Frequently Asked Questions About Educación Español

Look below for the answer to your question. If you don't see it, please email us at educacion.espanola@nau.edu or call us at 1-800-628-6266 for more information.

 

YOUR TEACHERS & STUDENTS

Q: Do teachers need to speak Spanish to implement these programs?

A: No. We assume that many do not, so we invite them to become our learning partners as active participants, role models, and language learners along with the students. Teachers who do know Spanish can use our program as a baseline for curriculum development and extension.

Q: Our students have never taken Spanish. Which program should we use?

A: Unlike our other Spanish programs, Educación Española must be taken in successive lesson-order to fully understand the material. The second year of instruction is a continuation of the first year and builds on the concepts covered in the first 50 lessons.

Q: We currently have a Spanish teacher. What can the Educación Española on DVD do for us?

A: Your current Spanish teacher can use our DVD programs and 600-page teacher's guide as a baseline for curriculum development or to expand the existing curriculum. Add Spanish to the classroom one or two days a week more by having the classroom teachers play our DVDs. The students will learn much more Spanish with the additional language exposure.

Q: Do you have a teacher orientation or in-service?

A: Each teacher's guide has a six-page Welcome Letter and Program Preview. Teachers should read these sections before starting lessons.

 

OUR CURRICULUM

Q: Where can we expect our students to be after these two years of instruction?

A: A student successfully completing both years of Educación Española (lessons 1-100) can expect to have the knowledge acquired in a high school or college-level Spanish I course.

Q: What is the basis of your curriculum development?

A: Instruction is based on a comparative/contrastive analysis of Spanish vis-á-vis the English language. We incorporate the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning within the context of a culturally rich environment. This approach to teaching language allows us to teach Spanish while also reviewing key language concepts of English. We incorporate an extensive authentic cultural strand throughout our curriculum focusing on history, cultural, and contemporary life.

Q: How are your programs used?

A: The program may be used as core curriculum, enrichment, Gifted/TAG, or as before or after school courses.

 

ORDERING

Please go to the Orders section for instructions and order forms.

Payment, shipping, and delivery

Q: What payment do you accept?

A: School district purchase orders, or you can pay using a credit card.. All payment must be made in U.S. dollars.

Q: What if our private or parochial school does not issue purchase orders?

A: You must provide a signed and dated letter on school letterhead and submit it with your completed order form. This letter should verify that the person ordering our programming is an authorized signatory for the school and that payment will be made upon receipt of our invoice. Or, you may elect to pay in advance with a check written on the school's account and submit the check with your completed order form.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?

A: We do. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

Q: How do you ship?

A: Federal Express, USPS, and UPS.  If you need your order expedited, we can work with you.  Call 1-800-628-6266 for more information.

Q: What if we need additional materials after we place our initial order?

A: We process orders as we recieve them.  Regular shipping rates will be assigned to the new orders. 

Q: Do you have a return or exchange policy?

A: Yes. Educational Systems Programming (ESP)  products may be exchanged for a product of equal or lesser value within 30 days of receiving the original shipment. Materials must be returned undamaged and the purchaser is responsible for the shipping expense. The exchanged product will be sent upon receiving the returned product. Only one exchange is permitted per person.If you would like to make an exchange, please contact our representatives at 1 (800) 628-6266 or e-mail esp-info@nau.edu. Please include the original packing slip. ESP sales are final after 30 days and may not be returned or exchanged.
 
Returns should be sent to:

Northern Arizona University
PO Box 5676
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

BROCHURES & PREVIEW MATERIALS

Q: How can we find out more about your programs?

A: Contact us. We have faxes, letters, brochures, and previews for you. Contact information is on every web page.

Q: Do you have preview materials?

A: We have a small preview on this website and also a DVD we can send to you. 

Q: What if I need more information?

A: Please contact us. We love to talk about what we do and how our programs can benefit your students! Contact information is on every web page.

 

COPYRIGHT

Q: Are there any copyright restrictions for these DVD programs?

A: Yes. The program purchase includes the site license which applies ONLY to the purchasing school. It does not belong to the district nor to an individual who may buy these materials. In other words, a district or individual cannot buy these materials and duplicate either the DVDs or print materials for use in any other schools or districts other than the original purchasing school.

 

ELEMENTARY SPANISH FOR GRADES 1-6

Q: Do you have any other programs?

A: Yes. We offer our Elementary Spanish for Grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6.