2014/ September update: I switched out of Rosetta stone mid year. It seems easy to go through the lessons, but when I would quiz my daughter, she didn’t know a lot. Rosetta seems fine if you casually want to learn a language or if you are going to another country but I didn’t feel it was right for a spanish class. I switched to an online interactive class through flvs and it was better than expected. She had to interact, talk, have conversations and write in Spanish – which is not part of Rosetta. I was happy with my decision. I did see Mango at the FPEA home school convention. It was different and fascinating, but I think it might be best for someone who wants to quickly learn a language in order to travel. I’d like to try Mango, but not willing to put in another investment like I did with Rosetta. That’s my humble opinion, and I’ve spoken to a few other moms who feel the same way. If you are considering Rosetta, you might want to try a free version at a local library before you invest your money.
This week we are taking a break from the online Rosetta Stone program and reviewing words and verb conjugation. Although student seems to be doing well on Rosetta, when I stopped to quiz her on vocabulary and verbs she was reading along to- she did not know the vocabulary. I created this and other posts to help her more fully understand Spanish 2 at a high school level. Conjugate the following common spanish verbs: Use this site to help you: http://www.conjugation.org/
Study Tener and Venir:http://www.studyspanish.com/verbs/lessons/pitenven.htm Study Ser and Estar: http://www.studyspanish.com/verbs/lessons/piserestar.htm Study Ir and dar : http://www.studyspanish.com/verbs/lessons/piirdar.htm Test your knowledge: http://www.studyspanish.com/cgi-bin/verbs/verb_drill.cgi ar verbs http://www.studyspanish.com/verbs/lessons/justar.htm er verbs : http://www.studyspanish.com/verbs/lessons/juster.htm ir verbs:http://www.studyspanish.com/verbs/lessons/justir.htm