Thursday, January 5, 2012

REAL Homeschool Spanish - Hands On Wins Hands Down!

As a long time homeschooler, I am always on the look out for products I have never heard of, and see if that product will work for my family. I find that many times, we homeschoolers can get stuck in a rut, only using the programs that we already know.

I am excited to share with you about a curriculum that I found to be innovative and exciting; REAL Homeschool Spanish.

Real Homeschool Spanish is designed for elementary through junior high school students. Currently a high school supplement is being designed. However, I would like to say that I used this program with my 12-17 year old children. If your children even high school age, have not had any Spanish, this is a wonderful place to start!

My children's learning style is very hands on.. not text book style at all. Earlier this year we attempted a different Spanish program, and as my children would tell you it was an epic fail! So we were looking forward to trying a new Spanish program.

So what makes this program different from the others that we have looked at or tried? For starters, it's a hands on style! The program includes:

Book, Activity Book, Answer Book, and Audio Files and an optional Daily Curriculum Guide.

In the book you will find 10 units covering Greetings, Foods, Sports, Family, etc... In each unit you will find Grammar tidbits, audio files so you and your student can hear the words being spoken.  You also have Home Educator tips and teaching idea for hands on activities that will help bring Spanish to life, and in use!  It is recommended that your child learn about the Spanish culture. At the Real Spanish website you will find a culture link that will be a wealth of information for you and your student.

The beginning of the book also has a curriculum planning guide to help you plan your learning.

You also receive an activity book. You can click here to see a sample of the activity book. The activity book also has audio clips available. Your child will use the words he has learned in tile scrambles, word finds, crossword puzzles, dialogue completions and much more. It helps to really bring what they are learning to life and not so dry!

For an additional $10 you can purchase the curriculum planning guide, which has your schedule already planned out for you.

We received the download version which came with both color and black and white options. And the audio files.

You can order the download version for $49.95 (plus $10 for the curriculum planning guide)
And the hard copy for $89.95 ( plus $10 for the curriculum planning guide)

Don't forget to check out the crew blog to see what my crew mates have to say about Real Homeschool Spanish.

**I received REAL Homeschool Spanish for free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was offered or accepted.  All opinions expressed here are my honest thoughts, and do not constitute a promise or guarantee of service.

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