¡Hola! Me llamo Molly. Yo soy de Los Estados Unidos. Vivo en Nuevo York. ¡Soy una artista! Me gusta mucho el chocolate, bailar, y leer. ¡Me encanta el arte! ¡Hablo Inglés, Ruso, y un poco de Espagñol!
¡Prospero Año Nuevo!
That’s right, folks! I’M SPEAKING SPANISH! Well, as a matter of fact, my mom and I are both beginning Spanish speakers! We’re both studying together right now. It’s fantastic learning a new language! And here’s the translation for what I wrote above:
Hello! My name is Molly. I’m from the United States of America. I live in New York. I’m an artist! I really like chocolate, dancing, and reading! I love art! I speak English, Russian, and a little bit of Spanish!
Prosperous New Years!
So what’s our curriculum? Well, this is where the internet comes in. Don’t you just LOVE the 21st Century? Thanks to free websites, podcasts, etc. Anyone can learn almost anything they want, right from home! & For free!
We use a free podcast, called ‘Coffee Break Spanish.’ Each podcast is around 20 minutes long and we do indeed, sit down with our routine cup of organic coffee and practice! Sometimes we take this podcast along with us on the road as well and practice in the car. It’s a fantastic podcast and we are so grateful for the two people who recorded it: Mark and Kara!!! Click Here for the link for the free podcasts that you can subscribe to, through itunes!
Aside from Coffee Break Spanish, we use some extra material as well and this is Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone is also a great program! It really drills every phrase into your head through the use of images and there’s no possible way that you can forget what you learn! The program is set up to teach you, the way that children instinctually learn new languages.
Oh yes! And in the light of the Holidays we’re cheerfully singing Spanish- Christmas songs this year! Check out this really funny and religious Spanish song we found! We sing along to the chorus!
Anyways, these two programs work miracles for us. We’ll keep you updated on our progress! We should be fluent towards the end!!! 🙂
Happy Holidays from all of us!
-Molly, Natalia & Nicholas