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Proven Communicative Approach

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Students become part of the language learning adventure

Students learn as they travel

Each of the six levels introduces two characters from the United States who travel with students. The characters and their experiences are similar to those of students’ at each grade.


Students learn to communicate in Spanish in all modes of expression.


Students gain an appreciation for other cultures across the Spanish-speaking world.


Students make connections to the content areas: science, social studies, and math.


Students make comparisons between their own culture and that in the countries they visit.


Students are encouraged to apply the language in their own community and beyond.

Students travel throughout the Spanish-speaking world

As your class progresses from levels A through F, students visit each Spanish-speaking country at least twice across the six levels. Each visit is in a different context.

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Support for all students, from beginners to advanced

The spiraled curriculum at the core of ¡Listos! supports students of all
language levels, within each grade level.

Curriculum overview of each level
  • Every student book starts with basic language, vocabulary, and concepts.
  • The language spirals at an increasing pace. Readings and activities recycle previously learned terms and add in new words and expressions.
  • Differentiated activities support all students.
Themes overview

Themes and Essential Questions across levels are similar, but the language and vocabulary evolve to correspond with age-appropriate contexts and situations.

Language structure diagram

Language structures spiral in levels A through F. Grammar and vocabulary increase in complexity across the levels, appearing in expanded contexts.

Engaging media and culture

Culture and authenticity bring the Spanish-speaking world into your classroom.

Culture is at the heart of ¡Listos!

Students develop vocabulary and language skills in authentic cultural contexts. Whether they’re traveling to iconic landmarks in Mexico or visiting natural wonders in Argentina, they’re learning about the local people, customs, food, music, and what makes each country and its people special and unique.

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Cultural Readings sample page

Culture Deep Dives

Hands-on Projects and Cultural Readings

With the Supersite, students have hundreds of program-specific, thematically-based, and carefully-scaffolded practice activities right at their fingertips.

Cultural Videos

The cultural videos explore different facets of the 20 countries students visit in ¡Listos!. Each short video focuses on a single aspect of a country and is followed by a short viewing activity. Videos explore unique cultural traditions, such as a food, music, or dance, or an iconic location, such as Machu Picchu or the Panama Canal.