A Curriculum You Can Rely on and Adapt to Any Situation
Spanish that Works™ can be instantly tailored to fit the needs of a group or profession by supplementing the basic structures with specialized vocabulary. The 16-hour curriculum can be expanded for more in-depth learning, or streamlined for introductory workshops.
You do not need to have formal training as a Spanish teacher in order to teach Spanish that Works successfully. The information you need to present to the students is spelled out in each lesson in simple English and you will be given instructions on how to facilitate the in-class practice activities. However, you do need to have a good command of both English and Spanish, a native or near native pronunciation of Spanish, and the ability to lead a group. It’s helpful if you are enthusiastic, caring, kind, and can think on your feet.
If you are a professional Spanish teacher with a formal education and experience with traditional language programs, you will enjoy having a flexible, interactive curriculum that you can adapt to your own situation. The pronunciation guide, explanations in English, limited grammar and vocabulary, emphasis on guided in-class practice, and repetition all work to help beginning students build basic fluency and confidence.
Community Education Teachers
Spanish that Works™ is an ideal program for community or continuing education classes, including classes for church mission trips, Spanish for business or staff trainings, community college Spanish conversation, or private Spanish instruction.
There are vocabulary modules to adapt the basic course so you can offer Spanish for Travel, Spanish for Churches, Spanish for Teachers, Spanish for Librarians and Library Staff, and Spanish for City Court.
Because it is so flexible and new vocabulary can be added in based on the needs of the group, the basic course can also be used as the backbone for conversation classes for Spanish for Medical and Healthcare Professionals, Spanish for Law Enforcement, Spanish for Customer Service, Spanish for Hotel and Restaurant, Spanish for Construction, Spanish for Seniors, and Spanish for Kids.
Group Pricing and Supplemental Materials
In addition to the course text (available on Amazon) there are additional materials you can use to supplement your Spanish that Works class and a Spanish that Works™ Teacher’s Guide. We also offer discount pricing on the text workbooks for groups. See the group pricing page for more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.