Discover Spanish - Review and Giveaway!

Earlier this school year, I found a program called "Discover Spanish".  My nine year old was taking Spanish classes for homeschoolers, and I was interested in an online program that would supplement her learning.    The people at Discover Spanish graciously offered me a subscription to their online program in return for a review of their product.  After a year of using the program, I'd like to report to you on what we thought, as well as offer one lucky reader a subscription to Discover Spanish!

The creators of Discover Spanish describe the program as :

"The original language learning system that makes use of a building block approach
to teach practical conversational skills. Immerse yourself in 36 interactive
lessons that are fast, fun, and easy!"

Discover Spanish can be used a stand alone curriculum, or as a supplement.   It is designed for ages 9-99 and is equal to two years of Middle School Spanish or one year of High School Spanish.   If you have a visual learner, this will be just the thing for learning Spanish!   The lessons are engaging, and you can practice skills as many times as you want, with immediate feedback.

Each lesson is a real-life application (The House, The Family Picnic, Pets, etc...) with different themes going with each lesson.   We liked that it was conversational, and my daughter took part in real-life conversations with Johnny Spanish.  

I encourage you to visit the Discover Spanish website to fully explore the program, and even try a demo lesson for free!    

A one year subscription is $54.95, and then you can also download their podcasts to your .mp3 player to review on the go.    Discover Spanish suggests just 15 minutes a day with the program to be on your way to learning Spanish.  

Our impressions:

  • We were so happy to be able to use this program.   This program, in addition to my daughter's Spanish lessons, gave her a very good introduction to the language.   I do believe it would benefit her even more if she was just a little bit older.   
  • The quick pace of the lessons and short amount of time required were great!
  • The additional podcasts can reinforce learning and can be listened to to any time, anywhere.  

The creators of Discover Spanish are giving away a one year subscription to their program to one lucky reader.    This contest will be open until Thursday, June 16 at 8 p.m.  Please be sure to leave a valid email address or way for me to contact you in the comments section!  

Ways to enter:

  1. Become a follower of Homegrown Learners on GFC (or tell me if you already follow) and comment.
  2. Tweet this giveaway and leave the link in the comments.
  3. Visit Language Treks (Discover Spanish) on FB and like them, leaving me a comment.
  4. Follow Discover Spanish on Twitter, leaving me a comment.
  5. Try the free online sample lesson, and leave me your impressions in a comment.  

Good luck!

Disclosure: Our family was given a free trial of this product for review purposes. We received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are expressly ours.