Excelerate Spanish Complete Curriculum
This package includes the following items:
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).
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.
over 3 years ago