In Spanish 3, further develop students' mastery of vocabulary, oral communication skills, and grammatical structure with a special focus on verb forms. The text features true stories and letters from missionaries in Spanish-speaking countries. The Student Text teaches the language as well as the culture.
Spanish 3 Student Text is rated
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Do not recommend as core curriculum. Good supplement.The teacher's resources are minimal, and there is no audio or visual with this level of the curriculum. The Biblical integration/missionary focus is to the extent that I feel the text becomes less relatable to my students. The vocabulary and grammar progression is not clear. It's difficult to tell the students what they are accountable for knowing and studying using only the textbook. The chapters do not center around thematic vocabulary so that the vocabulary is cohesive enough to practice speaking Spanish about a topic. The readings are good, but they have to be the center of the curriculum, reading every day, and answering worksheets about what is read. I like more speaking activities incorporated into the textbook, and thematic vocabulary that the students can practice applying to themselves. I have gone back to using our old text book, and supplementing with readings and activities from the BJU textbook. I feel that this text is confusing because it seems designed to be individually studied, but not taught in a classroom. Its strength is well-written reading sections mostly focusing on spiritual vocabulary. I feel this curriculum seems more designed for homeschooling, where students spend a lot of time reading and writing, but not as much time interacting. Also, the vocabulary is fairly advanced, which is a nice challenge, but the overall difficulty level in the length and number of readings seems more appropriate for Spanish 4 to me.