Has anyone ever taught there english speaking child spanish? My son is 6 and I would like to teach him to?
I received this in a homeschool mom newsletter and my son and I have a lot of fun with it.
We did the basic needs and numbers, but there are more free lessons and even a free CD you can order. They have a full curriculum if you are pleased with the type of instruction.
You can pair this with inexpensive workbooks and different computer software programs you can get at computer stores and such, but of all the things I tried, my son liked this along with an inexpensive workbook I picked up at Wal Mart the best.
If you want more than that, like for yourself, you can look at Instant Immersion, it is reasonably priced.
At his age, this should keep him entertained and help him learn some key phrases. My son’s favorites are “I need to go to the bathroom.” and “I want to go to the movies.”
At a private school they learned French in 4th grade and Spanish in 5th grade.
In Public school neither happens until 9th GRADE!
Then spend an hour or two a day only talking to each other in Spanish.
Do it for lunch.
No food unless they ask for it in Spanish.
If they don’t like the food they get, let them LEARN how to ask for better food!
Unfortuanately I don’t think you’ll find CHEESE BURGER AND FRIES in most Spanish lesson books!
So you’ll have to be creative. Some form of ASADA!
So you both go outside and talk with the Mexican Gardener working across the street, maybe with a glass of lemonade and ask him how to ask for a Cheese Burger with Fries. He’ll tell you!
And you’ll get social skills that way too!
The fastest and most effective way to learn Spanish on this planet.
Your son can speak Spanish Confidently and Naturally in less than 3 months.
Also, look into “All in One Language Fun” a computer game that introduces Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and for ESL students, English. (You pick which language to play around with each time, so if all you want is Spanish you just always pick that). It is put out by Syracuse Language Systems.
All-in-One Language Fun!
Don’t bother. Have him learn a useful language, like German or Russian.