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Power Glide. I had their French and Spanish high school courses (sold them) and now I have the Power Glide Latin and Spanish *Junior* courses. Power Glide isn't the most popular foreign language program but the Junior courses offer a good intro into the language and relies heavily on the diglot weave.
Of course, there are a few FREE online courses out there:
Here is a Spanish course from UT http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/beg01...
A few more:
From the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/
Anyone know of any more?
That could be worth looking into, Rebecca.Thanks for the info!
There is a foreign language program which uses the "diglot weave" to help learners become familiar with a new language. They mix the new language with the old. It sounds like what you describe, mracp. So, blending a new language with an old language forms a bridge from one to the other. It's actually an effective teaching method.
Interesting read.Being of Czech descent, our parents would occasionally speak the language when we were kids, so we naturally picked up a few words here and there. Decades later, only a handful remain in my mind. My older siblings can speak it a bit more fluently, though.
At any rate, my parents would often do the same thing as Christine described - mix in a few Czech words within an English sentence.That's the easiest way that I found to learn a few words without actually employing a teaching method.