Taos, N.M. (PRWEB) October 5, 2008
As young families face continuing school budget cuts and an unstable economy, many are turning to a unique language learning system to help overcome mounting financial and educational challenges. Sube Learning Language thru Art, Music & Games (http://www.sube.com) gives them the tools to teach their children Spanish or supplement their income by starting an after-school language program in their community.
Already in use by more than 1,000 teachers, tutors and parents and across the U.S., Sube is a multimedia kit that allows anyone to teach kids Spanish through art, music and games. The proven curriculum includes all the materials, strategies and step-by-step instructions needed to provide language education to children -- even for those who lack teaching experience. A version for teaching English as a second language is also offered.
"Sube has everything parents need to teach Spanish to their kids and community," said Agnes Chavez, founder of Sube, Inc. "It's a great way for stay-at-home moms to educate their kids and earn extra income."
Putting a Priority on Language Education
Although it is widely accepted that foreign language education is most effective when started at a young age, school programs are often neglected due to a lack of time and resources. But concerned parents are taking matters into their own hands using Sube. Many mothers have started their own Sube classes at home or have started small schools in their community with great success. Others have been hired by schools as specialty language teachers or after school teachers, carrying the all-in-one Sube box set from class to class.
"Together with another mom, we put together a once-a-week class using Sube, and the kids loved it," said mother Lisa Wilkinson, whose child attends Grass Valley Charter School in Grass Valley, Calif. "With school cuts so high it allows us parents to help our children in a subject that is often put aside yet so very important."
This unique Spanish language curriculum has also proven effective for native and fluent Spanish speakers whose language abilities are in high demand but don't have the teaching skills and materials.
Where Fun and Education Come Together
By integrating research-based teaching methods (https://www.sube.com/home/sube-community/product-support/research--standards) into a fun and playful Spanish curriculum, Sube proves that effective language learning doesn't have to be boring. The system provides a full school year of teaching materials such as flashcards, worksheets, Latin music videos, art projects, interactive games and evaluation tools. The manual includes over 200 activities, as well as teaching strategies and classroom management tips, explaining not only know what to teach, but how to teach it.
"I really like the game aspect of Sube," said Bob Marzano, education industry leader and author of "What Works in Our Schools. "It's engaging and conceptually sound. It hooks kids at both the cognitive and motivational levels."
Sube users appreciate its sequential teaching approach which addresses diverse learning styles and accelerates language acquisition. The simple organization and skill-based activities allow Sube to be used for preschool through 5th grade, so teachers don't have to piece together lessons for different grade levels. A complete teaching system, Sube eliminates countless hours of lesson preparation time outside of class.
"I've spent years creating Sube's multi-sensory curriculum for teaching a second language so that teachers don't have to," said Chavez. "As I've said before, why reinvent the wheel?"
Getting Started with SUBE
Sube requires very little investment to get started. It is available in 2 packaging options:
A. Complete School Kit in a Box which includes the manual and all components ready-to-use (laminated cards, bingo chips, etc.). It also includes the Accountability Pack, which is designed for teachers that would like to provide evaluation reports, standard alignment, tests and other assessment tools. Price $950 (Includes shipping)
B. Digital Sube Home Version includes the lessons, activities and components, but as digital files. This version is for teachers who are on a tight budget and would rather copy and assemble the components themselves. This version does not include the Accountability Pack. Price $299.
Those who wish to start their own teaching programs with Sube can generate revenue stream by charging tuition as well as reselling the DVD/CD and workbooks, which are sold to parents.
About Sube, Inc.
Based in Taos, N.M., Sube Inc. (http://www.sube.com) was founded in 1996 by Agnes Chavez to create innovative and effective ways to teach language and cultural diversity in schools, communities and homes. The name Sube (pronounced Soo-bay) means "to go up" in Spanish and is a reflection of her desire to elevate children's knowledge to prepare them for future success.
Today, the company produces a line of multimedia products that empower teachers and parents to teach Spanish or English as a second language by incorporating research-based teaching methods into art, music and games. The company's vision is predicated on the belief that learning more than one language gives children a global awareness crucial to their success in the world today.
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