Educational Programming

Welcome to Elementary Spanish! For almost two decades, Northern Arizona University's Elementary Spanish programs have been among the leading programs of choice for distance learning foreign language education. These innovative and interactive courses have earned key recognition and have been seen on NAU Television,since 2000.  Below is a preview of our Spanish programming.  You can also stream NAU-TV at   


   Compared to other text and/or video-based programs, this was the best one: The students love it and the teachers, who do not speak Spanish, have been most receptive and cooperative. The students and teachers readily participate in the lessons. The children love to communicate with others in Spanish, and can also explain what they are saying to those of us who do not understand the language. Our teachers recommend the program to anyone. 

-Sheila Shea Hager, Chief School Administrator
    - Lower Alloways Creek School, NJ

Featured Program

Beginning Tai Chi with Patrick Martin

Beginning Tai Chi with Patrick Martin is a six-part video lesson (now all 6 lessons are available on one DVD!) studying the fundamental movements and philosophies of the ancient "soft fist" martial art, Tai Chi Chuan. Instructed by long-time martial artist, Patrick Martin, who has studied with the prominent Chinese tai chi Master Chen Zhenglei. With his unique, personal, and gentle instruction, Patrick will guide you through the age-old practice of stress relief and mind/body balancing using the basics of tai chi. Go to the product page.