Ideal for Schools, Afterschool Programs and Independent Instructors
The Complete Spanish Program provides approximately 100 hours of fun and dynamic Spanish class instruction. It includes all the materials you need to engage your students in exciting new ways. The program focuses primarily on the acquisition of vocabulary and practical conversation skills, using different tools to create variety in the class experience. Additionally, it is designed to stimulate different learning styles through the creative use of posters, colorful associations, magnetic pictures, color-coded word cards, songs, games, acting skits, sign language, books, activity workbooks and multimedia. This multi-sensory, fun-filled approach allows students to learn fast and with a high level of retention. Look at our testimonials... teachers and students love it!
Watch the Risas y Sonrisas Complete Classroom Program in Action
The items below can be purchased separately and are included in both, the individual and classroom programs. | View items here
Teacher's Manual with 100 Lesson Plans and Instructional DVD
Each includes: 2 posters, 24 picture & word cards, bingo cards and 5 domino sets song
12 Minor Vocabulary Units
Colors, Directions Includes: 1 Poster, 12 Picture and color-coded Word Cards, Song.
Shapes, Family, Days of the Week, Months and Seasons, Time, Ser, Estar, Tener, Includes: 1 Poster, Reproducible Sheets, Song.
Masculine Feminine Concept Include: 1 Poster
Vowels and Consonant Posters with picture of the letter sounds that are different in Spanish. 80 Word Cards to practice these sounds using cognates are included.
Personal Pronoun Poster, 9 Personal Pronoun Conjugation Pictures with slits to insert Verb Word Cards and conjugate in the present, past and future.
19 Black & White Posters of Songs
The color posters or the book illustrations can be used to follow along with most of the songs. These B&W posters accompany the songs that are not included in the color posters.
Music CD with Song Lyric Booklet
Includes 39 songs with catchy tunes designed to teach children Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Music is one of the most powerful tools for introducing, reinforcing, and accelerating the learning of a foreign language. These songs can also be rehearsed with the Sign and Sing DVD, the interactive CD-ROM line-by-line feature, or by looking at the pictures in the Student Book or Classroom Posters.
Students learn two languages at the same time by singing and signing the songs included in the Risas y Sonrisas Program. American Sign Language offers signs that relate easily to words. Children can connect words to hand signs and learn vocabulary faster. These songs can also be rehearsed with the Music CD, the interactive CD-ROM line-by-line feature, or by looking at the pictures in the Student Book or Classroom Posters.
Is an audiovisual, colorful presentation of vocabulary, simple grammar concepts and picture sentences to help children learn at their own pace. For each Vocabulary Unit there is a song with lyrics, pictures in the same order as the song, frequently used Q&A, and a Skit. A cultural point is presented at the end of each chapter. The Interactive CD-ROM is the voice of the book divided into five areas: Pronunciation, Songs, Vocabulary, Q&A, and Conjugations. The Skits DVD presents humorous skits acted by native speakers with subtitles. CD-ROMs or books can be sold separately when purchasing 5 or more
Another way to reinforce at home what students learn in school. Includes 4 different copyrighted B&W workbooks with perforated sheets. One set is included for review; additional ones must be ordered separately for students. Each covers 2 of the 8 chapters in the Student Book. They include song lyrics, vocabulary lists, five different vocabulary activities, skits, and Q&A. Each one has 40 cognate pictures on the back cover.
164 Cognate Picture & Word Cards, 5 Folders and Audio CD's
Beautiful illustrations of words that have the same origin in Spanish and English, making them easy vocabulary words for young children to learn. They can also be used with older students to practice their pronunciation skills. The audio CD provides the proper pronunciation of these words, divided into 14 different categories. Advanced students can build sentences with them using their mini-conjugation cards or use them in their Q&A.
Can be used in the class for group activities, or at home to reinforce vocabulary, questions and answers and verb conjugations. The Domino is a simple matching game of pictures to words. These pictures are the same throughout the program. They can also be used as flashcards to play other games or form picture sentences in the present, past and future with the Mini Conjugation Cards. The Question and Answer Cards can be folded in half to practice conversation skills with the vocabulary learned in each unit.
¡Hola! I am a teacher in Davidson, NC & have loved using some of your products with my classroom. Specifically, your personal pronoun package has been an incredible resource for my middle school students! They were EXCITED to "GET TO" conjugate verbs! I have never seen anything as easy to use for all different learning styles, but especially for visual learners. I may be presenting at the FLANC conference & would recommend that you consider coming to present your materials. Thank you for making my job easier!"
Karin Solomonson, Community School of Davidson, Davidson, NC
I just wanted to let you know how great your program is! I have used it with 3rd, 4th and 5th grades and they love it! It has everything one might need to teach a certain skill in Spanish. I just can't believe how much the children retain! I did not use one worksheet with my students, it was all interactive and hands on! This semester I will be teaching 1st through 5th grades using your program! I can't wait to get started! You have done a great service putting all this together. Anyone who has ever tried to teach elementary Spanish knows how hard it is to find material that is cohesive. You have definitely filled that void with Risas y Sonrisas. Thank you so much for all the time, money and love you have put into this program, it is top notch! If you ever get to the point where you need people to sell for you or train for you, please give me a call. I truely believe in Risas y Sonrisas!"
Alejandra Wiggers – Delhi Charter School, Delhi, LA
I began using your program for my after-school Spanish classes this past year. The students were very enthusiastic each and every week while using the materials contained in your program! The parents were also very impressed by the progress of the students! It is amazing the small amount of "prep time" necessary when using Risas y Sonrisas. While other programs "suggest" games, activities and visuals, your program DELIVERS these items within the program. The amount of vocabulary retained by students is so much greater using your curriculum which is rich with visuals and varied activities!! Even though it may be a full week between Spanish classes, when students see the posters with the vocabulary again, all vocabulary comes back. Thanks for an outstanding program with a lot less "busy work" for us teachers!
Celeste Green – Spanish Teacher, Kalamazoo, MI and more recently Dallas, GA