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The Burts in 2013

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Schoolhouse Crew Review ~ Homeschool Spanish Academy

Homeschool Spanish Academy described in a single word ~ WOW!!!

Okay, now that I've pretty much summed up how our family feels about Homeschool Spanish Academy, let me give you some reasons for the "WOW" factor.

Right from the start, the process was a breeze. Working with tech support was fantastic; they made all the set up/prep/techie stuff easy.  Once it was determined that our laptop was good to hook, my daughter logged into her Skype account and answered a call from her teacher, Elda. And let me tell you, Elda is terrific. In fact, everyone we have had the pleasure of working with has been terrific. I could boast all day about the caliber of the people at Homeschool Spanish Academy...but again I can sum it up with the word WOW!!!

Live video chat lessons are done via Skype - if you don't have a Skype account you can set one up for free. The teacher from Homeschool Spanish Academy will "call" your child; once your child "answers" the call the teacher will start the lesson. The first lesson for my 17-year-old daughter was intended to properly assess her Spanish fluency. My daughter has studied Spanish for some time now, primarily so that she can converse with children she meets during her mission trips to Mexico, so she was able to speak with her teacher in Spanish right off the bat. When she did not know what a word meant, her teacher simply gave her the corresponding American English word and taught her how to pronounce it (when needed). She also gave my daughter a thorough review of the Spanish alphabet during the first lesson.

Each video lesson lasts about 50 minutes. During the lessons, Elda expands upon each previous lesson, challenging my daughter while encouraging her. She is an excellent teacher and made each lesson fun, relaxing and above all fruitful. After the lesson, my daughter received her homework via email. She would print it out to study throughout the week, but she would also email a completed copy back to Elda. Some weeks we were able to schedule 2 lessons (which my daughter preferred since it greatly increased her fluency to "meet" with Elda more often). Other weeks we were only able to schedule one lesson. I really appreciate the option of choosing which times work best for us one week at a time; it was a nice option to have instead of simply having classes at the same time each week.

Last week my daughter received a sweet and encouraging email from Elda reminding her that she would be given a test at her next lesson. She was a little nervous, especially since she did not really know how the test would be given via Skype! Elda simply shared the screen with my daughter, read the questions aloud in Spanish, and had my daughter give an oral answer. My daughter did well on this oral exam, and was blessed to see how much progress had been made in a few short weeks.

We have a few more lessons with Homeschool Spanish Academy, and this is one homeschool product our family hopes to continue using. It really is a wonderful way to learn Spanish. Once again, my summation of Homeschool Spanish Academy is simply ~ WOW!!!

Here is a LINK to a video about Homeschool Spanish Academy.

You can find them on the web at www.HomeschoolSpanishAcademy.com

To read why other Crew members have to say, click HERE.


Some price info is below ~


 (Disclaimer ~ I received this product free of charge for review purposes. All opinions expressed in this blog post are solely my own.)


If you are considering Spanish as a foreign language in your family's homeschool, I hope you take the time to check out Homeschool Spanish Academy.

Lord bless you & may you enjoy the warm summer months with your family!

Day 195 done :)

Jan L. Burt

www.ALLTHINGSHOMESCHOOL.weebly.com

www.SavanasClayCreations.com
 

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