Esperanza Trainings – space still available!

Building Spanish language skills for the native Spanish speaking student isn’t as easy as it might sound. In fact, it’s something many bilingual educators find difficult.  The bottom line is this: the way one goes about building initial literacy skills is different in Spanish than English!


Upcoming trainings on Esperanza, the Spanish language multisensory, structured language program for the Spanish speaking student, will be led by industry expert Elsa Cárdenas Hagan.  Designed for grades K-2, the goal of the Esperanza program is to systematically and cumulatively develop a strong knowledge of the structure of the Spanish language so that they student can read, write, and spell in his/her primary language. Use the links below to discover more about each of the two trainings, and register before time runs out.


Esperanza (HOPE): Nov. 8-9: 

Esperanza: Lenguaje y Lectura (Nov. 10):

Looking for online books? Check out these FREE math, science, and social studies books!

United for Literacy has a wide selection of audio books that can be used as introduction to a lesson, shared with families or that students can later read independently. Books are grouped by categories such as: Earth and Sky, Plants and Food, Create and Play, Community and many more!


Have students that speak multiple languages? No problem! You can easily select their language and allow them to hear the book in their native language! (Text will appear in English but students can listen in their native language.)

Here is a preview of what it looks like when you actually select a book.


And don’t forget to share this resources with parents!! They’ll love having a wide variety of books at their fingertips!!

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