Rated 1 out of 5Â by Sunny Not Easy for Home Schools
I love the way this product integrates the Bible into each lesson and includes weekly memory verses in Spanish. That is why I purchased this product. However, it is not easy to use in a home school setting because it requires a teacher with extensive Spanish knowledge. Also, it was difficult to coordinate the student lessons with the teacher's manual.
August 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by navmartm Good curriculum overall
I like the curriculum overall, especially Sr. Cancino; he is great! I am not going to use the online version, however, for Spanish 2, because I find it difficult not to have a physical student guide in front of me and connectivity may be a problem for us next year. The sound quality of the Listening Activities is not as good as it should be. It is very difficult to discern what is being said, as it is muffled. My kids groan when we do one. Also, some of the guidance as to what to study does not match up with the online textbook (study prep prior to unit 2 test). The tests are pretty difficult, you definitely need to study, and if a student does not put quotation marks or something small like that around a verse, it will count it wrong. Fortunately, it is easy for the teacher to go in and correct the grade. Also, the grading is immediate and kept online, which is a plus. Keeping track of where you are and what you need to do each day in the course is made easy in this version. Overall, it is a good curriculum and I would recommend it.
April 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Stripedy Very well done.
I very much like using this series as a 17 year veteran in teaching Spanish in the New York State public school system, I find that the BJU series is usually better in the grammar sections as well as general interest.
October 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AuntT Excellent!
My 9th grade daughter is using this and doing well. I found it a little odd that they don't start with just some basic vocabulary, so I guess there is the assumption that the student has been exposed to Spanish beforehand. We have the complete set and it is working well for us.
October 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by MicheleL Necessary to grade Activity Manual, but not always helpful.
If your child is using the Activities Manual, then you will need this. However, there are a great many times when the answer key simply says, "Answers will vary." For a non-Spanish-speaking teacher/mom, this is not terribly helpful in grading assignments! Also, there are a great deal of words and grammar situations that are expected to be known and understood, but that have not been taught yet. It is very frustrating for the students and the teacher.
September 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by MicheleL Good for a classroom, not so good for homeschool.
This seems to be written for a classroom situation that is being taught by a Spanish-speaking teacher. It does not seem to be written for a homeschool situation in which the teacher is Mom who had two semesters of college Spanish 20+ years ago. The teacher's instructions are in no way helpful in a homeschool situation. I have to figure my own way to teach these lessons, which is stressful and time-consuming. Also, there are definitions and information in the back (white pages) that really need to be in the front (blue pages). Flipping back and forth is annoying and distracting.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Atkins BJU Press great books!
I started to use BJU press Spanish books three years ago, and it has made my work easier. It includes culture, Bible verses, Christian songs, and the Grammar is so explicit that I love it. It makes me happy that God helped us find BJU Press Spanish books to teach middle school students.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MCarr These books are very helpful and useful for teaching Spanish.
The BJU Spanish books are excellent in quality and biblical integration. They are highly useful and well written.
November 5, 2014