Two programs for beginning learners ensure there's a fit for every classroom, with or without a teacher proficient in Spanish.

Calico Spanish Classic

Teach your lessons in 100% Spanish

Classic gives instructors an incredible foundation for teaching Spanish. The curriculum was structured by teachers so that students have the opportunity to learn Spanish in an immersion environment. Children absorb and comprehend Spanish throughout various activities by using audio cues, visual aids and actions to stimulate their brains' language acquisition centers. Finally, they have the opportunity to naturally use Spanish as they engage in fun activities and sing along with our custom Mi guitarrí music resources.

  • Traditional resources
  • 180+ scaffolded lessons
  • Flexible 30-60 minute lessons
  • Detailed guides for each lesson componant
  • Music videos and traditional resources

Calico Spanish Stories

No Spanish language knowledge required

Stories is a brain-based, research-based approach to early language learning. Our video-based program has three progressive levels to take your elementary school students on a journey from complete beginner to communicating with real-world Spanish! It also gives instructors an incredible foundation for teaching Spanish. This video-based curriculum was created and structured by teachers so that students would have the opportunity to learn Spanish in an immersion environment.

  • Video lessons
  • 90+ lessons in each level
  • Carefully structured 20-30 minute lessons
  • Full planned lessons with step-by-step instructions
  • Video stories and songs, plus more interactive resources

At the end of either of these programs your students will be able to interact with Spanish in fun and familiar situations and notice ways that cultures are different and the same.

Want an immersion program for your classroom that’s packed full of Spanish content?

Explore our CLASSIC program

Ready to jump into a fun, interactive Spanish experience with your students?

Explore our STORIES program
Use your Spanish skills to continue learning with ACCELERATE

Calico Spanish Accelerate

Comprehensive Immersion Curriculum

A more advanced Spanish Immersion Curriculum with focus on literature and comprehension.

Excellent input leads to quality output. This is a foundational truth for immersion language learners and the more quality input you offer students, the more successful they will be in acquiring Spanish skills. Calico Spanish Accelerate guides teachers to use literature, music, and discussions to provide increasingly complex input via reading and listening. Students then have many opportunities to practice and expand their output abilities via writing and speaking in Spanish.

Through the use of wonderfully illustrated children’s books, lively traditional and original songs, and interactive games and activities, students explore the themes of self/daily routines, family, food, community, celebrations/traditions, and weather/seasons.

Want your students to go further with their Spanish language skills and comprehension?

Explore our ACCELERATE program

Enhance your Spanish curriculum with original Spanish songs to bring fun to your lessons while developing language skills.

The Mi guitarrí for Kids Music program offers a variety of original, fun songs written and performed by a native Spanish speaker, exclusively for Calico Spanish. The full program includes a music CD, Songbook, DVD with 27 music videos. Available as individual items or as a full set, these resources are excellent for developing children's Spanish language skills.

Are you ready to bring more fun to your lessons? Grab some free samples of our Mi guitarri music selection and get singing!

Explore our selection of Music

Calico Spanish ’s Teachers!

Calico Spanish is committed to helping teachers discover and implement effective teaching strategies. We are the official sponsor of the summary posts of the Twitter chat for language educators, #langchat. We host these posts at, where we also publish tips, strategies, and activities that support early language learning. Our team members are also actively involved in state, regional, and national language educator conferences.

Teachers Calico Spanish

Teachers say that Calico Spanish is the "best curriculum" on the market, "so fun," "very effective," "pleasant to behold," "very supportive," "phenomenal," "focused on interaction," "interesting," "engaging," "dummy-proof," "awesome," "a breeze," "comprehensive," and "heavy on love of the language and using it in your day-to-day life."