Beginner Spanish curriculum
What educational experts and teachers are saying about Sube...
“The materials offer unique and authentic construction for teaching Spanish, intertwined with culture, and can augment learning in challenging and interesting ways. The students will not be bored.”
Dr. Eugene Garcia, Dean of Education at Arizona State University
“I really like the game aspect of it,” he says, “It’s engaging and conceptually sound. It hooks kids at both the cognitive and motivational levels. SUBE is a unique program and I don’t know of anything else out there that’s like it.”
Bob Marzano, education industry leader and author of “What Works in Our Schools
For the past two years, I have been using the SUBE Program to teach Spanish to students in the primary grades. I am beyond pleased with this program. The multisensory approach that it provides appeals to students of all learning styles. The materials are versatile as I'm still discovering new ways to use them in my instruction. Most importantly, the students that I work with are thrilled to participate in Spanish class and the many activities included in the SUBE Program. I plan on using this program in the years ahead as I find its effectiveness to be evident in the progress and enthusiasm of my students.
Marie Mc Gill, P.S. 31, Brooklyn, NY
"I am really enjoying the Sube program, and my students are having a lot of fun with it! I look forward to seeing the new materials."
Rachel Vanderkamp, Seven Peaks School
"The curriculum is excellent!! The pre-k through 5 are learning soooo much. Just wished you had a middle school program."
Stefany Molina, Cornerstone Christian School
"Aurora Charter School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a dual-language program. For the majority of our students Spanish is their first and home language. Aurora has implemented the SUBE Spanish program for our Pre-Kinder through 2nd grade in assisting our students in establishing a strong foundation in their students first language (Spanish) as they learn English. It is fun and it engages the students. "
Cheryl Avina, Aurora Charter School
SUBE has made teaching Spanish much easier! It is nicely organized and simple enough for anyone to understand.
Brinn Obermiller, Director of Education, WonderKids Academy
The SUBE program has been utilized in the LCPS schools for six years. It has provided the needed support in our Dual Language schools for Spanish as a Second Language, as well as for enhancing and developing vocabulary for native Spanish speakers.
Emma Armendaris, Bilingual Director, Las Cruces Public Schools
I started using SUBE with my two children at home last summer.They loved the Cd! Then, with the help of another mom in my sons Kindergarten class we put together a once a week class using our SUBE workbook and Cd/DVD.
The children love the class, it is one of their favorite times in the week. We have had such success that I plan on bringing it into his first grade class. I'm hoping SUBE will follow us through his elementary years!
Thank you so much for making these materials available to us on an individual bases. With school cuts so high it allows we parents to provide help to our child's class room in a subject that is quickly put aside yet so very important.
Maybe you can be swayed to provide more of the curriculum materials to individuals so we can buy it bit by bit. That would be wonderful. Until that time we will use our workbooks, watch our DVD and listen to the wonderful music spreading Spanish though our school one way or another.
Lisa Wilkinson, Grass Valley Charter School, Parent Volenteer
I don’t know how I discovered Sube products and Agnes Chavez. All I remember is that when I ordered the CD’s, DVD’s and workbooks I was immediately impressed. I wrote Agnes, actually I think I called her to tell her, “I love it, love it, love it”. As a bilingual speech and language pathologist diagnosing potential speech and/or language disabilities in students ages 3-21 I am keenly aware of the urgent need for this type of material. Approximately one-fourth of the newborns in our country are now Hispanic. Hispanics now constitute one-fifth of the nation’s young children (infants through eight-year-olds) and are projected to be a quarter of all young children in the United States by 2030. I am very concerned that our Hispanic kids lag well behind their White counterparts, on measures of school readiness when they start kindergarten and subsequently in the primary grades. I see so many different scenarios when I test these children and it is disheartening to see language loss in their native language, Spanish. Sometimes they can’t communicate with their parents! A program such as Sube provides an innovative, fun, and effective way of learning Spanish so they can have a foundation in their native language. This exposure will provide, at least partially, the necessary foundation for the kids to then successfully transfer these skills to English.
Gloria Rojas, Bilingual Speech Pathologist, Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization-NSSEO