Why do we study Spanish? It’s a great question because every subject we spend time with means less time to spend learning something else.
Here are Four Reasons We Study Spanish:
- Spanish is spoken by a huge number of people in the world. Even in my own town in Illinois, we are surrounded by Spanish-speakers. We want to be able to converse with them because many of them don’t know English. Learning it now gives a great head-start for my kids to get more proficient as they get older.
- It’s a fairly easy language to learn. Compared to some languages like Chinese, Arabic, or Russian, Spanish is easy because it uses our same alphabet and doesn’t have many “exceptions to the rule.”
- We can use Spanish to be a witness for Christ. We want all people to know our Savior. Knowing a foreign language is a great way to connect with a whole new group of people. Since Spanish-speaking countries are near us, they are a great option for going to on mission trips.
- I’ve found an awesome Spanish curriculum that my kids love: Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids. What’s so neat about it is that the kids watch videos of other kids their age who are going to dialogue in a story-form. It’s engaging and so fun. My kids are continually asking to “do Spanish.” Since they enjoy it so much, they watch often and learn more! So, it’s quick and easy to add into our daily homeschooling time. We just head over to the website and sit around the computer and watch.
There are a variety of options and products, like website membership, DVDs, stickers, flashcards, and interactive workbooks at the Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids website–so check it all out!
(Disclosure: I received a 6-month membership to Foreign Languages for Kids in order to write this and other honest reviews. I am also an affiliate and this post contains affiliate links.)