After 28 years as a language instructor I can tell how people learn best. While it’s true we all learn a bit differently, when it comes to acquiring information and retaining it we are all pretty much the same. We remember with visual aids and participation. Adults are no different when it comes to learning languages, or anything else for that matter. We remember that which is fun, engaging and spikes an interest.
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I believe the best way to get parents to start speaking Spanish is to take advantage of what their child learns at school. With the new technologies used in schools and the visual aids teachers use, learning with your child and doing homework with him will help you as a parent, not just to learn Spanish but to bond with your child in a new adventure and a new way to communicate with each other.
How to learn Spanish with your child: