Friday, May 23, 2008

D's First Spanish Lesson

We are using the Rosetta Stone software to learn Spanish. We bought Level 1 and Level 2 which are beginner through intermediate Spanish. I used it for about an hour last night, and today D used it for the first time. I'm pretty impressed with it, and I like the approach. Once you get the software installed, the only English is in the pull down menus. Here is D practicing his pronunciation.

2 comments:

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

I went to a bilingual school in the 2nd grade, but can't speak it now. If you don't use it, you lose it.

But I can still read it, and have been told I have very good pronunciation. May I recommend he ease up on the "r" sounds? In Spanish they are spoken so soft and fast that sometimes they can sound like a "d."

The same is true for "v" and "b."

Be sure to update with your opinions of this curriculum, would you? I desperately want my whole family to learn conversational Spanish.

steph said...

Another great online language learning resource that is free is www.edufire.com! I'm trying to re-learn spanish for my career and they have many great tools to help me become fluent. Flashcards are great and really help me with my vocabulary along with the tutoring sessions via video chat! Pretty good site check it out.