Tuesday, June 26, 2012

TOS Crew Review ~ Homeschool Spanish Academy

We had the opportunity to review Homeschool Spanish Academy... it is unbelievably great and I plan on signing Ryleigh up for our "Fall" semester. The lessons are 1 on 1 over Skype... so there is an actual Spanish Speaking Instructor for the session. Because the lessons are set up this way, they are easily tailored to your child.... moving at their pace. 

We have done some Spanish here (Numbers, Colors, basic phrases)... and Ryleigh was very excited to learn more (as was Braeden...who has popped in from time to time if I couldn't get him down for a nap/quiet time).... I have to say that I have learned so much also (I knew pretty much NO Spanish ;-))... we have covered greetings, numbers, fruits, vegetables, vowels....

So far we have completed 5 out of our 7 classes... and I could not be more pleased. Our instructor Nora, emails me the lesson (which I then turn into flashcards for Ryleigh- they don't tell you to do that, but Ryleigh likes flashcards)... and the homework for us to go over. If I am being honest...which is the whole point of the review... we have yet to formally complete the homework and turn it back in... Ryleigh is only 5....  If I was to do the homework, we can email it back in and they will grade it for us... how nice is that?!?! .... we do go over the homework verbally and it is quite surprising (at least to me) how much Ryleigh retains from each lesson...(mainly because she cannot yet read the Spanish/English words and is doing it from memory)...

More good news- these lessons are super easy to schedule... before you start you receive a tech call so they can check your speed and make sure you are compatible computer-wise for the program.. then... you schedule online... you can choose your instructor and the time that works your schedule... what's even better is that it is just as easy to reschedule (24 hours in advance).

From the website ..
"Wouldn't it be great to have each Spanish class tailored to your child? Well, with HSA's 1-on-1 sessions, your child learns from a professional instructor every class with material, exercises, and content tailored just for him or her. We are the immersion Spanish experience online! Reduce your child's fear of speaking in front peers. Have all of your child's questions answered during class. Get the most out of your class time. Go beyond "how to learn Spanish," see your child actually use it! Because classes are individually tailored, move as fast or as slow as needed. Summer online classes are also available! With the HSA 1-on-1 experience, your child will learn Spanish in the most effective way possible!"

Homeschool Spanish Academy offers several  levels of instruction, from early learning (age 5 and up) to adult. The Early Learning sessions are 25 minutes long, while the Middle School, High School, and Adult sessions are 50 minutes. You can sign up for a FREE trial by going to http://homeschoolspanishacademy.com.... it is most definitely worth it!!!

Pricing for the Early Language 1 on 1 is as follows:

To Check out what other crew members thought of this awesome program go HERE....
Disclaimer:  As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are mine.