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Bells and whistles?  Or effective methodology?  Best in marketing?  Or based on the best research on language acquisition?  You choose!   How many times have you heard something like this:  “I took Spanish for two years, but I can’t speak a word?”   How- and why- do so many students fail to achieve proficiency with ordinary methods?  Why don’t more people excel in this area of study?  After all, human beings seem to have no trouble picking up our first language!

Excelerate SPANISH 2 skit
Role Playing Increases Understanding

Excelerate SPANISH works because it duplicates the conditions that foster language acquisition.  Verbal utterances are clarified by English so there’s no room for ambiguity.  Gestures and motions act as “concrete stimuli,” helping students to internalize the Spanish vocabulary and structures.  All of this is embedded into meaningful contexts to make your experience fun (as it should be!) and to help your retention.  Then, to help you to get plugged into many more outlets for continued access to resources and practice, there’s the Excelerate SPANISH page on facebook.  Visit it often for links to videos, ebooks, news in Spanish, even resources to help you chat with native speakers.

So now you have it… a way to learn Spanish that feels natural, because it is.  Tools to help you achieve your goals.  Support that you can count on.  And a full 90 Day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  Excelerate Spanish.  Order today!

About the Author

Caryn Hommel, homeschool mom and author, holds a degree in Spanish Language and Literature from North Carolina State University and taught Spanish in public schools for ten years. Her success with teaching Spanish using Total Physical Response (TPR) and Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS) motivated her to develop a unique DVD-led curriculum to help other homeschoolers to benefit from wonderful, brain-friendly approaches to foreign language instruction. She has also designed and implemented a summer school ESL curriculum, led educational tours of both Spain and Mexico for high school students, and presented to the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and the Johnston County Second Language Network.  She assists families in the homeschool community by offering private and co-op classes, conducting free seminars, and speaking at homeschool conventions. The Hommels have homeschooled since 2003 and have graduated two students. Caryn continues to teach her younger two children, and thinks that exploring life and learning as a family is the most fulfilling way to spend your days!

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  • Natalie

    just wondering if you offer private /group/lessons or co-ops in the Charlotte NC ,area. for Spanish One.

    • Caryn Hommel

      Thank you for your comment! I’m afraid that it got lost among the spam, and I hope that I can still help you! I do free teacher training to equip homeschool parents to teach the program in co-ops and private classes. If you know of ANYONE who had “some” Spanish in high school or college (even if they are “rusty,”) I can help such a person to succeed as a tutor! Excelerate SPANISH is easy to teach with minimal guidance. I am always here as support and available to chat via email or even phone or skype. Please let me know how I can help! Of course, the DVDs can be used by groups and co-ops if no teacher is available, I just love helping people to do this live. It’s really not rocket science, and it’s so rewarding to teach! You can reach me at info@exceleratespanish.com.

  • Danielle

    I am looking at the Excelerate Spanish II, but only see work books. Are there DVD’s as well? My daughter had one year of HS Spanish last year, and needs to have a Spanish 2 class this year…

    • Caryn Hommel

      The level 2 DVDs are available now, and workbooks are soon to follow! You can begin without the workbook by using homework, review, and project suggestions included in the preface of the lesson book. I love to have students do the “Student Teacher for a Day” activity– it is so beneficial! And copywork, picture dictionaries, and flash cards are always helpful. You can find tons of electronic flashcards on Quizlet for the program, too! Please let me know if you need anything else… You can contact me anytime at info@exceleratespanish.com. Thanks!

  • Carla Queen

    Interested in teaching your program for a co-op

    • Caryn Hommel

      I’m very sorry for the delay! Your comment got lost in a flood of spam. 🙂 I would be very happy to help you to use Excelerate SPANISH with your co-op. I do free teacher training so that parents/tutors can experience the joy of teaching with this effective and fun method! Feel free to email me for more information at: info@exceleratespanish.com. Thank you!