Review: No-Work Spanish Audiobooks
Recently, our family has gotten involved in a Spanish speaking church. Basically, we hear of a need and if we can feel it we try to do so. So, this has landed Mark in a few weeks doing audio for their services and now we're all involved helping with the ESL (English as a Second Language) classes they are offering.
Now, before you think we're all bilingual "good" homeschoolers. We're not. Mark took some Spanish in high school. I took French. I can tell someone they are going to the pool and something else I learned from a song that is not too nice but that's it. And it's in French. Mark can start a conversation in Spanish and he can understand more than he can speak.
I've been working, on and off, with the kids on teaching them Spanish. So, I was excited to get a chance to review this new audio concept by No-Work Spanish. Here's how it works.
You order the CD (or the download) and put the audiobook in an appropriate device and listen away. We received Yaks March on Washington and Poster Girl. And, to remember to listen to it, we've been listening when go to and from ESL classes. The story is read in English one line at a time and then immediately repeated in Spanish. At the end of the chapter it is read completely in Spanish.
The actors reading did a great job and kept it entertaining. While, I probably wouldn't recommend this for a sole curriculum, this is a easy and fun way to reinforce Spanish that you may already be working on. Listening to one time is not enough. It's a good idea to listen two or even three times.
Vocabulary lists are available for each audiobook and the full book is available in pdf form on the CDs.
Currently, there are three audiobooks out with more to come. They range in price from $21.95 (for two CDs) to $8.99 (for downloads). They can be ordered from No-Work Spanish.
Keep updated on when new titles come out by going to the No-Work Spanish Facebook page.
Disclaimer: This is a MamaBuzz review. The product was provided by: No-Work Spanish for this review.