Spanish-4-You was first envisioned over 16 years ago, while Laura Zayas was a young high school Spanish teacher at LAUSD. She loved teaching, but felt confined by the impersonal and generic curriculum she was forced to use, which stressed memorization and good test scores over practical use of the language, outside the classroom. In her free time, Laura began to create a very different program. It was the start of an intense process that would take many years.
What began as a simple idea grew into a fully developed teaching method that would ultimately include 6 programs: K-3rd grades, 4th-8th grades, High School, Adults, Corporate and Medical. What all these programs have in common is the immersion method, where not a word of English is ever spoken. This method places students in an interactive environment with Spanish as the only language used for communication.
For young children, illustrated workbooks, vocabulary flashcards, audio CD’s, original songs, games and hundreds of toys, stuffed animals and props make the lessons come to life. For older children and adults, we have a similar dynamic approach, without toys or songs. We make the lessons super practical and prepare students to engage for a world where Spanish is becoming increasingly important. We do not stress memorization, but constant repetition, in a variety of settings with the help of colorful illustrations and real-life situation role-plays.
Up until now, the lessons used in the immersion method have only been available to students taking a course with Spanish-4-You. Now you can use the exact same lessons that have made Spanish-4-You a success with students in Southern California. Parents and teachers will find a complete toolset including lesson plans, workbooks and games for K-High School. Adult clients learning Spanish for the first time or brushing up on their language skills, can rest assured that they will learn practical Spanish with a solid foundation by just studying the vocabulary and doing the practical exercises on their own or with the help of a tutor.
About The Director Of Spanish-4-You
Ms. Laura Zayas is a native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico. She holds a Master's Degrees in Education of Foreign Languages from UCLA.
She is an active member of ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
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