Spanish 1 Student Text 3rd Edition
Spanish 1 (3rd Edition) Student Text takes an innovative and engaging approach to help students not only learn about Spanish, but learn to communicate at a novice-high level. All chapters present vocabulary and grammar within the context of the theme. Cultural studies infuse the text from the artwork down to the activities, with a heavy focus on developing a biblical worldview.
This Nuevos Amigos! BJU 3rd edition course focuses on communication and comprehension from a biblical worldview. Students start learning at sentence level, with concepts introduced by theme: school-related, festivals, foods, etc. They will learn culturally significant concepts, Scripture verses, learn to share the Gospel, and ultimately, obtain a novice high proficiency in communication. While this edition is not compatible with video courses available through BJU Press, the Teacher Edition includes access information to free online audio files which use native speakers. Commonly considered a one credit high school course. The Home School Kit includes a Student Text, Activities and key, Assessments and key, and a Teacher’s Edition.
In typical comprehensive Bob Jones style, these programs contain all the materials you need to teach Spanish or French to your students. Whether you are a strong speaker of the language or very limited in your vocabulary, you will find that you are able to teach and assist your class as they learn a new language. Because we have had more opportunity to look at the Spanish 1 program in depth, the description below will focus on it. However, the French 1 program is structurally similar to the Spanish 1 program. As far as teacher preparation goes, it is minimal; all the lessons are laid out for you. The Spanish taught is the type spoken in Latin America and is learned through practice and application of necessary words rather than memorization with the goal being that the student is able to read and converse at a beginning level. The text is taught more from an immersion perspective with very little English text, but it is presented in such a way that the meaning is quite clear and students will pick up words they don't even realize they are practicing.
The comprehensive teacher's edition gives teachers all the information they need to know, broken down into each lesson. Each day's objectives, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation are given so teachers know what students should have learned by the end of the lesson. Any preparation necessary before class is detailed along with any other information teachers will need to share with their students, and answers to all the activities are given. The full text of the student text is shown in the teacher's edition, so the teacher can follow along and give the accompanying notes or check answers for each page as they go.
The student text is softcover, full-color, and stretches over 300 pages. Material is presented in a friendly and easy-to-read manner, almost completely in Spanish. Each chapter begins with a short reading section followed by a Spanish conversation, a vocabulary section, and lots of activities. The book is composed of 33 lessons in several sections which can be broken up into days as the teacher desires.
The activity manual presents lots of different activities in different formats to accompany the lessons. This gives students extra practice on the things they've learned and helps cement those in their memory. Some of the activities are oral and others are written. A teacher's edition to the activity manual is also available and is an exact replica of the activity manual with the only (and very important) difference being that the answers are all filled in.
A test packet is available with tests for each chapter and larger exams for each larger section of text (each covering approximately three lessons). A test answer key provides all the answers for each test.
The Spanish 1 Subject Kit contains the student text, teacher's manual, activity manual, teacher's edition to the activities manual, access to audio files, test packet, and test answer keys.
For the 2nd edition, there is also an optional DVD supplement to the Spanish program (not included in the kit). The supplement includes 33 teaching modules on two DVDs and work sheets designed to accompany them. ~ Megan