What could be more catchy and fun than listening to rap to learn Spanish? I came across a sample video of Spanish rap by John de Mado and my kids loved it. I have to admit I enjoyed it too! The great thing about this CD and DVD it is for all ages. Kids and teenagers will love it the same!
From his website:
"John De Mado has been a vocal advocate for language acquisition in the United States for many years. John De Mado is fluent in English, French and Spanish. He has co-author of various foreign language textbooks published by Holt McDougal and McGraw-Hill, Inc. Since 1993, Mr. De Mado has directed John De Mado Language Seminars, Inc., a full-service consulting firm dealing exclusively with language acquisition issues. He has also been the Foreign Language Instructional Leader to Shepaug Valley Regional School District #12 in Connecticut where his primary task was to articulate a K-12, content-related language program. "
Here is a clip with family vocabulary:
I learned a lot by interviewing John De Mado. It helped me understand the language acquisition process better. It made me feel better about teaching my children Spanish and the mistakes I make. He talked about how we think language is "fossilized" like set in stone and never changes, whereas, it is constantly changing. If my children or I make a mistake, it doesn't mean they can't change it later.
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Contest ends Monday August 24th at 10 PM Central Time.
Contest Rules- You can enter only up to five times for the contest by doing each one of the instructions above. You can only win one signed book. Contest ends August 24th at 10 PM Central Time. The winner will be chosen randomly. Comments must provide a name, no completely anonymous. Only USA addresses, sorry. I will announce the winner on August 25th and the winner must e-mail me within 72 hours. If you provide an e-mail, we will e-mail you.