#019 | Turia Pope – from False Beginner to Spanish Homeschooler

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This episode features Turia, who learned Spanish to the conversational level in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.

Turia shares her experience going from an on-again-off-again Spanish learner to a confident Spanish speaker with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge. She also shares how she travels alone with her children in Spanish-speaking countries, developing a homeschooling curriculum for Spanish for her children, and how she responded to emergency situations in Spanish.

We actually guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here.

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Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • How the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge helped Turia become a confident learner after 20 years of learning on and off again
  • How Turia is teaching her three kids to speak fluent Spanish
  • Moving to Spain for immersion and learning about the culture
  • Incorporating Spanish into a homeschooling curriculum
  • Navigating tricky or nightmare situations in another language
  • What it’s like traveling alone with kids
  • Turia’s favorite rituals and resources for learning Spanish
  • Making friends and building relationships in Spanish
  • Letting kids’ language studies be child-led

More Resources

After we recorded this episode, Turia was kind enough to share more specific resources with us.

  • Spanish champs – a program that includes a script and is song/activity based. It also includes a dvd with clips incorporating the songs taught.
  • Talkbox Mom – a subscription service that offers resources to help you switch your day to day interactions into your new language.
  • Whistlefritz – a foreign language show for kids by kids available on Amazon prime.

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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