wrong? Here are a few steps to help you figure out your next move. (That's right, you have to figure it out. You know your family best.) Question #1: What's the student's main personality?Likely, they are strong-willed and rebellious. Don't get mad. I mean, look at their parents. Homeschoolers are automatically rebels. If you weren't, you'd have put your children on the big yellow bus this morning. You're a...

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