How to Use the Phrasebook

1 Look for phrases that you want to say, need to say, and say all the time!

2 Practice saying those phrases with the native speaker audio in the companion app.

3 Use the phrases as life happens. Check out the example below to see how this would work for your family!

STEP 1: CHOOSE A PHRASE

Something I say a lot as a mom is, “Go to the car!”

This would be a great phrase because I say it when we leave the house, the park, or Chick-Fil-A.

My kids also say it to me on repeat if I’m talking too long after church ends.

I would heart this phrase in the book and companion app.

STEP 2: PRACTICE WITH THE AUDIO

The hearted phrases go to a special part of the app that you can access from the home screen.

I’d go here each day to practice my phrase.

Click the video, and give it a go!

The native speaker says each word and pauses for you to repeat.

At the end, she says the full phrase and pauses for you to repeat.

Try it out now!

STEP 3: USE THE PHRASE

  • First, I would say to my child, “Vai pro carro.” They might look at me like, “Huh?” So I would say, “That means go to the car. Vai… pro… carro.”
  • Then I would say, “You say it to me!” They might say, “Vei pro caro!” (But I wouldn’t correct them because they can’t hear all the sounds yet.)
  • I would say, “Great!” and go to the car. So they can be like, “Whoa! That worked!” Later, when we leave the store, I would use the phrase again, and they can recall it. Or I can remind them until it’s second nature.
  • Later, when your’re gabbing away to your friends after church, your child can go up to you and say, “Mom. Vai pro carro!” 😉

After 6 weeks, we have passed up all five years of trying to learn.

-Jessica Christensen

We are having fun and actually speaking!

-Amanda + Family

Select Your Phrasebook

So we don’t spoil the surprise, use your email when purchasing the phrasebooks.  Customer support will soon contact you to get your BFF’s email and the day you’d like them to get access in the TalkBox.Mom Companion App.

We are speaking throughout the day on a regular basis.We are speaking throughout the day on a regular basis.

-The Murphy Family

This allows us to incorporate learning into our everyday lives, and it’s working so well!

The Pittner Family

BONUSES? YES, PLEASE!

When you purchase a TalkBox.Mom membership you also get these amazing perks:

TALKBOX.MOM COMPANION APP

Turn heads, blow minds, and practice without anxiety or judgement. Plus, access hundreds of bonus phrases with your life-time, non-transferable app access for every family member living in your household.

Free Shipping

We cover shipping in the United States and territories. We upgrade our U.S. military families for free priority shipping if they have an APO or PPO.

Group Membership & Giveaways

Stay accountable and get to know other TalkBox.Mom families in our private TalkBox.Mom Facebook Group where we give away one prize every single week.

How to be 100% Successful

Know exactly how to reach your goal and be successful with our video training and one page PDF guide to success.

Activity & Game Printables

Have fun while practicing what you’re learning with our bonus printables that compliment each TalkBox.

Accountability Emails

Opt in to receive accountability emails that keep you on track each week, providings tips and motivation to keep you going strong!

WE WANT YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Every family who’s committed to doing the TalkBox.Mom program has successfully used a foreign language in their everyday lives.

While we don’t offer refunds on purchased boxes, you can absolutely pause or cancel future payments with no fees. No hassle. No fuss. No questions asked.

We also offer a free download of our mini snack chart, so you can test it out.

Hello! I’m Adelaide, the creator of TalkBox.Mom.

Something that’s very special about our family is

  • When we arrive in a new country we can start talking in that language the same day we get there.
  • After about 2 weeks, we’re talking and understanding the locals. And they’re understanding us.
  • Within a couple of months, they think we’ve been living there for over a year.

And this is what I poured into TalkBox.Mom.

With my research and professional experience (yes, I’m a hot nerd), I worked with a team of native Spanish speakers to create TalkBox.Mom to give families the tools to move quickly down the path towards fluency.

And thousands of families have found this same success with TalkBox.Mom:

  • Families who knew nothing sound like they’ve been talking for years
  • Parents with college degrees in a foreign language have learned more in the first 4 boxes of our program than with their 4-year degrees
  • Parents who speak a foreign language in a religious or work setting can actually talk with their family
  • Native speakers whose children didn’t talk back to them now talk nonstop in their language
  • 100% of the families who USE our program talk

I don’t want you to be stuck in the same spot you are in now next year. Get your first TalkBox.Mom box, and start talking!

If this is you, get your hand off the mouse and do not hit that buy button!

No, no! I actually like my kids and want to talk in Spanish with them!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can our whole family use the app on different devices?

Yes, your whole family living in your household can use the app! You have lifetime, nontransferable access to the app. Your family will use the same login on multiple devices because you work together to master and check off phrases. This is a team effort!

What devices does the app work on?

The app was made for iPhones or Androids. Families also use it on the iPad. You will need to have a WiFi or data connection.

Can I have a different app logins for different family members?

Nope. This is a family thing where you learn the phrases together.

How long will I have access to the app or online companion?

Your family has lifetime access because you might want to go back and practice things that are fading. Or you might want to repeat the boxes when you have another child or your children enter high school.

When you purchase a box, the companion app and audio downloads are only licensed to your family living in your household. This license is non-transferable. So lifetime access is only for your family living in your home. 

What if I download the app without purchasing a product?

You can do that, but there won’t be any boxes or books in the app. Only when you purchase a TalkBox.Mom product will the app show that product in it.

Does this program have audio?

Yes, that’s a huge part of our program. All the audio is from native speakers–not a computer. You will hear how words and sentences are said naturally inside the TalkBox.Mom Companion App.

Do you have CDs?

No, we do not offer CDs. We are always adding bonus and requested phrases, so CDs would get dated very quickly. You will need to access the app via WiFi or data on an iPhone or Android device. Or you can log into your web browser to access your TalkBox.Mom subscription box. For some challenges, you can download the full audio; however, this is only recommended after you have also learned the bonus phrases in the app.

Do you take returns?

You can cancel future payments any time. But we do not take returns on subscription boxes. We know that if your family works through a box, you’ll be talking even more. Because you get instant access and our boxes are so good, we do not offer returns on purchased subscription boxes. Be sure you are ready to commit before you hit buy.

What if my family doesn’t learn?

That means that your family didn’t do the work. If your family can speak English, they can start using Spanish. If you don’t want to do the work to use Spanish every day, do not buy this program.

Who wrote the Spanish?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Spanish.

Where is this Spanish from?

This Spanish leans towards the Spanish spoken in Mexico. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of Spanish speaking immigrants are from Mexico.

Who wrote the French?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking French.

Where is this French from?

This French leans towards the French spoken in France. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of French speaking immigrants are from France.

Who wrote the German?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking German.

Where is this German from?

This German leans towards the German spoken in Germany. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of German speaking immigrants are from Germany.

Who wrote the Italian?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Italian.

Where is this Italian from?

This Italian leans towards the Italian spoken in Italy. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of Italian speaking immigrants are from Italy.

Who wrote the Hebrew?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Hebrew.

Where is this Hebrew from?

This Hebrew leans towards the Hebrew spoken in Israel. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of Hebrew speaking immigrants are from Israel.

Who wrote the Japanese?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Japanese.

Where is this Japanese from?

This Japanese leans towards the Japanese spoken in Japan. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of Japanese speaking immigrants are from Japan.

Who wrote the Romanian?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Romanian.

Who wrote the Romanian?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Romanian.

Who wrote the Chinese (Mandarin)?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Chinese (Mandarin).

Where is this Chinese (Mandarin) from?

This Chinese (Mandarin) leans towards the Chinese (Mandarin) spoken in China. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of Chinese (Mandarin) speaking immigrants are from China.

Who wrote the Brazilian Portuguese?

Not me! We only have NATIVE speakers, who are professional translators, editors, and voice artists, work on our program. These speakers don’t directly translate either. Instead, they tell you what they would say in a specific situation, so you actually sound like you grew up speaking Brazilian Portuguese.

Where is this Brazilian Portuguese from?

This Brazilian Portuguese leans towards the Brazilian Portuguese spoken in Brazil. As most of our families live in the United States, the majority of Brazilian Portuguese speaking immigrants are from Brazil.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

If you have a question now or in the future, our customer happiness team is excited to help you and make sure you are having a great time! If you have language questions, you can send it their way as well, but they will ask our Spanish team first. Please contact them at support@talkbox.mom.