K12, the nations leading online curriculum provider for grades K-12, found that baking highly visual and entertaining stories into lessons can awaken students' imaginations. By doing this, students begin telling stories themselves. Also, the use of graphics, videos, and music encourages multi-sensory learning, and reinforces connections to what students are learning. On top of all that, advanced interactive features, such as an avatar-based reward system, which awards students points that can be redeemed for prizes online, keeps kids engaged and motivated to succeed.
Successful foreign language programs, such as powerspeaK12, are designed with the understanding that a key component of learning a foreign language at home is that students are able to work with the same self-paced, flexible learning environment they have always had.
All of the powerspeaK12 courses are self-paced and delivered online--ensuring that neither you nor your children need any previous experience with the language. Students get a structured learning environment that allows them to manage their own time, chart their own progress, and study independently. These programs are even available with or without teacher support.
The powerspeaK12 difference
So, how do you teach an eighth grader Spanish as if they're learning it as their native language?
With years of research, and courses that are designed for kids--not adults.
powerspeaK12 doesn't rely exclusively on a "listen and repeat," "trial and error," or "rote memorization" approach to teaching new languages. Rather, powerspeaK12 offers what no other language program does--an optimal mix of innovative, proven teaching methods that are woven together for an unrivaled learning experience, designed just for kids. This successful blend of best practices evolved following decades of research by renowned world language experts.
Courses are continuously improved and enhanced to reflect the latest language conventions and disciplines; the roots of such creativity, innovation, and experimentation remain firmly planted in the best research available on true native language learning. And all powerspeaK12 courses are aligned with the latest state, national, and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards, and are accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).
Now you can give your kids a gift that will last a lifetime, and tap into that innate ability they possess to learn a new language quickly and effectively. High school-level courses can even be taken for course credit, and Advanced Placement® courses offer children a cost-effective way to earn college credit while they're still in high school.
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