Rated 3 out of 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Excellent vaule, quality and education investment.
Being a senior with a desire to learn Spanish, I wanted to occupy my time with a quality learing experience. Your Spanish I filled my needs completely. The text is effectively organized and presents material in a logical sequence. Your textbook provides a valuable learning experience for anyone at any age.
Stephen Zdradzinski, Major USAF retired.
October 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marcia Overall Good
This is an excellent product, but it needs to be updated.
October 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cduteacher5 I like the content and the pacing of this product. My 13 year old daughter is able to manage the materials independently.
I like the way the program is set up and love all of the support materials. I would recommend to the company to produce a pacing guide for parents that shows how the materials work together.The pacing occurred at the bottom of each lesson, but a one page guide similar to what is in the literature curriculum would be very helpful.
September 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Teacher1 Not so much the book as the online program that I struggle with.
The book works...if you as the teacher already know Spanish. It is very frustrating that the teacher key and student text both randomly have Spanish words, but no Engish translation. I have that same problem with the online program. The online teacher moves too fast through words (as in speaking too fast), and rarely gives an English meaning. My students have said that they know what to say in response to certain phrases, but they do not know what they are saying. And I have to search a lot to find answers for them.
October 3, 2013