- About the Author
A yearlong course for grades 1-3
Now there is a Spanish program suited to the energy, developmental level, and fun-loving nature of your early-elementary (1st-3rd grade) students! Song School Spanish Book 1 is patterned after our best-selling Song School Latin curriculum and features weekly lessons peppered with songs/chants, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and activities. A small amount of grammar is introduced mildly throughout the book, with the focus on relevant, everyday vocabulary to engage young students. Students who learn from Song School Spanish Book 1 will love learning Spanish and will be more than prepared to continue their studies with the Spanish for Children series.
The Song School Spanish Book 1 Streaming Video (or 2-DVD Set) includes 24 episodes featuring a lively, native Spanish maestra who teaches students with engaging vocabulary and grammar lessons. Students will also enjoy following Ellen in the Little Moments stories. We are sure this video will be the highlight of your school week. Your students will be recounting the stories and words they learn from their digital friends and asking for repeat performances. The multi-modal approach of this video promises to delight and inform young students and set them on a course to loving Spanish. 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.
- A Stable Beginning
- Lextin Eclectic
- The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew
- Jennifer Lambert
- Teach Beside Me
- Ordinary Happily
- Family, Faith & Fridays
- A Learning Journey
- Mason Moments
- My Joy-Filled Life
“My 2nd grader really enjoyed the activities, the worksheets, the songs . . . pretty much everything about this program! There was so much to like about this program. So much is done right!” —Jenni, homeschool mom and blogger
“I really like the Teacher’s Edition. It is very easy to use. It has the student book replicated with all of the answers filled in, but also includes directions on how to teach or help your child learn certain words and concepts, and also has extra games and things that you can do with your child to help him learn and remember what is being taught.” —Tim, homeschool dad and blogger
“I have a great curriculum to share with you. The girls have been having the best time learning Spanish with Song School Spanish from Classical Academic Press. I think you’ll like it too! We love this curriculum, and I was so very happy to discover that the program continues into the older grades, so we can continue with the same company. My girls are having fun with the lessons, and the material is challenging without being too heavy. . . . Satisfied customers right here. :)” —Laurie’s School Days
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Song School Spanish Book 1 CD Track Info (PDF) This file contains all the track names and song lengths
Song School Spanish Book 1 Coloring Pages (PDF) Color a picture for each Spanish word in Song School Spanish Book 1. Also a great activity for younger siblings!
Song School Spanish Book 1 Pronunciation Audio (Zipped MP3)
Song School Spanish Book 1 Bonus Songs Extra bonus tracks to provide even more fun with your Spanish vocabulary
Song School Spanish Book 1 Suggested Schedule (PDF)
*The University of Iowa’s phonetics website (referenced on page 8) has changed and can now be found here.
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 also the author of the Spanish for Children series and the Song School Spanish series. Her children enjoy asking her to sing the “Sit on Your Silla Song” from Song School Spanish Book 1 to all their friends.
Grade Level: Grades 1-3
Course Length: Yearlong (to be used alongside Song School Spanish Book 1)
- 2 DVDs