Ana Lomba introduces her “Spanish for Preschoolers” e-guide.
Discover How to Teach Spanish to Toddlers, Preschoolers and Early Elementary School Children
Introducing the Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide, By Ana Lomba
Hi, this is Ana Lomba, author of bestselling materials to teach languages to young children available on Amazon.com, iTunes, Barnes and Noble and many other places.
Today I’d like to introduce you to my new Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide for teachers of toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary children.
Let me start by describing what it feels like for a new teacher to go into a toddler or preschool class and try to teach those little kids Spanish.
Imagine that you are from Jupiter (that is, the planet Jupiter), and you are visiting earth, and of all places – of all possible places – you happen to land in a car dealership.
And the guy there really wants to sell you a car – no matter what – he doesn’t even flinch at your strange green complexion and weird looks.
So he gives you the keys to a car and tells you, “there, take it for a test drive”.
And you, an alien from Jupiter, have never ever seen a car, although you have quite sophisticated methods of transportation on your planet.
So there you go, you put the keys in the ignition, because that seems to be what other people are doing around you, and the first thing you do is crash into a tree.
No wonder, ah? That was to be expected.
If you have to teach in a preschool class tomorrow – even if you have a curriculum or a textbook – you will probably feel like that alien.
You see, in this analogy the curriculum is like a car. In order to use it, you first need to know many, many, other things:
For example what happens when you step on this pedal or the other one (they may look the same, but the gas and the brakes do quite different things),
You also need to know how to steer when there is a curve in the road,
Or what those signs by the side of the road mean.
What are those pretty red, and yellow, and green lights hanging above the street, etc., etc.
What the Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide is about:
The Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide provides a strong and very practical foundation in early language education so that you can quickly move from novice to pro.
Even if you have a curriculum (and even if it is my own curriculum), you will always be better served if you know what you are doing and if you know how to create lesson plans and how to improve them.
If you don’t understand what you are doing, then don’t be surprised when you crash into those trees!
Where to Read It
So let me show you how it works.
First, because it is a PDF file, you can use it on many different electronic platforms.
For example, you can use it on a PC.
Or you can use it on a Mac. This is my Mac Laptop.
Or you can use it on your iPad, and what I did here is that I saved it on iBooks.
A look at the Spanish for Preschooler’s Table of Contents
Let’s take a look at the Table of Contents now.
Remember the alien from Jupiter? He learned his lesson the hard way, that’s for sure! Things would have been quite different had he read an e-guide on human methods of transportation.
So what does the new Spanish teacher need to know in order to teach early childhood groups?
Part 1 is about Thinking Big. Thinking Big is about having vision, which is something that takes time to develop, many times years. Vision implies a strong understanding of how all the pieces fit together and how they will lead to the success of your program.
These pieces include:
- Creating excitement and also commitment to your program.
- Understanding who your audience is – it’s not the same teaching toddlers, than preschoolers or kindergarteners.
- Being able to evaluate what is out there in terms of approaches and choosing what is best for you in your particular situation.
- And the basics of curriculum planning.
By the way, any of these links take you to the sections. You can click on the title and it will take you back to the Table of Contents.
In Part 2 I introduce you to my [Ana Lomba’s] Easy Immersion system, that I have designed, developed and tested over the past 12 years, based on a personal interpretation of early language education.
This is your chance to pick my brain and see the thinking that went behind the writing of my curriculum and teaching materials.
In particular, I show you:
- What Ana Lomba’s Easy Immersion® is about and how you can use this as a roadmap for your own program.
- How you can incorporate my favorite techniques into a dynamic and engaging classroom experience for your students.
- Other information about my resources and services.
Finally, the guide comes with two very special bonuses and real time savers:
- In Appendix 1 you will find a detailed 20 page lesson plan sample that shows you step-by-step how you can introduce a unit and organize one hour of instruction.
- Appendix 2 is a template to help you create your own thematic units
Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best teaching Spanish.
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