We bought this product because we had never heard any negative about the program, so we assumed that it had to be good. But, after 6 weeks of diligent work my 7 children loathed the program. My 12 year old specifically who was so excited to learn now doesn't even want to try anything else.
The negatives for me were that we could only install the program on 2 computers, we had to print out the workbook and answers ourselves(more $ after we spent so much on the program), and the lessons never told you for sure what word they were trying to teach you. The program shows you a picture and says what it is in Spanish and you repeat it. The problem is that the picture could be... child, kid, boy, son or even the shirt they were wearing. The program never tells you for sure. You have to figure it out. If you assume wrong, you just learn the word wrong until someone who really speaks spanish corrects you. So now after 18 weeks of giving it our best try....It is this not knowing for sure what it is that you are trying to learn that makes me give this program 1 star.
My chidlren are loving the interaction with this computer program. My daughter was taking Spanish 1 in public school and kind of has a head start. She said that makes it easier. However; My son is doing well with it dispite his speech problem with the "r" sounds. It tends to reject some of his Spanish words. Not sure how to work around that, but over all I am pleased. It would be nicer to have a live person to talk to, but if you don't, this works well.
This program is excellent. We use it for our homeschool curriculum and the kids, ages 6 to 12, race to get to the computer first. Even the 3 and 5 year old look over their shoulder and learn. !Me gusta mucho!
Very good software. our kids are picking it up the words and getting theough the lessons without any real struggle. I would recommend the software for any homeschool family wanting a lanuage course as well as anyone looking to learn a new language.
This is a great product. My six kids 6-16 have no problem using it 20 minutes a day and usually do not complain. We have it registered on two computers (the limit) and 3 kids are logged in on one and 3 one the other. It is very important to do the workbook / writing part. I could not believe I spent $500 and had to PRINT OUT ALL my workbooks for 6 kids for 3 levels. I decided to print out one copy and have the kids just write all their answers in their own notebooks.