The Spaniland Curriculum

Spanish lessons sign draw on school chalkboard

¿Hablas español?

When you learn a new language, there is a two way expression of fluency. To determine how one understands what is read and heard is best evaluated by how you express yourself both verbally and in writing.

Developing Spanish Language Skills

Spaniland provides a curriculum that helps participants focus on developing their language skills. Learning a new language requires focused instructional strategies and specific skill development. Each participant will learn to read, write, speak and listen to Spanish at a pace and level that is reflective of their personal goals.

Developing Spanish Language Skills

Let's look at the differences between the four components of language. There are two ways to receive information. You can listen to conversations or you can read print / digital information. There are likewise two ways to express yourself and to relay the information that you receive. You can engage in a conversation or you can write about.

Receive Information in the Spanish language
Listen - by understanding when people verbally speak to you in Spanish
Read - Learn to read documents written in Spanish

Express yourself in Spanish
Speak - Learn to carry on a conversation in Spanish
Write - Learn to write in spanish

Each of these language components requires a different yet complementary action. Reading refers to the ability to process and understand texts and symbols. Writing on the other hand, refers to the ability to respond or express emotion through texts and symbols. Speaking is a way to convey thoughts through an oral language such as English, Spanish, German, etc. Listening is the complement to speaking and it requires the interpretation of an oral language.

The Montessori Approach to learning Spanish

For many people, learning a new language begins with seeing something and learning the corresponding word in the new language. This can be accomplished by using actual objects or subjects and saying the word in the new language. When it comes to common phrases and conversation, it is easier to begin with practiced phrases and move on to open conversation, the Montessori approach to learn Spanish.

Developing reading and listening skills requires translating text, symbols, words and phrases. Developing writing and speaking skills requires a similar learning process but is considered an output of information. Whereas the former is considered inputting or receiving information. All four components are required to acquire a new language.

There are a variety of activities that can be completed to improve language acquisition.

I have developed a functional method with a group of exercises to expand the possibilities of the use of the tongue and mouth, mixed with the breath, which will lead to pronunciation training and give the students the opportunity to speak new sounds with a proper pronunciation

LEARN BASIC SPANISH SPEAKING SKILLS

Spaniland is a curriculum designed by Eleonora Alicia to teach the language of love. Her creative curriculum is designed to introduce basic Spanish speaking skills to first time learners.