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Thursday, May 5, 2011

No-Work Spanish Review and Giveaway

No-Work Spanish

http://www.noworkspanish.com/

Order both for just $21.95

I love the Spanish language. Personally, I think it is absolutely beautiful. One of my goals in life has been to learn to speak Spanish. However, as I explain to my kids, wanting to do something isn’t the same as actually doing it. It’s a lot of hard work!

Reviewing No Work Spanish is exciting as new ways to learn Spanish always intrigue me. What I didn’t count on is how much my boys would enjoy it. My oldest was ready to try a new language – I was even in the process of selling our Spanish curriculum when these CD’s arrived. Both of my boys have enjoyed listening to the stories and my older son has a renewed interest in learning Spanish. Good thing the curriculum was only “almost” sold.  :-)

The format is simple – a story is told chapter by chapter. A few sentences at a time are offered in English then in Spanish. At the end, the entire chapter is given in Spanish.

For my youngest son, he loves Yaks March on Washington. In fact, he has proclaimed the yak to be his new favorite animal. The story is told from the perspective of the family dog. It’s entertaining, funny, and interesting. Personally, I liked Poster Girl as new vocabulary is introduced before each chapter. The No Work Spanish web site contains the pdf transcripts for each CD so that you can follow along. This is a big benefit as you begin listening and learning the vocabulary being used.

I didn’t feel like this is a curriculum in itself. However, I do feel this is a wonderful supplement for those learning Spanish. Anyone learning Spanish will benefit from the opportunity to hear the language spoken and translated in an interesting story format. We’ll be using these as my son (and one day hopefully myself) work through our Spanish curriculum.

Interested?

Giveaway

No Work Spanish has generously offered to let me give away one CD combo. The lucky winner (U.S. only) will receive a copy of both Yaks March on Washington and Poster Girl.

To enter do the following:

1. Submit a comment telling me how you would use these CD’s.

For additional entries:

1. Friend me using GFC or NetworkBlogs (or tell me you already have)

2. Like Heartfelt Homeschooling on Facebook

3. Post a comment on Heartfelt Homeschooling on Facebook

4. Post this giveaway on Twitter and tell me you have

This giveaway will end Saturday, May 14th. The winner will be picked using Random.org.

*** I was given these CD’s free of charge through Mamabuzz for my honest review.

20 comments:

  1. I would use these for myself as well as my kids. I just took a required first year Spanish class and did not do so well! I love Spanish though.

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  2. I follow your blog via both GFC and Networked Blogs (I was already a NB follower but now a GFC one too :)

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  3. Like Heartfelt Homeschooling on FB

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  4. Tweeted about the giveaway (@lossolleffco that's me)

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  5. Hello April!

    I had fun working with you on the TOS Crew this year.

    God bless you!

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  6. We have emotionally and spiritually adopted a young man from Ecuador into our family. He first arrived in our home 6 years ago on a mercy mission to recieve healthcare here in the US. We made an instant connection which has continued over the years with our family bringing him back to US to visit us two more times. We communicate often via Skype. We have naturally learned communication with him over the years, and a story-type Spanish learning would really benefit our limited vocabulary and expression.

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  7. HI April,
    I like yourself have a Spanish curriculum that we have tried to work with over the last few years. Had put it on the shelf for awhile and need to get back to learning Spanish...this sounds like a fun way to get the student as well as the teacher motivated to tackle Spanish again. However, the real reason I am interested in this is that my step-daughter is marrying a guy from Columbia (July 2) and his family does not speak ENglish. My step=daughter can not communicate with her future mother-in-law and she is looking for a quick, easy way to learn Spanish. I would love to be able to learn with her in order to help with the future family dynamics. Thanks for offering this option.

    Donna FOltz

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  8. I would use them to supplement our language and foreign language curriculimn. We are currently leabnring spanish but i just cant seem to get it. SHZBLEw(@)hotmail(.)com

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  9. i follow your blog but through news feeds

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  10. Than you for the review and giveaway opportunity. I would use these in the car, or during afternoon quiet time with my boys.

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  11. I would love to win! We are just beginning our homeschool journey. I would certainly enjoy adding this to my little pile of "helps" we are beginning to build for our library:)

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  12. I'm your newest follower! (found you through Homeschoolers Bloggers Haven--yahoo, btw) What a wonderful "place" you have!!
    Happy Friday:)

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  13. My girls would like this, we haven't used a complete spanish program but they like to use what they do know.

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  14. I follow you with GFC.

    Something happened when I sent my first entry & then I redid it. So I might have entered it twice.

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  15. I follow you with Networked Blog.

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Thank you for commenting - I love to hear your thoughts!