Excelerate Spanish Complete Curriculum

Excelerate Spanish Complete Curriculum

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Grades: 4-9

Category Description for Excelerate Spanish:

Attention audio and kinesthetic learners! Employing the Total Physical Response method, students are taught with videos, and use reactive body movements as they repeat and respond. Language is introduced in context of real-life scenarios, such as riding horseback, going to the movies, or cooking. English is used when needed for clarity. Each lesson has three parts: vocabulary, actions, and a comprehension check. No matter the level, you’ll need 4 items. In the Lesson DVDs, a teacher and her students model the lesson. The Lesson Book explains the methodology, provides video lesson script with step-by-step directions for presenting the 24 week-long lessons. Depending on your comfort level, you could use this book to present the lessons. If not, use this book to answer student questions about the video lessons. Each student needs a non-reproducible Workbook, which reinforces the audio/physical lessons and contains the extension activities for the lessons. Activities include a variety of puzzles, games, mini-books, scrambled stories, cloze passages, grammar practice, and definitions. Answer Keys include answers to both the Workbook and Lesson Book. All books are soft cover. No formal testing is included. Level 2 builds directly upon Level 1 with more creative situations. It is, however, possible to jump into Level 2 if students have had a first year of Spanish in another program. This is a user-friendly option to introduce students to Spanish (particularly for those who like to physically engage in learning).

Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
4
Grade End
9
Format
Product Bundle
Brand Name
Excelerate Language
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I read multiple positive reviews
Samantha S on Aug 14, 2021
My children are wigglers. This sounds like it will be a pleasant break from regular study.
Michele K on Aug 21, 2020
I read multiple positive reviews
Samantha S on Aug 14, 2021
complete set that includes video
margaret c on Mar 18, 2021
My children are wigglers. This sounds like it will be a pleasant break from regular study.
Michele K on Aug 21, 2020
Highly recommended for kinesthetic learners.
Courtney F on Jun 20, 2020
Recommended by another Spanish teacher. I have used a similar material that uses the TPR method, but this seems a bit more robust with Textbook, Workbook, Answer Key, and DVDs.
Carol H on Aug 25, 2019
After researching a lot of different Spanish curriculum, I chose this because I felt it would the easier to use with a wide range of ages (my kids are 4th-9th grade, and I want to teach them Spanish all at the same time).
Melody C on Aug 5, 2019
Includes more modes of learning than just "read, listen and repeat." Also includes learning whole phrases and sentences.
Sharon on Sep 7, 2018
It looks like a super fun Spanish curriculum. After listening to a bunch of reviews, it seems that the methods used here will help my kids have better retention!
Cortney H on Sep 5, 2018
Highly recommended
steven b on Aug 22, 2018
It looks like a good program when comparing it to all the other many options out there. We think it might be the best fit for our learning style. The price was better here than on the company's site as well.
Jennifer R on Aug 20, 2018
It was recommended to me.
Warren Y on Aug 17, 2018
Looks like a good & fun system and has a lot of good reviews from others. Hoping it will be great this year!
Trinity C on Aug 16, 2018
High online reviews for a homeschool curriculum. Minimal supervision with children. Lowest price found.
Yaser M on Aug 10, 2018
good reviews and seemed like a doable language program for me to teach
jill B on Jul 30, 2018
Co-op class
Margaret T on Jul 24, 2018
We needed a complete Spanish curriculum to use at our co-op that had dvd instruction and workbooks. I hope this works for our needs.
Rebecca S on Jul 22, 2018
My daughter learns well with interactive resources that are thorough and rigorous. In addition, since she tends to be a kinesthetic learner, I appreciate that this curriculum incorporates movement. I am hoping that this will increase her rate of retention.
Cynthia W on May 15, 2018
From good reviews
Cheon Joo L on Oct 2, 2017
multisensory approach for teaching homeschool Spanish
Kathryn B on Sep 26, 2016
Because it is recommended for auditory and kinesthetic learner. And because it has DVD's, which gives an additional resource type.
Penny N on Aug 29, 2016
Because it was recommended by specialists at HSLDA as a great option due to the gestures for vocabulary words.
Trudy P on May 3, 2016
From the reviews
Richard W on Oct 18, 2015
complete set that includes video
margaret c on Mar 18, 2021
Highly recommended for kinesthetic learners.
Courtney F on Jun 20, 2020
Does this complete curriculum teach all levels of Spanish, or does it just teach easy Spanish? For example, in a public school they teach Spanish 1, 2, and 3. Is this all three levels?
A shopper on Sep 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: According to the Excelerate website and having the curriculum, this is the equivalence of Spanish I. They have a Spanish II available, which with both programs would meet requirements for most states with competency and language credits.
Can this program be used on an Apple?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If your Mac will play DVDs, these videos should work.
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Rated 1 out of 5
Maybe not work for everyone
Purchased due to the glowing reviews, however we do not share the share opinions.
1.) Low budget production DVD; very poor audio quality, extremely difficult to hear or understand what the speaker is saying. Especially when her back is turned.
2.) Neglected to even set a basic foundation for the sound of the alphabet/symbols of the language.
3.)Far too many words/phrases introduced at one time for a learner with no prior history in this language.
4.) The speaker spoke too fast to clearly he hear or understand the nonsense phrases a student was intended to repeat.
August 11, 2020
Rated 4 out of 5
Believe sticking a little better than traditional
Have an 11 year old son who pretty bright, loves math, science & literature, also plays piano. He has a great accent and dvd helps w/pronunciation. Not everyone is the same and gesticulations of words only frustrated my kid; having to learn sounds & vocab besides. So took them out & he is progressing further. I did add words to vocab. list that were mentioned in DVD like "con" "veces" and "otra vez." Ordered actually separately: DVD 1-6 with wrkbk, lessons, and answer booklet to see if a good fit and is plenty. Also, incorporated a lesson with interrogatives since introduced quickly as well as numbers which he learned rather quickly. So overall happy with curr. presented instead of the traditional way. Modifying to our child's needs seems to have worked for us; another ex. beside omitting the movements was put into effect in lesson 1 act. 2, I just told him to number from 1-10 instead since it made it easier for him to understand.
April 27, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
So happy to have found this!
Finally, the type of Spanish Curriculum that will work for us! The DVD lessons are invaluable, as for foreign language you really need someone who can speak well, which is certainly not me! The lessons are well done and work perfectly for multiple ages and really give a nice break to for homeschool teachers who aren't comfortable in the foreign language department - AND need a break from teaching everything:) I'm going through the course myself along with the kids to improve my Spanish, and though we're just getting into the program, I can already tell that it is sticking much better than more traditional programs, even Rosetta Stone (which we had been using before). Also it is much easier to have everyone have class at once instead of multiple sessions individually on the computer. The kids are engaged and enjoy it, and as someone who knows some spanish but is reluctant to speak, I'm finding it extremely helpful. My kids understand a lot of spanish as their father is a native speaker (though you wouldn't need that for the program) but they are reluctant to speak and are speaking in class much more readily than before. I'm so glad to find a program that doesn't just start with greetings and the names of food etc.; you really delve into full conversations from the get go, but in a completely do-able way. Excellent program also for kids who have some Spanish language exposure but need something more formal. They won't be bored or stuck going over things they already know, yet kids with no experience will be at no disadvantage. For the cost with the video lessons (love these!) it really is a great deal for a complete program.
May 7, 2018
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