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.
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.
The spiraled curriculum at the core of ¡Listos! supports students of all
language levels, within each grade level.
Themes and Essential Questions across levels are similar, but the language and vocabulary evolve to correspond with age-appropriate contexts and situations.
Language structures spiral in levels A through F. Grammar and vocabulary increase in complexity across the levels, appearing in expanded contexts.
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.
With the Supersite, students have hundreds of program-specific, thematically-based, and carefully-scaffolded practice activities right at their fingertips.
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.