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A yearlong course for grades 4 and up
In the Spanish for Children Primer B Video (streaming only), the delightful instruction by author Julia Kraut continues. Students will hear pronunciation, learn chants, and enjoy Julia’s clear teaching and explanation of Spanish grammar.
There is a distinction between just learning common words and phrases—the approach of many Spanish programs—and knowing the language well enough to communicate correctly, fluently, and accurately. The Spanish for Children Primer B Program is the second in the series and emphasizes grammar and the parts of speech as vital tools for correctly speaking and understanding Spanish. This program also includes expanded dialogues, stories, songs, and chants. The streaming option provides the convenience of instant access, as well as desktop, smart TV, and mobile viewing capabilities. For Homeschoolers, streaming access lasts for the life of the product. Returning school customers continue receiving streaming access at no annual cost when student editions are purchased by October 31st.
"We LOVE Spanish for Children! Classical Academic Press has provided us with quality curriculum! I have been looking for an elementary-level Spanish that does not dumb down the language and assume the kids can only learn colors and numbers. As a Spanish teacher, the number one problem I have found is that high school students do not know first, second, and third person. Spanish for Children introduces this in the very first lesson along with verb conjugation. Thank you for realizing just what children are capable of learning! This is perfect!” —Cynthia, homeschool mom
“What a super resource—muchas gracias, qué bueno!” —Christina, homeschool mom
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Spanish for Children Primer B Audio Pronunciation Files (zipped MP3s)
Spanish for Children Primer B Flash Cards (PDF) These flash cards are keyed to the vocabulary in Spanish for Children Primer B. Decks are split into two different decks (Spanish and English) so that you can print them separately or on the backs of each other (single sided or double sided). Spanish Flash Cards – English Flash Cards
A lifelong lover of studying language and culture, Julia holds a master’s degree in Spanish language and culture from the Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales (in Spain), and another in Études du monde anglophone (Anglophone cultural studies) from Aix-Marseille University in France. She also has BAs in international studies, theatre arts, and medieval studies from Pennsylvania State University, where she was a Schreyer Honors Scholar.
After teaching Spanish in a K–8 setting, Julia married a Francophile and moved to France, where she taught English in elementary and middle schools and at the university level, all while continuing to study Spanish and Catalan, a romance language spoken in Andorra and parts of Spain. Out of all the classes she has taken, her favorite involved studying how Spanish evolved from Latin during the Middle Ages. As a researcher, she is particularly interested in how creativity and play affect learning, and in how our understanding of the past is meaningful to us in the present.
Julia is the author of the Song School Spanish and Spanish for Children series. Her children enjoy asking her to sing the “Sit on Your Silla Song” from Song School Spanish to all their friends.
Grade Level: Grades 4 and up
Course Length: Yearlong (to be used alongside Spanish for Children Primer B)
- 4 Teaching DVDs
- 2 Chant CDs