[Johnny Spanish Productions (865) 773-8298, ages 7/up]
Discover Spanish is a free online resource that teaches Spanish the conversational way. The complete course consists of 36 innovative and media-rich lessons, where Johnny Spanish and a cast of characters provide an interactive environment for learning vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Intended for the high school level, a variety of age groups will enjoy this delightful website, including children from middle school and up - and even adults.
Discover Spanish combines proven language acquisition techniques with state-of-the-art technology. Each lesson consists of three steps: Explore (study the meanings of words and phrases), Learn (review the vocabulary and sentence structures needed to accomplish communication goals) and Practice (self-paced, interactive exercises that reinforce learning). Lessons progress from easy to challenging, with each lesson building upon the last, allowing for rapid learning.
Topics include: The Basics, The Family, Time and Money, Leisure, Everyday Life, and Travel. Discover Spanish integrates culture with language learning and supports the '5 Cs' of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities).
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