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Spanish Immersion Level 1: Amigos Exploran Español

$12.00 / month

Join our Pequeños Exploradores en Español for a thrilling Spanish immersion adventure! Kids will embark on a fun-filled journey to learn and explore the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. ¡Vamos a divertirnos!

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Description

¡Aprende español jugando! Welcome to Spanish class!

This exciting class is designed especially for young learners aged 7-10. In this upbeat, fun course, children will embark on a language-learning adventure through interactive games, songs, and creative activities. Our experienced instructors make sure every child feels comfortable and enthusiastic about exploring the beauty of the Spanish language. Whether it’s discovering new words, practicing simple songs, or embracing the vibrant culture, this class guarantees a delightful and enriching experience for your little ones. ¡Vamos a aprender y divertirnos juntos! (Let’s learn and have fun together!)

Our activities are age-appropriate, interactive, and enjoyable so that the learners associate learning Spanish with fun and excitement. By incorporating games, songs, interactive exercises, and storytelling, the class both educational and entertaining for our young learners.

A Snapshot of Class:
  • Welcome and Warm-up (7 minutes):
    • Greetings with a friendly “¡Hola!”
    • Students get a Spanish name!
    • Short warm-up activity like a simple song or a fun game to energize the class.
  • Introduction to New Vocabulary (6 minutes):
    • Introduction of a set of new Spanish words related to a specific theme, like colors, animals, or everyday objects.
    • Visuals and props are used to make the learning process interactive and enjoyable.
  • Interactive Learning Activity (10 minutes):
    • Game-based activity where children can practice using the new vocabulary they just learned.
    • Interactive story through intentional TPRS storytelling
  • Goodbye Song and Closure (2 minutes):
    • Catchy goodbye song in Spanish to leave a positive lasting impression.
Our Philosophy of Language Learning:

We nurture young minds through a dynamic and immersive approach to language acquisition. We follow the principles of TPRS (Total Physical Response through Storytelling), a highly effective method developed by Blaine Ray. TPRS combines movement, storytelling, and interaction to create a captivating and natural language learning experience. We understand that young learners thrive when engaged in meaningful, real-life contexts. Therefore, our philosophy centers on providing a rich linguistic environment where children actively participate in storytelling, role-playing, and interactive games, enabling them to absorb language effortlessly. We foster a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere where children build confidence, fluency, and cultural awareness while having a blast on their journey to discover the beautiful Spanish language. Our goal is to instill a lifelong love for learning languages, empowering these young learners with valuable skills that will benefit them for years to come.

Course Syllabus:
  • Week 1: Camping Capers
    Learn camping-related words and phrases in Spanish.
    Interactive activities: Set up a pretend campsite and role-play camping scenarios.
    Storytelling: Adventure story about a camping trip.
  • Week 2: Fun at the Beach
    Introduce beach vocabulary and phrases.
    Interactive games: Beach ball toss with Spanish words.
    Storytelling: Create a story set at a sunny beach.
  • Week 3: Exploring the Jungle
    Discover jungle animals and nature-related words in Spanish.
    Role-playing: Pretend to be explorers in the jungle, identifying animals in Spanish.
    Storytelling: Jungle expedition tale.
  • Week 4: Underwater Adventures
    Dive into the world of marine life and ocean-themed vocabulary.
    Interactive activities: Fishing for words game.
    Storytelling: Underwater adventure story.
  • Week 5: Space Explorations
    Learn space-related words and phrases in Spanish.
    Interactive games: Blast off with Spanish words.
    Storytelling: Imaginary space journey.
  • Week 6: Enchanted Forest Tales
    Encounter magical creatures and forest-themed words in Spanish.
    Role-playing: Act out a fantasy adventure in the enchanted forest.
    Storytelling: An enchanting tale of forest magic.
  • Week 7: Culinary Adventures
    Explore Spanish words for different foods and cooking activities.
    Interactive activities: Cooking role-play in Spanish.
    Storytelling: A culinary journey to a foreign land.

Course Syllabus

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Class Introduction Video

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Taught From a Christian Perspective

Our mission is to equip learners’ minds and shepherd their hearts. We want them to have saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and then develop a biblical worldview. This means they view their world, themselves, and God in a way that aligns with what the Bible teaches. This brings great peace and understanding to the believer because we serve a good, sovereign God. This course is taught with these goals in mind. In class, we may pray, read scripture, and discuss how to view the content from a Christian perspective.

We have adopted The Master’s Seminary Doctrinal Statement.

Learners Need Explicit Instruction!

Explicit teaching is a method of instruction students desperately need! It is the opposite of a constructivist philosophy whereby students try to construct meaning themselves.

Well…

Instead of leaving students to magically figure out how to write an essay or read or do a geometry proof, we teach explicitly, which is backed by a large body of evidence, and it’s how Mrs. Lemons teaches her undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates in college to teach! We do it this way because it’s how kids learn.

Explicit instruction is “a structured, systematic, and effective methodology for teaching academic skills. It is called explicit because it is an unambiguous and direct approach to teaching that includes both instructional design and delivery procedures. Explicit instruction is characterized by a series of supports or scaffolds, whereby students are guided through the learning process with clear statements about the purpose and rationale for learning the new skill, clear explanations and demonstrations of the instructional target, and supported practice with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved.”
-Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes.

Anita Archer trained Mrs. Lemons in workshops, and it changed her teaching. Read a little more about the research behind explicit teaching here and here.


To read more about your teaching and learning methods, read Mrs. Lemons’ blog.

 

The Lemons-Aid Team

Lemons-Aid teachers have a few things in common.
❤️ They love their students and value each of their unique strengths and personalities that make our classes special. Our classes can be described as fun, personal, academic, challenging, and supportive.
🤩 We work to keep learners engaged, so there is always a degree of student accountability for their attention and focus, whether that be through asking them direct questions or by using the chatbox.
💭 We know all kids can learn, but sometimes things are hard! To support students, we teach them how to develop effective thinking and learning habits that will bring them success in class and in life.
🌟 Building relationships with students so they know we care about them helps us balance the high expectations we have for them regarding their effort, work quality, and behavior. Our students are encouraged, cared for, and they achieve!

𝙆𝘼𝙍𝙀𝙉 𝙇𝙀𝙈𝙊𝙉𝙎: English Language Arts
#High-Energy #Skilled #Experienced #Relational #Fun
Karen is the Founder of Lemons-Aid. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, a minor in Education, and a master’s degree in Education Administration from Liberty University. With a teaching certificate and a principal’s license in both Washington and Colorado, she has many years of experience teaching English Language Arts and History / Social Studies at the middle school and high school levels. Additionally, she is TESOL and TEFL certified and enjoys teaching English Language Learners from all over the world. She has worked in private and public schools at every level and is currently an affiliate faculty member at Colorado Christian University, supervising teacher candidates in their undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. She is a teacher of teachers. A homeschool mom herself, she admits that teaching other people’s kids is easier than teaching her own teenage boys! She lives in the Denver, Colorado area where she cheers on the Broncos, Avs, and the Rockies, but her favorite athletes are her own kids who play hockey and baseball!
🎥 Karen’s Intro Video

 

𝑱𝑬𝑵𝑵 𝑹𝑰𝑨𝑳𝑬: English Language Arts
#Experienced #Knowledgeable #Empowering #Patient #Rises Above the Ordinary.
As a certified English teacher, Jenn has taught in some capacity over the course of the past twenty-five years. She has taught middle school and high school English classes in both private and public school settings, tutored international ESL students online, developed and taught literature and public speaking classes for a local homeschool co-op, and homeschooled her own two children. Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in English Education. A strong believer in lifelong learning, Jenn has also taken several graduate-level courses related to teaching. Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and their two teenagers. She enjoys taking day trips close to where they live in upstate New York. In her spare time, Jenn enjoys singing and performing in plays. Additionally, she enjoys curling up on the sofa to read a good book. More than likely, one of her four cats will be curled up at her feet.
🎥 Jenn’s Intro Video

𝙆𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙏𝙀𝙉 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀𝙈𝘼𝙉: Elementary
#Fun #Inspiring #LoveForLearning
Kristen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a minor in child psychology from Liberty University. For nearly a decade, she has worked in elementary school classrooms, as a private tutor, and as an online ELL teacher. While passionate about education in general, her favorite subjects to both study and teach are reading, grammar, and writing. She and her husband are actively involved in a church where she works as a Sunday School teacher and Children’s Ministry teacher to ages 4-6. No matter where she is teaching, Kristen tries to find ways to connect with her students and to create an exciting classroom that builds a passion for education. It is her desire to not only teach a subject but also to foster a love of learning which inspires students to want to learn more even once the class is completed. Kristen lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and their new baby boy! In her spare time, Kristen loves to create teaching content such as interactive lesson plans, worksheets, and more! She also enjoys doing family outings and crafting.
🎥 Kristen’s Intro Video

𝙈𝙍𝙎. 𝘼𝙇𝙄:
Elementary
#Engaging #Fun #Patient #Kind #Encouraging
Ali has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children over the last 11 years. She taught for 6 years in public school, 2 years in Kindergarten and 4 years in First Grade. She has worked as a reading tutor and ESL teacher online for the last 4 years; she has also tutored children in-person in reading, writing, and STEM. Ali believes that every child is a natural learner; she believes that an educator’s goal is to engage each child in the way that they learn best! She is passionate about creating a safe and FUN environment that teaches the whole child. Each time she enters a classroom, whether it is in-person or online, you can find her singing, playing games, and making learning fun. Ali lives in Missouri, near St. Louis with her husband and fur-child (an 80 lb. German Shepherd who doesn’t know how big he is). In her free time she loves reading, writing, crafts, hiking, working out, and spending time with my family.
🎥 Ali’s Intro Video

𝙆𝙄𝙈𝘽𝙀𝙍𝙇𝙔 𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙄𝙉𝙄𝙎𝙄: English
#Energetic #Kind #Encouraging #Authentic #Enthusiastic #Guide
Kim loves life, loves people, and loves learning! She views each student as a team member with his or her own unique talents, skills and life experience to bring to the group. She loves helping students expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills to reach their greatest potential. Kim has a Bachelor’s degree from Cairn University in secondary Education with certification in English (NY and PA) and endorsement in music. Her classroom experience has focused on English, PE and Bible education, but she has tutored in a variety of areas including ESL, special ed, math, history, science and music (piano and voice). She lives in northeast PA with her wonderful family. She has homeschooled all of her seven children. The youngest five are still in school and ensure that every day is an adventure. Kim also coaches intramural and competitive sports throughout the year. She loves music, sports, reading and taking long walks up her dirt road admiring wildflowers, listening to birds and reflecting on what she is learning in life!
🎥 Kim’s Intro Video

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We want to serve you on Lemons-Aid! For first-time learners on Lemons-Aid, you can use the coupon code Newbie20 to get $20 off your first class.

However, if the schedule doesn’t work for you, we will happily teach you on Outschool, but we can’t talk about Jesus.

Use this referral code and get $20 off your first class on Outschool: LEMONSA2020

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