Designed for teachers and parents who have never taken Spanish themselves.
Although Michelle Rothwell's Dora & Diego Homeschool Spanish program has been widely praised for its easy to use format and student friendly layout, some parents asked us for something they could use at home with their children. So, we gathered together our years of experience with young Spanish students and created Español de Iglesia Para Niños, a beginning Church Spanish course for students in Preschool and Kindergarten.
Español de Iglesia Para Niños was developed for children who are becoming familiar with English grammar and wish to learn Spanish at a slower pace, one new word per day. The classes can be learned at a faster pace, five words per day, if your child catches on faster. You as the parent/teacher will be able to tell what pace works best for your youngster(s). The program provides lessons, each including words in different categories like family words, church words, an everyday Spanish phrase, and one prayer, The Table Blessing, that is learned completely one word at a time then in full sentences. We will introduce your child to basic phrases like "He is red.", "It is black", "Good-bye", "Thank you!", etc. This is a precursor to the first through fifth grade classes.
The exercises that go with each lesson are thorough and provide constant review of materials learned throughout the course. After every section of words has been learned, a review summarizes the material covered. With grammar lessons appropriate for beginners and an easy to read format, Español de Iglesia Para Niños is the perfect choice for those who would like to start Spanish early and lay the cornerstone of a complete language arts program that is biblically-based.
Español de Iglesia Para Niños was written to lead the students directly into their next grade level, allowing students to complete an entire Spanish series without missing important concepts or vocabulary. Español de Iglesia Para Niños has an audio CD which includes pronunciation for each lesson that can be purchased separately at http://www.DoraHomeschoolSpanish.com.
Dora & Diego Homeschool Spanish uses a clear and easy format to introduce Spanish to young students. It teaches important English and Spanish grammar concepts, as well as everyday sayings and prayers. Some of the material covered in Español de Iglesia Para Niños is:
The Table Blessing Prayer
Numbers one through ten
The Verb "to be"