Kathryn White, participant in the Adelaide Homeschoolers Language Launch
I really appreciated the chance to participate in the language launch and our family got a lot out of it.
The opportunity to learn together as a family was great as it fits in so well with home schooling practices and allows the learning to continue naturally at home with other learners/speakers at the same level.
The pace of the course was well matched to suit all participants and all were constantly engaged and challenged at an ideal level for each. Penny quickly addressed any issues anybody was having and modified her teaching strategies seemingly effortlessly to quickly resolve them without interrupting the flow of the course. Considering the age and ability range of the participants I thought this was amazing.
The course included a good range of learning methods, - songs, rhymes, games, conversation, reading and writing and a fun standing-up exercise where the question words were acted out. There was a good balance of introduction of new material and reinforcement activities.
Penny’s delivery was structured yet flexible and she was able to answer any questions quickly and thoroughly.
Penny’s beautiful speaking and singing voice was a pleasure to listen to in real life and on the audio provided with the pack.
The language learning pack provided with the course is a wonderful resource, very clearly laid out and easy to follow. The pace of the audio component is good: snappy and clear.
I am trying really hard to think of an area for improvement because fully positive feedback can be a bit suspect but to be honest I can’t think of anything.
Combined with seeing beautiful Adelaide, it was a very worthwhile use of our time and am very grateful we were able to be involved.