PowerSpeaK12 Spanish 1 Grade 6-8

PowerSpeak

Spanish 1

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Course Length: Each semester course is 90 lessons. Each lesson is about 30-45 minutes.

Notes: Course also suitable for children of other ages, depending upon background and experience

Course Description: This multimedia, game-based course for early-to mid-teen beginners in Spanish turns adventures and activities into rigorous lessons in grammar and vocabulary, with instruction equivalent to that found in the first semester of high school Spanish I. Listening comprehension, oral production, reading, writing, and cultural awareness are all emphasized in accordance with standards formulated by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Communication topics include greetings, introductions, relationships, cause and effect, likes and dislikes, and questions. Vocabulary includes common daily adjectives, animals, body parts, family and household words, colors, food, and numbers 1 to 900. Grammar progresses from simple original sentence construction, verb infinitives, and base forms to irregular verbs, Latin-derived cognates, concrete objects and associated verbs, adjectival agreement, and demonstrative pronouns. Cultural topics include the economies, traditions, histories, and political structures of Spanish-speaking nations.

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

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 thirteenth 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 Power of Forgiveness". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com