I am still mulling over how to approach foreign language. We have been watching Salsa Spanish on occasion, but only the younger children like it. I have wanted to buy the Cherrydale Press resources for such a long time and it is now on my priority list for school purchases for the fall. So… What do I do then? I will use it as is with the younger set of children. But my oldest daughter as well as a niece and a nephew will need some high school credits. I have almost decided to use Breaking the Spanish Barrier with them. All three will be with me three times a week for instruction and I could give them written assignments from BSB on the other two days.
I guess what I am asking is could the Cherrydale resources be used with high schoolers? If so, how? And would I need to add another resource so that grammar is covered? Pretty sure that I would. This is a bit overwhelming.
Our library has the Living Language Spanish book/cds but I haven’t looked closely at them. I keep forgetting to ask about Mango.
I would recommend that you ask Allyson at Cherrydale Press if she has any suggestions for how to supplement for high school credit. She’s the linguistics expert and has a lot of experience in that area.
My students used other curricula, because Cherrydale Press had not published their resources yet. One of my students did Spanish with Rosetta Stone. Another did ASL using some resources from a local college, experience interpreting at church, and my teaching, since I know that language.