Tuesday, 13 September 2011

¿Hablas español?

¡Hola! Littletree has been loving the homeschool Spanish-language group that started in our village :)

Since Spanish was essentially her first language (we were living in Central America when she first started talking and she spent the first 15 months of her life in Latin America, but it’s since fallen into disuse), she’s picking it up faster than the other kids, but it looks like they’re all having fun.

The teacher is from Spain, so it’s interesting to get the differences between the Spanish and the South American accents – apparently I have a funny Argentinean accent!

The kids have a great time, it’s very casual and “unschooly”.

11 Spanish class

They play a lot of games, like card games to learn numbers, playing with differently-coloured stones to learn colours…

10 Spanish class

And the classic Twister – colours and body parts!

13 Spanish class

Today we learned to sing “Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes”, played “Animal Families” to practice numbers and learn animals, and practiced basic small-talk. Then we sat together for lunch – a great way to learn food words :)


  1. Spaniards don't like very much the Argentinian accent, actually.
    My other half, despite being Italian, was raised in Baires and our Spanish friends keep telling us that her isn't actually Spanish... 8-)

    Andrea (Uaz85/andreadavide on Flickr)

  2. Homeschooling is a very good idea, I was elementary school teacher.


  3. It looks like these kids are learning and having fun at the same time. I think it is a good idea to have fun when learning. If you don't have fun then you won't want to continue to learn. http://www.asam1.com/asamservices.html


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