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by Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell on Sep 18, 2019

Psst… guess what we launched in our Spanish learning curriculum?

NEW: Popular Spanish curriculum expands with a fourth Level

Here at Calico Spanish, we want teachers and parents to know our popular Spanish curriculum is fun and effective.  So, we’re always working to improve and expand the opportunities children have to learn real Spanish to use with real people.  If you follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, you’ve probably seen this coming for some time:  We are extremely excited to announce that Level D is fully launched.

New Spanish learning level available now!

That’s right – Level D is 100% online and ready for you!

Here is just a taste of the content you’ll find in Level D:

  • Ofelia the white sheep helps visitors to her farm understand the Day of the Deadel Día de Muertos.
  • A storm blows in a monarch butterfly migrating to the biosphere reserve.
  • The farm friends take produce to a typical market in a Mexican town.
  • César the pink pig slips after a rare snowfall and helps your learners start talking about physical injury and parts of the body.
  • As the friends experience a year of life on the farm, they talk about weather, season, and clothing in context – the way children learn language!
  • César and Ofelia eat huaraches at the globos de cantoya festival.

Explore 8 full units of Stories FREE. Just click the red button at the top of this page.

The philosophy behind our Spanish curriculum

Children generally acquire a second language with ease, especially when they have access to a quality curriculum that teaches real-world situational language usage in an engaging way that feels relevant to them.  This is the foundation of Calico Spanish Stories.  The team who has been developing Spanish curricula since 2007, creating music, activities, and games that enable teachers and parents to easily teach Spanish to children in grades K-5, has done it again.

We teach kids to speak real Spanish, for life.  We are teachers and language learners ourselves, and we provide teachers and children with a quality Spanish learning experiences, without the expensive hype of content that doesn’t work.  We design standards-aligned programs with support across the spectrum of the teachers’ Spanish ability.

Over the past 11 years, we at Calico Spanish began building on the success of our wildly popular songs and music videos to create the Stories program, a scaffolded immersion program built around original Video Stories and supported by quality comprehensive language resources. At the same time, we amassed over 17 million views on YouTube for our free content.

Get to know our Spanish program 

The full Stories Spanish program is divided into four levels, beginning with Level A and, after much anticipation from thousands of happy subscribers, now includes Level D.

Each level of this popular Spanish curriculum gives children the chance to absorb the Spanish language through video stories, music videos, games, and demonstrations, all voiced by native Spanish speakers. In each lesson, animal characters interact with each other in a video story, introducing students to the language needed to achieve that lesson’s goals. The goals are aligned to world language standards established by ACTFL and are appropriate for children ages 4+, so you can begin children’s language learning journey at any time. 

At each level, children are introduced to new vocabulary through different environments and characters. In Level A (I Am Special) children will learn how to identify themselves, followed by Level B (I Love My Family), where they learn more about the family and pets and Level C (I Live Here), where children are taught through stories relating to life at home.

Now, with the addition of Level D, (Welcome to the Farm) children can develop further conversational skills to talk about weather, seasons, and clothing in the context of activities on a farm in Mexico. They can describe things that are orange or pink, identify the number of items up to one hundred, sequence events in a story, and much more.

Click the red button above for your FREE trial of Stories.

We’re excited about the press release spreading the news far and wide!  It’s titled

Calico Spanish’s popular Stories language learning program launches Level D

and you can read the entire press release here.

Kindergarten Spanish Lesson plans
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell is a homeschool mom of three bilingual children. She’s also a Spanish teacher and the COO and chief storyteller for Calico Spanish.

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