It’s practical. Spanish that Works™ is an innovative curriculum in conversational Spanish that gives you a working knowledge of Spanish for practical purposes. The course is designed to help service professionals or other adult learners in the United States communicate with Spanish-speaking customers, patrons, students, and community members. You learn what you need to learn and you learn it well.
It’s simple. For every new word there’s a guide that shows English speakers how to pronounce Latin American Spanish, so you learn how to say things correctly. Structures and activities are explained in English, so you can focus your energy on learning how to speak. Grammar is pared down and vocabulary is limited so you build fluency with what you are learning.
It’s fun. The materials and approach are engaging and enjoyable. You role-play real life interactions with a partner, using flashcards and simple dialogues, in an environment which is familiar and comfortable. You feel successful in your experience, which builds your confidence and motivates you to keep learning more.
It fits your schedule. The basic course can be completed in as little as two hours a week for eight weeks. Your primary homework is to practice the vocabulary between lessons, and in-class work centers around meaningful, conversational practice, so you feel like you’re learning something that you can use right away.
It’s for you. Spanish that Works™ can be easily tailored to fit the needs of a group. The curriculum can be customized with materials for librarians, school teachers, city court employees, or with specialty word lists you generate as the class is in progress, based on student need. The explanations are thorough and teacher resources are available, so you can have someone from your own organization or community run an in-house Spanish class that is made for you.
It’s successful. Spanish that Works™ has been successfully implemented in almost a hundred organizations in more than thirty different states. See the clients and testimonials page for a list of the libraries, schools, churches, and individual instructors that have purchased our materials.