When you first go to the Middlebury course you land on the dashboard, which shows you, three things. 1. any announcements 2. where you are in the course 3. where you would be in the course if you followed their schedule.
My son likes this bar as he's learned we scroll up to five panels back and forth in the course of a day, so he uses this screen to count.
What can I say...like every child he likes to know when his lessons are over.
He is liking the learning of German, but he also finds it hard, much harder than he thought it would be.
I've been suggesting that we will occasionally have meals where we will practice our German using flash cards... he thinks that might be fun but hard to do. Good to put a challenge forward for the lad eh?
I like it, most of the time it is easy, it is not too hard. Most of the different activities are easy, a few of them are challenging, I like that they have different things I can do.
Overall I like it. I have found it advantageous to move back and forth within a lesson to help with retention as it is a quick moving program. It does an excellent job of covering each lesson material in a variety of ways which helps ensure the student is learning utilizing different skills.
Being able to print off a PDF of our lessons has been a great boon to our study, and I have found the support by Middlebury to be second to none. Every time I have a question, or can't find the sheet I want to print off, all I have to do is ask and they are immediately helpful.
It has been great to catch the "I got that" moments. Or when he corrects me in my pronunciation or in defining words. I LOVE THAT. I have to say the Middlebury Interactive Languages works well. My son and I are learning to speak German and I hope that we can meet a German-speaking person sometime so that we can actually practice our burgeoning language skills! Wouldn't that just be fun? :)
Price for the Middle School German 1 course is $119, prices for the other courses varies greatly from $119-319, depending on course and level taken.
You have the course for a whole year, along with excellent support from the staff.
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