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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Since the video series is based on learning the way we acquired our first languages, the videos are intended for children as young as 3 up to any age, including adults. We have many parents and grandparents tell us how much they are enjoying learning Spanish! The workbooks are for students can read well.

No matter how good a program, if it is hard to implement and use, parents and teachers will become frustrated and stop using it. Since most of us have too little time and too much stress in our lives, a successful program must be easy to use and implement. To that end, we have done our best to make a program that is truly easy to use for parents, teachers and students. The videos series is the heart of the program and students can use it on their own with no other reinforcements and learn very much. We offer a variety of supplemental products, such as coloring books, workbooks, card games, stickers and board games so parents and teachers can choose what works best and interests their students.

Our goal was to create a program that would teach children language in a way that developed their confidence and inspired them to enjoy learning foreign language. We worked for five years to create, develop and complete our video series to its full effectiveness. Many companies use still pictures or animation to sell their products in multiple languages. While more profitable, we believe that nothing is more authentic and effective than seeing real people using the language. In addition, using language in fun stories kids can relate to works very well with students. Finally, seeing and learning from other kids has an incredible appeal to children, engaging and motivating them in an uniquely effective way.

 “In the past, we have used an online language program and were not terribly impressed with it.  I did not feel that the children were learning or retaining anything from the lessons and honestly, if I were to ask them anything in regard to those lessons, they stare at me like I have a third eye.  This Spanish program is different!!  It’s engaging, it keeps the kids interested and they are even using what they are learning outside of school time. In the few weeks that we have been using this program, I can say that I am VERY impressed.  My oldest daughter has taken Spanish in public high school and I can honestly say that the kids have learned the language much faster and efficiently in a couple of months than that she has in a year of instruction.-Counting Pine Cones

We believe that immersion with visual cues and clear context is the best and most natural way to learn a new language successfully.

The video dialogue is 100% Spanish (except for the introduction) with an eight-episode sitcom-type series written and filmed specifically to teach practical conversational Spanish to beginners. It uses a gradual and progressive building block immersion which is reinforced by the context of the stories and ubiquitous visual cues. Featuring only kids, the series starts at breakfast at 8:00 a.m., proceeding through the day with events children relate to, such as birthday parties, soccer games, play dates, getting ready for bed, etc. and ends at bedtime at 8:00 p.m.

By watching familiar situations in various scenarios, children pick up the meaning of the Spanish words and phrases through context not translation.

Absolutely. One of the wonderful benefits of this program is that your children can all do their lessons together, no matter what their ages. You may need to choose different supplements for your children depending on their ages, but the core video program will work for everyone. We have heard from some parents that their high school students resist doing the program at first, complaining it is too juvenile for them, but soon they realize how fast they are learning and that this is a fun way of learning.

“I had thought that the children that would get the most out of this curriculum would be my 9 and 11 year old boys and while they have learned a lot, my 5 and 7 year old girls have really taken off with it!  I cannot believe how much they have learned and how quickly. I hear them talking in Spanish all the time, using the vocabulary they have learned so far. “The Happy Homeschool Mom Review

This program was specifically created for parents who do not speak Spanish. We understand it can be uncomfortable to try to teach a language you do not know. Our program is designed so that it can be used without knowing even a single word of Spanish. What’s more, many tell us that they learned Spanish right along with the students and enjoyed it every step of the way.

We are proud of our 100% product guarantee. Our goal was to create an outstanding product for student to learn and we want our parents and students to be happy with our program.  If you are not for whatever reason, you may return your products within 45 days for a full refund. Please see our return policy.

The Teacher Guides provide a step-by-step guide to using the program with detailed lesson plans doing all the work for you. Each guide includes all the vocabulary taught in each lesson, which videos will be watched, and several hands-on, optional activities to choose from to reinforce the video lessons.

We highly recommend trying the first Teacher Guide, which also includes useful information about using the program and getting the most out of it.

“This program is so easy to use!  You can watch the DVD and learn a lot of words and phrases and how to use them.  But if you implement the lesson plans included in the Parent-Teacher Guides you’ll learn much more and gain a greater understanding of the language!”-As We Bloom

Dice Off® is a Board Game designed to teach useful verbs and adverbs in an active, hands-on way. Some examples of the vocabulary taught is: Jump to the right; swim fast, drive backwards.It is a nice change of pace in the curriculum and many families enjoy having a lesson using a game every few weeks. Dice off® is included as an optional activity in the lesson plans set forth in the Teacher Guides.  If your family enjoys learning through games, you may want to consider using Dice Off® along with the videos.

We are often asked what languages we offer besides Spanish.

Our next language will be Mandarin Chinese. We have filmed all the material and are in the editing  process, which will likely take another year. If you are interested in our Mandarin program, kindly please check back with us.

ONLINE SPANISH PROGRAM

Your membership includes full access to our entire Spanish video series as well as to our interactive quizzes and workbooks.

When we have new content, such as new videos or games, we add it to the online Membership.

Yes. We offer a 48-hour free trial of the online Membership and you can cancel anytimein the 48 hours without being charged.

There are currently two online Quizzes for each level with a third being added soon:

Quiz One assesses listening skills. No reading is required so younger children can do these. Try the Quiz Demo (link)

Quiz Two assesses reading skills. Try the Quiz Demo (link)

Quiz Three (in English) covers the culture and geography section of the workbooks.

Each workbook contains two sections:

Language Practice contains a variety of activities for students to apply and practice the Spanish they are learning from the videos, such as:

  • Crossword puzzles, word finds, secret messages
  • Write a postcard, create a birthday party invitation, and create a menu
  • Performs skits using portions of actual scripts from the videos

Culture and Geography contains fun and light material teaching culture and geography in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Geography in a Jiffy and Fast Facts may discuss alpacas vs. llamas, Paddington the Bear, unusual New Year’s Eve and Birthday traditions, and much more
  • Idioms in an Instant feature a few humorous or interesting idioms from certain countries, for example, ,,,, (meaning, throwing the house out the window when too much is spent on a big party or celebration)
  • A Comic by Squisher®, the International Inchworm, teaching culture indirectly, through his light-hearted adventures with his friends.

 

“I minored in Spanish during college, and I was completely impressed with the amount of Spanish that is presented in these workbooks…and – it was fun too!” –Mom of Many

 

“I really appreciated how complete yet flexible the lessons in the curriculum guide are.  As we continued working through the lessons, the kids had a lot of fun using the sticker set and placing them on things and people around the house and they liked working through the workbooks included in the Starter Set.  In fact they were enjoying the workbooks so much I had to stop them from working too far ahead.” —A Glimpse of Normal

The online program does not contain our physical products, which are the Teacher Guides, Flashcards and Card Games, and the Sticker sets. We do offer a digital package which includes these products to our members at a significantly reduced price. In addition, once you are a Member, you will receive a coupon code for 15% off of any of our regularly-priced products.

Yes and no.

The DVDs contain the videos for all eight levels. Earlier editions of the DVDs contain the video stories in their entirety. Our most recent DVDs, released in April 2017, as well as the Online Program, contain the video stories in their entirety and also additional video lessons, which show the stories broken down into shorter lessons with reviews.

The Online Program also has two to three interactive quizzes for each level and all of our workbooks in an interactive format.

SUPPORT

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We do not refund prorated amounts of cancellations within the subscription period.

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