A Quick Parent Guide to Summer Spanish LearningBrooks
Is your little one thriving in Spanish class? Are you hoping to continue their growth throughout the summer? Here is a quick parent guide to summer Spanish learning that will prepare your child for their next semester of language education!
Do Daily Vocab Practice
Repetition is essential when learning new concepts, especially with a second language. Spanish in the classroom is structured around daily vocab exercises that help reinforce various concepts, but it’s essential to continue these activities daily during the summer.
These vocabulary sessions don’t need to be overly complicated – review a select few words each day for 10-15 minutes, and that will help children stay fresh and educated. Get your child excited for these study periods by making them fun and rewarding.
Watch Spanish Movies and TV
There are countless Spanish movies, TV shows, and even short clips available online that are invaluable for teaching Spanish concepts. Specifically, these programs help children hear native speakers and fluid conversations in a way that can’t always be replicated at home or in a classroom. Plus, they’re very entertaining!
If you’re looking for the perfect family movie one evening, consider finding Spanish media and enjoy a look into a different culture. We recommend La Leyenda de la Llorona and The Book of Life.
Do Immersion Exercises
Since Spanish TV shows and movies introduce children to native speakers and fluid conversations, why not take it further and try immersion exercises in real life. What do these activities look entail? Find areas in your community where there are many Spanish speakers, like local restaurants, and encourage your children to communicate in Spanish.
Call a friend or relative who speaks the language fluently and have them hold a conversation with your kid. Or, try practicing “Spanish-only hours,” where your house becomes a Spanish-only space. This will challenge your child to communicate the skills they’ve learned throughout the school year and summer.
We provided a quick parent guide to summer Spanish learning to help your children better. However, you can create your own homeschool Spanish learning schedule that focuses on their strengths and weaknesses. Remember to give your child rewards and time off from their studies to enjoy summer as well!