In the past I have shared printables and reviews for products to teach your kids Spanish. I haven't mentioned anything about how you can learn Spanish, until today! I recently had the opportunity to try out Pimsleur Spanish level 1. The Pimsleur approach to language learning is:
- 100% Audio-based learning
- Based on Dr. Pimsleur's research
- No reading, writing or textbooks
- 30 minutes a day
- Downloadable to your mp3 player
- No Software to install
I found the lessons to be effective and engaging. Even C participated most of the time and picked up some new Spanish words! I did notice that since there isn't anything to look at or do with my hands, I felt the need to multitask. Driving worked well but when I tried to do housework while listening to the lessons I found myself missing cues to repeat occasionally. Of course, that could just be me. ;)
I like that the lessons are set in 30 minute increments. It is enough to remember what I learned while not taking up too much of my day. The case the disks come in is very nice. However, I think I would have preferred a box set with a different case for each disk. This way, I can easily grab the disk I need for the day and take it with me without worrying about it getting damaged.
If you are looking for a Spanish program for your older student or yourself, Pimsleur is an excellent option! I would love to hear what programs you have used to learn a new language and what you though of it. Leave a comment below!
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~AngelaI received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.