- Teach confidently from the very first day, following a lesson plan unit built on solid research in how children really learn new languages
- Spend less time planning and more time teaching and connecting with your students — I’ve done the planning for you!
- This step-by-step lesson plan unit unit is chock full of hours worth of lesson ideas, games, crafts, activities, songs and teaching tips! I also give you ideas on how to extend and enhance each lesson using your own materials and creativity.
¡Hola! I’m Ana Lomba. I have been teaching Spanish to young children since 1999 when I founded my first Spanish immersion program in Princeton, New Jersey. I am also a Parents’ Choice Award-winning author of several books and resources in Spanish and French for young children. I lead workshops nationally for teachers and for parents, and help several language organizations promote early language education in the USA.
Best of all, I’ve discovered the key to unlocking the language abilities of even the youngest students.
Perhaps you’ll be able to relate to the #1 question people ask me…
“How Do I Even BEGIN Teaching Spanish Effectively? I’m Completely STUCK on How To Start!”
As an early language education expert, I’ve heard from so many teachers who want to successfully teach Spanish to children, but they all want to know the same thing: How do I begin?
Here are a few quotes from real emails I’ve gotten:
I want to start a little Spanish school in my community, and would like to begin offering classes to the 3 and 4 years olds. I was given the go-ahead by a local school to start a Spanish program for kindergarten and first grade. I still haven’t started the program because I’m completely “stuck” on how to start.
I will be starting a new job as a preschool teacher. But one day a week they want me to teach Spanish to all the classes. I’m not sure how to do that. How do you teach Spanish to preschoolers in 15-25 minutes a week?
I have some friends who’ve asked me to teach their kids Spanish. I’m excited to do this but nervous, too. I want to do a good job but feel rather overwhelmed.
I have to teach Spanish starting from age 2 1/2 to 8. I’m pretty nervous. I don’t know where to start.
These aren’t unique experiences. I should know… I’ve been there too!
How I wasted two years and $20,000
I know very well how it is to be in your shoes. Just like you, I have spent countless hours looking for information and planning activities for my sessions.
I have worried about deadlines, purchasing or creating materials, attracting new students, hiring teachers, marketing my program, growing my business and many, many aspects of teaching and entrepreneurship.
I have invested too much money in teaching materials that turned out to be useless – poor translations of American games and other activities that just didn’t make any sense in Spanish! Oftentimes, the rhymes didn’t work, or they didn’t bother to change expressions for Spanish equivalents, or even care to use proper spelling and grammar!
My basement is still full of this junk!
Money was not the only thing I wasted. This process also took years of my life.
I don’t want any other teacher to have to go through the same experience.
My breakthrough program, Ana Lomba’s Easy Immersion® System
I took all of my years of trial and error and created my Ana Lomba’s Easy Immersion® System, which uses whole language in context through interactive activities such as games and storytelling. This is the most effective way to teach real fluency to young children.
To help other teachers learn from my experience, I developed my Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide – a complete handbook to my proven methods for teaching real Spanish fluency to kids. The E-Guide lets you quickly and easily build your own curriculum to suit your students, and can be adapted to work with kindergartners and elementary school students up to the age of 10.
I offered the E-Guide as a low-cost instant download on my website, and the response was phenomenal!
I got so many emails from teachers who said it was exactly what they were looking for — a systematic approach to how to create a lesson plan to teach real fluency to children.
But something was missing…
I was also getting emails from people who loved the E-Guide, but still needed help putting it into practice.
While my Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide gives you all of the tools to write your own lesson plans, some teachers or schools are simply too busy to do this, or they just need help getting started.
Schools and teachers all over the world are successfully using the curriculum and materials I developed for my Ana Lomba’s Easy Immersion® System.
But what if you wanted to try it out first, so that you can immediately put my approach into practice without investing thousands of dollars on the whole curriculum?
Now you can get everything you need to start teaching fluency immediately!
I’m offering this complete thematic unit built around the story of Los tres cerditos (The Three Little Pigs) so that you can immediately start using the Ana Lomba Easy Immersion® System in your classroom or program.
A group of students listening attentively as you read aloud or act out the story of The Three Little Pigs in Spanish. That’s an important step: your students are paying attention and figuring out what you are saying.
Then, you ask questions about the story (all in Spanish) and practice together how to speak like the characters. Now you are working on another critical step: your students are developing speaking skills, in this case following the characters’ speech.
Next your students are playing games that use vocabulary of the story to solidify the learning and make it automatic. Some of those games also lead your students in new directions to help them transfer this knowledge to new situations.
Your students are engaged in playful activities that help them think about print and develop early literacy skills.
Fluency also needs unrehearsed situations in order to flourish. The brain needs some modeling but also taking risks and creating with the new language. That’s why you also give time to your students to explore the language freely as they create decorations and props for pretend play.
These students are well on their way to fluency. The good news is… this can be your class!
In this unit I’ll show you how easy it can be to capture your students’ interest, engage their natural curiosity, and make teaching fun!
Learn how to teach fluency, not just flashcards
It’s becoming very fashionable to teach just colors, numbers, days of the week, animals, etc in isolation.
Teaching songs and phrases (“Hola, ¿cómo estás?” “La manzana está sobre la mesa” / “Hi, how are you?” “The apple is on top of the table”) is a little bit better, but what will happen when your students try to talk with a Spanish speaker and all that they know are songs and a few disconnected sentences?
My Three Little Pigs unit is about helping your students work on developing real fluency in Spanish.
Just as the pigs in the story, straw (words) and sticks (phrases) won’t do. If you want your students’ house to stand the test of time, then you need bricks (that is, fluency-leading strategies that create a strong imprint in the brain).
Why is it important to teach fluency?
Because young children have an amazing capacity to pick up foreign languages and it is a shame (a scandal, a disgrace!) to waste their never-to-return linguistic ability memorizing colors, numbers, animals and other isolated words or phrases.
Find out which mistakes you could be making — and how to avoid them!
Helping your students develop fluency is more challenging in that it requires more class preparation and a better understanding of how young children learn languages.
Some strategies are more effective than others in helping your students develop fluency. That is why it is essential to know how to plan your activities so that you are not wasting your students (and your) time.
Luckily, I’ve done the legwork for you with this unit!
- Save yourself countless hours planning and compiling activities — I give you step-by-step instructions so you can immediately start using my proven methods for teaching Spanish fluency
- These lessons are based on years of research on how young children really learn languages (hint: it’s not by memorizing phrases!)
- I also give you tons of teaching tips and ideas on how to expand the lessons with your own activities and creativity!
Get Started Today With The Three Little Pigs / Los tres cerditos Spanish Lesson Plan Unit
What You Get:
- 12 daily lesson plans for one-hour instruction each. Depending on your schedule, you could use the lesson plans differently. For example, if you only have 15-minute classes (which is quite common in the early years), then you could expand the lessons through many more days!
- Over 70 pages packed full of activites to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at their developmental level. Language learning speeds up when you use the four language skills in combination. In the unit, you will learn how to get the most of my “Language Propeller” techniques and see your students blossoming in the new language.
To give you a jump-start, I’m also going to give you these BONUS MATERIALS, valued at over $120!
12-months free access to Ana Lomba’s entire collection of classic bilingual Spanish-English e-storybooks, including The Three Little Pigs / Los tres cerditos. (An $84 value!) Reading aloud and storytelling are at the core of my system for a reason – they are incredibly powerful! Feel free to use these stories to build your own lesson plans. Note:You will need Internet access to use the e-storybooks in your class.
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Caveat: This unit is NOT for every teacher
I only recommend this unit to teachers that:
- Are fluent in Spanish, as language instruction should be predominately in Spanish
- Can invest some money not only to buy this unit but also to purchase or create the materials that I recommend (props, books, craft resources, etc). Note: Once you create these materials you will be able to use them over and over in future lessons.
Free up your time and energy to focus on what’s important — inspiring students to learn Spanish!
This teacher in the UK shares how using my curriculum has made her job easy and fun:
Mother of 2 bilingual children and co-director of Ole Kids Ltd., London, UK
Four years ago I realised the best way for a child to learn a language is with their parents and I set about creating a curriculum to do just that with children ages 6 months to around 4 years old. At the time when I Googled to try to find someone out there in the world doing the same I found Ana Lomba and have since then worked away with her inspiration by my side! I love her books and e-guides. When I then decided that the best way for older children (bilingual and new to a language) to learn a language together was through the use of traditional stories and fairy tales, I again Googled and Ana Lomba came up again. This time with an already made curriculum exactly as I had pictured in my head. So she is a mind reader as well as an amazing teacher and linguist!
I have since tried one of her units and loved it. It was really easy to just get going. I’ve been able to teach amazing classes with very little preparation. The classes have strengthened my belief that children don’t need to learn a language but just acquire it by being in it. Although I already thought traditional stories were the best way to teach I was really surprised by how much children (bilingual and new to Spanish) were really hooked by a story they already knew! We even had tears a few times when they’ve had to miss a class and I’ve had to send the bit of the story back home for parents to read to them.
At times, the kids being kids have drifted off and even when I have thought they really weren’t listening they would then come up with whole sentences seemingly out of nowhere that have almost made me jump.
We have had a really good term, I have felt like I was teaching them about life and experimenting at their side rather than teaching them a language, and I really think that is the way to do it. So thank you Ana Lomba for setting a good example!
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Get It All For Just $397!
- The 12 one-hour daily lesson plans — you can break these up into shorter classes if you need to.
- Complete instructions to how to use songs and games to encourage fluency using my “Language Propeller” techniques
- My tried-and-true teaching tips for getting the most out of this unit — including how to work with parents to ensure learning continues at home
- FREE Bonus #1: 12-months free access to Ana Lomba’s entire collection of classic bilingual Spanish-English e-storybooks, including The Three Little Pigs / Los tres cerditos. (An $84 value!)
- FREE Bonus #2: Illustrations to use for the “Dress the Pig” and “Build the Houses” Games. Just print them out and assemble, and get ready to play and learn!
- With this instant download you can start teaching fluency ASAP! No waiting for the mailman. No worries about installing CD software.
I want you to avoid all of the mistakes I made when I was first starting out. I want you to LOVE teaching Spanish, just as much as your students love learning it.
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