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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:40 am 
My daughter is in year 7. She is good at languages but they only do French at her school. She would like to continue with Spanish which she started at primary school. Are there any self study language courses which might be suitable for children her age. She is a bit beyond the basic Usbourne type.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:59 am 

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RGS High WYcombe have some materials on their website - is this any good for what you need?

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/rgshiwyc/s ... /index.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:55 pm 
I tried tutoring my children with French, but it's very hard to maintain forward progress without a good syllabus to follow. You could try doing something like following a secondary level course book (my daughter's school uses Caminos) in conjunction with something like ******** (search the web). ***** is brilliant for listening and speaking, because everything is presented in the target language. However, it is completely devoid of any grammar study - hence the suggestion to use it in conjunction with a school book.

My personal experience with on-line and computer based course materials is that they take a topic-based approach, and you don't feel like you are moving forwards. At ***********takes you through a series of lessons in sequence.

Best of luck.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:55 am 
How about signing her on for some kind of distance learning GCSE course. There are loads around these days, and I think there are ones that start from scratch. It may not quite be aimed at the 11 year old beginner, but you may be able to pick and choose a bit and slow the pace down if necessary. Others in the family might benefit from the materials.

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