Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2006
The World’s most effective Spanish Language Math program, APREMAT, is now available free online.
Heritage of America Educational & Cultural Foundation of Bakersfield, California, a leading California educational foundation announced today the launch of a Beta web site for its Spanish language mathematics program for grades 1-3, http://www.apremat.org. The site will make available the APREMAT audio math instruction program via podcast online to any student free of charge. APREMAT/USA is the world’s most effective Spanish language radio based math instruction program and is used by over one million students in five Latin American countries.
The APREMAT (Aprendamos Mathematica) program was created in 1998 to improve the academic performance of more than 500,000 Honduran children from first to third grade. APREMAT is the most efficient and effective mathematics instructor in many parts of Latin America. This program is now available online to any Spanish speaking student who needs to improve their level of math achievement.
The program consists of 450, 24-28 minute, Spanish language math lessons, broadcast free, via commercial radio, 150 each for grades 1, 2 and 3. There is an ongoing paper component to the program distributed by a variety of means. The program is designed to be used either as an after school program within or without the school system as well as by parents on their own.
"We are dedicated to helping the Hispanic community succeed in the United States by offering proven programs to help educate their children," said Dr. Jess G. Nieto, Executive Director of Heritage of America and cofounder of APREMAT/USA. "By employing APREMAT a program proven to work in far more difficult environments than the US we hope to raise the number of numerate Spanish speaking elementary students to a level at or above those of middle class Anglo students.”
APREMAT Co-founder John Stallcup added, "We are excited to be able to employ the latest online technology to allow any Spanish speaking first, second, or third grade student with online access to improve their math skills. Audio pod cast does not require broadband so every public library in the U.S. offers access and students with a slow connection on their home computer will be able to access and use the programs.”
Honduran APREMAT founder Ricardo Maduro states, “I firmly believe that private organizations that support education are very important, since they have a long-term vision.” We couldn’t agree more. Our ongoing funding model is based on advertising and sponsorship revenue. Consumer products companies can purchase adjacencies and/or sponsorships modeled on the PBS radio structure and online advertising. Access to the two plus million Spanish speaking elementary students and their families constitutes a real business opportunity.
About: Heritage of America Educational & Cultural Foundation, APREMAT/USA
Heritage of America Educational & Cultural Foundation, a non-profit agency 501 (c) 3 California Corporation, was founded in 1976, incorporated in 1988, and reincorporated in 1995, in order to diversify its programs and activities. Heritage has conducted a series of activities and projects, including study tours, technology transfers, international cultural programs, concerts, art exhibits, museum exhibits, educational seminars and workshops, international trade activities, housing, immigration and U.S. citizenship services.
APREMAT Co-Founder: John Stallcup 707 252 7340