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Rosetta Stone or Power Glide?

Rosetta Stone or Power Glide?
This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Rosetta Stone or Power Glide? I am often asked about which foreign language curriculum to use. There are many to choose from out there! Choosing probably boils down to learning style, and the ways your child learns the best. The three I often recommend are Tell Me More, Power Glide, and Rosetta Stone....
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Guest — karen
With my 3rd and last child, I used Monarch Spanish for early grades. We are using Breaking the Barrier plus a weekly tutor for the... Read More
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:13
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Karen, That's some terrific information! Thank you for sharing. It sounds like your planning and your student's hard work pai... Read More
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 23:09
Guest — Heather
I have been in contact with The Learnables. They say that after 4 levels of Learnables Spanish your kid should be able to take the... Read More
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 16:45
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Homeschool Foreign Language And Rosetta Stone

Homeschool Foreign Language And Rosetta Stone
Foreign language requirements vary from college to college.  Check with the college website and see what their policy is.  Go to a college fair and ask questions of each college, to get their opinion.  You'll be surprised at the variety of answers, I'm sure!I have a slightly off-topic question regarding whether Rosetta Stone and/or Power Glide are accepted as Foreign Language high school credits in preparation for most state colleges. Anyone have any information on that?...
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Lee Binz
Yes, it's true that there are some colleges that do not accept Rosetta Stone. It's important to check with each college. Blessing... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 22:55
Guest — E. Stewart
UW-Madison has an explicit statement on its website saying it does NOT accept Rosetta Stone: Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 22:36
Guest — Rebecca Hardin
Thanks so much for this info. I did call Rosetta Stone out of curiousity, because I was just inches away from spending a big chun... Read More
Monday, 12 April 2010 20:37
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Foreign Language Credit Value

Foreign Language Credit Value
>>>Angela asks: "We purchased Rosetta Stone Spanish 1 and didn't do so well last year.  We will 'go at it' with more gusto this year, but my question is, this course is supposed to be a 2 year course although it is only Spanish 1.  Do you have any knowledge of the credit value?"<<<Angela, I know that a two year course at high school level would be two full high school credits.  I also know that...
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Homeschool Foreign Language Program

Homeschool Foreign Language Program
Cindy asked, "Is there a particular Latin American Spanish curriculum that you recommend above others?  My children are 16,14,13 and 8.  We've been homeschooling for 10 years and I used to have a hard time learning a foreign language in school myself."Dear Cindy,Thank you for your question about Foreign Languages and Latin American Spanish!  The most common homeschool curriculum choices are Rosetta Stone, Power-Glide, and Aurolog.  You have a great opportunity with 4 students to have...
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Guest — Lee
My husband teaches French and Russian through I have free Spanish on my homeschool site, Easy Peasy All-in-One Home... Read More
Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:10
Guest — Julieanne is another great option that we're going to use for our family this next school year.
Monday, 24 June 2013 11:21
Guest — Kris
We are using Pimsleur. It is the one used by the federal government when they quickly need to train an employee to work in a Fren... Read More
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:32
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How to Tell if a Foreign Language Course is High School Level

The simplest way to tell whether a foreign language curriculum is high school level is if the curriculum provider TELLS you that it's high school level!Take a look at the Rock Solid website, When you do a search, you can see MANY high school level choices for foreign language.Here is a foreign language program available from Sonlight Curriculum.Notice how it says in one paragraph:  "Rosetta Stone customers tell us the program is equivalent to two years...
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Some Foreign Language Strategies

Some Foreign Language Strategies
We used Power Glide and loved it.  Rosetta Stone is often available through the library system (i.e., free.)  Foreign languages are available at co-ops.  Some people wait until Running Start or dual enrollment in community college, and take foreign language there.  It only takes 2 college quarters or semesters to meet the requirements for foreign language if you do it that way.What are some of your favorite foreign language strategies?
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Guest — Katherine
Thank you! Great advice!
Sunday, 20 July 2008 02:14
Guest — Lee
Rosetta isn't perfect any more than any other curriculum. It probably depends on learning styles more than anything. But it IS p... Read More
Thursday, 10 July 2008 06:50
Guest — J W
Hello, Katherine! One strategy with Rosetta Stone that works well is to do the lesson in English first. Yes, this means buying R... Read More
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 19:24
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