Founded in 1996, Sube is a comprehensive, multisensory language program designed specifically for elementary(primary) classrooms. Look-a-likes and knock-offs abound, but after 17 years, Sube continues to stand out as the only genuinely “full-service” classroom Kit on the market. When we say “everything you need in one convenient box,” we mean everything. You can check out each Kit’s entire inventory here:
What makes Sube unique?
Instead of bombarding kids with vocabulary lists and a hodgepodge of worksheets that cover the same content the same way, over and over again…
Sube’s curriculum focuses on thirty-two (32), thematically organized core lessons that combine with over 250 activities to create 288 hours of instruction for a unified, sequential, and above all varied teaching format.
Multisensory, Multicultural & the 21st Century
Built on multisensory and multimedia activities from the worlds of art, music, and collaborative play, Sube engages the needs and diverse learning modalities of every student. Sube’s multicultural focus deepens students’ appreciation for their own culture and the culture of others. Kids dance to original Latin rhythms in the Sube Spanish music videos. And with the English language learners (ELL) videos, students groove to gospel, blues, and pop.
Ahead of its time from day one, Sube’s 21st Century approach focuses on creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. By grounding itself in real-world activities and lesson’s, Sube’s deeply varied curriculum readies students for the challenges that await them in the future.
How much variety?
Sube's new version 3.1 kit contains over 250 differentiated activities—lesson plans, exercises, worksheets, games, books, videos, sing-alongs, and more. Together these activities add up to more than 288 hours of class time for a grand total of three (3) sequential academic years.
Three years in one box?
Sube’s uniquely “spiraled” curriculum allows you to deepen and challenge students’ real world language proficiency by repeating the study of a subject at three (3) different grade levels. Each year the content advances to at a higher level of difficulty and increases in depth.
Plus, the Kits include all the reproducibles, assessment tools, tracking-charts, and standard alignment guides you’ll need to teach a multi-grade curriculum with accurate scope and sequence.
About the founder
Agnes Chavez, the developer and president of Sube, Inc., is an educator and a classically trained artist. She has won numerous entrepreneur awards, most recently the 2012 New Mexico Women in Technology Award for Sube’s innovative educational tools and programs.
Raised in a bilingual home to Cuban immigrants, Agnes experienced first hand the struggles and blessings of maintaining two languages. She first developed Sube as an afterschool program to motivate her son and other children in her community to learn Spanish. Since 1996, when Sube officially launched, the Kit has evolved into two complete, full-service classroom curriculums.
In 2004, Agnes collaborated with TESOL specialists to adapt the system for English language learners. Out of this collaboration, the Sube English Kit was born.
Where’s Sube now?
Over the past 17 years, Sube has served over 354,120 students in roughly 2,309 classrooms. In addition to the United States, Sube’s Spanish and ESL Kits are now in over 10 countries.
Whether it’s being used in traditional classrooms, afterschool programs, language schools, dual language programs, world language programs, FLES, or any one of numerous ESL and EFL programs for both children and adults, Sube’s core remains the same…Teaching Language thru Art, Music & Games.
Agnes Chavez, President
PO Box 298
57 Cielo Dulce
El Prado, NM 87529