PowerSpeaK12 Spanish 1 Gr. 3-5


Spanish 1

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 30 minutes.

Course Description: This course for beginners with little exposure to world languages is geared toward younger minds that are still especially receptive to language learning through contextual interpretation and imitation. Highly visual and amusing stories and activities are geared toward these developing children, encouraging them to begin telling stories themselves. This course is not just a set of language lessons, but an appealing adventure for young minds, rich with graphics, games, and engaging interactive activities. An integrated, game-based reward system keeps learners motivated and eager to progress.

Communication expressions include greetings, introductions, songs, por favor and gracias and other expressions of daily courtesy, simple storytelling, and free-response questions. Vocabulary starts with numbers from 1-10, animals, and shapes before moving into days of the week, seasons, colors, fruits and vegetables, simple directions, and useful “around town” expressions. Grammar moves from simple sentence construction, first-and third-person verbs, and indefinite articles to demonstrative pronouns, simple conjunctions, simple possession, and ser and estar. Children also begin to encounter the third-person past tense, imperative verbs, and second-person present-tense verbs.

Cultural topics introduce the geography and customs of Spanish-speaking countries.

Find out more at: http://www.power-glide.com/spanish.php#Elementary

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com