Lango’s curriculum – 80 weekly Spanish, Mandarin and French lessons covering two years – is a highly structured model, breaking the 45-minute lessons into components of five minutes or less. But this framework affords a great deal of flexibility, as teachers can select from a multitude of Adventure Learning™ Challenges and other activities to fit the needs of their students.
Three languages: French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish
Eighty weeks of forty-five minute classes, including extension activities for student differentiation or additional weekly classes
Highly structured lesson plans
Lango Adventure Workbooks form the backdrop for every lesson and provide additional learning opportunities (at home or in class)
Cultural component every other weekly lesson
Meanwhile, added to every lesson are extension activities to provide reinforcement opportunities for students who attend more than once a week, or just more options for fast learners. Lango teachers are thus able to teach a variety of students within a class, and to adjust classes to fit the needs and administrative elements of various types of classes.
I just want to let you know that my daughter, Casey, already loves Spanish. "Mommy, Spanish is cool!" is the exact quote I got this afternoon. Many thanks for working so hard to bring this great program to EARTHS!
We have all learned many Spanish words and phrases. My kids both have absorbed the language like little fish. They usually remember words and phrases that I do not and they are always asking me how to say certain things in Spanish (which either have to look up or ask Kelli). I highly recommend Kelli and the Lango class!
Just had to tell you that my daughter *loves* the Lango CD. Each morning this week since Spanish class, she runs into the living room and jumps up and down yelling, "dance, dance!"