Elementary school is a critical time for students to develop the skills and foundation for long-term success with Spanish — or any foreign language. When taught successfully, students will confidently and enthusiastically hit the ground running in middle-school Spanish and beyond.
- Anne Perry, Spanish teacher, WI Public Schools
Our elementary curriculum includes
Story-driven, immersive Spanish videos
- Short, immersive videos present Spanish in contextual, fun, and relatable situations that children understand.
- Students love the stories' characters in the stories and naturally imitate them, speaking Spanish spontaneously.
- The Rapid Review Challenge videos — a student favorite — encourage students to speak Spanish without feeling self-conscious or translating, in a fun and exciting race-against-the-clock activity that builds students' confidence and enthusiasm.
Games and activities to learn Spanish
Fly Swatter – a beloved game in the traditional world language classroom – made virtual upon request by, and created with, language teachers.
Additional creative, fun and effective educational games made with teachers, such as interactive dialogues, Bounce!, and Question Round.
Customizable games allow any combination of audio, text, and image prompts & answers, for non-reader accessibility, immersion students, and differentiation.
Students can compete for top scores, work together to achieve a new class or group high score, and play against other classes.
Students explore 11 Spanish-speaking countries, featuring a variety of fascinating authentic resources.
Students can respond to open-ended questions and simple prompts through the built-in recorder.
Through simulated social media, older students can evaluate and finalize their recommendations for future adventurers.
Traditional songs and dance music from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries are intertwined throughout the nine-levels.
Lively and entertaining songs by Charlotte Diamond, such as the beloved Soy una Pizza, teach Spanish as they appear throughout the new curriculum.
Through the catchy and dynamic songs in the program, students learn new Spanish vocabulary and grammar while improving their pronunication.
- Isabella Gamez, Spanish tutor, Los Angeles, CA
Why it works
customizing for the differentiated classroom
having a varied toolkit (one-stop-shop) that keeps students focused and interested
collaborating with other teachers to create their own customized material
reinforcing language and culture through a uniquely-scaffolded curriculum
using age-appropriate videos with comprehensible input
following the ACTFL roadmap for oral proficiency (Novice–Intermediate)
using the voice recording feature for individualized practice and demonstration of learning
having a program that can be used independently by students
most of all, that students love FL4K!
being able to participate and speak Spanish right away
hearing, learning, and singing along with fun Spanish songs
role playing scenes from the videos
following the fun storylines and humorous characters in the Spanish videos
exploring the culture of the Spanish-speaking world with FL4K Aventuras culturales
playing the competitive and cooperative games that include unique perks
learning Spanish in a way that comes easily to them
doing so many activities that no two lessons are ever the same
most of all, coming to class and learning Spanish with FL4K!
- Charles, fifth grade student, Edison Public Schools, NJ