KidSpeak Spanish: the Content
The KidSpeak Spanish software covers a wide range of topics and has native pronunciation of all the language material. However, buyers should be aware that the pronunciation is of Castilian Spanish – that is, the accent of Spanish as spoken in Spain. This has a distinctly different sound that the accent of the Spanish spoken in Mexico and the countries of Central and South America. But, as long as you do not mind your children speaking with the Castilian accent, you will find that this curriculum does an excellent job of teaching pronunciation. The learner will hear words pronounced over and over, and in sequence with other words, as he or she navigates through the fun games and activities.
The topics covered by KidSpeak Spanish range across a variety of genres. Through using this program, students will cover many domains of vocabulary, including: greetings, clothing, fruits and vegetables, numbers, animals, dates and times, colors, body parts, everyday items, school supplies, sporting goods and weather terms. While learning important words in Spanish, students will also be learning important language and grammar skills as well, including: pronunciation, singular and plural forms and formation of sentences. The program also helps students learn skills that are not just limited to the Spanish language, such as doing simple addition and subtraction.
The software includes twelve printable projects and activities that reinforce the content learned on the CD.