Archive for the Category ◊ Foreign Language Instruction For Children ◊

• Monday, April 26th, 2010

Dear Readers,

I was wondering if I could justify the purchase of an ipad for my business and browsing through articles, I came up with the information that apple and ACTFL developed a Spanish course called Hell0-Hello, which is an app, which features Hello-Hello’s complete Spanish course developed includes 30 conversational lessons and hundreds of flashcards with words and sentences to practice vocabulary. It follows ACTFL’s research-based approach to teaching languages; all lessons are based on realistic situations, rather than a collection of out-of-context words and phrases.  Users do not need to be connected to Wi-Fi or 3G networks to run the app.

The app is available in the iTunes Store for an introductory price of $4.99.

I also found out that it will allow you to record and use it as a sound lab, allowing you to listen to your pronunciation and keep track of your progress. The person interested in learning more about foreign languages can also read newspapers, magazines and books on the go with the 3G version in a much more comfortable screen than the phone version.

I tried the ipad at an apple store and I must confess that I loved it! Whether you use an ipad or not, use the Internet and technology available as an amazing resource to help you accomplish your goals. There are many free sites for example, Spanish. I will touch this subject on my next post.


Claudia Krusch

• Monday, November 16th, 2009

Dear Readers,

We’re pleased to announce that we will be launching a free 4 class program at no cost to test our new online program. We have 12 online subscribers who offered to test the program. We’re looking for 20 subscribers to complete the trial. The program launch was delayed to after the holidays due to some issues with the back end of the program.
If you wish to sign up, please reply to this post.
The subscribers who confirm their participation will receive a password on Jan 10th, 2010.
The program is designed for adults who wish to develop or start learning Portuguese at the conversation level. Our program includes soap operas, songs, videos and more to ensure we’re not teaching merely sentences, repetition of content like the most expensive programs in the market do. We want to ensure we’re teaching live language in a fun and effective way.
I will be personally conducting the research and teaching the four classes!

Please spread the word and bring more people to try our new program!

Claudia Krusch

• Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

When I finished my bachelors at Unifacs in Brazil, I thought, one day I will be teaching as many people as I can about my passion…..foreign languages and that will inspire, especially children, to spark some interest for this amazing new world!

Well, some years later and more than 200 students later,  for three foreign languages, I surprisingly had my goal revised and expanded this month.

A parent from South Africa contacted me to teach their children Brazilian Portuguese, I was so excited, especially because our online classes had never reached anybody further than PA. Needless to say, we will start classes soon!  The internet surpasses all the boundaries of service offering and demand…..the possibilities are endless….

We were also pleasantly surprised to have added three new centers to our locations where classes are offered, only now this time the classes will be offered to senior citizens. The old concept that you can’t learn a language after a certain age was demolished by our Spanish made Fun ™ Program, where seniors learn in whole different way…….through activities they enjoy!

The next time you make an excuse for trying to learn a foreign language, think twice!

For more information on senior programs and online classes, please contact me directly here on the website.

Hasta Luego,

Claudia Krusch

CK Translations Director

EasyLearn Programs – Where a second language means fun!