Monday, February 8, 2010

Our New Foreign Language Program

I had planned to order new language curriculum after Christmas, but got sidetracked with all of the bathroom tile and fixtures we were picking out.

Last week a new resource plopped into my lap when I discovered that our local library subscribes to Mango.

AnnaBeth has started happily using Mango for French and Irish. Thalia would like something grammar-based to back up the Spanish portion. We're looking at something simple like a Barron's workbook, or something more in-depth like Breaking the Barrier. I'm leaning towards starting with the cheaper option (Barron's), then kicking up to Breaking the Barrier if that doesn't work out.

1 comment:

Will said...

I'd be interested to hear more about your experience w/ Spanish books. Have heard some very positive reviews about Breaking the Barrier over on the Well Trained Mind forums w/ strong emphasis on good grammar and at around $30 they seem like a good deal. Any more info would be appreciated!