OPEN + GO
see how it works!
Learn the language starting with phrases you use most often!
The curriculum really plays into the competitive nature of kids, as well as lots of imaginative play!
Try the free downloads today to see the playful nature of the curriculum yourself!
Culture is used throughout the curriculum to further what is taught. It creates a sense of familiarity with the language and it's people!
17 mini-books are included that review phrases as they're taught in the curriculum!
6 MONTHS WORTH OF STUDY
It's a full course curriculum with 40 lessons! Give yourself about 6 months to complete it.
Then repeat as often as you'd like- the curriculum can be used over and over!
*only one set required per family!
Spinners, game boards, and cards for a variety of games all included. Learning and review can stop being a chore, and instead becomes family night!
LANGUAGE + CULTURE
within homeschool languages
Each language we offer in Homeschool Languages has the same objectives.
Here are the things your student will be able to do just after 40 lessons in level 1!
There are the 4 units in level 1:
UNIT 1 "I CAN"S: MANNERS
I can use different greetings at different times of the day
I can say yes and no
I can say hello and goodbye
I can ask “how are you?” and respond appropriately
I can say how I’m feeling
I can say I want something
I can say please, thank you, you’re welcome
I can ask “how many” or “how much”
I can say “I have”
I can ask for help
I can count from 1-10
I can say a few colors
UNIT 2 "I CAN"S: LET'S GO
I can say where we/I am going, and invite you to come along
I can ask you where you're going, and tell you I want to come along
I can say different articles of clothing
I can follow simple daily commands
I can tell you what you/I/we need, or have to do
I can ask where something is
I can decipher who you're talking about by listening to the verb endings
I can tell you if something is here or there
I can say more colors
UNIT 3 "I CAN"S: AROUND THE HOUSE
I can follow basic commands
I can say the names for the members of my immediate family
I can answer the question "who"
I can understand when you tell me the order of things
I can conjugate gerunds (ing)
I can name a few things around the house
I can use a few common verbs in "I want, I need, I have, I have to" situations
I can identify a few uses of the verb "to do"
I can dance the (salsa)!
UNIT 4 "I CAN"S: IN THE KITCHEN
I know a lot of opposites!
I can tell you when I want more or less, or if I'm full
I can tell you what I like and don't like
I can ask you to give me or pass me things
I can name the different meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert
I can set a table and name the things I need to do so
I can say phrases for "it's time to"... such as go, eat, practice, etc
I'm beginning to recognize the meaning of words used in different tenses or as adverbs
I can tell a (Spanish) joke
I can tell you when something has dropped. Uh oh!
The focus of the curriculum is to learn the language- but we believe that by understanding a culture and its people, the language then comes to life. We tend to have more affection for things we understand.
The amount of cultural exposures are the same in each language- but as you can imagine they differ between languages and culture. Here are the ones seen in the Spanish curriculum!
SPANISH CULTURE EXPOSURES:
Flags of South America
Bull Fighting in Spain
Peruvian Ají de Gallina recipe
Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez
Glimpse of: Cancún, Chichen Itza, Amazon Forest
The Spanish Siesta
Camino de Santiago
Yipao Columbian Jeep Parade
Dancing the Salsa
Arroz con leche (the song and the dessert)
Spanish Meals/Chilean "Once"