Technology with options

An unparalleled digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools built exclusively to support language learning.

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DESCUBRE now offers two levels of technology—Supersite and Prime.

No two students, teachers, or classrooms are the same. At Vista Higher Learning, we recognize this and provide technology options that work for today and can grow with you for years to come. Whether you class is 100% digital or you only use technology to access teaching tools and resources, we can provide solutions that fit any curriculum or infrastructure.

Supersite

DESCUBRE Supersite

  • Thousands of activities—many with auto-grading and immediate feedback
  • Instructional, cultural, and authentic streaming video presentations
  • Authentic and cultural literary readings with audio-sync
  • News and Cultural Updates
  • Digital versions of the Student Edition
  • All teacher resources—online Teacher Editions, scripts, answer keys, assessments, Activity pack, I Can worksheets and more
  • Video Virtual Chat activities with native speakers
Prime

DESCUBRE PRIME

Everything the Supersite offers, plus:

  • Unique learning progression that focuses on student-directed learning
  • Vocabulary Tutorials with speech recognition and diagnostics
  • Grammar tutorials with speech recognition and diagnostics
  • Self-check activities with diagnostics and remediation
  • Web-enhanced readings with audio

For Students

DESCUBRE provides plenty of practice, communication tools, engaging media, and a safe environment for students to learn.

Video Virtual Chats

Video Virtual Chats: Students create simulated conversations by responding to questions delivered by video recordings of native speakers.

Engaging Media

News and Cultural Updates: Access monthly links to carefully curated authentic resources from across the Spanish-speaking world—from online newspaper articles to TV news segments. Each selection includes a scaffolded activity sequence leveled for built-in differentiation.

Grammar Tutorials

Grammar Tutorials feature guided instruction to keep students on track and ensure comprehension. El profesor provides a humorous, engaging, and relatable approach to grammar instruction. Interactive tutorials with quick checks are available with PRIME.

Engaging Media: New Fotonovela

Engaging Media: New Fotonovela storyline video brings chapter vocabulary and grammar to life. Students can complete a variety of pre- and post-viewing activities online to test student comprehension of lesson vocabulary and key language functions.

Vocabulary Tutorials

Vocabulary Tutorials feature a cyclical learning sequence that optimizes comprehension and retention—Listen & repeat, Match, Say it. Audio hints and cognate/false cognate icons help students understand and remember new vocabulary (PRIME only).

Speech Recognition

Speech Recognition embedded in the Vocabulary Tutorials, Pronunciation Tutorials, and Fotonovela, identifies student utterances in real time and objectively determines whether a student knows the word. This innovative technology increases student awareness of pronunciation through low-stakes production practice (PRIME only).

For Students

Beyond the page

The student site provides:
  • Online Student Edition
  • Live communication practice
  • Interactive activities
  • Engaging & Original media
  • Cultural content
  • Safe environment

For Teachers

Time-saving tools, powerful course management, assessment solutions, and enhanced support.

Time-saving tools

Time-saving tools—we’ve done the heavy lifting for you by providing everything you need to plan, prepare, teach, and asses.

Powerful course management

Powerful course management—monitor student progress, communicate securely with students, and track and report on student effort and outcomes.

Assessment Solutions

Assessment Solutions—administer pre-built online quizzes and tests or develop your own—such as open-ended writing prompts or chat activities.

Enhanced Support

Enhanced Support. Get all the support and guidance you need—from face-to-face presentations and on-demand webinars, to instructional videos on a variety of topics.

More For Teachers

Other DESCUBRE Prime features

  • Online Student and Teacher Editions
  • Live communication practice
  • Interactive activities
  • Engaging and original media
  • Cultural content