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We're leaving for China for a year, and I'm concerned about my 5-year old's English language skills during our stay there.

"I'm very interested in the Headspout online program after reading samples of it. Would like to check if there is any PC CD-rom to purchase rather than online program? I find it pretty useful & it will definitely help to improve in her pronunciation. Hope to hear from u soon. Thank you."

Asked by Kelly via email.  
In Topics: Helping my child with reading, Helping my child with school work and home work, Study abroad
> 60 days ago

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Allyn Anderson
May 10, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

I wasn't familiar with this educational resource, but it does look pretty good. Consider contacting the company directly by email from the site contact or you could even call them directly and discuss a possible purchase.

For general information about Headsprout please contact:
Email: schoolinfo@headsprout.com
Phone: 1.800.401.5062 ext. 7700

Here's the home office information for you.
Headsprout
127 Broadway Ave E.
Suite #200
Seattle, WA 98102
ph: 206.329.3660
fax: 206.329.7600

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hello,

To learn more about Headsprout's product offering, I suggest contacting them directly:

info@headsprout.com
1.800.401.5062 ext. 7900
http://www.headsprout.com/catalog/index.cfm?event=FreeTrial

Here are some additional English-language resources you can use to help with your daughter's English skills while living abroad...

http://www.education.com/activity/kindergarten/
http://www.education.com/worksheets/kindergarten/

Online schooling may also be an option for you. Here's one company offering such services: http://www.k12.com/

When our family lived abroad (in Indonesia) while our daughter was age 3-4, we found that she was able to speak English in the home with me, while also learning two Indonesian languages that her father and other family spoke. We socialized with an English-speaking expat community, as well as indigenous Indonesian communities, so she had exposure to multiple languages on a regular basis. We also found that there were English language schools we could enroll her in there, as well as locals who wanted to practice their English (for some, an American toddler was a great practice partner given their limited English skills). When we returned to the U.S., our daughter had a strong accent initially, but she hadn't forgotten English, and did well in preschool and kindergarten (and continues to do well in her English-language academics).

All the best to you and your family too on your adventure living abroad.

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HeadSprout Expert
Hello,

Thank you for submitting your question.

Currently, the Headsprout programs are only available online. Online delivery allows the program to adapt to each learner’s responses, so that every learner is getting the instruction that’s right for them – those who need more instruction and practice are able to receive it, while those who are able to move faster can.  It also allows learners to access the program from any internet-connected computer – at home, at school, at the library, etc.  Finally, it allows us to keep the program continually updated so that each learner is always using the latest version available.

Please let us know if you have any further questions we can help you with.

Best,
Kelly
info@headsprout.com
> 60 days ago

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MaximusID
MaximusID writes:
I think most programs that are worth their weight in gold are online programs. They have the benefit of being moderated by a human being instead of a computer algorithm. There is just something that you can't get from 0's and 1's. As mentioned in another comment K12 is an option. We've been looking into http://www.parkcityindependent.com/ as another good online middle and high school education program.
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HeatherPeterson124
HeatherPete... writes:
Yeah I think it is better if you could enroll your child to a online school. English degree or program will be a nice pick.Also, that will help your child a lot explore new things.

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