All in all, this is a fun and practical approach to learning Spanish, and of all the languages to learn, Spanish is it!
Our library uses the online Spanish-language-instruction service called Discover Spanish. It's easy to create the account and go right to the first lesson. The instruction features animation--both in the cartoon sense and the peppy sense--as a fellow named Johnny Spanish teaches you--speaking Spanish only--how to say hello, ask someone's name, and tell them your name. There are also exercises, quizzes, and games to help you practice your new knowledge. Since the first lesson had to do with asking someone's name, you can go to a list of Spanish-language variants of common English names. And it's no passive list, either: you can click on a button next to each name and hear its pronunciation. For the linguistic engineers among us, every lesson includes grammar explaining how the phrases work.
Director of Bristol Public Library, Bristol Tennessee/Virginia
Our patrons have enjoyed using Discover Spanish and we are excited to be able to offer our Latino patrons Discover English.
Our patrons have enjoyed using Discover Spanish and we are excited to be able to offer our Latino patrons Discover English. From the world class podcasts to the fun, animated cast of characters in the interactive lessons, Language Treks is a great resource for both teens and adults.