Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofia is a story-based scheme addressing the Foreign Language Programmes of Study for teaching Spanish at KS2.
The Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofía 1a Parte Starter Pack is based around a story featuring a young brother (Luis) and sister (Sofía) and their friends and family. The topic-based stories are written entirely in Spanish, use simple sentences and introduce key vocabulary and language structures.
The pack includes audio-enhanced e-storybooks for each of the 14 stories. The stories are acted out by native Spanish speakers bringing the stories to life. The e-storybooks can be shared with the class using an interactive whiteboard, read individually or in small groups.
The teacherʼs book contains lesson plans for each story, translations of the stories and exercises, games and activities focusing on enabling pupils to communicate in Spanish.
The scheme is designed with non-specialists in mind and will make implementing the National Curriculum for England easy. Self-assessment sheets can be used to monitor children’s progress and ensure coverage of all the Programmes of Study.
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Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofía
(The sentence builder activity practises the third person singular form of the verb tener – tiene.)
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In Me duele, it’s Luis’s birthday party and he shows off his new bike to his friends. ¡Ay! he cries. Mamá and Papá come rushing outside. Is Luis OK? Will the party go ahead as planned?
The story is a fabulous way of introducing the Spanish names for parts of the body and describing what hurts.
Me duele – Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofía
As with all Luis y Sofía stories, there’s a twist at the end. Barbara Scanes, the author, says that she used her own children (who are now in their 20s!) as role models when thinking of what Luis and Sofía would do.
Written entirely in Spanish this original, fun story uses repetitive phrases and simple sentences to embed vocabulary and language structures, making it ideal for Spanish beginners.
With engaging, full colour pictures and simple language on every page, this book can be read to, by and with children of any age.
Children with early Spanish language skills will gain confidence, and develop their language skills, when they realise they are able to read and understand a storybook in Spanish.
An audio enhanced e-storybook of this story is available exclusively as part of the Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofía 1a Parte Starter Pack.
Chocolat, Schokolade, chocolate – whatever language you are teaching, Easter eggs are bound to get your pupils’ interest!
The DFE has just released the new National Curriculum for England!
The consultation period runs until 16 April 2013.
It’s great to see foreign languages in the curriculum for Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds). Here are the requirements for Key Stage 2 foreign languages:
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Time to get the whole school enthusiastic about Spanish and maths (never an easy combination).
Do your children need help with the pronunciation of Spanish words?