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Though not taught in Mason’s schools, Spanish is the second most common language in the United States and is a common choice for many Americans.


In the early years, vocabulary is developed through pictures and objects around the student’s environment.  Below are resources you could use for vocabulary.  The key here is to remember that the students are not to see the words.  In some cases, you may need to find a way to cover the words.




M. Gouin’s Series

Formal Lesson Books

Mason used similar books for lessons in her programmes.  Teachers were required to read the preface to educate themselves and did not use them exhaustively.

CM-Friendly Curricula/Online Programs

  • is a great resource for older students, with its native speakers and dependence on the ear and gestures for learning–it would still need to be supplemented with songs, poems, stories, etc.
  • The Learnables-an immersion-based program for older students that begins with listening and speaking before moving on to reading and writing
  • Destinos: full immersion TV series from the 1980’s developed to teach the audience Spanish.  Comes with online practice, vocabulary, etc!  For the older student ready to read Spanish.  Very engaging!
  • online Skype lessons with native speakers
  • Spanish and Go: YouTube channel for learning conversation Spanish.  Not course material, but a good base.  Not full immersion.