Power-Glide Junior Courses
(for 5th-8th grade)
Created to help progressing readers, typically 5th through 8th grade, the Power-Glide Junior course starts at the beginning and moves at an age-appropriate pace. Activities are created with the pacing word choice, linguistic sophistication and adventure story that will keep the upper elementary age child wanting more. Available for 2 years of curriculum in Spanish, and 1 year in French.
Spanish - Year 1
Spanish - Year 2
French - Year 1 only
Junior Course Bundle for Spanish (Years 1 and 2)
The Junior Course
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Created to help progressing readers, typically 5th through 8th grade, the new Power-Glide Junior course starts at the beginning and moves at an age-appropriate pace. Activities are created with the pacing word choice, linguistic sophistication and adventure story that will keep the upper elementary age child wanting more. The Power-Glide Junior Course is the perfect next step after taking the Children's course, or a first step on the way to fluency for the young reader.
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
Based on natural learning principles
Puzzles, games, stories, music
What your child will learn
The Junior Course includes:
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!
"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