3 Reasons to choose us!
you Can’t Learn Spanish through a book
Language is something learned through use and conversations. There are some foundations and vocabulary that can be learned through literature, but that’s just theory, not application. We utilize quizlet to help you with that stuff, but you
We all recognize that full immersion is the best way to learn a language, hands down. To relocate to a foreign country, being exposed to the culture and language on a daily basis, ……… Unfortunately most homeschool parents and children don’t have the opportunity nor funds to take off for a foreign country for months at a time.
So we suggest the second best is through One - on - One tutoring with a trained tutor. Here at TongueTry we realized early on that the homeschool community would be a great partner for us in our mission to
That’s right … no more large classroom settings or even smaller homeschool group settings. You get highly engaging, one-on-one attention, every class, with your own personal tutor. This means you can go at your own pace, ask as many questions as you need, and practice speaking the entire class.
2. Curriculum’s created by the guru’s
Not to toot our own horn, but our curriculum team is comprised of 2 Ph.D.’s plus a Masters, over 80 years of collective teaching experience, and contributing authors to foreign language textbooks. Click here to learn more about them. Plus we use the latest methods of language learning via Comprehensible Input and TPRS (Total Physical Response Storytelling) founded on the ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Principles. Learn more about out methods here.
3. You Make an IMpact
Every lesson you take with your tutor, you are helping to change her life. How? I am glad you asked! We start by paying a fair living wage, 2X (times) what they are typically paid at the local immersion schools plus opportunities for more hours. We set them up from home and let them pick their own schedules. This means they can work while their kids are in school, in the evenings, or on the weekends if they wish, but also will have time off to take the kids to and pick them up after school, cook meals, go to church, etc. Basically give them freedom to work when it works best for them and their family. Not to mention the things we do for the whole community.
In these first 30 TongueTry lessons, students will achieve a Novice-Low proficiency level as detailed by the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency levels. To achieve this level, the curriculum for TongueTry is ACTFL inspired using Can Do Statements to help students assess their understanding and proficiency.
The curriculum team has created lessons based on the best methods and strategies learned over their combined 90 years of experience in the field of world language education.
At the completion of these sessions, students will be able to communicate on a variety of topics, including those listed below.
I can say hello and goodbye.
I can tell someone my name.
I can understand greetings.
I can state my name.
I can give my e-mail.
I can recognize the sound of a few letters when they are spoken or spelled out.
I can count from 0-10.
I can state my name, age, where I live.
I can give my phone number, home address, e-mail.
I can understand some numbers.
I can say the date and day of the week.
I can list the months and seasons.
I can ask and answer about birthdates.
I can respond to yes/no questions.
I can answer an either/or question.
I can respond to who, what, when, where questions.
I can recognize some color words.
I can list items I see every day.
I can understand some basic food items.
I can understand some basic drinks.
I can order from a café menu.