For years I have been looking for a way to teach Spanish that didn't frustrate my children. I bet I have tried a dozen books and videos, but nothing really fit our family. So when I looked at Excelerate SPANISH website, I was intrigued. It looked different from other resources we have tried in the past. I was thrilled when we were chosen to receive and review a years subscription to Excelerate SPANISH Streaming. We were given Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 to review.
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Excelerate SPANISH Streaming is an online service that will teach Spanish with online videos. It is family friendly, educational and fun all at the same time. Each class is pre-recorded and ready for your use at your convenience. I love that! The length of each video is about 30 minutes. These classes are unique because the teacher uses hand gestures, movements and little skits to help your child remember what they are being taught. I think this approach is one that will be able to reach many more students than just handing them a book and saying "learn this". This type of teaching is called "TPR". That stands for Total Physical Response.
Each lesson begins with the student going over the vocabulary words that are written on the white board in the video. The words written on the board are pronounce clearly and then a gesture is attached to the definition so your child can retain the knowledge they are being taught in a special way. It didn't take long for me to see this way of teaching was exactly what my son needed. He was focused and able to understand and repeat the vocabulary words and he wasn't saying how bored he was.
It was a very awesome experience when my daughter, who is 12, wanted to join in the fun and now she is getting a head start on her foreign language classes. These classes made it easy for her to jump in and start learning!
The have this program available to buy if you don't want to join the online subscription program. You can also purchase workbooks that go along with the online classes, but we didn't feel it was necessary. We just used notebooks from our homeschooling stash.
I love that they have a site called Quizlet that goes along with this program. There are fun activities and such to reiterate what is being taught in the classes. The flash cards and games are a plus in our family. They have always been helpful in our home. You can use the freebies on there to help drill your children on their new knowledge.
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