10 - 12 yrs
Mon, Wed, Fri
Oct 18, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021
11:00am - 11:50am CDT
WARNING: ALL CLASSES shown ARE IN CENTRAL TIME ZONE.
This class is for Complete beginners or those who have taken up to 2 years of one time weekly Spanish classes. Every 4 weeks, we change themes and curriculum year round, so we talk about a different aspect of conversation every month.
THEMES FOR CLASSES MON-FRI
AUG 22 - SEPT 18 - BACK TO SCHOOL
SEPT 19 - OCT 16 - FALL
OCT 17 - NOV 13 - MY FRIEND BOB
NOV 14 - DEC 18 (5 WEEKS!) - WHEN I GROW UP...
THEMES FOR CLASSES SAT AND SUN
AUG 22 - SEPT 18 - 4 SEASONS
SEPT 19 - OCT 16 - FEELINGS
OCT 17 - NOV 13 - CHAMELEONS
NOV 14 - DEC 11 (5 WEEKS!) - MY HOUSE
This allows children to get confident speaking on themes, just like in real life. Conversation level will be adjusted depending on the level of each student or the group as a whole. Rest easy - we meet your child exactly where they are so that the environment is fun and relaxed.
In every TruFluency Kids 4-week session, we have 2-3 themes that we touch on. During the discussion of these themes, we will focus on being able to express ourselves in Spanish in regards to this theme. We will always encourage speaking, while also increasing listening comprehension.
Activities in class include, but not limited to: learning songs that have a grammar focus (but the kids don't know that, they just sing!), drawing, writing, guessing games with points, computer games that you’ll get access to, word games, song games (singing, dancing, movement activities), or even Get Up And Go game to learn commands and move around for 5 minutes each class. Also, lots of questions to get them speaking Spanish. $400 value access to rockalingua.com and fluentu.com. Homework practice given is optional.
We use The Bellieu Method for fluency, which upholds speaking, relevant material, interesting topics and letting the student be the focus of the class for ultimate engagement. FAQ PAGE and HOW IT WORKS answers most of your questions.
Week 1 : We will go over new vocabulary (3-6 words at a time) and play an online, dynamic, computer game or song to solidify their usage - you’ll also get free access to this game or song at home. We will apply these words to a colorful video with a song that uses those same words. We will apply choreography to help us remember those words as well. We will give you the link to the video and the link to a game or challenge or worksheet so that you can work on it during your free time.
Week 2 : We will learn 3- 6 more words and complete phrases from the song and learn them more thoroughly through number games, guessing games, hangman, drawing games and various other activities. We will continue to learn the new lyrics to the song and apply those words in short conversations with assistance from the native speaking teacher. We will send home a FUN worksheet that you can put on your fridge to help you remember to use the new words in everyday conversations.
Week 3 : We will finalize the knowledge of applying the choreography or hand movements to the song and learn the final 10 words. We will give them quizzes (via games!) to ensure words are learned. We will continue to practice the short conversations with assistance from the teacher. Small competitions to engage and encourage will be held as well. Get access to a Spanish craft or worksheet on our website that you can do in the evening or on the weekends.
Week 4 : We will do a short story game based on the original song and video. We will continue to practice the conversations and get more confident with those. We will give you access to the short story as well so that you may read at home. Work on an extra worksheet at home with your kiddos to help tie in the information learned.
24/7 access to all of our music videos, computer games, worksheets, crafts and more. Every month we will build fluency, confidence speaking, and their ability to understand the spoken language like a native speaker.
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Please turn video on - we need to see your faces! No parents in class. No recordings please.
Sample Class Format
- 10 minutes review/practice casual conversation with friends
- 10 minutes new phrases
- 30 minutes games activities to use new phrases (could be experiment, movement game, speaking activity, question/answer, story, art activity, video, song, or more)
Other Things To Know
Cannot cancel or receive a refund for any classes that have already begun. You can transfer to another class or use the credit for any future class.
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Reviews for Spanish Immersion for Beginners - Ages 10-12
5.0 out of 5
Based on 4 activity ratings
Sep 8, 2021
This class and instructor are amazing! My daughter learned phrases quickly and really loves this class. The number of phrases she learned has been impressive.
Jul 13, 2021
Maestro Juan is great with kids and my son can't wait to have Spanish class
Spanish Immersion for Beginners - Ages 10-12
Location: Online | Instructor: Juan Hinojosa
Jun 28, 2021
Interactive, small size
Reviews for TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion
4.7 out of 5
Based on 52 provider ratings
Oct 22, 2021
Instructor was native (very important) and energetic! We’d love to continue with Ana as our instructor .
Nothing I can see so far.
TFK Spanish Immersion Dual Lang (Intermediate) 4-6
Location: Online | Instructor: Ana Ugarte
Oct 17, 2021
There was at least one other person in class- otherwise it was too easy - my son is in 4th grade Spanish immersion 100 percent - so learning colors was too basic - he learned this in kindergarten
The class was 10 minutes late - should have extended to 10 extra minutes . The class was focused on colors for 30 minutes - need more variety - my son had this in kindergarten so now in 4th grade . He was upset about this . - way too easy for him . Was more like a beginner learner class .
Spanish Immersion for Dual Lang (Intermed Level) 10-12
Location: Online | Instructor: Ana Ugarte
Response from TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion
As per our email to you, you should enroll in intermediate level for those in Spanish immersion. You enrolled in the beginner class for your student that has been in full time immersion for 4 years. This does not make sense to do this. This is why your student was bored. We highly suggest reading the description of the class before enrolling. This class description says, "FOR COMPLETELY BEGINNERS"
About TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion
TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion was started in 2010 in person in Dallas, TX by Micah Bellieu, 15 + year second language acquisition researcher who has gotten fluent in Spanish, French and Japanese. Her Bellieu Method for fluency is employed by all Spanish speaking native instructors who are professional teachers. The Bellieu Method focuses on speaking and a question/answer with stories method that gives faster progress than other methods since it creates constant conversation throughout the class.