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Spanish teachers and home schoolers, this course is for you!
Online technology has opened up a world of opportunities for teachers and homeschooling parents, but there’s a lot out there in that world that you can’t control. Even in educational technology, it’s sometimes hard to know what you’re going to get.
If you’re teaching grade-school students, you have to be particularly careful with language learning applications – you don’t want to end up with vocabulary lists full of age-inappropriate material such as “Would you like a beer?”, nonsensical phrases like “I have the small pig on my knees.”, or questionable content such as “Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs.” (Yes, we’ve seen all of those in actual language-learning products!)
Fear not, there are no egg-sucking grandmas in our new Spanish Elementary lessons. Specifically designed for children between 6 and 11, the 68 lessons in the Spanish Elementary series teach age-appropriate words and phrases that elementary students actually say, covering topics like making friends, classroom objects, and birthday parties. They include all of the basics (colors, numbers, and so on), but no more adult content—not even the PG stuff like booking a hotel room or buying a plane ticket. Because, let’s be honest, when was the last time your 6-year-old booked him- or herself a room?!
The 68 lessons are divided into 3 levels of increasing depth and duration, all appropriate for young, beginner learners. For example, the “Hello” lesson in Level 1 covers a handful of basic greetings, while the “Getting to Know You” lesson in Level 3 expands on those by providing additional salutations and longer phrases. You can have your students complete the levels in order, or skip around according to their schedules and skills.
Whether you’re a classroom teacher or the parent of a homeschooled child, the Spanish Elementary lessons provide the ideal environment for your students to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish words and phrases they’ll actually need and want to know.