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Power-Glide Children's Course


Power-Glide Children's Courses
(for Pre K-4th grade)
The Power-Glide Children's Course was designed for children Pre K - 4th grade. Course activities are designed specifically with these learners in mind and include matching games, story telling, speaking, drawing, creative thinking, acting, and guessing--all things which children do for fun.Available for 3 levels of curriculum in Spanish, French, and German, and for 1 Level in Latin.

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The Children's Course
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The Children's Course

The Power-Glide Children's Course was designed for children Pre K - 4th grade. Course activities are designed specifically with these learners in mind and include matching games, story telling, speaking, drawing, creative thinking, acting, and guessing--all things which children do for fun.

Don't miss their brand new adventure story! Tony, Lisa & Grandpa Glen will take the learner into the cities, culture, countryside, and history of Spain to help solve the mystery that will save millions of lives! Your child will learn reading, writing, comprehension, pronunciation, culture and conversation skills while working through this brand new course.

Give your child the benefits of learning a second language

Research has shown that children who learn a second language do better in school, get higher test and SAT scores, go on to better colleges, and have the added job opportunities that only come with knowing a second language. Furthermore, a considerable amount of research has shown that learning a second language in childhood helps children learn to read and write their native language.

Based on natural learning principles

When children learn their native language in early childhood, it is not through the study of grammar rules and vocabulary lists. Rather, they learn the words for things around them simply by listening to others. They intuitively grasp an amazing amount of grammar and syntax. By using activities that simulate natural language acquisition, it is not only possible, but normal for children to learn a new language quickly and enjoy doing it!

Puzzles, games, stories, music

The Children's Course includes multi-sensory activities for all types of learners. Instead of using boring rote memorization and mind-numbing drills, this course gets children excited about communicating in another language. The adventure story, the variety of learning activities, and the simplified teaching methods are all designed to make learning interesting and fun.

What your child will learn

Children who complete this course can expect to understand an impressive amount of language, including several common phrases, some complete sentences, numbers, colors, body parts, and instructions for drawing and acting. They will also be able to understand stories told all or mostly in the language, to re-tell these stories using the language themselves, and to make up stories of their own using words and sentence patterns they have learned. After completion, your children will be well prepared to continue learning at a more advanced level, and they will have the foundation that will make learning at that level just as fun and interesting as in this course. This course includes:

The Children's Course includes:

Children's Activity Book I: Nearly every page is full of pictures that correspond to the audio stories and activities. The book is designed for young, emerging readers with most activities requiring no reading at all.
Children's Activity Book II: Level II is the next step in your child's French language adventure. It includes another adventure story along with new learning activities and challenges.
Children's Activity Book III: Level III advances your child's French skills even further with more stories and challenges, building on the skills from the first two activity books.
Parent's Guide: The Parent's Guide includes teaching tips and instructions for parents to help their children get the most out of the course. It also includes corresponding pages and an audio transcript of every activity in the Children's Activity Book.
8 audio CDs: with audio activities from the course are conveniently organized and separated by track on the CDs.
Children's CD-ROM: The Power-Glide Children's CD-ROM can be used to introduce your children to a second language or as a supplement to the Children's Adventure Course. The CD-ROM includes interactive activities, games and resources for learners Pre-K through 6th grade. Windows/Mac compatible.

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About Power-Glide Courses

Over 30 years ago, Dr. Robert Blair, the designer of Power-Glide Foreign Language Courses, was captivated by a phenomenon we are all familiar with: Young people who had studied a language for 3, 4, or even 5 years could conjugate verbs and recite vocabulary, but typically lacked the ability to actually communicate. Maybe you were one of these.

As human beings, we are genetically equipped to learn a second language. But to learn any language effectively and without great frustration we must proceed in nature's way. Many have wrongly approached language as though grammar and vocabulary were the most important features to focus upon. With Power-Glide you'll gradually soak up the language, discovering the rules by which language works almost without noticing it! This method is called "natural language acquisition" because it more closely reflects the way children in every culture learn their own language. The exercises developed by Dr. Blair are designed to help you discover the language yourself.

Many language programs promise a shortcut to learning language. They assemble a selection of useful words and phrases and ask you to repeat what they say over and over until it sticks. The idea of achieving "complete fluency in any language in 90 days or your money back" is nothing more than misleading marketing hype, but sadly, many people fall for it and end up disappointed.

Power-Glide Courses are different because they are designed by linguists, not marketing strategists. Power-Glide Courses were created by Dr. Robert Blair, one of the world's leading linguists, who spent over 30 years developing this revolutionary language learning system. His study took him all over the world, and he spent years evaluating and experimenting with many teaching methods including, diglot weave stories, puzzles, games, songs, and other fun activities. Dr. Blair has also produced materials for translators, Peace Corps Volunteers, the U.S military, and students of all ages. He learned from and collaborated with dozens of world-renowned teachers and combined the best methods into one very exciting course. The result is an innovative and proven method to learning a foreign language. Best of all it's fun!

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"Foreign Language instruction should begin at the elementary level while the child's brain is absorbing information like a sponge. Power-Glide has made learning a second language easier for the younger crowd with it's introduction of their foreign language series for children. With their past successes in innovative curricula for middle and upper grades, Power-Glide is a company parents can trust for quality instruction. Learning a second language is easy and affordable and should be considered part of the foundation of the elementary age years. Parents can't go wrong in choosing products from Power-Glide!
- Susan Moore, Family Reviews

"Power-Glide delivers what it promises. With this course you won't be intimidated to teach foreign language. Every successful lesson learned will motivate you to move on to the next one. People will wonder where you child "prepped." More important than the snob appeal, using Power-Glide will open doors for your children that will carry into adulthood."
- Kathy von Duyke, Editor, Konos Helps

"As one who designs educational programs for individual student in our school, I must tell you how impressed I have been with the Power-Glide material. I was able to examine the second year course material for our community college. Power-Glide's course is more comprehensive."
- Linda Ritner, Director, Pleasant Hill Academy