Language Challenge 101 – Week Three

by Corey · 3 comments

Adults Learning Spanish

As you will remember from my previous post, I was excited about finding the Destinos videos online.  This week I got my husband excited and we purchased the textbook, workbook and CDs.  We searched online to find out what was available and when we realized that the University of Washington used them for their distance learning program, we headed to the University Bookstore and purchased them.

They aren’t cheap.  We had hoped that we’d be able to stick to a free or relatively free language-learning program but I am delighted that we decided to go the Destinos way.  The materials are fantastico!  We purchased the Second Edition of the Alternate Addition.  I’m not sure what that means but if you decide to purchase materials, make sure they all match!

We will definitely have more information about our experiences using Destinos in the coming weeks!

Fun, fun, fun

Although we weren’t very consistent this week, we have been having a lot of fun with Spanish.  The kids burst into song now and then and I realize half way into it that they are singing in Spanish!  Other times they talk to one another or themselves in Spanish.  They ask for us to read them books in Spanish at bedtime and look through their Spanish DVDs that we own or from the library and discuss which ones they like best and want to watch again.  I don’t think I could ask for more!

For a little bit of fun, here is a fun BLOOPER video (I can’t even count how many of these we have):

Do you have any tips for us?  How has your own Language Challenge 101 been going?  Share your experience from your current language learning experiences or those from the past!

Corey Heller is the founder of Multilingual Living and the Editor-In-Chief/Publisher of Multilingual Living Magazine. Multilingual Living is the place where she shares her knowledge about raising multilingual and multicultural children. Corey, an American, and her German husband live in Seattle where they raise and homeschool their three children, ages 15, 14 and 12, in German and English.

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1 Karen July 30, 2010 at 10:48 am

You guys are so inspiring!

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2 Corey July 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Awww, thank you! Well, it is sites like yours that helps keep us moving along in this language adventure! We are having an even better time knowing that others are cheering us on (and even doing their own Language Challenge-ing 101). So glad to have your encouraging comments!!

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