Fable Favorites on Video
Many of us learned a great deal of our native language by listening to children’s stories. Stories offer the children:
- Interesting characters
- A plot that involves peril or some problem
- The numerous repetitions so essential to learning a new language
Once your Spanish speakers know the story in their native language, they can listen to the same tale in English. The English stories are scaled and designed to be presented sequentially. The first stories are shorter and use limited English vocabulary; gradually your students will listen to gradually longer fables.
Following each English story, the narrator teaches children a song (in English) line by line, and leads them in English oral language drills. The songs and drills help students acquire important English vocabulary and language structures.